In the ASEAN region, through close collaboration with international agencies such as the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australian Treasury and AusAID, SIDC has tailor-made and delivered several international capacity building programmes for securities regulators of Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam to promote common regulatory competencies, networking and cooperation:

  • APEC Multilateral Capacity Building ProgrammeSingapore (2015): Training Workshop on Investor Protection Challenges of Cross-Border Collective Investment Schemes (CIS)
  • APEC Bilateral Capacity Building ProgrammeJakarta (2015): Targeted Technical Assistance to Inform the Development of Indonesia’s Policy and Position on Potentially Joining the Asia Region Funds Passport (ARFP)
  • APEC Capacity Building ProgrammeKuala Lumpur; Manila; Seoul (2014): Targeted Technical Assistance to Support Membership and Implementation of the Asia Region Funds Passport (ARFP)
  • ADB Capacity Building Programme Kuala Lumpur; Hanoi (2014): Promoting an Interlinked Asean Capital Market – Regulation of Capital Markets
  • APEC Capacity Building ProgrammeTaipei (2013): Stable Integrated Capital Markets –  Strengthening the Regional Financial Sector
  • Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Programme Package for Lao PDR Securities and Exchange Commission Office (SECO) – Vientiane (2013)
  • APEC Capacity Building ProgrammeBangkok; Hanoi (2012): Building Competitive and Stable Integrated Capital Markets
  • APEC Capacity Building ProgrammeSingapore; Kuala Lumpur (2011): Strengthening Policies and Processes for Facilitating Cross-Border Funds Passporting
  • APEC Capacity Building ProgrammeKuala Lumpur; Hong Kong (2010): Developing Capacity for Cross-Border Recognition, Issuance and Trading of Financial Products and Services
  • East Asia Summit (EAS) Capacity Building Programme – Vientiane; Shanghai (2010): Structuring and Restructuring Financial Markets – Overcoming Challenges in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Vietnam
  • APEC Capacity Building Programme Kuala Lumpur; Hanoi (2009): Supporting the Development of a Diversified Institutional Investor Base
  • East Asia Summit (EAS) Capacity Building ProgrammePhnom Penh; Kuala Lumpur (2009): Strengthening the Institutional Development and Function of Securities Market Supervisory Agencies

SIDC has also served regulatory bodies in the Middle East, providing consultancy to the capital market authorities of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Kuwait to develop their people in undertaking regulatory functions of modern capital markets effectively. Programmes in our portfolio include:
  • Capital Markets Authority (CMA) Kuwait – Young Professionals Programme (2014): A groundbreaking 35-day customised programme focusing on technical and interpersonal skills development delivered to 20 CMA new recruits in Kuala Lumpu
  • Securities and Commodities Authority of the United Arab Emirates (SCA) – Fundamentals of Capital Market Regulation (2011): A series of tailor-made capital market regulation seminars and a skills development workshop to complement the SCA’s internal staff training and equip participants with specific skillsets to function effectively as regulators.

We also entered into MOUs with the National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM), India and the Securities and Commodities Authority of the United Arab Emirates (SCA) to enable collaborations on capacity building initiatives and training programmes for the development of the capital markets and financial services industry. 

With a definitive focus on customised programmes, a proven track record, strong collaboration with international agencies and a clear commitment towards international capacity building programmes, SIDC has established itself as a preferred strategic partner for regulators training regionally and globally.