In partnership with the International Organization of Securities Commissions (“IOSCO”) and Harvard Law School, PIFS delivers the annual Global Certificate Program for Regulators of Securities Markets (“GCP”) and Global Policy Development Seminar (“GPDS”) for IOSCO members.
The GCP is an annual three-week regulatory training program for approximately one hundred and fifty mid-level securities regulators from over forty developed and developing markets. The regulators spend two weeks at IOSCO in Madrid reviewing the fundamentals and intricacies of securities regulation and compliance, and one week at Harvard Law School focusing on emerging issues in securities regulation. In 2020, the in-person course was replaced with a virtual training program on the role of securities regulators during COVID-19.
The GPDS is an annual policy development seminar for senior securities regulators from across the globe, including IOSCO board members and leadership of IOSCO committees. In 2021, the GPDS focused on sustainable finance, with panel discussions on (1) global standards for issuer disclosure and (2) ESG risk management and supervisory oversight for asset managers. The 2020 GPDS addressed COVID-19’s impact on capital markets and effective policy responses, and featured a moderated panel discussion with Heath Tarbert (Chairman and Chief Executive of the U.S. CFTC), Barbara Novick (Vice Chair of BlackRock), and Jean-Claude Trichet (former President of the ECB). The 2021 GPDS is focused on sustainable finance.
PIFS and IOSCO are pleased to offer a limited number of full-tuition scholarships for the GCP and GPDS to regulators from emerging markets. For details regarding the IOSCO-PIFS-Harvard Law School programs and scholarship opportunities please contact Whitney Vasey at email@example.com or Cecile de Wit at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IOSCO/PIFS-HLS Global Certificate Program for Regulators of Securities Markets Phase II
DECEMBER 13-17, 2021 – Virtual
Session 13: Regulation of Retail Investors and Equity Markets – Case Study on Gamestop (Securities and Exchange Commission)
Background Reading Materials for all Sessions
IOSCO/PIFS-HLS Global Certificate Program for Regulators of Securities Markets Phase I
JUNE 28, 2021 – Virtual
2020 IOSCO Global Certificate Program:
The Role of Securities Regulators Amidst COVID-19
DECEMBER 7-10, 2020 – Virtual
2020 IOSCO Policy Development Seminar:
COVID-19 Impact on Capital Markets and Effective Policy Responses
SEPTEMBER 29, 2020 – Virtual
2019 IOSCO Global Certificate Program
DECEMBER 9-13, 2019, Cambridge, MA, United States
2018 IOSCO Global Certificate Program
DECEMBER 3-7, 2018, Cambridge, MA, United States
2017 IOSCO Global Certificate Program
DECEMBER 4-8, 2017, Cambridge, MA, United States
2016 IOSCO Global Certificate Program
DECEMBER 4-9, 2016, Cambridge, MA, United States