Importance of Filing and Disclosure

The Trinidad and Tobago Securities and Exchange Commission (TTSEC), as the regulator of the securities industry, utilises various mechanisms in discharging its statutory mandate to protect the rights and interests of investors.

Among the mechanisms employed by the TTSEC to promote investor protection, is by ensuring registrants disclose all relevant information necessary for investors to make the investment decision that best serves their needs and risk appetite.   This is referred to as a  disclosure-based system of regulation. In a disclosure-based system of regulation, the regulator attempts to ensure that investors are provided with the necessary information about the products and players in the market; in order to make an informed investment decision.  It is important to note that the TTSEC does not attempt to tell investors whether an investment opportunity is good or bad for them.


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