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
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.