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Investor Education in Korea. Presented by. Sok Hun Kang, Ph.D. Korea Financial Investment Association. AGENDA. Introduction to KOFIA. Environment for investor education. Major investor education initiatives. Investor education effects. Closing remarks. 1. Introduction to KOFIA.

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Investor Education in Korea

Presented by

Sok Hun Kang, Ph.D

Korea Financial Investment Association


AGENDA

  • Introduction to KOFIA

  • Environment for investor education

  • Major investor education initiatives

  • Investor education effects

  • Closing remarks


1

Introduction to KOFIA

  • Launched on Feb.4, 2009 under Capital Marker Act

  • - Non-profit, membership

  • - Consolidated association for securities, asset management,

  • futures industries

  • Sole SRO and trade association in Korea

  • - Responsible for investor education


2

Environment for Investor Education

  • Korean investor education is a successful model

  • Korean capital market is viewed as an advanced

  • market

  • - Dow Developed Market Index in 2008

  • - FTSE Develop Market Index – Sep. 2009

  • - MSCI Developed Market Index – under public consultation

  • Outlook for the Korean market is promising


3

Need for Investor Education

  • Korea Capital Market Act effective in Feb 2009

  • - Emphasis on investor protection

  • - New sophisticated products to be introduced

  • On-going financial crisis

  • Other Developments

  • - Aging society

  • - Paradigm shift from deposit to investment

  • - Introduction of corporate pension plan


4

Korea Council for Investor Education

  • Established in 2005

  • - To provide systematic and efficient education programs

  • Member of KCIE : 7 organizations

  • - KOFIA, FSC, FSS, KRX, etc.

  • Secretariat of KCIE : KOFIA

  • Nationwide network : 8 major cities


Building infrastructure for investor education

Tailor-made education services

Financial education for social minorities

Fostering sound investment culture

5

Major Investor Education Initiatives


6

Building Infra for investor Education

  • Wide range of educational content

  • - To meet diverse needs

  • Comprehensive online education services

  • Comprehensive internet portal (www.kcie.or.kr)

  • - Wealth Academy

  • - Fund Academy

  • - New Product Academy

  • World-class online investor education programs


7

Tailor-made Education Services

  • Customized to reach all target groups

  • - Ages, educational backgrounds, locations, professions

  • Lecturers provide on-site education

  • - Lecturers are CEOs from financial investment

  • companies and specialists


Educating young people and the financially disadvantaged and social minorities

- Publish textbooks for elementary, middle and high

schools, teachers’ instructional manuals

- Training programs for teachers

- Securities competition for students

Expand education to all Koreans

8

Financial Education to Social Minorities


Inform people of the merits of long-term, indirect investment

Public campaigns and advertisement with KBS

- Buy 10 Shares

- Saving through Stock Investment

9

Fostering Sound Investment Culture


10

Investor Education Effects

  • Paradigm shift from deposit to investment

  • Moving from short-term direct investment to

  • long-term, indirect investment culture

  • - Equity-type funds jumped from $ 8 billion in 2005

  • to $ 100 billion in January 2009


11

Future Direction for Investor Education

  • Develop world-class investor education

  • Advance the financial capabilities of investors

  • Extend efforts to include investor protection

  • Build strong global networks


Investor education is indispensable to a sophisticated investment culture and the long-term prosperity of the market

Develop practicability and high-quality investor education to be applied in the real world

Extend the investor education to every Korean

Combat the financial illiteracy of the general public

12

Future Direction for Investor Education (con)


13

Future Direction for Investor Education (con)

  • Go beyond education to investor protection

  • - Provide legal consultation and dispute resolution

  • KOFIA will build strong international organizations

  • - Preparing for the inaugural meeting of AFIE this year


14

Closing Remarks

  • Investor education is a key element for a sound

  • investment culture and an advanced capital market

  • Korea made consistent efforts, proven successful

  • Need networks across national borders

  • Hope IFIE/IOSCO conference will be held in Seoul


Thank you!


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