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CMVM and partners reinforce investor literacy with new content during World Investor Week


​6 October 2020

The Portuguese Securities Market Commission (CMVM), the Association of Companies Issuing Securities Listed on the Market (AEM) and Euronext have increased the content available to investors during World Investor Week (WIW 2020) which is being held until 11 October.

During a time of greater family isolation due to the covid-19 pandemic, the risk of digital fraud tends to increase. So that investors may know what to look for and how to proceed in case they suspect internet fraud, the CMVM today launched a new brochure and a video that warns investors about digital fraud.

The CMVM has also restructured its Investor Area, to simplify investors' access to the information required in their relationship with the CMVM, namely in accessing forms for issuing securities certificates, for information requests, tips and literacy and also increasing information available on fraud prevention and the easing the consultation of the list of authorised entities and unauthorised entities for the provision of financial intermediation and other financial services in Portugal, which are within the supervisory duties of the CMVM.

Euronext Lisbon will be issuing a publication promoting financial literacy, explaining how a stock exchange operates, its evolutionary framework over the years and its historical cycles. "Stock Exchange: what does the ‘up and down’ mean?" is the topic of the brochure, aimed particularly at private investors and university students.

The Association of Companies Issuing Securities Listed on the Market (AEM) will make available to the general public, two members-only periodicals: the monthly Regulatory Update, which aims to facilitate the monitoring of the legislative and regulatory activity with greater impact for listed companies – this month’s edition is on the WIW 2020; and Sustainable Knowledge, a bimonthly publication, that shares knowledge on sustainable financing, non-financial information and sustainability, including the most significant evolution on ESG topics.

The World Investor Week is held from 5 to 11 October, with 13 initiatives in an almost entirely digital format.  For the fourth year in a row, the CMVM partners with the global initiative, World Investor Week, launched by IOSCO in 2017, with circa 100 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.