October 04, 2022
Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX), along with 78 other exchanges around the world, marked the sixth World Investor Week 2022 with an elaborate Gong Ceremony at the PSX trading hall. PSX held this event for the second consecutive year under the auspices of World Federation of Exchanges, of which is PSX is an Affiliate Exchange, in partnership with International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO). The Gong Ceremony included representatives from leading academic institutions, professional bodies, and securities brokers. Chairperson PSX, Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, and senior management of PSX, along with heads of brokerage houses, struck the gong to mark the World Investor Week, which is being held from Oct 3-9, 2022, and to open the trading day. The event included a panel discussion where the panelists talked about ways to enhance investor interest in the capital market by increasing the outreach on financial awareness and education for the general public, specially our youth. The panelists were Mr. Talib Karim, President of Institute of Business Management (IoBM); Mr. Mobashar Sadik, CEO of Institute of Financial Markets of Pakistan (IFMP); Ms. Hina Dhedhi, Chairperson of AKD Securities Limited, and Mr. Shahid Ali Habib, CEO of Arif Habib Limited. A briefing was also presented on ‘My Portfolio’, a web-based application for providing real time investment experience through a virtual platform & virtual cash for (prospective) investors, and on the ‘Knowledge Center’, a portal on investor education, by Ms. Raeda Latif, Chief Marketing & Business Development Officer at PSX. Throughout the week, PSX will conduct in-person sessions, webinars and other events, including an investor education session specially for women, to disseminate and spread awareness on the importance of savings, budgeting, financial planning, investing, particularly investing in equity and debt instruments, and other asset classes available in Pakistan.