The VZMD President, Mr. Kristjan Verbič, was appointed as a member of the highest collective working group of the important and influential international organization with more than 50 years of tradition at the meeting of the Executive board of the World Federation of Investors (WFI). Mr. Verbič pointed out that his appointment to the Executive board represents a significant recognition and an additional strengthening of the existing cooperation between WFI and VZMD of more than 13-years. VZMD is a longtime visible and active member of WFI and has – among other things – organised their annual meetings in Ljubljana already in 2008 (VIDEO) and again in 2012 (VIDEO), which were even more high-profile, since within the context of the event Investors` Week representatives and members of three of the largest individual investors associations met (in addition to WFI, the European Federation of Investors and the Euroshareholders) and adopted the Ljubljana Declaration (VIDEO), which merged both European associations.
It is Mr. Verbič’s fourth term as a member of the Executive board of the European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users (Better Finance) and this year he has been reappointed to the Consultative Working Group of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), where he already worked in the years 2016 and 2017. This time he was appointed to the »Financial Innovation Standing Committee’s Consultative Working Group (FISC CWG)«, while the VZMD stated his appointment will allow the Slovenian investors to be better heard in Europe while European viewpoints and trends will be better heard in Slovenia. This will further provide a stimulus for the financial and capital market which is why VZMD is expecting and hoping to strengthen cooperation with Slovenian competent institutions, the stock market, actors and regulators.