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Event Details:

29-30 January 2024 ǀ Bangkok, Thailand

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The 39th ASEAN+3 Bond Market Forum (ABMF) Meeting will be held on 29-30 January 2024. The event is co-organized by The Securities and Exchange Commission of Thailand (SEC), Thailand Securities Depository Co., Ltd. (TSD), Thai Bond Market Association (ThaiBMA) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

The ASEAN+3 Bond Market Forum (ABMF) was established in May 2010 by the finance ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) plus the People's Republic of China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea–collectively known as ASEAN+3–under the Asian Bond Markets Initiative (ABMI). The Forum is the only regional platform of which actions and recommendations are reported to the ASEAN+3 policy discussion. It functions to integrate the ASEAN+3 markets through standardization and harmonization of regulations and market practices as well as market infrastructures relating to cross-border bond transactions.

ABMF meetings are held three times a year, bringing together more than 100 experts from the ministries of finance, central banks, securities market regulators, central securities depositories, securities exchanges and market operators, financial market associations as well as major financial institutions and IT vendors in the region. The forum is open to experts who are interested in financial market developments and regional financial cooperation.

The Securities and Exchange Commission was established on 16 May 1992 under the the Securities and Exchange Act B.E. 2535 (1992) as the independent regulator with the centralized roles for supervision and development of both primary and secondary markets. The SEC also facilitates the issuance of new financial instruments and put in place effective regulations to ensure fairness and prevent exploitation of stakeholders.

Thailand Securities Depository Co., Ltd. (TSD) is a subsidiary of The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), established on November 16, 1994. TSD is governed by the Securities and Exchange Act B.E. 2535 (1992) under the supervision of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Thailand (SEC).

As a subsidiary of The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), TSD is the sole Central Securities Depository (CSD) in Thailand, provides services such as custody, deposit, withdrawal, transfer, pledge and revocation for equity and fixed-income securities using a book entry system.

In order to be in line with global community standards, TSD has joined various international organizations’ standards such as Asia-Pacific Central Securities Depository Group (ACG), Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) and others.

The Thail Bond Market Asosciation (ThaiBMA) is a securities business related association under the Securities and Exchange Commission Act B.E. 2535. Its main purposes are to be a self-regulatory organization (SRO) for a fair and efficient operation of the bond market and to be an information center for the Thai bond market. It also plays functional roles on market development, market convention and standards and being Bond Pricing agency for the industry. In addition, ThaiBMA provides a forum through which industry professionals can response to current issues and play a role in shaping the future of the Thai bond market.

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