Implementing The Investor Education Agenda: IOSCO and IFIE to Hold Conference 20-22 May In Seoul
Co-sponsored By the Korean Financial Investment Association, Major Event Will Feature Experts from Asia, North America, Europe, South America, the Middle East, and Africa.
SEOUL, South Korea, May 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The International Forum for Investor Education (IFIE) and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) are holding their fourth joint investor education conference 20-22 May 2012 in Seoul, South Korea. The IFIE/IOSCO conference will be hosted by the Korea Financial Investment Association (KOFIA).
For conference registration, agenda and hotel information, go to http://www.ifie.org/2012conference.
With the theme “Implementing the Financial Capability and Investor Education Agenda: Protecting Investors in a Dynamic Environment,” the IFIE/IOSCO investor education conference will take place in downtown Seoul at The Westin Chosun Hotel, located near several major international banks’ headquarters and local government offices.
Investor education and protection are now important more than ever as investors face the prospect of navigating the financial world in an increasingly complex and changing global economy. This conference will be a unique opportunity to share best practices and innovations, learn more and network with the world’s leading investor education experts. A wide array of topics will be presented to attendees, providing them with resources to start or improve investor education within their countries and organizations, and allowing them to share and learn from one another’s experience.
Confirmed conference speakers, panelists and other presenters include:
- Jong Soo Park, Chairman, KOFIA;
- Hyouk-Se Kwon, Governor, Financial Supervisory Service, Korea;
- David Wright, Secretary General, IOSCO;
- Ana Leoni, Head of Institutional Communication, National Association of Financial Market Institutions (ANBIMA);
- Jae Hoon Yoo, Commissioner, Securities and Futures Commission, Financial Services Commission of Korea;
- Ananta Barua, Executive Director, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI);
- Jean-Pierre Paelinck, President and Secretary-General, World Federation of Investors;
- Hesham Ibrahim, Advisor to the Chairman for Technical Office and Investor Awareness, Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority;
- Lori Schock, Director of Investor Education, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC);
- Adu Anane Antwi, Director-General, Securities and Exchange Commission, Ghana;
- Jeroo Billimoria, Managing Director, Child and Youth Finance International;
- Wycliffe Shamiah, Director of Market Operations, Capital Markets Authority, Kenya.
- Gerard Lemos, Chairman, Money Advice Service, United Kingdom;
- Sujatha Naik, Deputy General Manager, Head of the Investor Affairs and Complaints Department, Securities Commission Malaysia (SECCOM); and
- Roberta Wilton, President and CEO of CSI Global Education.
IFIE and IOSCO held their first joint conference in Madrid in 2007. The second joint conference took place in Washington, D.C., in 2009. Most recently, IFIE and IOSCO held their third major conference in November 2010 in Cairo, Egypt.
ABOUT THE GROUPS
Chartered in 2005, the International Forum for Investor Education (http://www.ifie.org) is a unique alliance that brings together private sector and public sector providers of investor education to improve the global standards for investor education. The Forum is accomplishing this objective by serving as a clearinghouse for the exchange of information between providers of investor education from different jurisdictions, including organizations that are just beginning to develop investor education programs. IFIE enables providers of investor education to learn about investment products and the investment process in the international financial market and about investor education programs globally. In addition, IFIE encourages providers of investor education to remain current with trends in investor education by disseminating relevant research and other materials in membership meetings and via a dedicated Web site and other channels.
The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), founded in 1983, is the international policy forum for securities regulators and is recognized as the international standard-setter for the financial securities sector (http://www.iosco.org). The organization’s membership regulates more than 95 percent of the world’s securities markets in over 110 jurisdictions. IOSCO members have resolved:
- to cooperate in developing, implementing and promoting adherence to internationally recognised and consistent standards of regulation, oversight and enforcement in order to protect investors, maintain fair, efficient and transparent markets, and seek to address systemic risks;
- to enhance investor protection and promote investor confidence in the integrity of securities markets, through strengthened information exchange and cooperation in enforcement against misconduct and in supervision of markets and market intermediaries; and
- to exchange information at both global and regional levels on their respective experiences in order to assist the development of markets, strengthen market infrastructure and implement appropriate regulation.
SOURCE IFIE, Washington, DC; IOSCO, Madrid, Spain; KOFIA, Seoul, South Korea