By Nse Anthony-Uko
(Sundiata Post) — The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced plans to join the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) and other capital market regulators across the globe to celebrate the 2017 edition of the IOSCO World Investor Week.
The Investor Week (WIW) which started on October 2 and to end on October 8, is a global campaign for IOSCO to raise awareness about the importance of investor education and protection and highlight the various initiatives of securities regulators in these two critical areas.
IOSCO securities regulators across the globe will, among others, provide a variety of activities, including launching investor-focused communications and services, promoting contests to increase awareness of investor education initiatives, organising workshops and conferences, and conducting local/national campaigns in their own jurisdictions.
“On its part, SEC Nigeria, under the leadership of Mounir Gwarzo, has lined up a series of investor based activities targeted at investors, market women, artisans, students and the general public” the commission said in a statement on Wednesday.
Specifically, it has set aside time for an outreaches to a tertiary institution and a local government headquarters in the Federal Capital Territory on October 5 and 6, 2017 respectively.
The lined up activities will culminate in an interface between regulators, market intermediaries and shareholder groups at a session tagged ‘Investor Clinic’ which will hold in Lagos on October 7, 2017 to close the 2017 edition of the Week.
“The Clinic, which promises to be interactive, rich and engaging, is intended to enlighten shareholders on recent developments in the market and discuss general everyday retail investor issues.
“The WIW offers a unique opportunity for IOSCO members to work in collaboration with all investor education and protection stakeholders, at both the local and international levels.”