World Investor Week 2019

Investor protection: A worldwide impact starts with you

Investor education is a worldwide initiative. NFA participated in the International Organization of Securities Commission's (IOSCO) 2019 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.

NFA conducted a free webinar entitled, Investor Education: Your First Line of Defense against Fraud, on October 4, 2019. NFA was joined by representatives from the CFTC, SEC and FINRA, in an effort to educate investors on the key messages of WIW, including:

  • 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.