JCSD Trustee Services (JCSDTS) was founded in July 2008 for the express purpose of providing efficient, reliable and cost-effective trustee services to the financial services industry. The Company is wholly-owned subsidy of the Jamaica Central Securities Depository (JCSD), which itself is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Jamaica stock Exchange (JSE).
JCSDTS shares the same Board of Directors as the JCSD and operates out of shared offices at 40 Harbour Street, in Kingston, Jamaica. It is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of well-known and respected members of the financial services industry and representatives of the Bank of Jamaica and Ministry of Finance.
Trustee services are a logical extension of existing lines of JCSD business and are ably supported and complemented by the JCSD’s other established divisions. The Registrar Services Division has over 11 years’ experience and administrative abilities in the maintenance of efficient computer-based registers. The Depository Operation Division has effectively managed electronic share books, pledge facilities and mandate instructions with a zero-loss record for over 17 years.
Composition of the Board of Directors
- Representative from the Bank of Jamaica
- Representative from the Ministry of Finance
- Representative from the Broker Members
- Non –Seat Holders
Products and Services
- Administration of Funds under Trust
- Monitoring of Invested Trust Assets
- Maintenance of Accounting Records in respect of Funds
- Collecting and recording of Income on Trust Assets
- Filing of Income Tax Returns
- Safekeeping facilities for Securities
- Provide monthly reports on Trust Activities
- Collateral Agent and Collecting Agent for Guaranteed Note and Bonds.
With a strong cadre of experienced managers and directors, the JCSDTS is confident of being able to provide an efficient and reliable trustee service.
Mr. Robin Levy, BSc, MBA, CFE, is the General Manager of both the JCSDTS and JCSD and is also Deputy General Manager of the JSE. He is tasked with ensuring added value to clients and other stakeholders. Mr. Levy has over twenty years’ experience in audit, finance, risk management and general administration. He previously worked with such organizations as Price Waterhouse, IBM Consulting (New York), the Jamaica Observer and the Jamaica Co-operative Credit Union League.
Ms. Andrea Kelly, BSc, MBA is the Trustee Services Manager, with overall responsibility for operations and supervision of a six-person team in the direct provision of trustee services. Prior to this, Ms. Kelly was the Assistant Manager for Investments, Operations and Securities Settlements at MF&G Asset Management Limited.
Ms Cadien Vaughn, Cert., BSc (Pending), is the Trustee Services Supervisor with direct responsibility for the administration of unit trusts, having previously served as an Equity Operations Officer with the JCSD. A twenty-plus year veteran of the financial services industry, Ms. Vaughn previously worked with such companies as NCB Investments (now NCB Capital Markets) and Mayberry Investments Limited.
ASSETS UNDER MANAGEMENT DECEMBER 31, 2013
The JCSD Trustee Services currently services four clients and with a total Value of Assets as follows:
- US$112 Million (in trust for Noteholders)
- J$51.2 Billion (in trust for Unit Trust)
- J$11.7 Billion (in trust for Noteholders)
The Trustee Services has targeted various customers, which include:-