Reinforcing its commitment to nurturing a new generation of well-informed retail investors and securities professionals, Boursa Kuwait hosted 20 trainees from the fifth edition of the Capital Markets Authority’s (CMA) fresh graduates training program on Monday, January 28, for an exclusive guided tour of the stock exchange, providing them with a deep understanding of the capital market operations.
The fresh graduates were able to get an inside look at the recent developments made at Boursa Kuwait, and how their efforts have significantly improved their international ratings and allowed Kuwait to become more attractive to local and international investors. A presentation that shed light on the various aspects of the company’s activities and operations, which included major milestones in Boursa Kuwait’s journey to a leading stock exchange, and the first stock exchange to be fully owned by the private sector in the Middle East, as well as its three market development plans.
The participants also took a tour of the company’s trading hall where they gained first-hand knowledge of trading operations and the trading board. They were also offered the opportunity to get an up-close look at the tools and equipment involved in trading before the adoption of electronic trading.
The event comes in line with Boursa Kuwait’s corporate sustainability initiatives, which conform to the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and falls under the ‘Education’ pillar of the company’s Corporate Sustainability strategy. The pillar envisions a robust capital market ecosystem where all stakeholders are fully equipped with the knowledge and skill required to be an active player in the nation’s exchange in particular and its capital market in general. The strategy also includes ‘Community’ and ‘Environment’ pillars that envision a profitable business while also contributing to the well-being of the society and the environment.
The company has launched a number of initiatives under the Education pillar, including the Boursa Academy free digital education portal, ongoing collaboration with a number universities to advance capital markets literacy among students and raise awareness of Boursa Academy, as well as investor relations workshops and seminars for executives and professionals from companies listed on the stock exchange.