International Forum for Investor Education (IFIE) Appoints IIROC CEO Susan Wolburgh Jenah as New Chair
Susan Wolburgh Jenah, President and CEO of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), was appointed to the position of chair of the International Forum for Investor Education (IFIE) on May 20, 2012. (CNW Group/Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) - General News)
SEOUL, South Korea, May 21, 2012 /CNW/ - The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) is pleased to announce the appointment of its President and Chief Executive Officer Susan Wolburgh Jenah to the position of chair of the International Forum for Investor Education (IFIE).
IFIE, an alliance of 26 organizations of regulators, industry associations and other interested stakeholders from 14 countries that promotes higher standards and information sharing in financial and investor education, appointed Ms. Wolburgh Jenah at its Annual Members' Meeting which took place on May 20 in Seoul, South Korea.
"I am extremely honoured to have been appointed Chair of IFIE. With today's challenging environment for financial markets, there has never been a greater need for increased investor protection and investor education," says Ms. Wolburgh Jenah.
"IFIE's global representation and reach allows us to leverage the best standards and practices available and work toward getting them into the hands of investors. Investor education is a significant component of IIROC's mandate and we've been a strong proponent of collaboration among stakeholders at the national and international level."
Chartered in 2005, the International Forum for Investor Education is a unique alliance that brings together private- and public-sector providers of investor education to improve the global standards for investor education. IFIE enables providers of investor education to learn about investing in the international financial market and about investor education programs globally.
IFIE acts as a clearinghouse for the exchange of information and ideas through conferences, regional committees and partnerships with key groups such as the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO).
Susan Wolburgh Jenah is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), a position she has held since 2008. Previously, she served as President and CEO of the Investment Dealers Association of Canada (IDA). From 2004-2007 she was Vice Chair of the Ontario Securities Commission, where she served as General Counsel and Director of International Affairs, representing the Commission on various committees of IOSCO.
Ms. Wolburgh Jenah holds an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) and serves on the Board of Directors of the Global Risk Institute in Financial Services, and on the advisory board of the Hennick Centre for Business and Law. Ms. Wolburgh Jenah has a J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School (Osgoode Hall) in Toronto and was called to the bar in 1982.
IIROC is the national self-regulatory organization which oversees all investment dealers and trading activity on debt and equity marketplaces in Canada. Created in 2008 through the consolidation of the Investment Dealers Association of Canada and Market Regulation Services Inc., IIROC sets high quality regulatory and investment industry standards, protects investors and strengthens market integrity while maintaining efficient and competitive capital markets.
IIROC carries out its regulatory responsibilities through setting and enforcing rules regarding the proficiency, business and financial conduct of dealer firms and their registered employees and through setting and enforcing market integrity rules regarding trading activity on Canadian equity marketplaces.
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