Global Investor Education Leaders Gather In Istanbul To Focus On Critical Issues

ISTANBUL, June 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The International Forum for Investor Education (IFIE) and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) today opened their eighth annual investor education conference in Istanbul, Turkey, with a focus on the best strategies for improving investor engagement in order to build financial capability.

Throughout the conference, titled “Global FC/IE Strategies and Implementation: Meeting Needs and Bridging Gaps,” speakers, panelists and practitioners from around the globe will share knowledge, experience and perspectives to make Financial Capability and Investor Education (FC/IE) strategies and programming more successful.

The full agenda, including panels, skills workshops and speakers, is available at 

This year’s programme is oriented towards capacity-building to meet existing and future FC/IE needs by working together across sectors; building bridges and alliances to develop and sustain efforts; highlighting ways to address FC/IE and investor engagement challenges in Growth and Emerging Market jurisdictions as well as in advanced markets; and using in-depth content, case studies, skill-building and problem-solving sessions to help provide implementable information.

IOSCO Secretary General Paul Andrews said, “It is critical in today’s global world that all stakeholders work together towards greater financial capability and protection of investors. I am very pleased that this conference provides a much needed forum to reinforce and support that to happen in practice.”

Chairman of IFIE and Vice Chairman of FPD Turkey Alparslan Budak said, “IFIE has come a long way in becoming a global player in the financial education arena. I believe that this conference provides an excellent opportunity to listen to a very good number of speakers, experts from all around the world, with diverse backgrounds and views.”

Turkish Capital Markets Association (TCMA) Chairman İlhami Koç said, “The financial crisis triggered demand for investor education around the world. In light of problems that have arisen, we are once again reminded of how important it is for individuals to become financially literate. I believe that the conference will provide an exceptional platform for all stakeholders to discuss challenges in the global arena.”

Participating experts include:

Topics on the conference agenda include:

The 2016 IFIE/IOSCO conference is sponsored by FINRA (United States), Securities Investor Protection Corporation (United States), CFA Institute (worldwide), ANBIMA (Brazil), TCMA (Turkey), and JSDA (Japan).


The International Forum for Investor Education ( is a global membership organization committed to strengthening resources and standards for financial capability and investor education within and across jurisdictions through such initiatives as global conferences; webinars; surveys; a resource clearinghouse; and development and distribution of best practices, implementation strategies, capacity building and leadership support. IFIE also has global regional Chapter networks of members in Asia (IFIE/AFIE), MENA (IFIE/MENA) and the Americas (IFIE/Americas) who work together to develop and implement approaches to regional challenges in financial education, financial capability and investor education.  Chapter development in Europe and Africa is underway.

The International Organization of Securities Commissions (, founded in 1983, is the international policy forum for securities regulators and is recognized as the international standard-setter for the financial securities sector. The organization’s membership regulates more than 95 percent of the world’s securities markets in over 115 jurisdictions. IOSCO members have resolved:

The mission of the Turkish Capital Markets Association ( is to contribute to the development of a community of professionals equipped with high level of expertise who are sincerely committed to ethical values and perceive competition as offering better products and services to investors with the ultimate aim of contributing to the development of the national economy and the capital markets.

SOURCE International Forum for Investor Education (IFIE)

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