ECSRC Invites Applications for Certification Programme

The Eastern Caribbean Securities Regulatory Commission is inviting applications for its certification workshop and examinations from persons desirous of operating as Principals and Representatives of broker dealer firms or as Investment Advisors, in the Eastern Caribbean Securities Market (ECSM).

The workshop, which will have as its theme "The Fundamentals of Operating in the Eastern Caribbean Securities Market", will be held at the Headquarters of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank from January 20 to 23, 2003.

During the four days, participants will be apprised of the ECSM infrastructure and the Interrelationships between institutions within the market. They will also be instructed in ECSM Trading Principles; Licensing Procedures for Market Participants; Brokerage Operations and Customer Account Management and the Basics of Portfolio Management and Asset Allocation. The workshop will be followed by examinations on January 24, 2003, successful completion of which is the first step towards acquiring a licence to operate in the ECSM.

Persons wishing to attend the workshop may obtain application forms and any further information from the Secretary of the Eastern Caribbean Securities Regulatory Commission, at PO Box 1855 Basseterre St Kitts, telephone 869-465-2537, extension 302, by emailing or by visiting the ECSE website at