The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) believes that “Regulators should play an active role in the education of investors and other market participants.” It is against this backdrop that the Trinidad and Tobago Securities and Exchange Commission (TTSEC), the country’s securities market regulator, has partnered with the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange Limited (TTSE) to host a competition for the youth of Trinidad and Tobago who are between the ages of 18 to 25 years. This age group was selected because this group comprises young adults who are furthering or have completed higher education or training, are getting their first real job or are aiming to do so. As they move into adulthood, they will accept greater responsibility for their own personal finances and therefore, must be informed how to achieve this.
Three winners were selected for Category A: 18 to 21 years old and three winners for Category B: 22 to 25 years old.
These are the winners:
Category A: 18 to 21 years old
First Prize: Julian Ellis (A Form Six Student of Fatima College)
Second Prize: Deirdre Z. Subran-Ganesh (A Form Six student of Holy Faith Convent, Couva)
Third Prize: Kirmeil Hackshaw (A Form Six student of St. Joseph’s Convent, San Fernando)
Category B: 22 to 25 years old
First Prize: Colin Denoon (a former student of the University of the West Indies)
Second Prize: Jarod Mohess (a student of the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business)
Third Prize: Fahren Ramjit (a student of the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business)
Winners in the 18 to 21 year old category will receive Samsung Galaxy tablets and cash prizes.Whereas the winners in the 22 to 25 year old category, will win cash prizes. The Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange Limited will introduce the winners of Group B to its broker members so that a decision can be made regarding the investment of their prizes.