BSE launches celebrations for World Investor Week 2021

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Mumbai: BSE’s Investors’ Protection Fund (BSE IPF) today announced the launch of celebrations of the globally popular event World Investor Week (WIW 2021) under the aegis of SEBI and IOSCO, from Nov 22, 2021, to Nov 28, 2021.

 

World Investor Week (WIW) is a week-long global celebration promoted by the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) to raise awareness about the importance of investor education and protection – in India. SEBI has worked with all the MIIs to make this a memorable and enriching week for all investors.

 

To mark the beginning of World Investor Week (WIW) celebrations, a Bell Ringing Ceremony is being held on Nov 22, in BSE’s International Convention Hall in the presence of Chief Guest Shri G P Garg, Executive Director, SEBI and Shri Ashishkumar Chauhan, MD & CEO, BSE, along with senior dignitaries from SEBI and leading investor associations.

 

Key events announced by BSE IPF to celebrate WIW 2021 include launch of a “Market Simulation Package” – a simulation module created especially for teaching students/investors the mechanics of trading, margining, settlement and a “Certificate Program on Basics of Capital Market” – executed jointly with BSE Institute Ltd (BIL) for college students.

 

In addition to the above, there will be daily quiz programs with exciting prizes for investors, including a special Quiz for Women investors on Pink Day (Nov 23) and a Quiz exclusively for students organised jointly with the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). An all-women Panel discussion featuring financial experts, a special Investors’ Awareness Program exclusively for the blind trainers associated with the National Association of Blind (NAB) are also planned to be held.

 

Last but not least BSE IPF is also lighting up the face of the iconic BSE Building for all the days of WIW 2021.

While addressing the event, Shri G. P. Garg, Executive Director, SEBI, said “One of the prominent functions of the securities market is to ensure that savings get channelized into investments and result into capital formation and wealth creation for all the stakeholders through a well-regulated capital market. To achieve this objective a well informed and educated investor is key and various well-planned activities undertaken like the ones in this World Investor Week by SEBI along with all MIIs will go a long way in this. This is in furtherance of SEBI’s objectives of protecting the interests of investors and developing and regulating the Securities Market.”

 

Shri Ashishkumar Chauhan, MD & CEO, BSE, said “The recent multi fold influx of retail investors in the capital market has led to all-inclusive growth for the country and led to much higher participation of the common investors in the wealth creation process through investments in the securities market. As such, Investor Education promotes Investor Protection and events like the World Investor Week will play an important role in boosting the confidence of investors. He further said the various activities initiated by BSE IPF reflect BSE’s commitment towards creating a conducive environment for investment, Investors’ education, and awareness.”

 

Shri Khushro Bulsara – Head, BSE IPF mentioned that retail participation in the market has increased exponentially over the pandemic period and this is largely attributable to landmark reforms of SEBI such as eKYC, Pledge/Re-pledge of securities etc., that have resulted in creating a safer and enabling environment for the investors. This exuberance should be tempered with rational decisions and research before investing so that investors can reap the benefits of India’s growth story and emergence, as a force to reckon with in the world.

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