Building One Financial World

The ACI 2001 International Congress that took place in Singapore 24-26 May, examined the move towards globalisation and building “One Financial World”. Asia, in particular, was under the radar, with Lee Hsien Loong, Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore and Chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), delivering the keynote address. Lee highlighted three dimensions […]
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SPG Assists Indonesia with Professional Standards Programme

ACI’s Strategic Planning Group (SPG) has embarked upon a co-operative effort with ACI Indonesia, ACI Australia and ACI Singapore, to draw up a blueprint for introducing a “professional standards” programme in Indonesia. In late-December, ACI’s vice president Mike Eastaway, acting in his capacity as chairman of the SPG, travelled to Jakarta to present a suggested […]
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Singapore Prepares for Forex 2001

The 42nd ACI International Congress will take place 24-26 May 2001 at the Raffles City Convention Centre in Singapore. Entitled “One Financial World”, the congress will be hosted by ACI Singapore, the local chapter of ACI – The Financial Markets Association. Organisers expect up to 1,000 delegates to attend the event and 36 exhibitors. Key […]
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ACI to Hold Elections Alongside Forex 2001 in Singapore

ACI – The Financial Markets Association will elect a president, treasurer and chairman of its Committee for Professionalism (CFP) at the Forex 2001 International Congress in Singapore later this month. Fortis Bank’s Heering Ligthart, current ACI president, is running unopposed for a second term. Meanwhile, the treasurer’s post has three candidates: current treasurer Herman Bussers […]
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ACI – UK Hears from UK Politicians

ACI – UK has held two speakers’ events in London, featuring prominent UK politicians, including Michael Portillo, the UK’s shadow Chancellor, and Charles Kennedy, MP. On 21 February, Portillo told ACI members he is concerned that the UK economy is “slipping into complacency” and expressed support for the UK remaining outside EMU. “During the 1990s, […]
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Regulation and Accreditation Globally or Locally?

At the request of the European Central Bank, Heering Ligthart, president of ACI – The Financial Markets Association, recently made a presentation to the FX Contact Group in Frankfurt, which is comprised of representatives from the 20 largest FX banks in Europe, plus representatives of the 12 central banks within Euroland. Ligthart introduced the ACI […]
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ACI Looks at ‘Fundamental Issues’ at Jersey Meeting

At the recent Executive Committee and Council meetings, hosted by ACI Channel Islands 17-18 November in Jersey, a number of fundamental issues were earmarked for discussion. Membership numbers, as well as the Model Code and education topped the agenda. “Acceptance of our work on the Model Code has come from numerous regulatory bodies, as well […]
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ACI Singapore to Host 42nd Annual World Congress in 2001

At the Paris Forex 2000 conference in May, ACI Singapore (ACIS) accepted the flag to carry through to next year’s ACI International Congress, which will take place 24-26 May, 2001. Frank Wong, Chairman of the Organising Committee, says ACIS has spent the past eight months laying a lot of the preparatory work for the event. […]
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21st Asia Pacific Forex Congress

  Curtain Raiser The Forex Association of India, host of the 21st Asia-Pacific Forex Congress, has released further details of the event, which is set to take place from 30th November to 3rd December 2000 at Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi. The Congress is expected to draw around 750 delegates from around the world. The […]
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ACI’s President Calls for Proactive Follow-Up to The Model Code

In a letter that was sent out recently, ACI’s president Heering Ligthart urged all of ACI’s affiliated national associations to proactively follow up on The Model Code project. The Model Code was officially released at the Paris Forex 2000 Congress in May. Commented Ligthart, in the letter, “The production, publishing and regular updating of such […]
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