FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION –Tuesday 9 February 2016
The Bahamas International Securities Exchange (BISX) spent the Morning of Friday 29th January 2016 with the Grade 11 & 12 classes of the Sunland Baptist Academy. Speaking to the students was BISX Chief Executive Officer, Keith Davies, Chief Operating Officer, Holland Grant and Intern, Alika Hepburn. This session with a small grouping allowed students to ask questions directly to senior Exchange Officials.
BISX Chief Executive, Keith Davies commented on the visit: “Firstly I would like to thank Ms. Leisa Dakari for having contacted BISX to arrange the session, as a society we owe so much to all of the teachers that go the extra mile for our young people, and so it was our pleasure to assist them in their efforts. Sunland Baptist Academy travelled all the way from Grand Bahama to Nassau to speak to BISX and the Central Bank of The Bahamas (the “Central Bank”). I would also like to thank the Central Bank for allowing us to use their training room for this session.”
During the speaking session, the BISX executives spoke about the Exchange as well as stocks, bonds and other financial instruments, but also took time to speak about their educational and professional experience. During the session, Mr. Davies also took time to educate the students on the traits that employers look for in employees. He noted: “I enjoy talking about the stock exchange and giving the students the opportunity to speak with senior executives informally about the working world. I think that I was able to impart some advice that will be invaluable to these students in the future.”
Speaking about the session BISX Chief Operating Officer, Holland Grant noted: “It was a pleasure speaking to Sunland Baptist Academy. It is enlightening to see our youth interested in the stock exchange and being participative in the presentation. Mr. Davies and I enjoy educating the youth and informing them on the importance of investing. We hope that speaking about our backgrounds and how we got to where we are will motivate the students to strive for the best they can be on their journey to achieving their own success.”
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