Adrian Stokes
SVP, Head of Insurance and Wealth Management.

Dr. Adrian Stokes, Senior Vice President & Head of Insurance and Wealth Management, is responsible for the growth and profitability of both Scotia Jamaica Life Insurance Company and Scotia Investment Jamaica Limited.

Adrian joined the Scotia Group in 2010 where he was the VP responsible for Strategy and Product Development at Scotia Investments Jamaica Limited (SIJL). In 2012 he moved to BNSJ as Group Strategist with responsibilities covering all the subsidiaries of the Scotia Group. In 2013, he was appointed VP for Market Risk, Strategy, and Business Intelligence and was subsequently appointed to the role of Regional Director for Market Risk Management in October 2015.

Adrian has a successful background in Investment Management, Product Development, Corporate Strategy, and Risk Management.

He holds a PhD in International Finance from the University of Manchester and a MSc in Economics from the University of the West Indies. He is also a former Commonwealth Scholar. 

Debra Lopez Spence
VP Sales & Service - Insurance & Wealth.

Debra Lopez Spence has a strong background in finance with over 20 years’ experience in the industry.

Since 2010, she has held a variety of positions across Scotiabank including Centre Director, Scotia Private Client Group, Vice President, Small and Medium Enterprises, and was subsequently appointed to VP Sales & Service, Insurance.  Most recently this position was further expanded to incorporate Wealth which will require business strategies, plans and initiatives executed in compliance with governing regulations, internal policies and procedures.

Through these positions she has furthered the advancement of the bank, successfully leading teams to achieve exemplary growth, and accomplish International accolades, while simultaneously deepening relationships with customers.

Debra also has expertise in business coaching, general management and sales leadership in Jamaica, New Zealand and Australia.

She holds an MBA from Florida International University, and a BSc, with honours, in economics and finance from Barry University, and also serves on the boards of the Jamaica Library Service and the Jamaica Boxing Board.

Sarah Cumming
VP, Head of Capital Markets.

Sarah joined Scotia in April 2020 as Vice President, Capital Markets. As Head of Capital Markets, Sarah is responsible for overseeing the development of the strategic direction of the Unit while leading client coverage, origination, structuring and execution of innovative structured solutions.

Sarah is a purpose driven leader with a passion for creating unique value for clients and delivering meaningful, sustainable results. Sarah has 10 years of international corporate and investment banking experience covering top tier corporates in the power, telecom and consumer branded industries.

Throughout her career, she has been recognized as a talent with strong partnerships who collaborates across boundaries to deliver seamless transaction execution.

Sarah holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Queen’s University.

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We manage risks, not just returns. Our practice is to prudently manage portfolio risk through diversification among the various asset classes.

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Why choose Scotia Investments?

We manage risks, not just returns. Our practice is to prudently manage portfolio risk through diversification among the various asset classes.

Our management style is collaborative and consultative as we work with our clients to develop their investment objectives and customize investment solutions to achieve those goals.

Our commitment to service

  • Experienced professionals

  • Complete relationship

  • Comprehensive solutions

  • Objective guidance

  • Tailored approach

Experienced professionals

You will have access to a team of experienced professionals, within Scotia Group Jamaica and Scotia Group Canada, who have the expertise and experience in the fields of financial industry and investment management.

Complete relationship

We offer complete and efficient client relationship management services by providing a one-stop financial shop to address all financial needs. This includes brokerage and treasury services, financial and research advice, and all other financial support.

Comprehensive solutions

Through our efficient in-house operations, we provide focused investment management and efficient client relationship management. We maintain high service standards in addition to a complete package of investment solutions.

Objective guidance

We provide prudent investment management advice and recommendations which take into account not only your return objectives but also your overall risk tolerance. Each asset class is assessed based on its risk adjusted returns.

Tailored approach

A personalized investment portfolio will be tailored to meet your risk and return objectives and detailed investment policy statements will be prepared at regular intervals.

Meet the management team

Adrian Stokes Adrian Stokes

SVP, Head of Insurance and Wealth Management.

Debra Lopez Spence Debra Lopez Spence

VP (IB-Director) Sales & Service Insurance & Wealth.

Sarah Cumming Sarah Cumming

VP, Head of Capital Markets.

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