Election kicks off 2-day global conference
TORONTO, June 19, 2013 /CNW/ - Members of the International Forum for
Investor Education (IFIE) today re-elected Investment Industry
Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) President and CEO, Susan
Wolburgh Jenah, as its chair at its annual international meeting in
Toronto. In addition, IFIE elected Paul Andrews, Vice President and
Managing Director of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority's
(FINRA's) International Affairs Department, as vice chair and Toshihiko
Sasaki, Executive Director of the Japan Securities Dealers Association
(JSDA), as treasurer/secretary.
Members from the alliance of 28 organizations of regulators, industry
associations and other interested stakeholders from 15 countries
elected the three IFIE officers the day before the opening of the 2013
IFIE-IOSCO Global Investor Education Conference. The theme for this
year's conference is promoting investor education and financial
literacy across life stages - children and youth, working years and
Approximately 160 regulators, investor education practitioners, industry
leaders, government agencies and other stakeholders from around the
world will participate in interactive discussions, and showcase
examples of innovative and practical programs in investor education and
financial literacy at the two-day event that takes place June 20 - 21
at the downtown Toronto Hilton Hotel.
"I am pleased to continue to serve as Chair of this important
organization with a diverse membership strongly committed to promoting
best practices in investor education and to improving financial
capability. I am looking forward to continuing to work with IFIE
members and other stakeholders to enhance investor education and
literacy standards," said Ms. Wolburgh Jenah.
About IFIE Officers:
Susan Wolburgh Jenah is President and CEO of 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. Prior to her appointment as Vice Chair,
she served as General Counsel and Director of International Affairs,
representing the Commission at international fora and on various IOSCO
Paul Andrews is Vice President and Managing Director of FINRA's International Affairs
Department. In this capacity, he directs all international engagements
and has led FINRA's efforts to establish strong working relationships
to harmonize and improve regulation with key regulators and regulatory
bodies outside of the U.S. including the Financial Services Authority
in the UK, among others. He also leads FINRA's efforts at IOSCO and
COSRA - the Council of Securities Regulators of the Americas. He heads
the Ahead of the Curve Working Group as part of IOSCO's Self-Regulatory
Organizations Consultative Committee.
Toshihiko Sasaki is Executive Director of the Japan Securities Dealers Association
(JSDA), leading Financial & Securities Education Support Headquarters
within the JSDA. He joined the JSDA as Executive Advisor in 2008 and
assumed his current position in July 2011.
About the Organizations:
The International Forum for Investor Education (IFIE) is a global membership organization, chartered in 2005, that
brings together private and public sector organizations committed to
strengthening resources and standards for implementing financial
capability and investor education programmes within and across
jurisdictions around the world.
The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (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.
Image with caption: "International Forum for Investor Education (IFIE) elects officers from Canada, US and Japan. The election of JSDA Executive Director Toshihiko Sasaki as treasurer/secretary, IIROC President and CEO Susan Wolburgh Jenah as chair, and FINRA Vice President and Managing Director Paul Andrews as vice chair, kicks off a two-day global investor education conference in Toronto. (CNW Group/Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) - General News)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130619_C9818_PHOTO_EN_28297.jpg
SOURCE: Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) - General News
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