Jason Morris, CFA


Jason Morris is purpose-driven and relentless in his mission to create a lasting impact on businesses, people, and the economy. Driven by a passion for creating nimble solutions addressing critical needs faced by entrepreneurs and investors, Jason isn’t afraid of a challenge. To establish Sygnus, he played a lead role in one of the largest equity raises done by a startup entity in Jamaica. Now, he is committed more than ever to working with team members to create a world-class “Sygnisian culture” that will revolutionize the way financial services are delivered in the Caribbean.

Jason received both his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (1998) and Master of Science in Economics (2000) from the University of the West Indies and has spent the last 14 years working in the Investment Industry. Throughout his career, he has led or played a lead role in key investment decisions on over US$1.1 billion in international investments, developed key private sector and public sector economic research during crisis periods in Jamaica, as well as provided investors with extensive cutting-edge insights on local, regional and international financial markets through various events media channels and publications.

In the early part of his career, Jason worked as an economist with the Private Sector Organizations of Jamaica followed by a year at the National Water Commission as a Corporate Economist/Financial Analyst. He then spent eight years from 2002 to 2010 with the JMMB Group Limited. There he served as their Investment Research and Sovereign Risk Analyst and then as Senior Investment Strategist and Portfolio Manager. Most recently Jason worked at Scotia Investments Jamaica Limited (SIJL), where he served as Vice President of Business Analytics, Portfolio Advisory, and Product Development from June 2012 to June 2016, and Assistant Vice President of Product Development from March 2010 to June 2012. In addition to that Jason served as Deputy Board Chairman and Chairman of the Investment Committee for three years from 2016 to 2019 at National Insurance Fund (NIF). Jason is currently the Director and Founding Member of the Caribbean Alternative Investment Association (CARAIA) that is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the expansion of Private Equity, Venture Capital, Real Estate, Private Credit, Mezzanine Financing, and other Alternative Investments in the Caribbean.

Dr. Ike Johnson, PhD, CFA


Dr. Ike Johnson is a distinguished leader in the financial industry and a driving force behind Sygnus’ success. With his deep expertise in finance and unwavering dedication, he is instrumental in driving the group’s corporate strategy and positioning Sygnus as the premier alternative investments solutions firm in the Caribbean.

With a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Manchester Business School and a CFA charter holder, Dr. Johnson brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his role. His academic background, coupled with his extensive practical insights, enables him to navigate complex financial landscapes with exceptional acumen.

As the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Sygnus Group, Dr. Johnson holds executive responsibility for Operations, Corporate Strategy, and the Real Estate and Private Equity business lines. Thereby playing a pivotal role in shaping the group’s growth and development. His leadership and deep industry knowledge enable him to identify high-growth opportunities and deliver exceptional results for clients and investors.

In addition to his role at Sygnus Capital, Dr. Johnson also serves as the Managing Director for Sygnus Group Puerto Rico Inc. Furthermore, he holds directorship positions in Sygnus Credit Investments Limited, Sygnus Real Estate Finance, and Sygnus Deneb Investments Limited, showcasing his multifaceted contributions to the Sygnus Group’s diverse portfolio.

Driven by his dedication and passion for excellence, Dr. Ike Johnson embodies Sygnus Group’s commitment to delivering innovative and transformative solutions. His exceptional leadership, strategic foresight, and commitment to pushing boundaries have solidified Sygnus Group’s position as a trusted partner in the alternative investments landscape.

Berisford Grey


Berisford Grey (known as Beris) is widely considered one of the region’s top investment bankers. As one of the founders of Sygnus Capital, he is living out his passion to create a leading Alternative Investments firm that uses creative approaches to unlock capital for clients.

Beris’s career was launched in the European Debt Capital Markets where he worked as an Associate Director in investment banking with particular focus on Securitisation and Structured Finance. After returning to the Caribbean, he held key positions at leading regional banks where he used his out-of-the-box thinking to generate game-changing results. This includes setting up and driving the Scotia Investments Capital Markets Unit to become a leader in the local market within 3-years and contributing significantly to the turnaround of CIBC FirstCaribbean Corporate & Investment Banking business between 2013-2016. Over the last decade he has raised over US$ 10 billion in financing for corporates and sovereigns across the region.

At CIBC FirstCaribbean, the largest regional bank in the English Speaking Caribbean, he held the posts of Managing Director and Executive Director of Corporate and Investment Banking where he oversaw a loan portfolio of US$3.0 billion USD in assets, and developed and executed regional strategy for the business to ensure competitiveness and long-term sustainability.

Prior to joining CIBC FirstCaribbean, Beris served as Senior Vice President of Origination & Capital Markets at Scotia Investments Jamaica Limited between 2010 and 2013. During this time, he executed some of the most innovative transactions in the local market including synthetic REIT financing structures and other first-of-its-kind project financing ideas.

Beris has the knowledge, talent and leadership skills to move Sygnus Capital forward. He holds an MBA in Entrepreneurial Finance from Vlerick Leuven Management School, Belgium and an MSc in Economics from the University of the West Indies. He has also completed the 1-year Executive Leadership Program at the Wharton School of Business in Pennsylvania, USA. Beris is currently the Chairman of the Caribbean Alternative Investments Association (CARAIA) Board.