Fareda D. Sands is an experienced compliance, risk and anti-money laundering (AML) specialist with over two decades in the field. Sands has been an Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) member for more than 12 years. She is the president of Initium Novum Enterprise Ltd., which started as a boutique compliance consultancy firm specializing in AML/counter-terrorist financing, training and investigative services. The firm has evolved into a full-service investment promotion and business consultancy, providing advice and services to ultra-high-net-worth individuals on regulations in The Bahamas, immigration and residency. Turnkey business set-up and relocation assistance are also core offerings of the firm.
Sands has gained extensive expertise having worked in the financial services industry in The Bahamas for a number of large international firms. She is the immediate past president of The Bahamas Association of Compliance Officers. Sands is actively engaged in the development of the financial services industry and currently serves as a director of The Bahamas Financial Services Board. She has various certifications and designations in the compliance and AML fields.
Sands lectures at The Bahamas Institute of Financial Services and is a sought-out speaker at local and international conferences. She also serves as a director on The Caribbean Regional Compliance Association Company Ltd.