Ms. Jessica Ebanks was appointed Deputy Head of the Securities Supervision Division after joining the division since it was initially established in March 2017.
Ms. Ebanks began working with the Authority in March 2013 as an Analyst in the former Investments and Securities Supervision Division and has worked her way up through the ranks after having served in various roles such as Senior Analyst and Chief Analyst.
In her current role, Ms. Ebanks is responsible for managing a team, as well as ensuring that ongoing supervision of the activities of licensees and registrants are executed in a manner that promote sound business practices that are in-line with local acts, regulations, regulatory rules/policies and guidance as set forth by the division and the Authority. She provides continual guidance and training for staff and has an extensive regulatory background by way of her received training/affiliation with various local and external programs relating to the IOSCO, Caribbean Financial Task Force, United States Securities Exchange Commission and Caribbean Regional Technical Assistance Centre.
Ms. Ebanks, who has over 18 years of financial services related experience, holds a Bachelor degree in Management and Organizational Studies – International and Comparative (Globalization) Studies from the University of Western Ontario, Canada. She also earned the Certified Fraud Examiner designation, is a Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and holds the Canadian Securities Course and Canadian Practices Handbook as well as the IOSCO/PIFS-Harvard Law School certifications.