World Investor Week: Countries

Jamaica

Lead Organization: Financial Services Commission

The Financial Services Commission is planning two events in celebration of WIW. Firstly it will be hosting a Youth Forum for high school and college students from 15 high schools and approximately 5 colleges. The 16-22 age group is targeted.

Panelists participating in the forum are young entrepreneurs who have invested their finances and energies into non-traditional ventures and who have been successful in their activities. We will be focusing on investments in sports, culture, entertainment and animation. It is anticipated that the approximately 200 students attending the Forum will obtain a practical understanding of the need to invest, to make informed decisions and the benefits to be derived when there is financial education and literacy. Exposure to non-traditional business activities will also provide the young persons with additional entrepreneurial options.

The FSC will also publish a supplement in a widely read daily newspaper during WIW week. This will educate and inform the population about IOSCO and WIW and the supplement will include messages and articles from individuals and institutions in the financial industry in addition to messages from other regulatory bodies.

As a member of the IFIE Americas Caribbean Working Group—representing 16 jurisdictions across the Caribbean—we are participating in the video competition: Young Investors, Creative Expressions - Invest in You! The competition aims to encourage young investors ages 14-30 to develop a video presentation based on our investor education materials. Young investors in each participating jurisdiction can submit a 1-5 minute video that informatively showcases an element of investor literacy. Videos should be submitted through our website. Winning videos will be posted on our website and the IFIE Global website. The competition will run from October 2nd to November 2nd, 2017.

Website(s): http://www.fscjamaica.org

World Investor Week Coordinator(s): Patricia McDowell