Launch of World Investor Week 2021

The fifth World Investor Week will take place from Monday 4 to Sunday 10 October 2021. It is organized by IOSCO, the International Organization of Securities Commissions. The aim of World Investor Week is to promote the education and protection of investors. The various initiatives taken by the supervisory authorities in these two critical areas will be at the centre of attention.

This year’s World Investor Week focuses in particular on online investments and the different types of scams they are liable to. Other topics, such as sustainable finance, Initial Coin Offerings and digital assets, are also featured. This thematic week also offers one more opportunity to draw investors’ attention to the basic principles of investing without taking undue risks.

As vice-chair of IOSCO and member of the IOSCO committee on retail investors, the Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) once again lends its support to this initiative. The FSMA will launch on Monday 4 October an important campaign via social media to raise awareness of investment fraud perpetrated online. It will post fraud awareness videos as well as testimonials from victims  of scams such as credit fraud or fraudulent online trading platforms. With this campaign, the FSMA intends to be present on the favorite hunting ground of fraudsters, that mostly carry out their illegal activities on social media, and to thereby help consumers avoid the traps set by scammers.

Additional information on World Investor Week is available on the website

Source: FSMA

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