World Investor Week: Countries

Australia

Lead Organization: Australian Securities and Investments Commission

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission will participate actively in World Investor Week 2017, promoting tools and resources for investors via its MoneySmart website and social media channels.

During World Investor Week, ASIC will remind investors to take these key steps before they invest:

  • Check if the investment or investment company is licensed by ASIC
  • Find out how the investment product or company works and how your money will be invested
  • Check the commissions, fees and charges
  • Understand how risky the investment is and decide how much risk you want to take on
  • Use diversification to spread your risk
  • Watch out for get rich quick schemes and know the signs of an investment scam
  • Understand your needs and goals to develop the right investment plan for you

ASIC has developed an Investor Toolkit to help people on their investing journey. The toolkit asks people questions to build their investing profile and creates a personalised reference list to help them explore tools and resources on ASIC's MoneySmart website.

Website(s): https://www.moneysmart.gov.au/investing/invest-smarter

World Investor Week Coordinator(s): feedback@moneysmart.gov.au