The sixth edition of World Investor Week, an initiative of IOSCO (the International Organization of Securities Commissions), was held from 3 to 9 October 2022. The aim of this week was to promote financial education and investor protection. The various initiatives taken by the supervisory authorities in these two critical areas were at the centre of attention.
This year’s World Investor Week focused in particular on online investments and the different types of scams they are liable to. Other topics, such as sustainable finance and crypto assets, were also featured. This thematic week offered yet another opportunity to draw investors’ attention to the basic principles of investing without taking undue risks.
This initiative was once again supported by the Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA), the chairman of which is vice-chair of IOSCO and chair of IOSCO’s European Regional Committee (ERC).
As chair of the ERC, the chairman of the FSMA spoke via a video message at the World Investor Week’s launch events in Paris and Warsaw. The FSMA drew attention to World Investor Week through its social media and also launched a campaign there to direct the public to its financial education website www.wikifin.be, which offers all kinds of useful information and handy tools relating to money matters.
Additional information on World Investor Week is available on the website www.worldinvestorweek.org