The Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange (TTSE) SME Market Mentorship Programme is designed to provide potential issuers through a comprehensive programme that covers the key themes necessary to position a company to list on the TTSE. Industry professionals, who strategically develop their competencies, mentoring directly and contributing to the companies’ growth, innovation, and overall strategy, administer the Programme. It is geared to improve customer and investor confidence in the listed companies. The SME Market Mentorship Programme demonstrates the willingness of the TTSE to invest the time and resources necessary to assist companies to operate in an efficient manner on the stock market.
As part of its SME Market, the TTSE’s Mentorship Programme aims to provide SMEs with the guidance required to successfully transition and grow its business, whilst practicing good corporate governance.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is a Mentor appointed?
A Mentor is appointed by the SME to perform the functions and responsibilities of a Mentor in accordance with the TTSE SME Mentorship Rules having entered into an appropriate Mentorship Agreement with the SME. An Appointed Mentor must be an Approved Mentor.
Who can serve as a Mentor?
At a minimum, a Mentor must:
- Hold a valid Fit and Proper Certificate or Letter of No Objection issued by a local or foreign financial regulator; or
- Assessed as Fit and Proper by the TTSE.
Further details are outlined in the TTSE SME Market Rules.
How can the TTSE Mentorship programme help SMEs?
The TTSE SME Mentorship programme is an initiative that aims to strengthen the SME’s capacity to operate within general industry standards with respect to corporate governance, financial reporting and disclosure of material information. A Mentor can:
- Assist SMEs in entering the stock market;
- Diagnose gaps in compliance and corporate governance within the SME; and
- Review and enhance the governance and reporting structure to assist SMEs in operating as a public company.
Further information on the TTSE Mentorship programme can be obtained from the TTSE website
Where can I obtain a list of Approved Mentors?
A list of the Approved TTSE Mentors can be obtained on the TTSE’s website.
For further information, please visit the TTSE SME Market Mentorship Programme website: :
Or contact TTSE via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org