To celebrate the World Investor Week (WIW), initiative driven globally by IOSCO and led in Chile by the Financial Market Comission (CMF), the Santiago Exchange organized a Ring the Bell on October 3rd to raise awareness about the importance of financial education and protection of investors.
The ceremony was led by CEO of the Santiago Exchange, José Antonio Martínez; the Chairman of the CMF, Joaquín Cortez; the Superintendent of the Superintendency of Banks and Financial Institutions of Chile (SBIF) and Pensions, Mario Farren and Osvaldo Macías, respectively; and the vicepresident of the Central Bank of Chile, Joaquín Vial. Rosario Celedón, vicepresident of the CMF, Mauricio Larraín, commissioner of the regulating agency, Eduardo Muñoz, vice chairman of the Santiago Exchange,directors of the Exchange and Chief Executives of local Brokerage Houses, also participated in the event.
“Financial education is one of the main pillars of the Santiago Exchange. In order to encourage responsible investment in the capital markets, the Exchange annually holds various activities to promote financial education and enables content and tools to enable individuals and students to participate actively in the capital markets”, said José Antonio Martínez.