4th Securities Market Certification Workshop Opens

With the deepening of the region's financial infrastructure, our countries have the opportunity to become more closely integrated with the international financial systems, and carve out new growth opportunities geared towards maintaining sound macroeconomic policies and adequate regulatory structures.

So said Mr Errol Allen, Deputy Chairman of the Eastern Caribbean Securities Regulatory Commission (ECSRC) and ECCB's Deputy Governor, while addressing the opening ceremony of the 4th Securities Market Certification Workshop at the Maltin Moving Conference Centre, ECCB Headquarters today (20 January).

The workshop, under the theme The Fundamentals of Operating in the ECSM, is geared at providing the participants with a sound working knowledge of the main principles of securities markets. Topics will include The Importance of a Sound Regulatory and Supervisory Framework, Licensing Procedures for Market Participants and The Basics of Portfolio Management and Asset Allocation.

The twenty (20) participants of the January 20 - 24 certification workshop are from Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, and the ECCB. This ECSM Certification Programme is presented by the ECSRC, in collaboration with the ECCB and the ECSE.