IOSCO Asia Pacific Hub Webcast Series: Implications of COVID-19
The COVID-19 crisis has significant implications for policy makers, regulators and market participants globally. The IOSCO Asia Pacific Hub will be conducting a series of webcasts relating to policy, regulatory and other issues arising from COVID-19. This is intended to provide insights and perspectives, and to facilitate an exchange of views in this area.
COVID-19: Role of Securities Regulators in Sustainable Finance – Erik Thedeen, Director General, Finansinspektionen (FI) Sweden & Chair of IOSCO’s Sustainability Task Force; Amar Gill, Managing Director and Head of Investment Stewardship, Asia Pacific, Blackrock and Ephyro Luis Amatong, Commissioner, SEC Philippines
The webcast discusses Sustainable Finance in the context of COVID-19, challenges in the development of Sustainable Finance including those relating to disclosures and sustainability assessment of companies, and the role of securities regulators in this area.
Cyber Security – Brian Hansen, Executive Director for Asia Pacific, FS-ISAC and Lim Tong Lee, Deputy Director and Head (Division II), Technology & Cyber Risk Supervision, MAS
The dialogue reviews the implications of COVID-19 on cyber security and discusses cyber incidents during COVID-19, risks arising from remote working arrangements and measures to safeguard cyber resilience.
Financial Reporting and Disclosures – Mohamed Raslan Abdul Rahman, Chairman, MASB and Douglas Niven, Senior Executive Leader, Financial Reporting and Audit, ASIC
The dialogue reviews the implications of COVID-19 on financial reporting, accounting and disclosures and discusses key challenges faced, regulators’ responses, implications on audit and interim reporting, and guidance on the accounting for expected credit losses.
COVID-19 and Financial Markets – Richard Record, Lead Economist, Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment Global Practice, The World Bank Group
The dialogue reviews the macro-economic impact of COVID-19 and discusses key sources of risks in the Asia Pacific region and policy responses undertaken, outlook scenarios for regional financial markets, and priority areas for regulatory authorities to monitor and assess.
SCxSC Fintech Conference 2019
SCxSC 2019 is Securities Commission Malaysia's annual fintech event, an interactive platform for discussions and exploration of new and evolving digital trends. The Conference convened senior policymakers, innovators, investors and financial services providers that shared and explored digital developments in the capital market. Key topics discussed include Fintech entrepreneurship, Robo advisory, eKYC and digital identity, Cryptocurrency / digital assets, Artificial intelligence in cybersecurity and Islamic fintech.
The event programme is available at https://www.scxsc.my/day/1
22 October 2019 – morning session
22 October 2019 – afternoon session
23 October 2019 – morning session
23 October 2019 – afternoon session
Investor Education and Protection in the Asset Management Industry – Kaleon Leong, Chief Executive Officer, FIMM
In conjunction with World Investor Week 2019, the dialogue discusses key issues faced in promoting market discipline and retail investor protection and education in the asset management industry.
OECD Equity Market Review Asia 2018 – Mats Isakson, Head of Corporate Governance and Corporate Finance, OECD
The OECD Equity Market Review Asia 2018 was launched during the OECD Asian Roundtable on Corporate Governance in Kuala Lumpur on 7 November 2018. The 2018 Review discusses the use and functioning of public equity markets in Asia, and how capital markets can serve to channel financial resources from households to productive investments in the real economy. It covers trends in initial and secondary public offerings in Asia, growth companies’ use of equity financing, the ownership landscape and investors in Asia as well as trends in investment banking activities and underwriting in Asian equity markets.
Speaking at the Roundtable, Mats Isaksson, Head of Corporate Governance and Corporate Finance, OECD shares key findings from the 2018 Review, including the continued shift of equity market activities to Asian exchanges. The OECD Equity Market Review Asia 2018 report is available here.
Leadership and Governance – Professor Didier Cossin, Founder and Director, IMD Global Board Center
The dialogue reviews the concepts of leadership and governance in promoting market integrity and good conduct, and deepening institutional capacity and organisational resilience.
FinTech and Implications on Regulations – John D’Agostino, Managing Director, DMS
The dialogue discusses the application and scalability of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, and looks at the impact of digital assets on regulations.