SEC's International Institutes
International Institute for Securities Market Development (April 17-27, 2006)
The Securities and Exchange Commission conducted its 16th annual international Institute for Securities Market Development beginning April 17, 2006. The two-week, senior-level program is the SEC's flagship global training program. It provided a wide ranging group of participants from countries with emerging markets an opportunity to discuss the core principles of securities regulation and features lectures, panels, and workshops that focus on the development, operation, and regulation of securities markets. The Institute's faculty (link to the agenda) included senior SEC officials as well as representatives of other governmental agencies, securities exchanges and other key securities industry participants. This year, the Institute audience totaled 148 senior securities officials from 68 emerging market countries (link for final list of participants). Prior Institutes have provided training for nearly 1,400 officials from five continents. The 2007 Spring Institute will take place April 16 - 26.
International Institute for Securities Enforcement and Market Oversight (November 14-18, 2005)
The SEC also offers a one-week International Institute for Securities Enforcement and Market Oversight (the "Enforcement Institute") each fall at the SEC's headquarters. The Enforcement Institute is intended for countries with developed markets or later stage emerging markets. Speakers are drawn primarily from the SEC's senior enforcement and inspections staff, stock exchanges and other self-regulatory organizations. The program focuses on practical techniques for conducting investigations, market surveillance, inspections of broker-dealers, mutual funds, investment advisers, and auditor oversight. Approximately 1345 securities regulators from over 65 countries have participated in prior Enforcement Institutes.
The 2006 Enforcement Institute took place October 30 - November 3 at the SEC headquarters. One hundred forty-five delegates from 56 countries and territories attended. One hundred and forty-seven delegates from 60 countries attended the 2005 Enforcement Institute on November 14-18, 2005.