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Grab the latest information relating to our training programmes and the finance sector right here!'People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing', Dale Carnegie The Finance Club is the social networking aspect JIFS, and when its time to party, we do it all out. July 12th, 2018 the Finance Club under the theme 'Experience the Evolution', was sponsored by Lexmark International, Temenos, ATL - Audi and Appliance Traders Limited, and was hosted at the ATL Audi Showroom. Patrons enjoyed entertainment from Tivoli Dance Troupe who took patrons through the various changes in Jamaican music, from Mento through to SKa and straight into Dancehall. Our patrons were taught the moves, while they dined on an exquisite food and drink menu. Interactive games got the crew moving as they all participated in the night's activities. Check out a few of the moments captured by following the link!The Jamaica Banker's Association elected a new President at its 2018 Annual General Meeting held July 19, 2018. David Noel, CEO and President of Scotia Group Limited, now takes over the lead from Nigel Holness. Conveying his appreciation for the election, he noted that the ".... mission (is) to maintain a stable, secure, competitive and profitable financial industry remains unchanged. We will continue to achieve this through advocacy, education and collaboration with all stakeholders to include the Government of Jamaica, the regulators, private sector partners, international agencies and the general banking public,” .Past Students of JIFS Certified Financial Planner Programme now able to practice as licensed Financial Planners under the FSC Securities Regulation.Keep up-to-date with our 2018 ScheduleThis is to advise that our offices will be closed during the period December 25th 2017 to January 1st, 2018. We will reopen on January 2nd, 2018.Tell us your main AML/CFT related concerns and challenges."Discover What You Need To Know About Setting Up And Running Customer Service That Creates Greater Profits In The Digital Age.. Join Us On Our Journey to Create World-Class Customer Service Throughout Jamaica"Tell us about your Social Media usage.DSP Berry holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree from the University of the West Indies Mona Campus and a Master of Science (MSc) Degree in Forensic Psychology and Criminal Investigations from the University of Liverpool in England.Rory Barrett is a graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology – Chicago, Illinois, USA, where he pursued a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Computer Science with a minor in Business Administration. He was worked as a Business Analyst with the interest of performing technology integrations to improve business processes. During his time at Symptai Consulting Limited, he has served as a Project Manager, participated in Business Continuity and IDEA™ training sessions as well as contributed to the successful continuous monitoring of business processes at various client levels. He has contributed his knowledge of modern technology practices to projects within Business Assurance, IT Audit and IT Security departments.Karl Chambers is a cybersecurity, governance, risk and compliance professional, with over twenty-eight years’ experience in the military, U.S. Federal Government, banking, wireless, manufacturing and hospitality industries. He is the founder and CEO of Diligent eSecurity International (Diligent), an Atlanta based company and IBM Business Partner, focused on providing cybersecurity, governance, risk and compliance services and tools to commercial and government clients.Cheryl Levy, CFA, BSc, MSc Finance, Head - Risk & Compliance. A corporate leader, with over 15 years’ experience spearheading organizational changes for financial and operational risk mitigation, Cheryl Levy was assigned the additional responsibility to manage the compliance portfolio for JN Bank in May 2016.Former Senator Cheryl Bazard is an Attorney by Profession in the Chambers of Bazard & Co. and was called to the Bars of England & Wales and The Bahamas Bar in 1991. She has more than Eighteen (18) years’ experience as a Compliance Professional.Kit Redmer just completed his tour as Division Chief in the NEA Office of Assistance Coordination, where he was responsible for $1.9 billion in assistance programming for Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and Iran. Prior to his NEA assignment, Kit served as the Deputy Economic Counselor in Kabul. His overseas experience also includes two tours in Mexico City (Consular and INL), two tours as a Political and Economic officer in Iraq, a tour as GSO in Maseru, Lesotho, and an extended TDY as Commercial Attaché in Tunis. He also served in Washington as a desk officer in the NEA Office of Iraq Affairs. Kit is originally from Wisconsin and is accompanied by his wife, Gracia Juarez, and son, Dylan. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Music Performance and an MBA. He speaks Spanish and Arabic, and times will admit to playing the accordion in his free time.Tameika-Jo Pockhai is the Manager – Group Compliance, for the Sagicor Group Jamaica Ltd. Her responsibilities include regulatory and AML compliance for the Group covering the insurance, banking and investment arms of the business in Jamaica, Cayman Islands and the Turks and Caicos Islands. Ms. Pockhai has over 19 years of experience in the financial sector and enjoys travelling and a good movie. She holds an MBA in Banking and Finance, a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and is a member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS).

