World Investor Week (5 – 10 October 2020) is a global campaign to raise awareness of investor education and protection, promoted by the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) and hosted in New Zealand by the Financial Markets Authority (FMA).
More Kiwis are taking an interest in investing this year, amid the uncertainty and volatility of COVID-19. World Investor Week is all about ensuring Kiwis are well-informed, so they can make educated decisions and protect themselves against risks.
The FMA is planning a range of activities to mark World Investor Week and is inviting industry organisations and stakeholders to participate.
World Investor Week key messages
Do your research before investing. Take the time to understand risk and assess fees.
Taking a long-term, diversified approach is important. Before investing, think about your future needs and goals and invest accordingly.
Digital platforms have made it easier for people to invest, but it’s still important to do your homework. Use information from trusted sources like the FMA and Sorted.org.nz, as well as information from the organisation you’re investing with. Avoid basing investment decisions purely on advice or tips from individuals on chat rooms or social media.
Mary Holm’s Introduction to Investing guide
During World Investor Week 2020, the FMA will launch an introductory guide for new investors, written by finance writer and educator Mary Holm.
The new guide will be part of the FMA’s suite of investor guides, which also includes:
Bond Voyage: a guide for investors on choosing, buying and owning bonds
Share This: about choosing, buying, owning and selling shares
Funds for Everyone: on choosing, buying and monitoring managed funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs)
Live Webinar Q&A with Mary Holm and Gillian Boyes
Thursday 8 October, 1.00pm Facebook Live
Submit your investing questions to finance writer and educator Mary Holm and FMA’s Investor Capability Manager Gillian Boyes.
Industry organisations, stakeholders and interested parties are invited to participate in World Investor Week. Get involved and take the opportunity to reach out to your audiences and communicate your own content.
We’d love to add your activity or event to our promotional calendar. Some ideas to promote World Investor Week could include:
hosting an event like a panel discussion or webinar
creating social content using #Worldinvestorweek
sharing FMA World Investor Week resources
promoting World Investor Week in your customer comms