Gregory Samuels, CFA

Senior Vice President & Head of Investment Banking


Gregory is the Senior Vice President & Head of Investment Banking at Sygnus. In this role, he leverages his diverse skillset, creative thinking and deep financial and engineering expertise to devise innovative financial solutions for corporate and individual clients. He made a big move when he left his role as Assistant Vice President at Scotia Investments to join the Sygnus start-up – an exciting move that positions him as a leader in structuring new and innovative financial products and solutions.

At Scotia Investments Gregory was responsible for the management of the firm’s treasury, investment and trading operations and had over JA$70 billion under his management. In addition, he successfully raised over JA$8 billion in financing for local corporate clients as interim Head of Capital Markets.

Gregory spent 6 years at CIBC FirstCaribbean prior to Scotia Investments. There he worked in the Corporate Investment Banking division as part of the origination deals team that provided investment banking and advisory services to clients in the region with transactions of over US$2.0 billion in deal size. Next, he held the position of Associate Director, Client Solutions Group and was responsible for providing structured products and derivative hedging solutions to large corporate and government clients in the English & Dutch Speaking Caribbean.

Before his successful career in Investment Banking, Gregory started out his profession as an Engineer. His legacy in engineering includes 6 years at Royal Dutch Shell PLC, as well as leading the expansion of Shell Gas Jamaica’s on-island operations, which included the delivery of several large infrastructure projects.

Gregory’s qualifications include an MBA in Banking & Finance, a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering, a Certificate in Project Management and he is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a member of the CFA Society of the Cayman Islands.