Eastern Caribbean Securities Market (ECSM) Certification Programme Continues

The Thirteenth Eastern Caribbean Securities Market Certification Training Programme is scheduled to take place from 26th October to 3rd November, 2009 at the ECCB Headquarters, Basseterre, St. Kitts.

The workshop is open to persons wishing to operate as investment advisors, principals or representatives of broker-dealer firms, as well as to members of the public wishing to learn about the principles and features of the Eastern Caribbean Securities Market.

Participants will obtain an understanding of the role and functions of the various ECSM institutions, and an overview of the legislation and rules governing the market.

The topics to be covered include the fundamentals of economic analysis and evaluating government securities; brokerage operations and customer account management; portfolio management and asset allocation. Participants will also be trained to use the system supporting the electronic trading platform of the ECSE, as they participate in simulated trading and settlement activities.

The details of the workshop can be obtained from: the Eastern Caribbean Institute of Banking and Financial Services at the ECCB complex in St Kitts at telephone number (869) 466 5566; the Eastern Caribbean Securities Exchange at (869) 466 7192 or from the Eastern Caribbean Securities Regulatory Commission at (869) 465 2537.