Event seeks ways to better financial knowledge for individual investors hinh anh 1At the event (Source: https://haiquanonline.com.vn)

HCM City (VNA) – An event to raise investors’ financial literacy was held by the HOSE and The Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HoSE) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) in Ho Chi Minh City on September 30.

The “Ring the Bell for Financial Literacy” event aims to respond to the World Investors Week 2019 (WIW) launched by the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) and the World Federation of Stock Exchanges (WFE) from September 30 - October 4.

Firstly launched by the IOSCO in 2017, the WIW is now responded by 87 countries and territories and international organisations around the world.

Nguyen Thi Viet Ha, a member of the Board of Directors of HOSE, said there are about 2 million accounts registered on the Vietnamese stock market. Most of those are owned by individual investors.

The number of investors or the public who have finance-related knowledge remains limited, she said, stressing the need to improve knowledge and skills for them, thus increasing the number of investors as well as their investment’s efficiency in the market.

A seminar on the importance of financial knowledge training for investors was arranged within the framework of the event, during which participants shared their experience in this field and proposed measures for management and market operating agencies to better the work./.