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World Investor Week begins today with 13 initiatives until 11 October


5 October 2020

The World Investor Week, a global initiative promoted by IOSCO begins today, with 13 initiatives until 11 October, in an almost entirely digital format. Over the course of the week, the importance of stimulating consumer confidence in the capital markets and in the financial system will be discussed. The role of the market in the recovery of the economy will also be debated.

Activities start on Tuesday morning, the 6th, with the webinar "Demography, pensions and retirement savings", organised by the Portuguese Association of Insurers (APS) and is based on the presentation of a European study on pensions, focusing on Portugal. The afternoon begins with the first of three sessions "Investing with confidence" by the Portuguese Banking Association, on basic investment notions and the importance of this in the recovery, each with different target audiences; the first is for bank customers. 

On Tuesday afternoon, the CFA Society Portugal will address the theme on "Ethics in finance", with participants being invited to assess real ethical dilemmas in the financial sector. The day ends with "Saving & Investing", an interactive conversation about the importance of savings, the characteristics of the capital markets, organised by the Portuguese Association of Investment Funds and Pension Funds (APFIPP) and Euronext Lisbon. 

The second webinar, "Investing with confidence" initiative of the Portuguese Banking Association (APB), will commence the activities on October 7th and high school students will be the target audience. In the afternoon, Banco de Portugal will explain and discuss with participants "How a central bank contributes to the confidence of economic agents", followed by the Portuguese Association of Financial Analysts (APAF) on "Financial information in times of crisis" a session promoted by the National Plan for Financial Education (PNFF) and the Directorate-General for Education on "Cybersecurity in financial transactions". At the end of the day, we will be discussing "Corporate culture, corporate purpose and investor confidence", an e-conference organised by the Association of Companies Issuing Securities Listed on the Market (AEM), part of their 10th Anniversary Celebration.

At the CMVM annual conference, which will take place in-person on Thursday 8th, at the Museu do Oriente and via streaming, we will debate "Investing in the recovery: the role of the capital markets" (registration link here). This session will start at 08h45 and will run until 18h15. It will address topics on investor protection and the value of confidence, sustainable investment trends, financial stability and financing of the recovery. The 20th edition of the José Luís Sapateiro Award will also be presented and the winners who were announced in May

On Friday, October 9th, the day begins with a conversation on "Save and invest cautiously", promoted by the three financial supervisors under the National Plan for Financial Education, an awareness campaign for the high school students of the Colégio Amor de Deus. At the end of the morning, APB holds the third webinar "Investing with confidence", targeting the senior population. The World Investor Week programme ends with an informal conversation between the CMVM Chair, Gabriela Figueiredo Dias and a group of university students on "Sustainable finance: the future start here".

For the fourth year in a row, the CMVM partners with the global initiative World Investor Week, launched by IOSCO in 2017, with over 90 member jurisdictions. The complete programme and its activities can be consulted on the website for this event and on the World Investor Week's Facebook page.

The CMVM's partners in this initiative are the Association of Companies Issuing Securities Listed on the Market (AEM), the Portuguese Association of Financial Analysts (APAF), the Portuguese Banking Association (APB), the Portuguese Association of Investment Fund, Pension Funds and Asset Management (APFIPP), the Portuguese Association of Insurers (APS), the Insurance and Pension Funds Supervisory Authority (ASF), Banco de Portugal and Euronext Lisbon.