Barbados Stock Exchange (BSE)
Barbados Stock Exchange Inc. (BSE), formerly the Securities Exchange of Barbados, was re-incorporated on August 2, 2001 in accordance with the Securities Act 2001-13, which also enabled the establishment of the Barbados Securities Commission which on April 1st, 2011 was subsumed by the Financial Services Commission (FSC). The FSC is responsible for regulation of the Insurance sub-sector, Co-operative and Non-banking Financial sectors and the entire Barbados Capital Market, including Self-Regulatory Organization and public companies whether listed or not.
The original trading facility, the Securities Exchange of Barbados, was established in 1987 under the Securities Exchange Act, Cap 318A, of 1982. The Securities Act 2001-13 repealed and replaced the original Act of 1982. However, the BSE remained a privately owned (by its Members), non-profit organization until December 22, 2015 when it became a shareholder-owned, for-profit organization after receiving the requisite approvals from its then Members, now new Shareholders, and by Order of the Supreme Court of Barbados approving the Scheme of Arrangement in accordance with section 224 (4) of the Companies Act thereby facilitating the demutualization of the BSE.
The strategic direction of the BSE is coordinated by a Board of Directors, through the Managing Director , which establishes By-Laws and Rules to regulate the role of the Exchange, licensed under the Securities Act, CAP 318A.
The Barbados Stock Exchange and its wholly owned subsidiary, the Barbados Central Securities Depository (BCSDI) are designated as Self Regulatory Organizations (SROs) under the Securities Act and are regulated by the Financial Services Commission.
The Barbados Stock Exchange Inc. is a member of the World Federation of Exchanges with Correspondent Status.
To be a great and lasting Caribbean Institution by facilitating wealth creation through trading on an efficient and cost-effective Exchange.
We intend, through education, to foster an environment of confidence and trust in the activities of the capital markets, so that all Barbadians would participate in the trading of financial instruments.
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