Even before Keshorn Walcott became an Olympic gold medalist, 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 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 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 observed 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.