Barbados Stock Exchange Inc.

The Barbados Stock Exchange, commonly known as the BSE and 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 Organizations and public companies whether listed or not.

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.

On January 28, 2021, the BCSDI Custodian Trust Services Inc. (BCTSI) was incorporated in Barbados. It is the wholly owned subsidiary of the BCSDI and was established to consistently deliver cost-effective and dependable custodian and trustee services to members of the financial services industry.

The Barbados Stock Exchange Inc. is designated as a Recognized Stock Exchange by Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) in the United Kingdom.

The Barbados Stock Exchange Inc. facilitates the listing and trading shares and fixed income securities on the following markets:

  • Main Market – Equity securities for larger companies domiciled in Barbados and cross-listed on other Exchanges in the Caribbean region;
  • Innovation & Growth Market – Equity securities for smaller companies domiciled in Barbados and cross-listed on other Exchanges in the Caribbean region that do not meet the listing requirements of the Main Market;
  • International Securities Market – Equity and Fixed Income securities for companies that may or may not be incorporated in Barbados and that would otherwise be listed and traded on other exchanges around the world.
  • Fixed Income Market – Government and Government-backed securities and corporate bonds for locally-domiciled companies.

The Barbados Stock Exchange Inc. also reports on the Net Asset Values (NAVs) for Mutual Funds.

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