MUMBAI: BSE Investors Protection Fund (IPF) today marked the beginning of World Investor Week (WIW) by launching a host of initiatives that include investor focussed communications, contests to increase investor awareness and education, and conducting of pan India Investor Awareness Programs (IAPs).
World Investor Week (WIW) is a week-long global campaign promoted by the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) to raise awareness about the importance of investor education and protection. In India, SEBI has chosen the week of November 23 – 29, 2020 to celebrate this week.
To mark the beginning of World Investor Week (WIW) celebrations, an Opening Bell Ringing Ceremony was conducted at BSE at the hands of Shri G P Garg, Executive Director, SEBI, and in the presence of other key dignitaries from SEBI, BSE, and National Association of the Blind and Nayan Foundation.
Key initiatives announced by BSE IPF today to celebrate the World Investor Week (WIW) include the launch of the Common Securities Market booklet in BRAILLE for differently-abled, the release of videos on investor education & awareness specially curated for the deaf and mute, release of the latest advertisement campaign for investor awareness titled ‘Mr. Invest Right’, cricket theme-based Quiz called ‘Investor Proficiency League’ for every day of the WIW and holding various investor awareness programs, including with SEBI.
Shri Ajay Tyagi, Chairman, SEBI, said “Economic function of the securities market is to ensure that savings get channelized into the productive investment proposals, which leads to capital formation and economic growth. One of the main objectives of SEBI is to protect the interests in securities. Investor Education and Awareness is key to investor protection.”
Shri Ashishkumar Chauhan, MD&CEO, BSE, said “Investor education is of paramount importance as “An educated investor is a protected investor” and this goes a long way in increasing investor confidence and encouraging greater retail participation in capital markets. Through the initiatives announced today, it further reflects BSE’s commitment and consistent efforts towards investor education and protection.”
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