A regional training centre for enforcement officers should be formed in Asia to boost investor confidence in the region, Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) chairman Anthony Neoh says. He said Hong Kong and Australia would put forward a concrete proposal for the establishment of a regional training centre for enforcement officers. 'I will not go into detail, but I would think that it is self-evident that if Asian markets would have the confidence of investors, there must be fair and effective enforcement,' Mr Neoh said. 'The training centre will therefore not only be a forum for the teaching of techniques but its long-term aims will be to create a lasting culture of fair and effective enforcement under the law .' He also said Asia would need to achieve common standards of skills for its market practitioners. In order to attract investors to Asia, market standards should be the same as world standards, Mr Neoh said. He is attending this week's International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Asian-Pacific regional meeting in Beijing.