World Investor Week is a global initiative promoted by IOSCO - International Organization of Securities Commissions, to raise awareness and alert to the importance of financial education and investor protection. It is being held in 2021 for the fifth consecutive year and the CMVM re-joins this initiative, promoting together with eleven partners, several activities aimed at reaching a diverse target audience.

WHAT IS THE WORLD INVESTOR WEEK?

World Investor Week is a global initiative promoted by IOSCO to raise awareness and alert to the importance of financial education and investor protection.

It is being held in 2021 for the fifth consecutive year, in over 90 jurisdictions, representing the six continents. The World Investor Week is highly sponsored by the President of the Portuguese Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

Following the scope and impact of the previous three editions, the CMVM is again partnering with the World Investor Week, which this year runs from 6 to 12 October. Together with eleven partners, initiatives will be undertaken, addressing topics on the basic principles of investment, saving and financial innovation, investor confidence, ethics, inter alia, aimed at reaching a diverse target audience.

Similarly, to last year, activities will be held mostly in a digital format, considering the current pandemic context.

WHO ARE THE PARTNERS?

The organisation of the World Investor's Week in Portugal will be joined, again this year, by the eleven partners covering the different market sectors and viewpoints. Below is a brief presentation for each one.

Association of Issuers of Listed Market Securities

Private organisation that aims to contribute to promoting competitiveness of the national capitals market. Its main mission is to represent and protect the joint interests of companies issuing securities admitted to trading on the Portuguese regulated market.

Portuguese Financial Analysts Association

Represents the interests of financial analysis and investment advisory professionals with the financial regulatory and supervisory authorities, informs and keeps its members updated and promotes the professional certification of financial analysts in Portugal.

Portuguese Banking Association

Key entity representing the banking sector. Its members comprise over 90% of the assets of the Portuguese banking system. It protects the banking sector in Portugal, the common interests of the members and contributes to improving the economic, technical, and social performance of the sector.

Portuguese Association of Investment, Pension and Asset Funds

Represents the interests of the securities, real estate, pension, and equity fund management industry and the members in relation to the national and international authorities which are responsible for securities, real estate, and pension markets.

Portuguese Insurers Association

Entity representing the insurance industry. It protects and promotes the interests of insurance and reinsurance companies. Its members currently represent over 99% of the Portuguese insurance market, in terms of both turnover and total employees.

The Insurance and Pension Funds Supervisory Authority

Responsible for the prudential and behavioural regulation and supervision of the insurance, reinsurance, pension fund activity and respective insurance management and intermediation entities. Its mission is to ensure the proper functioning of the insurance market and pension funds in Portugal.

Banco de Portugal

The Central Bank of the Portuguese Republic and is part of the Eurosystem and the European System of Central Banks, the Single Supervisory Mechanism, and the Single Resolution Mechanism. Its essential missions are to maintain price stability and promote the stability of the financial system.

Euronext Lisbon

Management entity of the national stock exchange and part of Euronext, the first pan-European stock exchange, which resulted from the merger of the Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and Lisbon Stock Exchanges and the London derivatives market, bringing international exposure to the Portuguese capital market. Currently, the group is also part of the Milan and Oslo exchanges.

Invited Partners

CIP

Employers' association representing over 150,000 companies, employing a 1.8 labour force and responsible for a 71%total turnover of the national GDP. It aims to promote a dynamic economy and increase the productivity and competitiveness of Portuguese businesses.

CFA

Association of investment professionals that include portfolio managers, consultants, and analysts. It promotes ethical values, education, and professional excellence in the global financial sector. By holding conferences, seminars, webcasts and periodical publications, it allows its members to stay up to date with the latest developments in the financial industry.

DECO

The Portuguese Association for Consumer Protection is a private non-profit public utility entity. It develops technical, scientific, and political works to present and provide actual solutions to real problems. They act independently with public and private entities in consumer protection rights.