ASIC Annual Forum 2013 opening address
A speech by Greg Medcraft, Chairman, Australian Securities and Investments Commission, opening the ASIC Annual Forum, Sydney, 25 March 2013
Thank you, Robynne and Uncle Chicka, for your warm welcome to Gadigal Country.
Good morning everyone, welcome to the ASIC Annual Forum for 2013.
Ladies and gentlemen, on behalf of my fellow commissioners – Belinda Gibson, Peter Kell, John Price and Greg Tanzer – and on behalf of all ASIC staff, I welcome and thank you for supporting this important event.
I think the Annual Forum is an excellent opportunity to discuss what is happening in financial services and the markets, as well as meet people from around the world.
For those of you in Sydney for the first time, I hope you get to enjoy the wonderful sights and experiences this city has to offer. We are fortunate to have some distinguished speakers lined up over the next two days, and I’d like to give particular thanks to our speakers who have travelled overseas from Canada, France, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Netherlands, Spain, and the United States.
I’d also like to welcome John Price to his first Annual Forum as an ASIC Commissioner. John became a Commissioner in March last year. He is the first ASIC staff member to be directly promoted to Commissioner.