The IOSCO Asia Pacific Hub for regulatory capacity building in the Asia-Pacific region supports World Investor Week.
Workshop on Finfluencer Regulation: Retail Investor Protection In the Age of Social Media (16 November 2023, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia). Financial Influencers, commonly referred to as finfluencers, wield considerable influence across social media platforms such as Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, Telegram etc., potentially influencing investment decisions, especially among the younger generation of retail investors. As these developments continue to attract regulatory attention, the Workshop will delve into the role of finfluencers and their impact on investment decisions. The Workshop will also explore the challenges associated with regulating finfluencers, including whether they fall within the existing scope of securities regulations and cross-border implications. Furthermore, in strengthening investor protection and education, the Workshop will discuss ways to monitor and regulate the ecosystem in which a finfluencer operates, and the potential tools and strategies that regulators can consider to mitigate the risks associated with these activities.
Updated: November 15, 2023