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September 27th, 2018

Notice of Change in Business Hours


Dear unitholder,

We wish to advise that effective August 30th, 2018 our bankers, will no longer be accepting US$ third party cheques (i.e. cheques made payable to an individual or an institution other than UTC), due to foreign regulations imposed on non-banking financial institutions using the international cheque clearing system. Consequently, the UTC is required to comply with these foreign regulations.

Considering the above, unitholders depositing cheques to their US Income Fund (USIF) and North American Fund (NAF) accounts are now required have all US Cheques made payable to the “Trinidad and Tobago Unit Trust Corporation.”

Alternatively, unitholders can utilize electronic wire transfer services where their funds will be accessible immediately and will not carry a holding period. Unitholders with queries on this matter can call their Investment Centre or the UTC’s Contact Center at 624-8648.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this change may cause.

Thank you for your loyalty and we look forward to our continuing relationship with you.

Karrian Hepburn

UTC’s Chief Customer Relationship Officer

June 29th2018: Unitholder Ivan Mendonca, who on June 23rd reached his 100-year birthday milestone, was celebrated by the Unit Trust Corporation at his home branch at the San Fernando Investment Centre.
“I will never forget this experience,” said centenarianMr. Mendonca as he expressed his appreciation for the recognition. Investment Centre Manager Andre Clarke described it as a tremendous milestone, adding, it was an honor for UTC team members to share the moment with Mr. Mendonca. Read More

UTC Foundation partners with United Way for International Day of Caring

June 1st 2018: In the spirit of giving, the UTC Foundation partnered with United Way for International Day of Caring to give back to the environment. A total of 150 UTC volunteers made their way to the Valencia Quarry Rehabilitation Centre on Sunday 20th May, where they were educated on the various processes of planting seedlings and trees. The enthusiastic volunteers then took to the task of mixing compost, mulching and planting at the quarry. Read More

Nigel edwardsMr. Nigel Edwards appointed as Executive Director of Unit Trust Corporation

April 20, 2018: The Honourable Justice Rolston Nelson, Chairman of the Trinidad and Tobago Unit Trust Corporation, is pleased to announce that Mr. Nigel Edwards has been appointed as the new Executive Director of the Unit Trust Corporation, effective June 1st, 2018.
Edwards, who succeeds Ian Chinapoo, joined the UTC in 2013 and held the position of Chief Financial Officer before his appointment as Executive Director.
The Board of Directors welcomes Mr. Edwards to the position which underlines his extensive leadership experience across multiple disciplines. Justice Rolston Nelson, Chairman, commented: “The Board is pleased to appoint Nigel Edwards as Executive Director. He is a critical member of the Strategic Leadership Team which is instrumental in the Corporation maintaining its robust financial position and ensuring it is well positioned to optimize opportunities.
The Chairman adds: “He brings with him a wealth of experience to lead the charge in continuing the UTC’s innovation thrust and strengthening its dominance in the financial services sector. This appointment recognizes his increasing leadership role, and the Board’s full confidence in both our strategic direction and our executive team.”
Mr. Edwards, newly-appointed Executive Director, commented: “I am honoured to have the opportunity to lead the Corporation as it continues with its growth strategy in a competitive environment. Working within a productive and creative environment is an asset to staying focused on meeting the needs of our customers and optimizing our value as we do so. One of my immediate objectives is to enable the UTC to enhance its technological infrastructure tailored to meet the evolving needs of our customers.”

He is the holder of a MSc. Finance from the London BSc. Management Studies from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. He is also a member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (ACCA) with twenty-five years’ experience in the field of Accounting and Finance.
Prior to joining UTC, Mr. Edwards has held executive roles in the financial services industry with regional companies.

For more information, please contact:

Rory Rostant
Reputation Management
Unit Trust Corporation
82 Independence Square
Port of Spain
T: 624-8648 ext. 3111
M: 685-7975
E: rrostant@ttutc.com

November 24th, 2017

UTC’s Business Media Workshop

November 24th , 2017: Unit Trust Corporation recently hosted a Business Media Workshop, titled Rethinking Business Media Models: Navigating the New Abnormal, at Jaffa’s Restaurant. Editor-in-Chief at Weber Shandwick, Vivian Schiller, who delivered the feature presentation, spoke of the rise of digital media and stressed that it was imperative that our traditional media platforms continue to evolve. Here are some photos from the event.

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From left, Clarinda Jack, Dean, Ken Gordon School of Journalism and Communications Studies, Joel Nanton, Chair, Department of Journalism and Media, COSTAATT interacts with UTC’s Rory Rostant, Communications Manager and Sapphire Girod, Marketing Assistant, Reputation Management.

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The Heart of the UTC has found a home

UTC launches Foundation

Speaker Synergy:

Foundation Celebration: Ian Chinapoo, Executive Director, UTC, celebrates with team members of the UTC family the establishment of the UTC Foundation. The UTC Foundation intends to be a platform for ideas and innovation; work towards the creation and enhancement of wealth for all and to nurture the development of environmental citizenship.

 Christmas came early, with the launch of the new UTC Foundation, as the Unit Trust Corporation moves to solidify its place as a leader in financial investment in a changing economy by empowering its community.

In celebration of its 35 anniversary, the Unit Trust Corporation launched the UTC Foundation, with the help of several hundred team members from its Investment Centers around Trinidad and Tobago, at the National Academy for the Performing Arts, in Port of Spain on Wednesday, November 22, 2017.

Ian Chinapoo, Executive Director, UTC; Omar Holder, UTC Sales Manager and Rahanna Juman, Wetlands Ecologist, each took the stage to share on subjects they are passionate about, the three core pillars of the UTC Foundation: Education, Financial Well-Being and Environmental Citizenship.

The UTC Foundation intends to be a platform for ideas and innovation; work towards the creation and enhancement of wealth for all and to nurture the development of environmental citizenship.

Omar Holder, UTC Sales Manager, revealed other plans for the Foundation, which includes the establishment of a Financial Library and facilitation of financial coaching.
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