Berisford (Beris) is CEO and co-founder of Sygnus Group, a leading non-traditional financial solution company covering: Investment Banking, Investment Management and Tax Advisory. Sygnus manages the largest publicly traded Private Credit Investment fund, Sygnus Credit Investments Limited, which is listed in the JSE.
Beris is the former Managing Director of Corporate and Investment Banking at CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank Limited, the largest regional bank in the English Speaking Caribbean. As Managing Director, he was responsible for developing and executing regional strategy for the business to ensure competitiveness and long-term sustainability.
In addition to his regional experience, Beris also has significant experience in the European Debt Capital Markets where he worked as an Associate Director in investment banking specializing in securitization and structured finance. Beris holds an MBA in Entrepreneurial Finance from Vlerick Leuven Management School, Belgium and an MSc in Economics from the University of the West Indies. He has also completed the 1-year Executive Leadership Program at the Wharton School of Business in Pennsylvania, USA. He is a well-sought after speaker on regional investment banking, capital markets, PPPs, Private Credit and the whole Alternative Investments Eco System.