In last week’s article we discussed the differences between equity and debt financing for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). A major factor to consider when considering debt or equity financing is the overall cost of regulatory compliance. This refers to all the expenses a Registrant incurs to adhere to industry regulations. In the securities industry of Trinidad and Tobago, these regulations take the form of legislation and rules. This week’s article will discuss some of the requirements which may incur costs for regulatory compliance.