January 28, 2014

TTSEC signs Protocol with Securities Dealers Association

On January 8, 2014, the Trinidad and Tobago Securities and Exchange Commission (TTSEC) conducted its first official stakeholder engagement for 2014 with the Securities Dealers Association of Trinidad and Tobago (SDATT). At this meeting, a Protocol governing their relationship was executed and formalised by Chairman of the Commission, Professor Patrick Watson and President of SDATT, Gregory Hill. The TTSEC-SDATT Protocol recognises and formalises the ongoing collaborative working relationship between the TTSEC and SDATT. This Protocol was drafted on the premise […]
January 28, 2014

TTSEC and Central Bank sign historic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

The Trinidad and Tobago Securities and Exchange Commission (TTSEC) signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with fellow regulator in the financial sector, the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago (CBTT) on January 06 in Port of Spain, Trinidad. This TTSEC-CBTT MOU represents a common understanding by the two authorities about how they will consult, cooperate and exchange information for regulatory enforcement purposes and is expected to further promote integrity, efficiency and financial soundness of the capital market. This agreement […]
October 4, 2013

Cooperation and technical assistance are important to the development of securities markets in the Caribbean

“Cooperation and technical assistance are important to the development of securities markets in the Caribbean and around the world.” This was the view of Ester Saverson Jr, Assistant Director, International Affairs at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (U.S. SEC). Mr. Saverson Jr,   along with his colleagues from the USSEC, were in Trinidad to facilitate a four day Inspections and Compliance Training Programme with staff of the Trinidad and Tobago Securities and Exchange Commission (TTSEC) and regulators from the […]
September 19, 2013

USSEC conducts compliance training for TTSEC staff, local and regional regulators and market actors

In December 2012, the legislation which governs the securities sector was repealed and replaced by The Securities Act, 2012 (“the Act”). The new provisions in this recently enacted legislation now give the Trinidad and Tobago Securities and Exchange Commission (TTSEC) the power to conduct on-site examinations of Self-Regulatory Organizations (SROs) and persons registered under Part IV of the Act. It is against this backdrop that the TTSEC with support from the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (USSEC) will host […]