BSE launches celebrations for World Investor Week 2021
Mumbai, November 22, 2021: BSE’s Investors’ Protection Fund (BSE IPF) today announced the launch of celebrations of the globally popular event World Investor Week (WIW 2021) under the aegis of SEBI and IOSCO, from Nov 22, 2021 to Nov 28, 2021.
World Investor Week (WIW) is a week-long global celebration promoted by the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) to raise awareness about the importance of investor education and protection - in India. SEBI has worked with all the MIIs to make this a memorable and enriching week for all investors.
To mark the beginning of World Investor Week (WIW) celebrations, a Bell Ringing Ceremony is being held on Nov 22, in BSE’s International Convention Hall in the presence of Chief Guest Shri G P Garg, Executive Director, SEBI and Shri Ashishkumar Chauhan, MD & CEO, BSE, along with senior dignitaries from SEBI and leading investor associations.
Key events announced by BSE IPF to celebrate WIW 2021 include launch of a “Market Simulation Package” - a simulation module created especially for teaching students/investors the mechanics of trading, margining, settlement and a “Certificate Program on Basics of Capital Market” – executed jointly with BSE Institute Ltd (BIL) for college students.
In addition to the above, there will be daily quiz programs with exciting prizes for investors, including a special Quiz for Women investors on Pink Day (Nov 23) and a Quiz exclusively for students organised jointly with the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). An all-women Panel discussion featuring financial experts, a special Investors’ Awareness Program exclusively for the blind trainers associated with National Association of Blind (NAB) are also planned to be held.
Last but not the least BSE IPF is also lighting up the face of the iconic BSE Building for all the days of WIW 2021.
While addressing the event, Shri G. P. Garg, Executive Director, SEBI, said one of the prominent functions of the securities market is to ensure that savings get channelized into investments and result into capital formation and wealth creation for all the stakeholders through a well-regulated capital market. To achieve this objective a well informed and educated investor is key and various well-planned activities undertaken like the ones in this World Investor Week by SEBI along with all MIIs will go a long way in this. This is in furtherance of SEBI’s objectives of protecting the interests of investors and developing and regulating the Securities Market.
Shri Ashishkumar Chauhan, MD & CEO, BSE, said the recent multi fold influx of retail investors in capital market has led to all-inclusive growth for the country and led to much higher participation of the common investors in the wealth creation process through investments in securities market. As such, Investor Education promotes Investor Protection and events like the World Investor Week will play an important role in boosting the confidence of investors. He further said the various activities initiated by BSE IPF reflects BSE’s commitment towards creating a conducive environment for investment, Investors’ education and awareness.
Shri Khushro Bulsara – Head, BSE IPF mentioned that retail participation in the market has increased exponentially over the pandemic period and this is largely attributable to landmark reforms of SEBI such as eKYC, Pledge/Re-pledge of securities etc., that have resulted in creating a safer and enabling environment for the investors. This exuberance should be tempered with rational decisions and research before investing so that investors can reap the benefits of India’s growth story and emergence, as a force to reckon with in the world.
BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange) established in 1875, is Asia’s first & now the world’s fastest Stock Exchange with a speed of 6 microseconds. BSE is India’s leading exchange group and has played a prominent role in developing the Indian capital market. BSE is a corporatized and demutualized entity, with a broad shareholder base that includes the leading global exchange- Deutsche Bourse, as a strategic partner. BSE provides an efficient and transparent market for trading in equity, debt instruments, equity derivatives, currency derivatives, commodity derivatives, interest rate derivatives, mutual funds and stock lending and borrowing.
BSE also has a dedicated platform for trading in equities of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that has been highly successful. BSE also has a dedicated MF distribution platform BSE StAR MF which is India Largest Mutual Funds Distribution Infrastructure. On October 1, 2018, BSE launched commodity derivatives trading in Gold, Silver, Copper, Oman Crude Oil Guar Gum, Guar Seeds, Almond & Turmeric.
BSE provides a host of other services to capital market participants including risk management, clearing, settlement, market data services and education. It has a global reach with customers around the world and a nation-wide presence. BSE’s systems and processes are designed to safeguard market integrity, drive the growth of the Indian capital market and stimulate innovation and competition across all market segments.
Indian Clearing Corporation Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of BSE, acts as the central counterparty to all trades executed on the BSE trading platform and provides full novation, guaranteeing the settlement of all bonafide trades executed. ICCL is the only clearing corporation in India to have been granted "AAA" rating by two rating agencies, India Ratings Ltd. (Indian arm of Fitch Ratings) and Care Ratings Ltd. BSE Institute Ltd, another fully owned subsidiary of BSE runs one of the most respected capital market educational institutes in the country. Central Depository Services Ltd. (CDSL), associate company of BSE, is one of the two Depositories in India.
BSE has set up an Investor Protection Fund (IPF) on July 10, 1986 to meet the claims of investors against defaulter Members, in accordance with the framework issued by the Ministry of Finance, Government of India and SEBI. BSE Investor Protection Fund is responsible for creating Capital markets related awareness among the investor community in India.
India International Exchange (IFSC) Limited (India INX) is India’s first international exchange in International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) located at the Gujarat International Finance-Tec City (GIFT City). India INX is a subsidiary of BSE Limited. The Exchange was inaugurated by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, on Jan 09, 2017 and commenced its operations from Jan 16, 2017.
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