Daren Charles Seymour, Chartered Banker, Realtor & Certified Investment Property Specialist, successfully transitioned from 2 decades of service in the local and international financial industry into the real estate industry, where he finds his innate passion. A Chartered Banker, MBA, he served 11 years at Credit Suisse Private Banking, initially as an apprentice, while simultaneously completing his first degree in Economics at The University of The Bahamas. He matriculated through various institutions including, Queen's College, Nassau, The Institutes of Bankers, Scotland & Bahamas, Manchester University & Bangor University, United Kingdom, at the graduate and post graduate levels.
A qualified trader, successfully obtaining the U.S.A National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) Series 7 Broker/Dealer designation, Daren was promoted to various positions at Credit Suisse Bahamas including Trader and Deputy Head of Execution Desk, before obtaining a position in the Geneva Office, providing him additional international exposure. His responsibilities included trading of all money market, foreign exchange, securities and derivative products on behalf of individual and corporate clients, management of proprietary bank positions, at the centralized execution desk, cash management & portfolio management.
After 11 years as a Swiss Banker, at the heart of the global crisis, Mr. Seymour, successfully transitioned into the Canadian Banking system, reknown for faring well during the financial crisis. Daren accepted a position at Scotia Bank Caribbean Treasury Limited, with the affirmation of his former British Head of Private Banking. Seymour assumed this position gracefully at the the Latin American and Caribbean Central Funding Unit of the International Treasury office, based in Toronto, with the Caribbean Treasury satellite office in picturesque Nassau, Bahamas. As Senior Trader and Assistant General Manager, he had the opportunity to operate from the Nassau & Toronto offices and also conducted contingencies and trained in Florida and Caribbean locations such as Cayman, Jamaica & Trinidad. His mandate was to manage the funding book of more than 5 billion in assets, with signatory power as Senior official Il for Central Bank purposes. With a highly skilled and cohesive team of 6, he reported directly to the Regional Treasurer & Managing Director, with confidence, timeliness, consistent efficiency and a solution-oriented mindset. Daren reached the plateau of his banking career, achieving the gold standard for professionals working in the banking industry, earning the internationally acclaimed "Chartered Banker" designation.
After two decades in the financial industry, Mr. Seymour establised Eden Enterprises, managing real estate assets for personal clients. A descendent of real estate developers, Daren followed his passion and joined H.G.Christie Limited as licensed estate agent 573, also conducting appraisals.
Daren is personable and family oriented, with a zeal for life. He loves to travel purposefully and is gifted in coordination and events management. A seminarian and orator, Seymour contributes as a community builder and activist, authorized as a licensed and ordained minister of good news, that has afforded him to commute far and near to Asia, The Caribbean & beyond. However, the apple of his eye is found in the Islands of The Bahamas and to him, there is no place like home in these beloved, bejeweled islands. Daren is the recipient of various international and community awards including the Bronze, silver and gold medals of the Duke of Edinburgh's international award program, The Most Distinguished Award of The Ministry of Youth, Sports & Culture, New Providence, Bahamas, and is a former Assitant director, of the oldest established Children's Choir in The Bahamas, having given 25 years of service travelling nationally and internationally. His motto is, "If I can help somebody as I travel along, then my living will not be in vain!" With a diversified portfolio of commercial, residential, luxury properties, appraisals, leases and sales, Daren Seymour sees more and is available to facilitate your estate needs amongst the most dynamic and experienced team at H.G.Christie, the recognized and first name in real estate in The Bahamas of international distinction.