Jamaica Stock Exchange

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Jamaica Stock Exchange
Type Stock exchange
Location Kingston, Jamaica
Coordinates 17°57′54″N 76°47′14″W / 17.964898°N 76.787298°W / 17.964898; -76.787298
Founded 1968
Key people Marlene Street Forrest (CEO)
Allan Lewis (Chairman)
Currency JMD
Indices JSE
Website www.jamstockex.com

The Jamaica Stock Exchange is the principal stock exchange of Jamaica, also known as JSE. Incorporated in 1968, JSE opened in 1969 in Kingston, Jamaica. The current chairman is Allan Lewis and the Deputy Chairman is Ian McNaughton. The general manager is Marlene Street-Forrest.


The four founding members were Willard Samms of Annett & Company Limited, Raglan S. Golding of Capital Market Services (Ja) Ltd, Edward E Gayle of Edward Gayle & Company Ltd, and Anthony Lloyd of Pitfield Mckay Ross & Co Ltd.

The market was initially known as the "Kingston Stock Exchange". It started trading operations on Monday, February 3rd, 1969. It was restricted to brokers who traded both as agents and as principals.

In 1989, the JSE opened a subsidiary, the Jamaica Central Securities Depository (JCSD) to facilitate electronic transfer and settlement of securities. Services later expanded to include registrar, transfer and paying agency.

In 2008, JCSD founded a subsidiary, JCSD Trustee Services Limited, to provide trustee services.

On June 3rd, 2008, JSE demutualized and listed on its own Exchange.

On October 14th, 2014, JSE became the 16th announced member of the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative.[1]

On May 7th, 2015, JSE launched its new online trading platform.[2]

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