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 Mona School of Business Management (MSBM) University of the West Indies, Mona, will lead an exploration of the legal and regulatory framework of the Jamaican Securities Industry, at a seminar at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel on Wednesday, March 1, 2023.  With VM Wealth as the lead sponsor, the seminar is being held in association with the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica (PSOJ) and the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC).

Under the theme “Understanding the Framework of the Securities Industry in Jamaica” the seminar is being presented against a backdrop of increased interest in the sector and a need for a greater understanding of the rewards and risks of owning securities, the regulations that govern them and compensation schemes.    Leading the speakers at the event will be the Governor of the Bank of Jamaica and the recently appointed Chair of the Financial Services Commission, Richard Byles.  

Other presenters include Ms Shirley-Ann Eaton- Attorney-at-Law, Legal Counsel, MSBM; Dr Twila Mae Logan- Associate Clinical Professor of Finance, Chaplin School of   Hospitality and Tourism Management- Florida International University; Ms Antoinette McKain- Chief Executive Officer, Jamaica Deposit Insurance Corporation and Steven Gooden, President, Jamaica Securities Dealers Association.

In providing a context for the seminar, Dr David Mc Bean, Executive Director of the MSBM said that the seminar is in alignment with the school’s advocacy role and its commitment to “being relevant and responsive to matters that affect the business and management landscape.  MSBM has a rich history of not only providing the highest calibre of management education through our degree courses but also providing a space for public discourse on matters of importance to the business sector.   In hosting this seminar, we hope to provide information on business models and investor risks in the securities sector, provide information on types of compensation schemes and provide information on the public knowledge/perceptions of the securities sector or what constitutes the securities sector.”

In offering the support of the PSOJ to the hosting of this important seminar, Metry Seaga, President, said, “The PSOJ recognises the importance of bolstering the country's financial sector and ensuring that all citizens benefit from a resilient financial ecosystem that serves their best interests. A key component of this is the continued provision of informative seminars such as this one being held by the Mona School of Business and Management that will provide industry best practices and key learnings for all stakeholders in the securities industry and, by extension, the wider financial ecosystem. The PSOJ is pleased to be a partner for this timely forum as part of our continued efforts in positioning the private sector at the forefront of efforts to restore and retain public confidence within the financial sector."

The event has been accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica (ICAJ) which will offer “2 verifiable CPD credits”.

Interested participants may register at

About Mona School of Business and Management

Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) is the premier Business School in the region and produces graduates that are ready to make an impactful contribution to Caribbean development.

MSBM offers a diverse suite of globally competitive professional development, and undergraduate and graduate degree programmes which include the Master in Business Administration (MBA) which is internationally accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA).

As a part of The University of the West Indies (UWI), ranked in the top 1.5% of universities worldwide, MSBM provides the skills, knowledge and expertise needed to excel in a globally competitive business environment. 

MSBM complements its unique academic programmes with cutting-edge consultancy services and public policy research, the principal business objective being to provide decision-makers with expert advice for handling their most critical strategic issues.

Our Lead Sponsor

VM Wealth Management Limited

VM Wealth Management Limited is a premier provider of wealth management services, security trading and sales, investment advisory services and corporate solutions. Their expert and caring wealth managers are committed to transforming lives – whether this means a better future for your family, a thriving business, a retirement that is rich with experience, or a lasting legacy. They deliver smart solutions, unlock maximum value and propel growth for every client – individuals and organisations. 

VM Wealth Management Limited is a prime subsidiary of VMIL and a member of the VM Group, VM Wealth stands on over 140 years of strong, prudent, and dependable financial management services, with an outstanding reputation for excellence in providing Jamaicans and Caribbean nationals throughout the globe with sound financial solutions. 

Our Partners

The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica

The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) is a national organisation of private sector associations, companies and individuals working together to promote a competitive and productive private sector.

Established in 1976, the PSOJ represents the interest of the most diverse group of private sector entities and seeks to influence national policy issues of a political, social or economic nature in order to facilitate business development and growth.

The Officers and Executive Committee, under guidance from the Council, lead this process by promoting discussions with the country’s government and civil society. The organisation is also in close contact with the major multi-lateral and bilateral agencies.

The Jamaica Chamber of Commerce

The Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) is the leading business association in Jamaica. We are a democratic, non-profit organization made up of businesses and professionals who work together to build and promote a healthy economy and improve the quality of life of all Jamaicans.

The JCC is a membership-based organization that seeks to promote, advocate, and coordinate connectivity and networking opportunities for its members in the global commerce industry. Since the association’s inception in 1779, the JCC has been the leading provider of business connectivity, trade, and commerce facilitation. Through lobbying, advocacy and business support, they ensure members’ success in the local and global markets.