SUSAN Francois, director of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) and other members met recently appointed chief executive officer of the Trinidad and Tobago Securities and Exchange Commission (TTSEC) Hadyn Gittens on August 21 to discuss the reporting and sharing of key information related to compliance and inspections in accordance with a memorandum of understanding signed by the FIU and the TTSEC in May 2014. The meeting also discussed the statutory requirements of the supervisory authorities in relation to anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism among other matters.
Also attending the meeting at the TTSEC’s head office on Dundonald Street, Port of Spain, were Nigel Stoddard, deputy director and Avelon Perry, director of compliance and outreach, both of the FIU; and Arlene Stephen, director, corporate communications, education and information division, TTSEC.
A statement from the TTSEC said the meeting is part of a series of courtesy visits and strategic meetings the new head of the commission is scheduled to hold over the coming weeks with fellow regulators within the financial services industry, after which he will also meet with other stakeholders operating within the sector.
The statement said the meetings are intended to help the TTSEC strengthen relations with its stakeholders while fulfilling its obligations of transparency, fairness and accountability as the regulator of the securities industry.