The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) today launched the new edition of the World Investor Week (WIW), scheduled from 3 to 9 October 2022 (Iosco press release).
As in last year, participating countries will be allowed to choose any other week between October and November for the WIW, in order to better consider the effects of the pandemic in their own context.
WIW is a weekly-based worldwide campaign (https://www.worldinvestorweek.org) to raise awareness of the importance of investor education and protection and to highlight the different initiatives led by regulators in these two reference areas.
The key messages of the 2022 campaign are based on two underlying themes: (1) investor resilience and (2) sustainable finance. These messages are added to those of previous editions on fraud and scams and on crypto-assets.
WIW can still grow further in terms of participating countries, stakeholders and international organizations. In 2021, the campaign was characterized by the launch of numerous virtual initiatives, adapting and innovating formats and contents in consideration of the extraordinary circumstances of the period. Consob, as in previous editions, will participate - as an IOSCO member - in the organization and development of the campaign in Italy, in coordination with the Financial Education Month, the initiative promoted in October by the Edufin Committee.