'Investor Education: Rebuilding the Trust of the Global Investing Public' Will Be Focus of Third Joint IOSCO/IFIE Conference

By Ifie Iosco And Efsa, PRNE
Thursday, July 29, 2010

Investor Education More Important Than Ever As Rebuilding Begins Following Global Financial Crisis

CAIRO, July 30, 2010 - As markets look to rebuild following the market downturn and the
tightening of credit, investor education will play an even more important
role than it has previously. To that end, the International Forum for
Investor Education (IFIE) and the International Organization of Securities
Commissions (IOSCO) will hold their third joint investor education conference
8-9 November 2010 in Cairo, Egypt. The IFIE/IOSCO conference will be hosted
by the Egyptian Financial Services Authority (EFSA).

Experts from the world's leading regulatory organizations, stock
exchanges, and financial firms will provide attendees with information on
techniques for delivering and evaluating investor education programmes to the
role investor education plays in capital market development and the
psychology of investing. A wide array of topics will seek to inform
attendees, provide them with resources to start or improve investor education
within their countries and organizations, and allow them to share and learn
from one another's experience.

With the theme "Investor Education: Rebuilding the Trust of the Global
Investing Public," the IFIE/IOSCO investor education conference will take
place at the Conrad Cairo Hotel in the heart of downtown Cairo, overlooking
the Nile River and nearby Cairo's many attractions, including the Pyramids
and the Sphinx.

Attendance at the conference will be limited to 150 so early registration
is strongly encouraged. Details — including early-bird conference rates
available through 16 September 2010 and conference program- are available
online at www.ifie.org/2010conference, where registration is now open.

    Program highlights will include:

    - Welcoming Remarks - Dr. Ahmed Saad Abdel-Latif, chairman, IFIE Middle
      East North Africa (MENA) and chair, IFIE Regional Committee, and chair,
      Conference Host Committee;
    - Keynote Speaker - "Rebuilding the Trust of the Global Investing Public"
      - Greg Tanzer, secretary general, IOSCO;
    - Panel: Perceptions of Investor/Financial Education as Key to Rebuilding
    - Panel: Innovative and Effective Programmes That Build Trust - What
      Impact Do Such Programmes Have;
    - Conversation/Roundtable - Media as Partners in Extending Reach and
      Awareness for Investor Education;
    - Panel: Innovative Techniques for Delivering/Evaluating Programmes;
    - Keynote Speaker - "Integrating Investor Education Into Every Aspect of
      a Regulator's Work" - Commissioner M S Sahoo, Securities and Exchange
      Board of India; and
    - Keynote Speaker - "Investor Education as a Fundamental Aspect of
      Capital Market Development" - Kun Ho Hwang, Chairman, Korea Financial
      Investment Association, Korea Council for Investor Education, and the
      Asia Forum for Investor Education (AFIE).

IFIE and IOSCO held their first joint conference in Madrid in 2007. The
second joint conference of the two groups took place in Washington, D.C., in


Chartered in 2005, the International Forum for Investor Education
(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 member agencies currently together in the International Organization
of Securities Commissions (www.iosco.org) have resolved, through its
permanent structures: to cooperate together to promote high standards of
regulation in order to maintain just, efficient and sound markets; to
exchange information on their respective experiences in order to promote the
development of domestic markets; to unite their efforts to establish
standards and an effective surveillance of international securities
transactions; to provide mutual assistance to promote the integrity of the
markets by a rigorous application of the standards and by effective
enforcement against offenses.

Source: International Forum for Investor Education (IFIE), International
Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) and Egyptian Financial
Supervisory Authority (EFSA).

Ailis Aaron Wolf, for IFIE, +1-703-276-3265, aawolf at hastingsgroup.com; or David Cliffe, for IOSCO, +34-91-417-5549, d.cliffe at iosco.org / NOTE TO EDITORS: For information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ailis Aaron Wolf, +1-703-276-3265 and aawolf at hastingsgroup.com.

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