Meet The Team



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Chairman


Andrew Ferguson
BSc, CPCU, ARe, FLMI, AFSB

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Andrew is the Chairman and CEO of Maritime Life Caribbean Limited. He has also served as the Chairman of Development Finance Limited since 2011. Andrew was also a Director of the Association of Trinidad and Tobago’s Insurance Companies from 2012 to 2018.

Andrew is a graduate from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. His many industry designations include: Fellow of the Life Management Institute, Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter, Associate in Reinsurance, and Associate in Fidelity and Surety Bonding.

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CEO


Varun Maharaj
CPA, CIM, MSc, LLB,LPC

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Varun is a qualified Chartered Accountant, Chartered Investment Manager and Attorney at Law, who has served many financial institutions over his 30 years in the industry. Prior to joining the team at Maritime Capital Limited, Varun worked as the CEO of several financial institutions across the Caribbean where he spearheaded the development of Commercial and Private Banking Units, Treasury Management Units and Merchant and Investment Banking Operations. As CEO of a Major Financial Hub in T&T, Varun also worked to make our country an internationally recognised financial centre.

Varun also served as a special advisor to the Financial Services Sector of a major conglomerate where he provided advice on all aspects of investment services. Our CEO is also a member of several Boards of well-known companies in T&T.

Varun is equipped with a wealth of knowledge and experience and is ready to serve our clients.

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Senior Wealth Manager


Nicole Murrell
MBA, Cert.FA, B.A. (Hons)

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Nicole is an experienced investment professional, with over nineteen (19) years in the financial services industry, where she held key positions with major banks and investment management companies. She holds an International Masters in Business Administration degree, from the Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business, a Bachelor’s honours degree in International Business Administration, from the University of Lincoln and the Certificate for Financial Advisors (Cert.FA), from the Institute of Banking and Finance-Trinidad and Tobago.

She began her career in banking and later moved to an investment management firm where she was responsible for the management of a unit spearheading the sales, marketing and business development initiatives for the suite of investment products; she also gained extensive knowledge in stockbroking. She has solid expertise in the areas of general banking, stockbroking, sales, investments and wealth management. Prior to joining Maritime Capital Limited, Nicole worked at another major asset management firm in the capacity of Private Wealth Manager for 12 years.

Nicole brings with her the proficiency of managing both high net worth individual and institutional client relationships with over TTD$300M in assets under management. On the backdrop of this, are her excellent customer service and client relationship management skills. Nicole is qualified, equipped and dedicated to providing you, our clients with tailored investment solutions to ensure your financial peace of mind. Nicole is exuberating with brilliance, energy, understanding, and kindness and is ready to assist you on your financial journey.

Nicole has a passion for helping others and as such has been involved in charitable activities at work, in her community and church. In her spare time, she enjoys travel, music, reading and golf.

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Portfolio Manager


Keshala Mahabir
ACCA, CFA

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Keshala is a CFA Charterholder and is also a qualified Chartered Accountant with several years experience in the Financial Services Industry. Soon after she became a Chartered Accountant, her interests in the financial services industry peaked. This new passion led to the expansion of her professional career where she began as an Investment Analyst and eventually moved on to becoming a Senior Risk Analyst at a major Bank in Trinidad and Tobago. Keshala’s knowledge and experience in the accounting, risk and investment fields perfectly position her to monitor and manage portfolios effectively within risk parameters. Her academic and professional experience along with her vibrant and energetic personality enables her to service you, our clients expertly.