Affinity Fraud – Scams that Target Relationships

Financial fraud can take many forms including Boiler Room scams, Pump and Dump Schemes, Ponzi and Pyramid schemes.  Affinity Fraud ranks among the most predominant in operation globally. U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission defines Affinity Fraud as ‘investment scams that prey upon members of identifiable groups, such as religious or …

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Mutual Funds and the Christmas Season

With the Christmas season  upon us and the anticipated  increases in the levels of consumer spending, persons are at this time weighing  options for financing new purchases whether it be a car, travel or renovations to their home. An assessment of investors’ withdrawals from the Collective Investment Schemes/Mutual Funds from …

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Fintech and T&T’s Securities Market

The pervasive nature of Fintech and other digital innovations in the financial sector have the potential to transform the securities industry in Trinidad and Tobago, and enhance our global attractiveness for investment potential.  This transformation may improve the efficiency of the market whilst reducing transaction costs and encouraging growth in …

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