Virtual World Investor Week held in the AIFC from 4 to 8 October 2021.
The organizer of the virtual World Investor Week is the Astana Financial Services Authority (AFSA). The co-organizers are the AIFC Authority, Astana International Exchange, Bureau for Continuing Professional Development, FinTech Hub, AIFC Green Finance Center and AIFC Business Connect.
This year the central theme of the World Investor Week in AIFC was “Promotion of investment intelligence”.
The main objectives of the event were:
(1) informing about investment opportunities and tools;
(2) raising awareness about consumer protection and investment risks;
(3) facilitating financial education and financial literacy through informing about investing smart;
(4) discussion of innovations in financial markets.
Thematically, the world investor week at AIFC devoted to understanding the basics of investing, smart investing, digital assets, sustainable finance, fraud and scams prevention, financial literacy and education.
World Investor Week is held annually by regulators in 80 countries all over the world under the auspices of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) – an international organisation that unites world’s securities regulators. IOSCO members regulate more than 95% of the world’s securities market in more than 115 jurisdictions. Hosting of the World Investors Week reflects AIFC’s adherence to the IOSCO standards on consumer protection in financial services.
This year’s events under the World Investor Week held in the format of webinars, live sessions on social networks and online panel sessions. The speakers of the events will be experts from AIFC, as well as domestic and foreign experts in the field of stock market, consumer and investor protection, financial technology, green and Islamic finance, financial instruments of the securities market, as well as continuing professional development.