Exchanges Round the World Ring the Bell all Week for Financial Literacy in 2021


London, Monday 4 October 2021 – Exchanges around the world have united to promote financial literacy, investor protection and financial inclusion, ringing the bell in multiple countries on multiple days all week during World Investor Week (“WIW”) 2021.

The World Federation of Exchanges (“WFE”), the global industry group for exchanges and CCPs, is supporting the International Organization of Securities Commissions (“IOSCO”) WIW 2020, which runs from 4 October to 10 October 2021. WIW is a week-long, global campaign to raise awareness about the importance of investor education and protection and promote financial literacy.

In 2021, a record 78 exchanges are holding virtual bell ringing ceremonies, workshops and events this week to drive awareness of the important and necessity of financial literacy and its impact on life.

In addition, the WFE’s monthly Focus magazine for October is a Special Edition which shines a light on Financial Literacy initiatiaves around the world.

Nandini Sukumar, Chief Executive Officer, the WFE said: “Financial literacy is more important than ever before as retail investor participation grows. The nature and ethos of public markets enshrines investor protection at the heart. Education is part of that mandate and a significant factor in developing markets to maturity and beyond. All market infrastructures, whether large or small, whether in a developed market or a frontier market, prioritise investor education at the heart of their business and as a foundation of market integrity.”

The exchanges participating in the Ring the Bell for Financial Literacy 2021 initiative are: