IOSCO, the International Organization of Securities Commissions, is today launching the second edition of World Investor Week. After the great success of last year’s event, the initiative will be repeated this year from 1 to 7 October 2018. The aim is to promote the education and protection of investors worldwide. The week will feature various activities organized by supervisory authorities and other stakeholders from more than 80 countries.
The Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA), which is currently vice-chair of the IOSCO committee on retail investors, will once again this year lend its support to this initiative. In particular, it is participating in the national anti-fraud campaign, the second stage of which, devoted to investment fraud, is currently under way. The corresponding Belgian thematic week, held in March 2018 under the banner of “Money Week”, pursues the same objective, namely to foster discussion of financial topics and devote particular attention to financial education.
Additional information on World Investor Week is available on the website www.worldinvestorweek.org.