World Investor Week (WIW) is a week-long, global campaign promoted by IOSCO to raise awareness about the importance of investor education and protection and highlight the various initiatives of securities regulators in these two critical areas. From 2-8 October 2017, IOSCO securities regulators and other IOSCO members on six continents provided a range of activities, such as launching investor-focused communications and services, promoting contests to increase awareness of investor education initiatives, organizing workshops and conferences, and conducting local/national campaigns in their own jurisdictions.
WIW offered a unique opportunity for IOSCO members to work in collaboration with all investor education and protection stakeholders, at both the local and international level.
World Investor Week is endorsed by the Group of Twenty (G20), the central forum for international cooperation on financial and economic issues. The G20 countries account for more than four-fifths of gross world product and three-quarters of global trade, and are home to almost two-thirds of the worlds population.
The International Forum for Investor Education IFIE is a unique alliance chartered in 2005 that brings together private sector and public sector providers of investor education to improve the effectiveness of investor education programs around the world.
The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) is the international body that brings together the world's securities regulators and is recognized as the global standard setter for the securities sector.
The International Network of Financial Services Ombudsman Schemes (the INFO Network) is the worldwide association for financial services ombudsmen independent and impartial out-of-court bodies that resolve complaints brought by consumers (and, in some cases, small businesses) against banks, insurers and/or other providers of financial services.
The Inter-American Development Bank works to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean. Through financial and technical support for countries working to reduce poverty and inequality, we help improve health and education, and advance infrastructure. Our aim is to achieve development in a sustainable, climate-friendly way.