Last week, the international conference of The World Federation of Investors (WFI) "Investor Education for Life Time Financial Security" and the annual meeting of WFI and European Association for Share Promotion (EASP) took place in Stockholm. In the morning, the guests were addressed by Mr. Erik Thedeen, Director General of Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority; later on, the presentations and lectures took place, among others on the research regarding financial literacy and financial education conducted at the University of Turin, on the role of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and other individual national competent agencies in improving financial literacy, as well as the individual cases of financial literacy programs in various countries.

The conference was attended by numerous prominent guests, among others by Mr. Guillaume Prache (France/Belgium), Managing Director of the European Federation of Investors (Better Finance), Mr. Jean-Pierre Paelinck (Belgium), Secretary General of the WFI, Mr. Wilfred Huebscher (Germany), Vice President of the WFI, Ms. Kamie Zaracki (USA), CEO Better Investing, Ms. Sari Lounasmeri (Finnland), CEO Found for Share Promotion, Mr. Fredrik Nordström (Sweden), CEO of the Swedish Investment Fund Association, Mr. Aldo Sicurani (France), Secretary General of the Federation of Individual Investors and Investor Clubs, and many others.

The conference was also attended by the VZMD President, Mr. Kristjan Verbič, as a member of the WFI, who asked the ESMA representative Mr. Laurent Tristan during his lecture about the ESMA policy regarding the fact that – at least in some countries which are »under its supervision« – agencies that oversee security markets are directly financed by the financial industry that they should be controlling, whereas they are the ones who should be safeguarding the minority shareholders and individual investors. He also asked the lecturer, when (and if) the ESMA will have the possibility to directly implement and sanction in terms of its own policies and documents on good practices, which have been only general to date.

Mr. Laurent Tristan explained in his reply that they were aware of the financing issue, however, this did not necessarily mean the agencies were not independent. Regarding the role of the ESMA, Mr. Tristan said it was a political decision at the level of the European Commission and the Parliament, and therefore he could not comment on it in the public domain, but they could have a discussion during the coffee break …

Besides the WFI meeting, which took place together with the meeting of the EASP, the members of both associations also attended the joint seminar at the invitation of the President of the NASDAQ Stockholm, Mr. Lauri Rosendahl, at the premises of NASDAQ Stock Exchange (the photograph above) and the evening gala.

This occasion also included the efficient presentation of activities and opportunities of international business-investor programs of the VZMD - Invest to Slovenia (investo.si) and International Investors' Network (invest-to.net).


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