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FOCUS ON: IFIE CODE OF PRACTICE
INVESTOR EDUCATION AROUND THE GLOBE
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Welcome to the second quarterly issue of "Investor Education News @ IFIE"!
As the chairman of the International Forum for
Investor Education (IFIE), one of my most important duties is to welcome
new members to our organization and to work with existing members to
get them actively involved in IFIE. IFIE enables providers of investor
education to learn about investor education programs in different parts
of the world. One of the ways new and existing members can do that is
to participate in the development of IFIE products, planning and
As a member of IFIE, you are encouraged to get
involved in the following areas: quarterly e-newsletter development and
preparation; Webinar development; conference development/promotion;
investor education clearinghouse development and expansion; strategic
planning; and any other additional ways that you may identify on your
No matter what form your input might take, we are eager to hear it. For
more information, contact Ailis Aaron Wolf at +1 703 276 3265 or email@example.com.
Thanks in advance for getting involved in the important work of IFIE!
Steven A. Joachim
International Forum for Investor Education
Since investor education is largely unregulated on a
national and international basis, one of the key tasks of the
International Forum for Investor Education is to develop and promulgate
standards and best practices for investor education. IFIE's Code of
Practice has been developed by practitioners as a form of guidance or
"best practices" for organizations involved in providing investor
education to the public. The IFIE Code of Practice is intended to serve
as a global standard for investor education programs and will indicate
that an organization endorsing this code is adhering to the highest
standards of practice in its investor education programs. You can read
all 10 points of the IFIE Code of Practice here.
The main objective of the Investor Education Area of the National Association of Investment Banks (ANBID-Brazil)
is to disseminate knowledge of the mechanisms to be used in personal
investments. The Area seeks to broaden the instruments for education and
formation of the investor in Brazil. In addition, the ANBID initiative
seeks to encourage the production of academic studies as a means of
steadily improving the Brazilian capital markets. One of the chief
initiatives of ANBID-Brazil is a financial education Web site.
Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has undertaken a review of policies
relating to the unit trust industry. Generally, the Malaysian unit
trust industry has sustained double-digit growth over the past decade
and has the potential to grow even faster given the high domestic
savings, favorable demographics and expanding labor force. The unit
trust industry is well positioned to play a major role in the growth of
the Malaysian capital market. The SC has identified a set of initiatives
aimed at providing greater transparency to investors, reducing costs,
expanding product choice, improving access, enhancing standards of
investor protection and creating a more competitive environment. For
more information, please click here.
NATIONAL STOCK EXCHANGE OF INDIA
The National Stock Exchange of India Limited (NSE) was promoted by
leading financial institutions at the behest of the Government of India
and was incorporated in November 1992. On its recognition in April 1993
as a stock exchange under the Securities Contracts (Regulation) Act
1956, NSE commenced operations in the Wholesale Debt Market (WDM). The
Capital Market (Equities) commenced operations in November 1994 and
operations in Derivatives segment started in June 2000. NSE's mission is
setting the agenda for change in the securities markets in India. The
standards set by NSE in terms of market practices and technology have
become industry benchmarks and are being emulated by other market
participants. The Exchange invites research proposals on issues that
have a bearing on securities market in India are welcome. Research
papers can be found here
on various topics such as: market micro-structure and design; market
efficiency; investor protection; and risk measurement and management.