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Exchanges, depository observing World Investor Week to raise awareness

During the week, market infrastructure institutions (MIIs) will conduct an array of educational activities

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Leading stock exchanges and on Monday announced the launch of celebrations of the globally popular event World Investor Week 2021, whereby they will conduct a bunch of educational activities.

Apart from the bourses, Central Depository Services (India) Ltd (CDSL) is also observing the WIW under the aegis of Sebi and the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) during November 21-28, according to separate statements issued by exchanges and depository.

The World Investor Week is a week-long global celebration promoted by the IOSCO to raise awareness about the importance of investor education and protection in India.

During the week, market infrastructure institutions (MIIs) -- stock exchanges, depositories, and clearing corporations -- will conduct an array of educational activities.

The Stock Exchange (NSE) took part in 'Ring the Bell for Financial Literacy' with an objective to raise awareness about the importance of investor education and protection and highlight the various initiatives of securities regulators in these two critical areas.

As part of this initiative, the rang the closing bell to mark the beginning of the World Investor Week 2021.

During this week, over 600 events, including physical and vide digital mediums, will be conducted by the across India.

Focused awareness sessions along with trading members for their new investors in securities markets in the past two years will also be conducted. The investor awareness campaigns will also be amplified on the NSE's digital platform for investor education.

NSE Managing Director and CEO Vikram Limaye said, "The increased retail participation in today's Indian capital markets can be attributed to the higher awareness levels, availability of information and investment tools at everyone's fingertips and investible surplus."

The key events announced by the BSE's Investor Protection Fund (IPF) include the launch of a market simulation package -- a simulation module created especially for teaching students/ investors -- the mechanics of trading, margining, settlement, and a certificate programme on the basics of the capital market for college students.

In addition, there will be quiz programmes for investors and students as well as panel discussions.

"One of the prominent functions of the securities market is to ensure that savings get channelised into investments and result into capital formation and wealth creation for all the stakeholders through a well-regulated capital market," Sebi Executive Director G P Garg said.

He further said that 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.

Managing Director and CEO Ashishkumar Chauhan said the recent multifold 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 added.

Khushro Bulsara, head of IPF, said retail participation in the market has increased exponentially over the pandemic period.

"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," Bulsara added.

Separately, Nehal Vora, MD and CEO of CDSL, said investors should remain vigilant, aware, and informed about their investments in the securities markets, and they should regularly monitor their investments through various tools available.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Tue, November 23 2021. 01:57 IST