Sustainable Reporting Standards in the Securities Market – Pt.2

This week’s article continues our discussion on sustainable investing by looking at the emergence of Sustainable Reporting Standards.  These are  relatively new but are becoming increasingly important, as investors and financial regulators become more focused on ensuring that companies contribute towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).   Read more …

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Sustainable Investing and the Role of Securities Regulators

This week’s article focuses on the role of the securities regulator in achieving Sustainable Investing and the Financing of the Sustainable Development Goals.  This area has important implications for the advancement of the global climate change agenda.  Investors with such an investment philosophy will seek to invest in companies and/or …

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Stress Testing the Securities Market

The ongoing ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic on financial markets globally further emphasises the importance of  organisations implementing appropriate risk mitigation strategies. As mandated under Section 6(l) of the Securities Act, 2012 (SA 2012), it is the duty of the Trinidad and Tobago Securities and Exchange Commission (TTSEC) to assess, …

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Robo-Advisers: How should you evaluate them?

This week’s article focuses on how you, the investing public, should evaluate a robo-adviser to determine whether it meets your needs.  Robo- Advisers are digital platforms that provide automated, algorithm-driven financial planning services with little to no human supervision.  Essentially, this involves a computer programmer creating software that provides investment advice to …

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Fintech and the Securities Market

As the regulator of the securities industry, the Trinidad and Tobago Securities and Exchange Commission (TTSEC) has the responsibility to monitor the industry, understand its potential for development and encourage innovation to foster that development. This week’s article will highlight some prominent fintech products typically used in the securities market. …

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