Mr. Steven Gooden, CFA, MBA

Steven Gooden is the head of the wealth, asset management and investment banking division of the NCB Financial Group as well as Chief Executive Officer of NCB Capital Markets Ltd. Under his leadership, the entity has become Jamaica’s leading capital markets outfit, with a strong and growing presence throughout the Caribbean via the establishment of hubs in the Cayman Islands, Trinidad & Tobago and Barbados.

Steven’s ascension to executive management was at 26 years old when he was appointed head of one of Jamaica’s leading fund management companies.  In 2009, he rejoined NCB Capital Markets as Vice President, Investments and Trading where he successfully integrated the investment management functions of the Group’s subsidiaries with combined assets exceeding US$2billion and successfully led the company through two national debt exchanges.

Steven is a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, has a Master’s Degree in Finance and Economics, a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Accounting, and has received many accolades in the areas of research and portfolio management. He has also participated in executive development courses at Chicago Booth and Wharton Business Schools covering Strategy, Change Leadership and Mergers & Acquisitions.

Steven sits on the board of directors of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Ltd and several companies within the NCB Financial Group. Additionally, he is the Chairman of Limners & Bards Ltd and Elite Diagnostics Ltd, both companies listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange; as well as President of the Jamaica Securities Dealers Association.