The Barbados Stock Exchange Inc. (BSE) is pleased to announce that, effective June 2nd, 2017, DGM Trust Corporation (DGM) was duly registered as a Listing Sponsor in good standing of the International Securities Market (ISM). As a Listing Sponsor, DGM Trust Corporation is authorized to engage International Business Companies (IBCs), both domiciled in Barbados and abroad, which may be seeking a primary or secondary listing of securities. The Listing Sponsors primary role is to conduct the necessary due diligence on a company (Issuer) to ensure that it is fit and proper for listing on the ISM and act as liaison between the Issuer and the BSE. The Listing Sponsor is also responsible for ensuring that, once listed, the Issuer is in compliance with its continued obligations under the Rules of the ISM.
On receipt of approval notification from the Executive Committee of the ISM, Wayne Fields – President – DGM Financial Group of Companies noted, “DGM Trust Corporation (DGM) is delighted and honoured to be approved as a listing sponsor within the new International Securities Market (ISM) platform of the Barbados Stock Exchange. DGM values the tremendous opportunities our participation will provide to our international clients enabling them to list and trade international securities which will afford them many tangible benefits. It is also a privilege to be part of the ISM in its early development. We believe that the ISM will make a significant contribution to the product offerings that will be available in Barbados to the international business sector and we look forward to its success.”
Marlon Yarde – Managing Director of the BSE stated, “The approval of DGM Trust Corporation – our third Listing Sponsor for the ISM – is yet another great accomplishment for the BSE. In fact, from the very launch of the ISM in March of 2016, we set a goal of procuring at least five of Barbados’ most prestigious practitioners to serve as the “home grown” Listing Sponsors for the market. We enjoyed a particularly interactive dialogue with DGM that started and continued on from our very first meeting in late 2016. Their participation – and keen support – is a valued addition to our core group of Listing Sponsors and lends further credibility to the competence and capability of our ISM ecosystem. We look forward to working with the DGM team to ensure the ISM’s success.” When asked about the progress being made on the ISM initiative he noted, “To date we have signed on three Listing Sponsors with two more signings in the pipeline as we speak. We are pleased with the response we have received thus far – it proves that our goal of attracting premiere practitioners in Barbados’ International Business and Financial Services (IBFS) sector is reaping the desired rewards. Not only have they identified the opportunities available to them; their participation will ultimately serve to benefit the economy as a whole.”