DFSA Participates in IOSCO’s World Investor Week

Press release
Published September 30th, 2019 - 11:27 GMT
Dubai Financial Services Authority
Dubai Financial Services Authority
Highlights
The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) is participating in the International Organization of Securities Commissions’ (IOSCO) third annual World Investor Week.

The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) is participating in the International Organization of Securities Commissions’ (IOSCO) third annual World Investor Week. The global campaign, beginning today, aims to promote investor education and investor protection as well as highlight global securities regulators’ initiatives in these two critical areas.

As a full member of IOSCO, the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) is proud to raise awareness of World Investor Week in the DIFC by focusing on different aspects of investor education and protection over the course of the week, as follows:

  • Monday, 30 September: ‘Before You Invest’ highlighting the key things investors should consider before they invest in financial products.
  • Tuesday 1 October: ‘A Smart Investor’ detailing key factors an investor should consider before making investment decisions.
  • Wednesday, 2 October: ‘Investing in a Digital World’ where we try to demystify digital investments and share some of the basics with you.
  • Thursday, 3 October: ‘If it Sounds Too Good to be True it probably is!’ Scams and How to Avoid Them.

Bryan Stirewalt, Chief Executive of the DFSA, stated: “The DFSA is proud to participate in IOSCO’s World Investor Week. As the financial services regulator of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), we are keen to facilitate and promote investor education so that investors are better able to make appropriate financial decisions and to recognise when they need to seek professional advice.” IOSCO is the international body that brings together the world’s securities regulators and sets global standards for the financial securities sector. World Investor Week will be recognised internationally until 6 October.

Background Information

Dubai Financial Services Authority

The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) is the sole independent regulator of all financial and ancillary services conducted through the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), a purpose-built free zone in Dubai.

The DFSA's regulatory mandate covers asset management, banking and credit services, securities, collective investment funds, custody and trust services, commodities futures trading, Islamic finance, insurance, an international equities exchange and an international commodities derivatives exchange.

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