October 08, 2018 / 12:59 PM / IOSCO
On Sunday, members of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) closed the second annual World Investor Week (WIW) but their investor education and protection initiatives will endure far beyond this week-long global campaign.
From 1 to 7 October, securities regulators, stock exchanges, international organizations, investor associations, educational entities and other stakeholders joined together to promote investor education and protection, from the world´s leading financial centres to the most remote corners of the globe. During the week, participants from some 90 countries organized a range of investor-focused activities to drive home the importance of smart investing, particularly in today´s online and digital environment.
Ashley Alder, Chair of the IOSCO Board and the Chief Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission, said, “On behalf of the IOSCO Board, I applaud the tremendous dedication and efforts of IOSCO members and their stakeholders which have contributed to the success of WIW 2018 in raising awareness about the importance of investor education, investor protection and financial literacy.”
Paul Andrews, IOSCO Secretary General, said, “Global initiatives like this help bring parties together to work towards accomplishing a shared agenda. It is critical to keep this momentum going to help ensure that investors worldwide are better prepared, educated and protected when investing in the financial markets.”
José Alexandre Vasco, Chair of IOSCO´s Committee on Retail Investors, said, “We thank all WIW participants and supporters, and look forward to reporting on the results of the campaign. The enthusiasm and creative initiatives that emerged on all continents will serve as an inspiration for the work in the field for the year to come.”