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CMVM celebrates World Investor Week in October


16 September 2020


The CMVM is organising for the fourth consecutive year the World Investor Week in Portugal, a global IOSCO initiative that aims to promote financial education and investor protection. This year's edition will have the high-level sponsorship of His Excellency the President of the Republic. The initiative will be focusing on issues that on the one hand, help investors face the uncertainty that we are experiencing as a result of the pandemic crisis and on the other, to reflect on the contribution that the capital markets can offer to the economy.
 
The World Investor Week will take place from 5 to 11 October with the slogan “First know how, then invest” and will have 13 initiatives and several publications of the CMVM and of its partners in this event.
 
This edition will have the highest number of initiatives which shows the increased commitment of the partners that are organising these initiatives this year, offering a high diversity of themes for various target audiences, such as students, teachers, seniors, bank customers, investors and the general public.
 
The CMVM Annual Conference will be held on 8 October with the theme “Investing in the recovery: the role of the capital markets” and will bring together regulators, national and international experts, political and industry leaders, for reflecting on the best strategies and public policies that allow for the optimal use of markets and financial instruments in facing this crisis. Among the issues to be discussed are sustainable finance, financial stability, recovery financing and investor protection.
 
On 6 October, the Portuguese Association of Insurers (APS) will address the topic  “Demographics, Pensions and Retirement Savings” and the Portuguese Banking Association (APB) will hold the first session “Investing with confidence” (the other two sessions on this topic take place on the 7th and 9th). On the same day, the Portuguese Association of Investment Funds, Pension Funds and Asset Management (APFIPP) and Euronext Lisbon discuss “Save & Invest” and the guest entity, CFA Society Portugal examines “Ethics in Finance”. On 7 October, the Portuguese Association of Financial Analysts (APAF) debates the importance of “Financial information in times of crisis” and Banco de Portugal explains “How a Central Bank contributed to the confidence of Economic Agents”. On the same day, the National Plan for Financial Education (PNFF) holds a session on “Cybersecurity in Financial Transactions” with the Directorate-General for Education and the Association of Companies Issuing Securities Listed on the Market (AEM) promotes a conference on “Corporate culture, corporate purpose and investor confidence”. 
 
On the last day of the activities, the three financial supervisors - CMVM, Banco de Portugal and the Insurance and Pension Funds Supervisory Authority (ASF) will hold, within the scope of the PNFF/Everybody Counts, an awareness session on “Save & Invest Cautiously” and in the closing session, the CMVM will address the theme on “Sustainable Finance: The future starts here”.
 
Full information on the programme and its various planned initiatives during the World Investor Week may be consulted on the event’s website.