Olympic gold medallist gets UTC financial advice
Sunday, September 23 2012
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Olympic gold medallist, Keshorn Walcott, left, receives a Gift of Units from UTC's Executive Director, Eutrice Carrington in a recent visit to the UTC...
Even before Keshorn Walcott became an Olympic gold medallist, he took the financial advice of his mother and started investing with the Trinidad and Tobago Unit Trust Corporation (UTC).
“She told me it was a good place to invest,” Walcott, 19, told ecstatic UTC staff members who posed for photographs with the athlete during his recent visit with his manager Sean Roach to the UTC Financial Centre in Port-of-Spain.
Walcott said he first heard about the UTC through his mother and she advised him to invest with the Corporation.
As a result, the UTC will now provide financial advisory and wealth management services to the celebrated athlete and assist him in managing and investing his assets. This will be done through UTC’s Financial Advisory and Wealth Management Services, the latest addition to the Corporation’s investment management arsenal.
Walcott was also presented with a gift of units by UTC Executive Director Eutrice Carrington.
“I join with the nation in expressing a heartfelt congratulation to you for your immense success at the 2012 London Olympic Games,” said the Executive Director who noted that Walcott was an inspiration to all youths who aspire to excellence.
“Our goal is to assist Keshorn to make informed, financial decisions for his long-term financial security,” said Carrington of the UTC’s financial relationship with the young Olympian. Walcott urged young people to start planning for their financial future and reminded them that this was something they should not take for granted.
Amoy Van Lowe, Officer in Charge of Financial Advisory and Wealth Management (FAWM), noted that FAWM is committed to working closely with Walcott.
“Walcott will receive financial counselling and investment advice, through personal financial planning sessions, to meet his specific life goals and objectives,” emphasised Van Lowe, who noted that providing financial solutions for life is the Corporation’s major thrust and they intend to serve their clients no matter where their lives take them.
“We are committed to guiding Keshorn every step of the way,” stated Van Lowe.