Panelists:

joanne Dr Joanne YOONG
Senior Economist, University of Southern California’s Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR)
Director of CESR’s US East Coast office Associate Professor, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health
National University of Singapore

Joanne Yoong is a Senior Economist at the University of Southern California’s Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), and Director of CESR’s US East Coast office. She also holds appointments as Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore’s Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, honorary Senior Lectureship at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and adjunct Economist at the RAND Corporation.

Dr Yoong is an investigator on multiple evaluation related to social and economic development, particularly in Africa, South Asia and vulnerable populations in the US, and is the lead author of a Toolkit for the Evaluation of Financial Capability Programs in Low and Middle Income Countries recently published by the World Bank. Most recently, Dr Yoong has led a recently concluded randomised trial of financial education among youth in vocational schools in 88 provinces in China, funded by the Asian Development Bank.

Her research has been supported by the World Bank Group, the US National Institutes of Health, the UK Department for International Development, the OECD, the US Department of Labor, the US Social Security Administration and the US Department of the Treasury. Dr Yoong obtained a PhD in Economics from Stanford University and an AB in Economics summa cum laude from Princeton, with a minor in Applied and Computational Mathematics. Prior to attending Stanford, she worked as an analyst at Goldman Sachs in New York and London.

 Miles Larbey photo - 2015 (resized)
Miles Larbey
Senior Executive Leader – Financial Literacy, Australian Securities and Investments Commission
Vice-Chairman of the IOSCO Committee on Retail Investors (Committee 8)

Miles Larbey is the Senior Executive Leader with responsibility for financial literacy at the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).  Miles is responsible for developing and delivering Australia’s national financial literacy strategy, which is underpinned by research and international best practice.  ASIC’s award-winning MoneySmart website for consumers and investors, and ASIC’s work to promote financial education in schools are key achievements of ASIC’s strategy.

Prior to this role, Miles was the first General Manager of the Investor Education Centre in Hong Kong, where he was responsible for establishing the Centre and launching its Strategic Plan for 2013-16.  He has a wealth of experience in consumer protection, banking conduct supervision and supervision of insurance companies, gained from working in senior roles in Australia, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom.

Moderator:  
 Sujatha's photo Sujatha Sekhar Naik
Chief Executive Officer
Securities Industry Dispute Resolution Center

Sujatha Sekhar Naik has been the Chief Executive Officer of SIDREC since March 2013, when
she was seconded by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) to take on this appointment.
Under her stewardship, Sujatha has helped steer SIDREC’s strategic direction, building its
capacity and broadening its scope to ensure that SIDREC’s dispute resolution service continues
to be relevant and in step with the needs of a developing capital market.

A former Head of Investor Affairs and Complaints of the SC, Sujatha was responsible for the
management of complaints relating to market misconduct and the development and
implementation of SC’s investor education strategy. Her work in the SC included advisory and
reform work in both the General Counsel’s Office and the Corporate Finance and Investments
Business Groups. Sujatha has and continues to represent SIDREC and the SC as a presenter
and panelist at international and domestic forums on dispute resolution, investor education and
other capital market issues as well as on a number of inter-agency committees.

At the international level, Sujatha is a member of the International Network of Financial
Services Ombudsman Schemes (INFO Network) committee.

She represents the SC on the International Organisation of Securities Commission’s
(IOSCO), Committee 8 on Retail Investors. She also sits on the Working Group on Dispute
Resolution & Enforcement Mechanisms under the ASEAN Capital Markets Forum, which works to
establish best practice standards and capacity building initiatives in the region to support the
provision of specialised dispute resolution avenues for cross-border transactions.

She has experience in both legal practice and as an in-house legal counsel. She obtained
her LLB (Hons), from the University of London and was called to the Bar of England and Wales
in 1989 and re-qualified with the Law Society of England and Wales as a Solicitor in 1990.
Sujatha was called to the Malaysian Bar in 1998.

She is also an accredited Mediator on the panel of the Bar Council Malaysian Mediation Centre (a member of Asian Mediation Association).