JIFS Finance Club - Experience the Evolution - July 12, 2018

'People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing', Dale Carnegie The Finance Club is the social networking aspect JIFS, and when its time to party, we do it all out. July 12th, 2018 the Finance Club under the theme 'Experience the Evolution', was sponsored by Lexmark International, Temenos, ATL - Audi and Appliance Traders Limited, and was hosted at the ATL Audi Showroom. Patrons enjoyed entertainment from Tivoli Dance Troupe who took patrons through the various changes in Jamaican music, from Mento through to SKa and straight into Dancehall. Our patrons were taught the moves, while they dined on an exquisite food and drink menu. Interactive games got the crew moving as they all participated in the night's activities. Check out a few of the moments captured by following the link!

Jamaica Bankers Association has a new President

The Jamaica Banker's Association elected a new President at its 2018 Annual General Meeting held July 19, 2018. David Noel, CEO and President of Scotia Group Limited, now takes over the lead from Nigel Holness. Conveying his appreciation for the election, he noted that the ".... mission (is) to maintain a stable, secure, competitive and profitable financial industry remains unchanged. We will continue to achieve this through advocacy, education and collaboration with all stakeholders to include the Government of Jamaica, the regulators, private sector partners, international agencies and the general banking public,” .

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Mr. Carl Berry

DSP Berry holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree from the University of the West Indies Mona Campus and a Master of Science (MSc) Degree in Forensic Psychology and Criminal Investigations from the University of Liverpool in England.

Mr. Rory Barrett B.Sc.

Rory Barrett is a graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology – Chicago, Illinois, USA, where he pursued a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Computer Science with a minor in Business Administration. He was worked as a Business Analyst with the interest of performing technology integrations to improve business processes. During his time at Symptai Consulting Limited, he has served as a Project Manager, participated in Business Continuity and IDEA™ training sessions as well as contributed to the successful continuous monitoring of business processes at various client levels. He has contributed his knowledge of modern technology practices to projects within Business Assurance, IT Audit and IT Security departments.

Karl Chambers

Karl Chambers is a cybersecurity, governance, risk and compliance professional, with over twenty-eight years’ experience in the military, U.S. Federal Government, banking, wireless, manufacturing and hospitality industries. He is the founder and CEO of Diligent eSecurity International (Diligent), an Atlanta based company and IBM Business Partner, focused on providing cybersecurity, governance, risk and compliance services and tools to commercial and government clients.

Cheryl Levy

Cheryl Levy, CFA, BSc, MSc Finance, Head - Risk & Compliance. A corporate leader, with over 15 years’ experience spearheading organizational changes for financial and operational risk mitigation, Cheryl Levy was assigned the additional responsibility to manage the compliance portfolio for JN Bank in May 2016.

Cheryl Bazard

Former Senator Cheryl Bazard is an Attorney by Profession in the Chambers of Bazard & Co. and was called to the Bars of England & Wales and The Bahamas Bar in 1991. She has more than Eighteen (18) years’ experience as a Compliance Professional.

Christian Redmer

Kit Redmer just completed his tour as Division Chief in the NEA Office of Assistance Coordination, where he was responsible for $1.9 billion in assistance programming for Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and Iran. Prior to his NEA assignment, Kit served as the Deputy Economic Counselor in Kabul. His overseas experience also includes two tours in Mexico City (Consular and INL), two tours as a Political and Economic officer in Iraq, a tour as GSO in Maseru, Lesotho, and an extended TDY as Commercial Attaché in Tunis. He also served in Washington as a desk officer in the NEA Office of Iraq Affairs. Kit is originally from Wisconsin and is accompanied by his wife, Gracia Juarez, and son, Dylan. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Music Performance and an MBA. He speaks Spanish and Arabic, and times will admit to playing the accordion in his free time.

Tameika-Jo Pockhai

Tameika-Jo Pockhai is the Manager – Group Compliance, for the Sagicor Group Jamaica Ltd. Her responsibilities include regulatory and AML compliance for the Group covering the insurance, banking and investment arms of the business in Jamaica, Cayman Islands and the Turks and Caicos Islands. Ms. Pockhai has over 19 years of experience in the financial sector and enjoys travelling and a good movie. She holds an MBA in Banking and Finance, a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and is a member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS).
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