World Investor Week

Investor protection: A worldwide impact starts with you

Investor education is a worldwide initiative. NFA recently participated in the International Organization of Securities Commission's (IOSCO) second annual World Investor Week(WIW). WIW is a week-long, global campaign promoted by IOSCO to raise awareness about the importance of investor education and protection.

WIW took place from Monday, October 1 through Sunday, October 7. IOSCO members on six continents provided a range of activities, such as investor-focused services, educational workshops and conferences. NFA conducted a free webinar entitled, Investor protection: A worldwide impact starts with you, on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. NFA was joined by representatives from the CFTC, SEC and FINRA, in an effort to educate investors on the Key Messages of WIW, which include: 

  • Verifying investment professionals are licensed;
  • Conducting research on products before investing;
  • Understanding the risks that exist in all investments; and
  • Avoiding "get rich quick" and "can't lose" schemes.