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Garth Ebanks

Garth Ebanks

Deputy Head of Investments and Securities Division
Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA)

Garth is a Deputy Head of the Investments and Securities Division of the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) where he manages the day-to-day operations of the Division, both on an on-site and off-site basis, by providing guidance, assistance to and supervision of the Chief Analysts and Senior Analysts, and through these posts, the Analysts to achieve the legislative requirements and the goals and objectives of the Division and CIMA. In this post Garth is responsible for regulating and overseeing the activities of funds, fund administrators and securities investment business practitioners operating in and from the Cayman Islands.

Garth joined CIMA in October 2013 as Chief Analyst in the Division after serving in various capacities with accounting firm KPMG, where he was an Audit Manager in the firm’s alternative investments practice. There he audited investment funds with a wide variety of investment holdings, strategies and structures, as well as fund administrators, investment managers, trust companies and banks. He also gained international experience with KPMG Canada, in the financial institutions and real estate audit department of the firm’s Toronto office.

Garth earned a Bachelor of Accounting degree and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree (double major in Management and International Business) from Florida International University. He was accorded the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation and is a member of the Cayman Islands Society of Professional Accountants (CISPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).