ECSM Certification Workshop Series Continues

The eighth in the series of Eastern Caribbean Securities Market certification programmes is slated to get underway on 21 November 2005.

The workshop will be 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.

The five-day workshop, which will take place at the ECCB Headquarters in St Kitts, will provide participants with an understanding of the role and functions of the various ECSM institutions, the legislation and the rules and regulations governing market operations.

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. Sessions will also be devoted to providing participants with hands-on experience in the systems used in the trading environment, as they participate in mock 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.