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IFC, FRC and the National Council on Corporate Governance Train Mongolian Companies to Strengthen Their Corporate Governance


In Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia:
Anar Aliyev, IFC            

Phone: +976-70078283

E-mail:
aaliyev@ifc.org

In Beijing:                
Yu Jing, IFC

Phone: + (86)105860-3098

E-mail:
jyu1@ifc.org

In Ulaanbaaatar, Mongolia

D. Ganbayar , FRC

Phone:+ 976-99007272

E-mail:
ganbayar@frc.mn


Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, March 27, 2015—IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, the Financial Regulatory Commission of Mongolia (FRC) and the National Council on Corporate Governance (NCCG) are partnering to train Mongolian companies on how to conduct more effective annual shareholders meeting to improve their corporate governance and enhance investor protection.

IFC and FRC in cooperation with NCCG are hosting a seminar titled “Shareholder Rights and Annual Shareholders Meeting: Practices, Requirements, and Current Trends” in Ulaanbaatar today. An annual shareholders meeting is an important corporate event for shareholders of a listed company to review its financial and operational information, articulate their concerns to management, and understand the future direction of the company.

At the seminar, board members, brokers, minority investors, and professional associations discuss proper procedures and preparations for conducting effective annual shareholder meetings, listing and disclosure regulations, and the content and quality of annual reports of listed companies.

“Protecting the rights of investors and market players is one of the Financial Regulatory Commission’s mandates. Organizing a successful annual shareholders meeting is an important way to ensure that the basic rights of shareholders are met,” said D. Ganbayar, Commissioner of the Financial Regulatory Commission of Mongolia and the Chairperson of the National Council on Corporate Governance. “The quality of such meetings in Mongolian companies is improving, but we believe that this seminar will help address some persistent challenges.”


IFC and FRC previously worked together to amend the Mongolian Corporate Governance Code and drafted sample corporate documents for listed companies. According to the World Bank Group’s Doing Business report, Mongolia has significantly enhanced its investor protection legislations, but implementation and enforcement still need to be improved.  


“Good corporate governance is most needed in emerging markets like Mongolia so that local firms can raise their competitiveness and better access investors, partners, and financing,” said Tuyen Nguyen, IFC’s Resident Representative in Mongolia.

In Mongolia, IFC’s Corporate Governance program is delivered in partnership with the Swiss State Secretariat of Economic Affairs (SECO).


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About the Financial Regulatory Commission of Mongolia

The Financial Regulatory Commission of Mongolia (FRC) is a government regulatory agency. FRC strives to ensure the stability of the financial market, regulates financial service institutions, monitors the implementation of all relevant legislations, and protects the rights of investors and participants of the financial markets. The FRC continues to take steps in reforming and opening up Mongolia’s capital and insurance markets both domestic and international investors. For more information, visit
www.frc.mn.

About the National Council on Corporate Governance

The National Program on Development of Corporate Governance was approved in 2011 by the Government of Mongolia with FRC being appointed as the organization responsible for its implementation. The National Council on Corporate Governance comprises of representatives from the MongolBank, Ministry of Finance, Mongolian Stock Exchange, State Property Committee and some NGOs. The council focuses on improvement of governance practices of listed companies, SOEs, insurance and NBFIs, as well as audit and rating companies For more information, visit:
www.governance.mn