JSE Congratulatory Message

Speeches • February 08, 2019 • by: FSC • [Download Document]

Congratulatory Message from Mr. Everton McFarlane
Executive Director, Financial Services Commission
January 22, 2019
The Financial Services Commission (FSC) congratulates the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) on achieving its
50th anniversary milestone. Stock Exchanges have an important role to play in advancing sustainability
in the capital markets and the JSE must be commended for its sterling contribution to sustainable
financing, which is critical to national development. The JSE is a valued partner in Jamaica’s financial
ecosystem, and supports the FSC’s overarching objectives: (a) to protect investors; (b) to ensure that
markets are fair, efficient and transparent; and (c) to reduce systemic risk. The JSE has been a
forerunner in the development of the Jamaican capital markets by actively pursuing and implementing
both technical and technological advancements to our local equity and bond trading market through its
electronic trading platform and associated services made available to members of the investing public,
issuers of securities and participating stockbrokers.