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SEBI, OECD to hold two-day international conference on investor protection

NEW DELHI: Capital market watchdog SEBI in collaboration with Paris-based think tank OECD will organise in February an international conference on key challenges facing the financial sector in terms of investor protection.

“Co-hosted by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) and the OECD, with sponsorship from the Government of Japan, this seminar will focus on key developments and challenges facing financial consumer protection and education in the region,” a statement on OECD’s website about the event said.

The two-day seminar to be held in Mumbai will discuss 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.

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Government officials and experts from public authorities, including central banks and regulatory and supervisory authorities, Ministry of Finance and investor education bodies are expected to participate in the event, the statement said. “The seminar will be followed by the Asia Financial Consumer Protection Roundtable,” it added. In February last year, the two organisations had organised a similar conference.

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (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.

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