World Investor Week, an initiative of IOSCO (the International Organization of Securities Commissions), was held between 30 September and 6 October 2019. The aim was to promote the education and protection of investors. The various initiatives of the supervisory authorities in these two critical areas were at the centre of attention.
World Investor Week 2019 focused more specifically on raising awareness about the risks and challenges attaching to the increasing digitalization of the financial markets. As vice-chair of IOSCO and member of the IOSCO committee on retail investors, the Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) once again supported this initiative. As such, the FSMA published inter alia a warning against fraudulent credit offers via social networks. The FSMA also participated in an event organized by the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) in Brussels, focusing on the young generation's attitude towards investments.
Comprehensive information on World Investor Week is available on the website www.worldinvestorweek.org.