Supervision and regulation of Non Bank Financial institutions including Pensions, Insurance, Capital markets and non credit lending (Micro finance)

Securities markets provide an alternative avenue to raise capital. In MEFMI countries, non-bank financial sector entities could play a more significant role in the financial sector due to their larger asset base than deposits taking banking institutions.  Building and maintaining confidence in the markets as well as protecting investor’s interest is a primary concern for regulators. Therefore the regulation of stock exchanges, listed entities and firms that operate on those markets is a key aspect for financial regulators.

 The regulators of securities markets exercise oversight on listing arrangements, capital markets where trading takes place, the initial and continuing requirements for an entity to be listed. It is also vital for regulators to maintain an understanding of unfolding trends impacting the Institutional investors, retail investors like Collective investment schemes as well as the trading and settlement infrastructure.

This e-learning course will seek to familiarise participants with securities markets business entities; different securities markets regulatory models; regulatory global best practice and outlook for securities markets, and regional trends and challenges.

The course itself is going to be very interactive and sharing of expiriences will certainly enhance the course.

The E-learning workshop is meant to pick up some of the topics that were introduced in the fundamentals of regulating microfinance institutions and discuss them at advanced level, providing detailed case studies and course work to ensure understanding of concepts. The topics to be covered include:

  • Regulatory Framework and Supervisory Trends
  • Accounting and Financial analysis from the Regulator’s point of view
  • Examine the influence of modern technology in improving operations of microfinance business
  • Evaluate other rural financing strategies other than MFIs and their influence on financial stability.
  • Role of Financial Literacy and Consumer protection in Microfinance regulation;
  • Microfinance Outlook (direction/way forward)