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Upcoming IOSCO Events

APEC Financial Regulators Training Initiative (FRTI) - 2014 Training Schedule Open to IOSCO Members

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Finance Ministers endorsed the establishment of the APEC Financial Regulators Training Initiative (FRTI) in May 1998 to strengthen financial supervision and regulation in the region by enhancing the analytical and technical capacity of bank supervisors and securities regulators. To implement APEC FRTI, a Secretariat was established at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Headquarters in Manila, Philippines and is responsible for coordinating the design of the training programs, sourcing presenters and implementing the training activities. APEC FRTI seminars are primarily targeted at junior- to intermediate-level staff of financial regulatory agencies and stock and derivatives exchanges. The Secretariat invites and accepts nominations for participants from central banks, monetary authorities, prudential regulators and securities and futures regulatory agencies and stock and futures exchanges. FRTI seminars are free of charge to attend.

The APEC FRTI Secretariat has kindly extended an invitation to all IOSCO members, provided they are financial regulators, to send nominations for participants in any of their training seminars scheduled for 2014. Visit the APEC FRTI website for the latest 2014 training schedule and further information. The contact person for registrations and enquiries is Ms. Chona Guatlo at the ADB (cguatlo.consultant@adb.org).

SIDC 15th Emerging Markets Programme, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 24-26 November 2014

The Securities Industry Development Corporation (SIDC) will be hosting the 15th Emerging Markets Programme (EMP) on 24-26 November in Kuala Lumpur. Themed “Enhancing the Vibrancy and Resilience of Emerging Markets", this three-day annual programme is designed to cater to senior regulators and participants in the emerging markets. Among the topics to be discussed at EMP 2014 are:

  • Proactive Approach in Dealing with Risk to Securities Markets
  • Innovative Products and Their Regulation – Is There a Balanced Approach?
  • Challenge of Promoting Greater Accessibility and Inclusiveness for Emerging Market Regulators
  • Corporate Governance and Audit Oversight - Tackling the Root Causes
  • Enforcement - Strengthening the Deterrent Effect and Ensuring Public Trust and Confidence
  • Cross-Border Collaborations in Capacity Building - A Recognition of Common Challenges Amongst Emerging Market Regulators

More information on the EMP can be viewed here:


APRC Mobile Seminar Training Program, 9-10 December 2014, Hong Kong – Registration is open!

The 2014 APRC STP will be hosted by the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong, from 9 -10 December 2014 in Hong Kong.

This intensive two-day APRC STP examines continuing regulatory issues, as well as practical approaches with respect to the supervision of market intermediaries, enforcement, and regulation of investment products.

Registration is open until 28 November 2014. For more information please see the Members' Area.

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November 2014