International Conference on Investor Protection

Securities and Exchange Board of India in collaboration with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) will organise an international conference in February.

The conference will focus on key challenges facing the financial sector in terms of investor protection.

The two-day seminar to be held in Mumbai will discuss on issues like emerging frameworks for financial consumer protection across Asia, financial markets and better outcomes for consumers and improving policy by analysing consumer complaints data, among others.

Government officials and experts from public authorities, including central banks and regulatory and supervisory authorities, the Ministry of Finance and investor education bodies are expected to participate in the event.

The seminar will be followed by the Asia Financial Consumer Protection Roundtable.

In February last year, the two organisations had organised a similar conference.

Paris-based think tank OECD works towards promoting policies that would improve the economic and social well-being of people.

It also provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an international economic organisation of 34 countries, founded in 1961 to stimulate economic progress and world trade.

It is a forum of countries describing themselves as committed to democracy and the market economy, providing a platform to compare policy experiences, seeking answers to common problems, identify good practices and coordinate domestic and international policies of its members.