World Investor Week-
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World Investor Week

As the famous quote goes: “Knowledge is Power”.

Organized by the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), the World Investor Week aims to equip investors with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage and protect their investment and wealth. This year's World Investor Week will be held globally from 30th September to 6th October.

With the rapid development of Fintech, coupled with the increasing complexity of the financial markets and products, the need for investors to stay ahead of the latest trends and technology is a given. This year’s World Investor Week aims to foster deeper understanding of the impact of technology on the financial markets, thus leading to products and services such as online investing and ICOs (initial coin offerings), as well as the associated online security and hacking threats. World Investor Week 2019 will also promote basic investment concepts, and financial and retirement planning educational tools and information.

For the third year in a row, the IFEC is promoting World Investor Week with a range of educational content and activities. IFEC is also supporting the education initiatives of other financial institutions such as the Ring the Bell for Financial Literacy by the HKEX and the World Financial Planning Day by the Institute of Financial Planners of Hong Kong.


Investor Education Seminar(28 September 2019)

In light of the market volatility this year, our distinguished guest speakers will be sharing their analysis of the macroeconomic environment and how investors can stay disciplined in current market conditions. Moreover, we will deep dive into the banking sector, with a focus on the challenges and opportunities brought by virtual banks.


Ring the Bell for Financial Literacy(30 September 2019)

Financial education for investors needs to be brought under the limelight. This year, IOSCO and the World Federation of Exchanges jointly organize the Ring the Bell for Financial Literacy in stock exchanges across the world; in Hong Kong, the HKEX will hold a bell-ringing ceremony and activity on 30th September.


Education Resources

Get the facts before you invest. You should learn the necessary investment knowledge and skills on our investor portal before investing.

World Financial Planning Day (2 October 2019)

As investment is closely associated with financial planning, the World Financial Planning Day organized by the Financial Planning Standards Board (FPSB) has been one of the main events of the World Investor Week, providing mutual support for the IOSCO's financial education works. Find out more about the activities by the Institute of Financial Planners of Hong Kong (IFPHK) on World Financial Planning Day.

We also create an illustration series titled "7 Steps for Planning your Retirement" to illustrate the major steps and key points of retirement planning.