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Jennifer Smith

Jennifer Smith

Deputy Head

Ms. Jennifer Smith was promoted to Deputy Head of the Anti-Money Laundering Division of the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (“CIMA”) effective 7 July 2022, having served as the division’s Chief Analyst since October 2019, when the division was formed.

In her new position, Ms. Smith will support the Head of the Anti-Money Laundering Division in the day-to-day management and oversight of CIMA's risk-based anti-money laundering and counter financing terrorism (“AML/CFT”) supervision. She will continue to lead the division’s Data and Risk team,  which holds the responsibility of collecting and reporting data on CIMA’s AML/CFT and Sanctions data to stakeholders, of which includes the Financial Action Task Force.

Ms. Smith’s financial services experience spans over 13 years in areas of captive insurance and  AML/CFT and Sanctions oversight and regulatory supervision. Prior to joining the financial services industry she was also employed as a corporate controller for a private group of companies based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

She holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree with a major in Accounting from Saint Mary’s University, Halifax Nova Scotia. She is also a Chartered Professional Accountant, a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and holds a Certificate in Insurance from the Chartered Insurance Institute in the United Kingdom.