Association News

Alternative investment and its role in economic development in the region
November 10, 2020

The role that alternative investment vehicles play in economic growth and development in the region is becoming of greater significance. As governments walks the tightrope of balancing the books while supporting the most vulnerable economic groups in society, there is very little fiscal space for investment in infrastructure, affordable housing, and supporting entrepreneurial efforts in high-growth, high-technology sectors. The irony is, a lack of investment in these critical areas comes at cost which will be borne by all sooner or later. It is within this context that the capital markets will have to play its part in providing the…
November 7, 2020

MPC Caribbean Clean Energy Limited, a management company for renewable projects, announced that an investor provided the company with US$10 million in cash by way of a new promissory note, which will result in growing its capital base by half to US$30 million.

But there’s also a conversion clause that could make the investor, whose identity was not disclosed, the largest shareholder in the listed company that trades on both the Jamaica Stock Exchange and Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange.

The note in the amount of “US$10 million to an accredited investor” will go into the MPC Caribbean Clean Energy Fund. The company…

Caribbean Alternative Investment Association launches its webinar series in Trinidad & Tobago
October 16, 2020

KINGSTON: The Caribbean Alternative Investment Association (CARAIA) a non-profit organisation established by the Development Bank of Jamaica, through its JVCAPITAL (Jamaica Venture Capital Programme), will hold the first in a series of Caribbean…