Investment Insights from The Bahamas: Nicholas Higgs, MD of BDB Shares His Expertise
The ValueMay 07, 202401:21:28

Investment Insights from The Bahamas: Nicholas Higgs, MD of BDB Shares His Expertise

In this episode, we are with the Managing Director of The Bahamas Development Bank (BDB), Nicholas Higgs. Nicholas was also the Director and Chief Operating Officer for the Access Accelerator Small Business Development Center (SBDC), where he led the business development department. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) with deep expertise in development finance, research, and capital raising.

Here we delve into investing and raising funds in the Bahamas. Nicholas discusses his journey as a managing director, sharing insights gained along the way. He also emphasizes the importance of networking, tenacity, and expanding one’s horizons. Join us as we look deeper into the Bahamian economy and explore its investment opportunities.

02:08 Taking on the role of Managing Director at the age of 31
05:27 The value of networking and controlling your narrative
12:36 Overcoming fears and getting out of the box
19:00 The power of tenacity
24:43 The art of valuation
29:23 Nicholas’ insights in raising funds and securing deals
36:07 The Bahamian economy during the COVID-19 Pandemic
40:43 The Bahamas Development Bank and its rebranding
43:05 The Sleeping Giant: Bahamas’ Potential and Opportunities
48:11 Investing and raising capital in the Bahamas
51:38 Crowdfunding in the Caribbean
53:45 The BDB’s vision and goals
59:22 BDB’s fund allocation
01:00:39 How do you present your business for financing
01:05:19 Common misconceptions about investing in the Caribbean
01:10:57 Nicholas’ upcoming podcast: Mastering Finance