ECSRC Continues Securities Market Education Programme

The Eastern Caribbean Securities Regulatory Commission will be hosting the sixth in its series of certification workshops at the ECCB Headquarters in St Kitts, from June 7-11, 2004.

According to Mr Crispin Sorhaindo, Chairman of the Eastern Caribbean Securities Regulatory Commission, the Eastern Caribbean Securities Market, ECSM, provides possibilities for persons to operate as investment advisors, investment bankers, or as principals or representatives of firms in the market. The objective of the seminar is to equip participants to take advantage of these emerging business and job opportunities.

The workshop entitled “The Fundamentals of Operating in the ECSM” will acquaint participants with the principles and features of the Eastern Caribbean Securities Market. They will be exposed to a series of lectures and case studies on various topics, including Brokerage Operations and Customer Account Management; Public Offerings; Investment Advice and Collective Investment Schemes. They will also review the Securities Act 2001 and the regulations, which govern the operations of the ECSM.

On completion of the workshop, persons wishing to operate in the Eastern Caribbean Securities Market will be required to successfully complete the requisite certification and submit applications for licences to the Eastern Caribbean Securities Regulatory Commission. Details of the workshop are available on the ECSRC website at