Welcome to the website of the Securities Dealers Association of Trinidad and Tobago (SDATT). Members of SDATT are companies that are market actors in the Securities Industry.
SDATT is a non-profit organisation that collaborates with governance bodies in the local Securities Industry to assist in the advancement of the Industry by supporting the development of legislation. Our mandate is also to be a resource for the investing public by the provision of unbiased information and analysis.
In early 2007, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Trinidad and Tobago (TTSEC) published several guidelines for which it sought a market reaction. However, in the absence of a unified body representing the securities market, gathering coherent feedback was an onerous exercise. Therefore, market participants, with the support of the TTSEC came together to form a body that would represent a collective view.
The Securities Dealers Association of Trinidad and Tobago (SDATT) was registered as a not-for-profit organisation in May 2007 and officially came into being in the following month of June when the first Board of Directors was elected by members at the inaugural AGM.
Three working Committees were subsequently established:
Capital Markets Committee
Government & Regulatory Committee
Public Relations Committee
The work of the SDATT is effected by these Committees under the stewardship of the Executive.
Our vision is to be a highly respected stakeholder in the Trinidad and Tobago financial services sector, directly contributing to the development of the capital market though collaboration in the drafting of effective legislation and the building of efficient trading infrastructure; through the promotion of membership training and public education; and by the attainment of self-regulatory organisation status.
SDATT’s mission is to promote the first tier evolution of the local capital market and to be the portal through which the securities industry is represented, to regulators, the Government, and the public of Trinidad and Tobago.
To address legislative or other measures affecting the securities industry
To advance the local capital markets in keeping with international standards
To improve and advise on securities and other instruments offered to the market
To enhance ethical and professional standards
To establish SDATT as a Self-Regulatory Organisation