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| 19 September 2019

PSDI presents at the annual meeting of the Association of Financial Supervisors of Pacific Countries (AFSPC)

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PSDI's Senior Finance Sector Expert Peter Dirou lead PSDI's input to the meeting, delivering four presentations.

PSDI’s insight and expertise on improving business access to finance and strengthening Pacific financial systems was shared at the annual meeting of the Association of Financial Supervisors of Pacific Countries (AFSPC) in Nuku’alofa on 4-5 September.

The AFSPC works to strengthen financial sectors and supervisory best practice, and promote cooperation and information sharing in Pacific financial regulation and supervision. Its annual meeting, which 35 participants from 13 Pacific countries attended, was hosted by the National Reserve Bank of Tonga and the Pacific Financial Technical Assistance Centre.

PSDI delivered presentations at the meeting on:
i. Addressing gaps in Pacific financial sector architecture
ii. The place of state-owned banks in the Pacific
iii. The importance of retirement funds in Pacific financial systems
iv. Regulation of cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (See video: https://youtu.be/WRe1CslVaq4)
v. Topical issues in Pacific finance: competition in financial services, personal property securities legislation, and the regulation of credit bureaus.

Contact us directly at info@adbpsdi.org for a copy of any of these presentations.

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The AFSPC's 17th Annual Meeting was attended 35 participants, including heads of central banks, commissioners, and representatives from supervisory authorities. The participants came from 13 countries: Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

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PSDI's Senior Finance Sector Expert Peter Dirou lead PSDI's input to the meeting, delivering four presentations.