CEN UK and UK Diaspora Business congratulate JSE’ Marlene Forrest

| October 26, 2016

The Caribbean Enterprise Network (CEN), UK Diaspora Business and their partners extend congratulations to Mrs. Marlene Street – Forrest  JSE General Manager, on being awarded the Order of Distinction in the Rank of Commander for outstanding leadership in the growth of Jamaican Stock Exchange.(JSE).

Mrs.Forrest remains a legend in the UK Caribbean Diaspora after her visit 3 years ago to various Caribbean Missions as the lead presenter on Diaspora Business Week which also took her to schools in the Brixton, London area where Diaspora children were enlightened about the basics and functions of the Stock Exchanges in the Caribbean, explained Denis St.Bernard Spokesperson on UK Caribbean Diaspora Business.

Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE), General Manager, Mrs. Marlene Jennifer Street Forrest (Photo courtesy www.jamstockex.com)

Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE), General Manager, Mrs. Marlene Jennifer Street Forrest (Photo courtesy www.jamstockex.com)

Mrs. Street Forest has made and continues to make an exceptional contribution to the development of Jamaica’s capital markets and economy. For the last 15 years her tireless and innovative work and leadership at the Jamaica Stock Exchange has been to champion the strengthening of investor protection, improving financial literacy, enhancing funding for small and medium-sized business and improving regional cooperation as a means of channelling foreign direct investments into the Caribbean. Innovations at the JSE under Mrs. Street Forrest’s stewardship have so far included the establishment of the JSE Junior Market, online trading, the e-Campus, the Stock Market Game for High Schools and the US dollar market as well as new JSE offerings to the financial services industry, such as registrar and trustee services.

This award follows the JSE’s stock price increasing by over 1000% in 2015 and also being acclaimed the Number One Performing Stock Exchange in the World, for that year, by Bloomberg. (Source: https://www.jamstockex.com)

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