Thursday, October 05, 2017 6.00pm/Proshare WebTV
Securities and Exchange Commission has announced plans to join the
International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) and other capital
market regulators across the globe to celebrate the 2017 edition of the IOSCO
World Investor Week, which is a first of its kind from 2nd through 8th October
The Investor Week (WIW) is a
week-long, global campaign for IOSCO to raise awareness about the importance of
investor education and protection and highlight the various initiatives of
securities regulators in these two critical areas.
securities regulators across the globe will, among others, provide a variety of
activities, including launching investor-focused communications and services,
promoting contests to increase awareness of investor education initiatives,
organizing workshops and conferences, and conducting local/national campaigns
in their own jurisdictions.
part, SEC Nigeria, under the leadership of Mounir Gwarzo, has lined up a
series of investor based activities targeted at investors, market women,
artisans, students and the general public. Specifically, it has set aside
time for an outreaches to a tertiary institution and a local government
headquarters in the Federal Capital Territory on Thursday and Friday, 5th and
6th October respectively.
The lined up activities will
culminate in an interface between regulators, market intermediaries and
shareholder groups at a session tagged ‘Investor Clinic’ which will hold in
Lagos on Saturday to close the 2017 edition of the Week. The Clinic, which promises
to be interactive, rich and engaging, is intended to
enlighten shareholders on recent developments in the market and discuss
general everyday retail investor issues.
WIW offers a unique opportunity for IOSCO members to work in collaboration with
all investor education and protection stakeholders, at both the local and
IOSCO is the leading international policy forum for
securities regulators and is recognized as the
global standard setter for securities regulation. The
organization's membership regulates more than
95% of the world's securities markets in more than 115
jurisdictions and it continues to expand.
According to José Alexandre Vasco, Chair of IOSCO ́s
Committee on Retail Investors, “We encourage all IOSCO members and other
stakeholders to take part in WIW and help ensure that its important messages on
the education and protection of investors are heard across the globe”.