Thursday 27 February, 2020

Steven Gooden re-elected as JSDA president for a third year

Gooden was elected at the association’s annual general meeting on Tuesday, January 21, 2020.

Gooden was elected at the association’s annual general meeting on Tuesday, January 21, 2020.

Steven Gooden, CEO of NCB Capital Markets Limited (NCBCM), has been re-elected President of the Jamaica Securities Dealers Association (JSDA for a third year.

Gooden was elected at the association’s annual general meeting on Tuesday.

He will be supported by First Vice President, Johann Heaven of PROVEN Wealth Limited; Second Vice President, Claudette Crooks of MoneyMasters Limited; Treasurer, Colando Hutchinson of VM Wealth Management Limited and Secretary, Ramon Small-Ferguson of Barita Investments Limited.

“2019 was one of the most active years for the for our capital markets, which included increased issuances, mergers & acquisitions and morphed business models for many of our members.  These activities highlighted the resilience of the market and the industry at large.  As the government engages the sector in their attempts to deepen the financial markets, there continues to be regulatory concerns to be addressed.  However, 2019 saw a more consultative approach with the industry, and I am encouraged that this will continue into 2020” said Gooden.

“I thank and acknowledge the hard work of the outgoing Vice President, Julian Mair (JMMB) and Treasurer Kevin Donaldson (Sagicor Investments), who were integral in achieving the goals of the association over the past year.   I will continue my focus on advocacy for the Securities industry and playing our role in advancing the nation's economic agenda and market deepening initiative.  I am excited about the way forward and thank you for your confidence in me,” continued Gooden.

JSDA was established on September 11, 2002, and represents 15 securities dealers with offices throughout Jamaica and the Caribbean. 

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