The ECSE was incorporated in the Federation of St Christopher and Nevis under the Companies Act of 1996 as a public limited liability company. It is licensed under the Securities Act of 2001, a uniform regional body of legislation in Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Christopher and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and St Vincent and the Grenadines. The Act provides for the protection of the investing public by creating the Eastern Caribbean Securities Regulatory Commission (ECSRC) that regulates the securities market, securities exchanges, persons engaged in securities business and the public issue of securities. The ECSE facilitates the trading of a range of financial products, including equities, corporate bonds, and government securities.
The ECCSR and ECCSD, both wholly owned subsidiaries of the ECSE, were also incorporated in St Christopher and Nevis in 2001 as public limited liability companies, under the 1996 Companies Act. The ECCSR and ECCSD are also both licensed and regulated by the ECSRC, under the Securities Act of 2001.