06 Oct 2020

Joint Launch of World Investor Week

The Securities and Exchange Commission in collaboration with the Capital Markets Association of Zambia today joins the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) in commemorating its fourth annual World Investor Week (WIW).

During the event, securities regulators, stock exchanges, international organizations, investor associations and other stakeholders from some 100 countries will offer a variety of activities to raise awareness about the importance of investor education and protection in their own jurisdictions, particularly during the COVID 19 pandemic.

The WIW key messages for 2020 highlight the basics of investing, including, among other things, the importance of assessing the impact of fees when choosing an investment and understanding that all investments entail risks. The WIW will again stress last year’s messages regarding online investing, initial coin offerings, crypto-assets and ed-Tech issues, such as digital learning and online education. It will also deliver a new key message about the risk of   investing in these uncertain times caused by COVID-19.