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CIR Media and SERC Undertake Capacity Building for Officials to Provide Investor-Ready Information

CIR Media and SERC Undertake Capacity Building for Officials to Provide Investor-Ready Information

Cambodia Investment Review

The Securities and Exchange Regulator of Cambodia (SERC) and CIR Media have jointly organized a capacity-building training session for 70 of its officials on creating and distributing press releases as well as valuable information to English-language media in Cambodia. The training focused on enhancing officials’ skills in working with media to provide investor-ready information that is clear, accurate, and reliable.

The event was highly presided over by H.E. Sou Socheat, Delegate of the Royal Government in charge as Director General of the SERC, who emphasized the importance of capacity building for SERC officials and the critical role played by the media in promoting the development of the securities sector in Cambodia.

Capacity building is a top priority for SERC 

H.E. Sou Socheat commented in his opening remarks: “Capacity building is deemed as one of the top priorities for the SERC and always provides opportunities to officials by organizing and assigning them to attend training, conduct on-job-training in abroad, as well as encouraging them to apply for scholarships”.

H.E. Sou Socheat, Delegate of the Royal Government in charge as Director General of the SERC.

He added: “The media plays a very crucial role in promoting the development of the securities sector in Cambodia through disseminating information and knowledge related to the securities sector to the public, stakeholders as well as both domestic and international investors”.

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He also expressed his sincere thanks and appreciation to the leading English language media in the Kingdom – Cambodia Investment Review, Phnom Penh Post, Fresh News, Khmer Times, and Kiripost for working closely with the SERC in disseminating information & news related to the securities sector in Cambodia.

A transparent, trustworthy, and collaborative financial system 

Harrison White, CEO of CIR Media said: “Transparency between financial regulators and the general public is critical for a healthy and trustworthy financial system. However, with the complex nature of financial regulations, it can be challenging for the public to stay informed. That’s where the media comes in as a crucial conduit, bridging the gap. Ongoing training and workshops that bring regulators, media, and the public together play a crucial role in building this collaborative ecosystem.”

Mr. Harrison White, CEO of CIR Media.

“Cambodia Investment Review believes that by participating in good faith training and workshops, we can share the knowledge and tools necessary to effectively communicate financial regulations to the public. This helps to build a more transparent, trustworthy, and collaborative financial system, ultimately benefiting all stakeholders involved.,” he added.

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The training was attended by 70 participants, including SERC’s management and officials. It was organized under the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between SERC and CIR, which was signed on April 20, 2022.

Promoting the securities sector in Cambodia 

Under a partnership agreement signed in 2021, CIR Media has agreed to promote the securities sector in Cambodia by publishing both news and educational articles to ensure truthful and reliable information and make a positive impact on the securities market in Cambodia. The partnership aims to enhance cooperation and collaboration mechanisms and raise awareness of Cambodia’s capital market for both local and international audiences.

The training was attended by 70 of SERC officials.

The partnership between SERC and CIR aims to increase investor confidence and promote investment in Cambodia’s securities markets by providing accurate and reliable information through English-language media.

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