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November13, 2014: Local business journalists, both seasoned and rookies, were given an opportunity to take their craft to another level at the Business Media Workshop hosted by the Unit Trust Corporation on 15th and 16th October, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency, Port of Spain.

Following the conclusion of the two-day workshop, reporters and editors from across the media spectrum, were presented not only with Certificates of Participationbut digital voice recorders, a useful tool to assist them with their jobs. The UTC hosted its first media workshop in 2012 and made quite an impact. Read More

November 11th, 2014

UTC building community bridges

November 7, 2014:Movietowne, Port of Spain, came alive with the infectious joy of children from Sophia House and St. Jude’s Home for Girls, when staff from the Unit Trust Corporation’s One Woodbrook Place Investment Center took the time to accompany them to an evening at the movies.

As part of UTC’s focus on building lasting relationships in our communities, UTC staff ‎also brought smiles to the faces of children from the National Association for Downs Syndrome when they participated in various games, art and craft.

Michelle Harnarinesingh of the Human Resource Department stated, “I was moved by this experience and marveled at how inventive these kids were, it would be great to come here again to see the progress of the children.” Read More

UTC brings light to Divali Art Competition

The Facebookfans of the Trinidad and Tobago Unit Trust Corporation have officially spoken. The Unit Trust Corporation for a second year placed voting power in the hands of our 10,000 plus Facebook Fans to select the winners of the annual Divali Art competition, in both the Primary and Secondary schoolcategories.

Young Kyle Gopaul of Guaico Presbyterian School emerged the winner of the Primary School People’s choice category, receiving over US$300 in Gift of Units for his artistic portrayal of the competition’s theme “Deyas of Enlightenment”. Trishana Mahabir of Lakshmi Girls’ Hindu emerged victorious in the People’s Choice CategorySecondary Schools, winning over US$300 in Gift of Units with her creative depiction that caught the attention of the fans on the UTC Facebook page. Read More

October 20, 2014: As part of the Unit Trust Corporation’s commitment to caring for the environment, UTC staff took their energies and channeled it into sustainable initiatives that brought value to the communities in which the Corporation operates.

With this in mind, team members from the Tobago investment center and Electronic Distribution Channels (EDC) recently conducted beach clean-ups at Kilgwyn Beach, Bon Accord and Hart’s Cut Bay, Chaguaramas, an activity that not only preserves the natural environment but provides an opportunity for team building. Read More

May 21st, 2014

ARROW press release

UTC points ARROW in right direction

 May 16, 2014: It was unimaginable for 12-year old Terrelle Jack to get up and speak in front of a crowd, but on the day of ARROW Foundation’s recently held graduation ceremony, Terrelle mustered up the courage to get up on and address his schoolmates.   It was a moment he will never forget.

Terrelle praised the ARROW programme for helping him read and spell better. “It felt good, it was something I wanted to do for a long time,” he said.

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December 16th, 2013

UTC HOSTS MEDIA LUNCHEON

The Unit Trust Corporation recently hosted an executive luncheon for members of the business media fraternity at Jaffa at the Oval.  UTC Chairman Wendell Mottley, UTC Executive Director Ian Chinapoo and executives got the opportunity to meet key business journalists and share insights on a diverse range of topics. Here, we share some photos from the event

UTC Chairman Wendell Mottley (right) and Amoy Van Lowe, VicePresident, UTC Advisory Services engage the attention of (from left)  Curtis Rampersad, Head of Business News, Trinidad Express, and Guardian business reportersRaphael John Lall and  Aleem Khan.

UTC Chairman Wendell Mottley (right) and Amoy Van Lowe, Vice
President, UTC Advisory Services engage the attention of (from left)
Curtis Rampersad, Head of Business News, Trinidad Express, and Guardian business reporters
Raphael John Lall and Aleem Khan.


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November 7, 2013: The Unit Trust Corporation (UTC), in operation for more than 30 years, is one of the largest financial services providers in Trinidad and Tobago. The UTC works closely and cooperatively with the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago. Both the Central Bank and the Ministry of Finance are represented on the UTC’s Board of Directors, in accordance with the Unit Trust Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago Act of 1981. Read More

November 5th 2013: As part of our ongoing commitment to our unit holders, Unit Trust is streamlining its operations to meet market changes, by pursuing opportunities that not only enhance our competitiveness but complement our Unitholders’ investment strategies. 

For some time now, the Corporation’s Cayman Islands registered funds which comprises the Asia Pacific Fund, the Latin American Fund, the European Fund, the Global Bond Fund and the Energy Fund, have been severely affected by global economic challenges and have not performed up to expectations.  In addition after five years of operation the Funds have not grown sufficiently to be able to sustain their full operating costs, having only attracted 902 investors who hold less than US$6million in the five funds combined.  This is in comparison to the Growth and Income Fund, which has over 235,000 investors who hold investments of over TT$4 billion in the fund. In light of this, the Board has taken the decision to close these particular Cayman Funds. Read More