Exchanges round the world ‘Ring the Bell’ for financial literacy

Published by: The WFE Focus Team Sep 2019

Exchanges and CCPs around the world have united to promote financial literacy and boost financial inclusion, ringing the bell in multiple countries on multiple days all week during World Investor Week (“WIW”) 2019.

The WFE has partnered with the International Organization of Securities Commissions (“IOSCO”) to set up the inaugural ‘Ring the Bell for Financial Literacy’ initiative as part of WIW 2019, which runs from Monday 30 September to Friday 4 October 2019.

WIW is a week-long, global campaign to raise awareness about the importance of investor education and protection, and to highlight the various initiatives of securities regulators in these two critical areas.

This year, IOSCO and the WFE are working in partnership on a new initiative to support WIW called ‘Ring the Bell for Financial Literacy’. The WFE invited its members to hold an opening or closing bell ringing ceremony, or a workshop, during WIW 2019 to promote the work they do in their own jurisdictions to improve financial education and literacy. Thirty-three exchanges and CCPs are ringing the bell from Colombo to Chicago. The events are also an opportunity to bring stakeholders together to celebrate the progress that has been made by each participating exchange or CCP, and many of the events will be supported by the production of educational content, investor awareness campaigns, and seminars on financial literacy.

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