The Capital Market Authority participated in a seminar on the securities sector at An-Najah University. The event was organized by the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences in collaboration with the Palestine Capital Market Authority as part of the An-Najah Weekly Economic Meeting titled “The Securities Sector in Palestine: Current Status and Prospects.” In the presence of Mr. Murad Jadbah, the Director of the Securities Directorate at the PCMA, along Dr. Rafat Al-Jallad, Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Dr. Doha Al-Tanbour, a lecturer in the Department of Financial and Monetary Sciences. The meeting took place on Thursday, March 9, 2023, and was attended by a large number of students majoring in financial and banking sciences, as well as students from other disciplines within the university and interested members of the community.
During this meeting, several important topics were discussed regarding the working strategy of the Capital Market Authority in the securities sector for the period 2021-2025. These topics included enhancing the sustainability of financial sectors under the PCMA’s supervision, promoting the use of financial technology in the non-banking financial sector, and advancing Sharia-compliant financial services and instruments such as Islamic bonds, investment funds, Islamic Licensing, and more.
Mr. Murad Jadbah highlighted the services provided by the PCMA, including trading oversight, financial solvency examination of member securities companies, risk-based field inspection, anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing measures, licensing of securities activities and operations, as well as monitoring the compliance of listed companies and member securities companies with disclosure requirements.
The primary objective of this meeting was to bridge the gap between students and the practical aspects of the financial sector, providing them with a space to familiarize themselves with industry terminology and the functioning of the securities sector within the PCMA, using practical examples.
In the final segment, the agenda for 2023 was discussed, including steps toward foreign exchange trading systems, company share buyback regulations, procedures for the legal transformation of publicly listed shareholding companies, regulating trading in parallel markets, and corporate governance of family-owned companies. The session concluded with a deep dive into financial technology in the securities sector.