FOCUS ON: IFIE/IOSCO 2009 CONFERENCE
INVESTOR EDUCATION AROUND THE GLOBE
IFIE MEMBER PROFILE
Welcome to the latest quarterly e-newsletter issue from the International Forum for Investor Education!
As you are reading this, the full impact of the
financial market downturn and related credit crunch is still making
Recently, I had the pleasure of sitting on a panel at
the ABS (Asset Backed Securities) East Conference entitled
"Transparency and Restoring Investor Confidence." Of course, this was
primarily designed to address institutional investor confidence but the
theme and answers really cover all investors: Deliver quality market
information â€¦ use effective education techniques to ensure in-depth
understanding â€¦ and global investor confidence will return.
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As retail investors,
including those approaching retirement, continue to experience
volatility on a scale not seen before in their lifetimes, IFIE members
will be among those who need to help restore calm and maintain an
appropriate perspective on these events.
Two upcoming IFIE events will be important opportunities for you to join us in that process:
- The 4 December 2008 IFIE investor education Webinar titled "RESTORING INVESTOR CONFIDENCE -- HOW INVESTOR EDUCATION CAN HELP REBUILT TRUST IN MARKETS"
will help investor professionals in markets around the globe tackle the
challenge now in front of us. I hope that you will consider joining
us for this timely and informative session.
On 2-3 March 2009, IFIE will once again team up with the
International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) for a joint
conference in Washington, D.C.: "INVESTOR EDUCATION: CREATING AND DELIVERING SUCCESSFUL PROGRAMMES." Please visit this conference news page to read the full IFIE/IOSCO agenda and to register online for the conference.
Thanks in advance for getting involved in the important work of IFIE!
Steven A. Joachim
International Forum for Investor Education
Titled "INVESTOR EDUCATION: CREATING AND DELIVERING SUCCESSFUL PROGRAMMES,"
the second joint investor education conference of the International
Forum for Investor Education (IFIE) and the International Organization
of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) will be held 2-3 March 2009 in
Washington, D.C. The 2009 IFIE/IOSCO investor education conference is
building on the success of the organizations' first joint conference in
late 2007 in Madrid, Spain.
Please make plans now to attend this major IFIE/IOSCO
conference on the best ways to establish new investor education
programmes â€¦ and to strengthen those programmes already in existence.
This will be a unique opportunity to learn from and network with the
world's leading experts on investor education.
Conference attendees will be limited to 135 and advance registration is strongly recommended.
Early-bird conference rates and other registration details are available on http://www.ifie.org/2009conference.
If you are interested in this event and would like to be contacted
with more information once registration is open, please click here. If
you have specific questions about registration and lodging, please email
Conference sponsorship opportunities are still
available. For more information about becoming a conference sponsor,
please contact Ailis Aaron Wolf at +1 (703) 276-3265 or email@example.com.
Investor Education Fund is a not-for-profit organization funded by the
Ontario Securities Commission. Its goal is to improve financial literacy
for all Canadians. Through the Fund's teacher program, "Taking Stock in
Your Future," young Canadians develop better money management skills.
The Fund works with communities to improve financial knowledge by
underwriting customized financial education programs. The organization
also provides unbiased and jargon-free content and easy-to use financial tools so consumers can successfully manage their finances.
Oslo Bors offers brochures to educate both domestic and foreign
investors both about the Norwegian Stock Market and about some specific
market sectors. One brochure provides a brief introduction to Oslo
Alternative Bond Market (ABM), a marketplace for listing and trading of
bonds and certificates. Oslo ABM is not regulated by nor licensed under
the Stock Exchange Act, but is administered and organised by Oslo BÃ¸rs.
The brochure gives a brief description of the marketplace in general as
well as a summary of the listing requirements and the member
conditions. The brochure is available in Norwegian and English.
CAPITAL MARKET AUTHORITY OF EGYPT
The Capital Market Authority (CMA) is the government
agency responsible for regulating Egypt's securities markets. The
Authority's primary mandates are to protect investors and to encourage
the development of efficient, orderly, and well-regulated primary and
secondary markets for securities. Formed in the late-19th and early 20th
centuries, Egypt's stock exchanges are among the oldest in the world.
The Capital Market Authority continues to lead the development of a more
robust infrastructure, reducing risks to investors and increasing their
confidence in Egypt's securities markets. The strategic mission of the
Capital Market Authority is the protection of the investors, the
development of the capital market, the preservation of its fairness, the
limitation of market risks and application of principles of justice and
The Capital Market Authority (CMA) is seeking to
develop Egyptian capital markets to be more efficient and competitive
for attracting and directing both local and foreign savings for
investment in Egypt. This approach is achieved through the application
of international standards and practices in leading and emerging capital
markets, and so that the Egyptian capital market becomes a pioneer on
the regional level among the Middle East and the Arab countries. The CMA
also endeavors to enhance its performance and boost its ability and
efficiency according to the highest international practices through
developing legislations, rules and systems of the CMA's internal work.
For more information, visit the CMA Web site.