Quarterly Newsletter - September 2004 -
In conjunction with the ASAF AGM in Tokyo on 17th October, ASAF
and the Security Analysts Association
of Japan (SAAJ) will both hold
their annual conferences. The
theme of the ASAF conference is
Asian Economics and Financial
Markets - Independence and Interdependence;
and the SAAJ conference will focus
on Revival and Growth of Japanese
enterprises, considering the viewpoint
of corporate management.
The programs for the two conferences offer impressive general
sessions, panel discussions, and
field trips, and the speakers
include outstanding leaders in
their field, all in all offering
an unparalleled opportunity for
investment professionals to review
the rapidly expanding and changing
Asian markets, and to enhance
communications with other professionals
in the region.
The venue, the Toshi Center Hotel, is located in the heart of
Tokyo, one of the most exciting,
stimulating, and safest modern
metropolises in the world boasting
a rich culture and history. October
brings cool, crisp autumn days,
and is the best season to visit.
Participants from all over the
world are invited to attend. More
information and registration is
available at www.asaf2004.org.
welcomes 5 new member societies.
EFFAS welcomes 5 new member societies.
Following the Annual General Meeting
in 2004, EFFAS welcomes 5 new
members, extending their network
to a total of 23 European countries.
ACAF - Society of Financial Consultants
and Analysts of Romania
The Romanian Association, ACAF,
Society of Financial Consultants
and Analysts of Romania, was established
in December 2003. The Chairman
is David Zellermayer.
BGIMFA - Bulgarian Guild of Investment
Managers and Financial Analysts
The Bulgarian Society, BGIMFA,
was officially established in
March 2003. The chairman is Professor
Pr. Radoslav Tsonchev.
Chairman of BGIMFA
FIAK - Financial Institutions' Association of Kazakhstan
The Association of Financiers
of Kazakhstan (AFK) was established
in May 1999 as a non-governmental
and not-for profit organisation
that unites banks, insurance companies,
pension funds, professional participants
of the securities market, auditing
and consulting companies, and
The Chairman of the Kazakhstan
Society is S. A. Akhanov.
LASMP - Latvian Association of Professional Securities Market
Association of natural persons
aimed to protect interests of
financial market professionals
and enforce best practice standards.
Established in 1997 by 14 brokers
from leading commercial banks
and brokerage companies. Since
2001 represented in Advisory Council
of Financial and Capital Market
Commission - regulatory body for
banks, insurance companies and
financial intermediaries. The
Chairman of LASMP is Roberts Idelsons.
Chairman of LASMP
SI - The Securities Institute
The Securities Institute was formed
in 1992 by a group of individual
members of the London Stock Exchange.
Its objects are to set professional
standards, to measure their attainment
and to promote ethical behaviour
throughout the industry.The Securities
Institute is now the pre-eminent
professional body for those who
work in the securities and investment
industry in the UK. The Institute
is the principal awarding body
for industry qualifications.