Certificate programme for securities market regulators

The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) and the Program on International Financial Systems at Harvard Law School (PIFS-HLS) have launched a joint global certificate programme for regulators of securities markets.

The two-phase programme is aimed at offering IOSCO members an executive education programme that is tailored to, and exclusively for, regulators of securities markets. The first phase will cover the fundamentals and intricacies of securities regulation and compliance. The second phase will examine current and future regulatory challenges and emerging issues.

Greg Medcraft, chairman of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission and Chairman of the IOSCO Board, said: “I welcome the launch of this programme – a key action in our Strategic Direction to 2020.  It’s an exciting programme developed in collaboration with a leading University and tailored to the aspirations of our members.  It’s further evidence of our commitment to supporting the capacity building needs of our members, particularly in growth and emerging markets.”

The IOSCO/PIFS-HLS Global Certificate Programme will formally roll out in October 2016 with two one-week sessions conducted at the IOSCO Headquarters in Madrid, Spain. Before attending these sessions, participants will study securities regulation materials that provide basic regulatory information. The first week of classes in Madrid will focus on current securities regulation and provide an overview of the regulatory frameworks in different jurisdictions, while the second week will examine ways of ensuring compliance with securities regulations.