Stephen Coakley-Wells


Stephen is a financial sector expert with broad international legal and financial services expertise that includes: Financial Sector Regulatory Compliance, Private Wealth Management , Capital Markets and Securities, Trusts & Estate Planning, Cryptocurrencies/Fintech, Risk and Crisis Management and AML/CFT/ABC.

As a consultant to the Ministry of Finance of The Bahamas, he is an adviser to the Minister of Finance and the Financial Secretary on regulatory and international affairs and is the Director of Regulatory and International Affairs at the Ministry of Finance. In this capacity, he is responsible for formulating and executing the financial sector’s strategic priorities and overseeing negotiations with multilateral organizations and governments.

Stephen is a former Deputy Executive Director of The Securities Commission of The Bahamas and has held executive positions at blue chip financial institutions in the United States, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. In addition, he is a recognized thought leader on financial sector integrity, tax policy and regulatory compliance and has been a consultant on financial sector policy for governments, NGOs and institutions in Brazil, The Bahamas, Argentina, Uruguay, Bermuda and Cayman Islands.