Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) today hosted a bell ringing ceremony as part of its participation in the World Investor Week initiated by IOSCO and the World Federation of Exchanges.
Rashid bin Ali Al Mansoori, CEO of Qatar Stock Exchange, highlighted QSE’s ongoing efforts to enhance financial literacy among all society segments which forms an important pillar of the Bourse’s strategy in a way contributing to the sustainability goals as well as the human and economic pillars of Qatar National Vision 2030 aiming to build a vibrant knowledge based economy.
QSE cares about the financial education of the people of our country, particularly young people. As a result, our strategic plan includes a number of financial literacy objectives focused on spreading awareness among researchers, issuers, brokers and investors of all age groups. Since 2013, the QSE has provided financial educational training to more than 10,000 students belonging to various educational institutions, universities, schools and military colleges. Al Manoori said.
Hussain Mohammed Al Abdulla, QSE’s Director of Marketing and Communications, said: “QSE participation in this global initiative demonstrates our commitment towards enhancing financial literacy and investment awareness through various programs and initiatives that have been expanded and developed over the years.”
In line with the social responsibility of Qatar Stock Exchange and the precautionary measures taken to combat the Covid-19, the QSE’s Marketing and Communications Department launched a distance learning program, which includes free online courses for the public. The courses, which are given by a group of specialized university professors and QSE experts, are aimed to promote securities investment and trading awareness among various segments of the local community. The number of participants in this program over the past four months reached about 2,700 participants, Al Abdulla pointed out.