DFM, Nasdaq Dubai host bell ringing ceremony to educate investors

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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The Dubai Financial Market (DFM) and stock-exchange Nasdaq Dubai conducted a bell-ringing ceremony as part of the World Investor Week 2020 with an aim to improve investor’s awareness and protection of their rights.

The program was initiated by the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), with the involvement of the Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA).

His Excellency Dr Obaid Al Zaabi, CEO of the Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA), Hassan Al Serkal, CEO of DFM and Hamed Ali, CEO of Nasdaq Dubai and Deputy CEO of DFM, as well as senior representatives from capital market related institutions attended the market-opening bell-ringing ceremony.

As part of the World Investor Week, such bell-ringing activities were hosted in exchanges around the globe. Nasdaq Dubai and DFM will also conduct two webinars for investors and brokers on 6th and 7th of October about the equity futures platform which is planned to be launched this month. 

The CEO of Nasdaq Dubai and Deputy CEO of DFM, Hamed Ali said that the stock-exchange has been on the mission to create awareness among the participants over past years and it has partnered with several business firms to achieve this. The exchange will support initiatives aiming at widening the investor’s knowledge and educating them about key business developments, products and services. 

Hassan Al Serkal
Hassan Al Serkal

“The DFM continuously organizes investor educational workshops about market services and investment opportunities. It also connects with investors through its diversified smart channels, which enabled us to continue business as usual despite the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic, in a clear testament on DFM’s excellence in this field as well as the success of our awareness campaigns and the high level of awareness amongst market participants.”

Both DFM and Nasdaq Dubai have always led the way in training and educating the upcoming generations in schools and universities through stock games and educational trading floors at UAE universities.