World Investor Week is a global campaign promoted by the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) to raise awareness about the importance of investor education and protection. During October 2-8, 2017, individual investors, investment professionals, teachers, parents, researchers, and other interested individuals, firms, regulators, and organizations are encouraged to make a special effort to promote investor education and, in particular, World Investor Week’s key messages.

On Thursday, October 5, NFA will conduct a free webinar entitled, Investor protection: A worldwide impact starts with you, at 11:00 a.m. C.T./12:00 p.m. E.T. The webinar, which includes presentations by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Office of Customer Education and Outreach, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, will 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.

If you have not yet registered but plan to attend, please find attached a link for the event register for the webinar.

Once you are registered, you will receive an email containing all access information, including the website for the webinar and information on system requirements.