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GFSC supports IOSCO's World Investor Week

01 Oct 18

The Gibraltar Financial Services Commission is taking part in World Investor Week, which runs from 1 to 7 October. The global campaign organised by the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) aims to raise awareness about the importance of investor education and protection. 

During the course of the week members of IOSCO provide a range of activities in their own jurisdictions to support the campaign. The collaboration of international organisations is complemented by events and other activities that the GFSC and other jurisdictions have organised, following the success of last year’s campaign.

Throughout World Investor Week, the GFSC will be publishing five short, informative videos touching on the subject of safe investment via social media. These cover subjects such as diversification, risk awareness and getting as much information as you can on both investments and investment firms. Through these clips, the general public can learn how best to recognise, understand and avoid investment frauds. 

Looking forward to this year’s participation, Director of Strategy & Planning, Heidi Bocarisa, said: “We are delighted to be able to participate for the second consecutive year in World Investor Week.  This is an extremely important initiative that underscores the importance of investor education and also complements our Moneywise programme. “

The short clips will be posted on the GFSC and Moneywise social media platforms; Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn page every morning this week. 



Notes for editors:

1. The GFSC would like to take this opportunity to thank those who were involved in the making of these videos; Henry Sacramento, Vijay Vatvani, Joelle Moreno, Anthony Hernandez, Christian Santos and Tanya Santini.  The GFSC would also like to thank the Base Training Camp, the Gibraltar Football Association, The Chimney and GAMPA for allowing filming at their respective premises.

2. The GFSC is the regulator of the Gibraltar financial services market, regulating providers of financial services conducted in both Gibraltar and other jurisdictions. The GFSC’s vision is to be a high performing, agile, and innovative regulator.

3. The regulatory objectives underpin the vision and mission statement. Namely, these are the promotion of market confidence; the reduction of systemic risk; the promotion of public awareness; the protection of the good reputation of Gibraltar; the protection of consumers and the reduction of financial crime.

4. IOSCO aims to:

• cooperate in developing, implementing and promoting adherence to internationally recognized and consistent standards of regulation, oversight and enforcement in order to protect investors, maintain fair, efficient and transparent markets, and seek to address systemic risks;

• enhance investor protection and promote investor confidence in the integrity of securities markets, through strengthened information exchange and cooperation in enforcement against misconduct and in supervision of markets and market intermediaries; and

• Exchange information at both global and regional levels on their respective experiences in order to assist the development of markets, strengthen market infrastructure and implement appropriate regulation.

5. Activities that are part of World Investor Week are captured on the dedicated campaign website The WIW 2017 Public Report also provides an overview of the activities that took place worldwide in 2017. 



Press Release contact details: 

Contact Name

Lia Newman

Contact Title

Communications Assistant

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