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Oct. 04, 2017 JPX JPX opens IOSCO’s inaugural World Investor Week


The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) is the international body that brings together the world's securities regulators. IOSCO will be holding its inaugural World Investor Week(WIW) from October 2 to 8, 2017 to raise awareness of the importance of initiatives in investor education, investor protection, and financial literacy across the world.

As the first market to open in the world, Tokyo kick started the week with an opening ceremony graced by Financial Services Agency (FSA) Deputy Commissioner for International Affairs Jun Mizuguchi and Japan Securities Dealers Association (JSDA) Chairman and CEO Shigeharu Suzuki. The ceremony began with a video message from IOSCO C8 Chairman José Alexandre Vasco and was joined by more than 100 education and compliance staff from the industry as well as overseas exchanges from 12 jurisdictions.

In his welcome address, JPX Group CEO Kiyota said, “World Investor Week is a new worldwide campaign by IOSCO to raise awareness of the importance of investor education and investor protection. I am delighted that JPX Group is able to host and play a part in making this a special opening ceremony. World Investor Week is a chance for JPX Group to send its message of "investor education" and "preventing improper trading" across the world, and is also a chance for us to hear about sophisticated programs tailored for the situation in each country. In this way, I believe that this is a chance to learn from each other and perhaps glean some hints as to how to take our investor education and investor protection programs to the next level. With the resounding success of today’s opening ceremony, here in Japan, of World Investor Week, I hope many more people will turn to growing their assets for a more affluent future, and that these investment flows will, contribute toward the healthy, sustainable development of the world economy.”

During this week, participating organizations across the world will come together to spread the word on investor education, investor protection, and financial literacy. JPX hopes that our efforts serve to highlight the importance of financial education and asks that you join us in recognizing and celebrating such initiatives across the world.



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The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) is the international body that brings together the world's securities regulators and is recognized as the global standard setter for the securities sector. IOSCO works toward investor protection and the development of fair, efficient, and highly transparent markets. By providing high quality technical assistance, working on enhancing market infrastructure, and facilitating the development of appropriate regulatory frameworks, IOSCO seeks to build sound global capital markets and a robust global regulatory framework.


About JPX

Japan Exchange Group (JPX) offers Japan's most comprehensive integrated market infrastructure, with its business domain covering cash and derivatives market operation, self-regulation, and clearing. Tokyo Stock Exchange is home to more than 3,500 companies and a wide variety of ETP and REIT products, while Osaka Exchange provides highly liquid derivative products. In addition to efficient, stable and transparent market mechanisms, self-regulation at Japan Exchange Regulation and CCP functions provided by Japan Securities Clearing Corporation also contribute to trust and confidence in its robust and reliable market infrastructure. JPX will drive market development and continue to diversify its business portfolio as it pursues the next step forward towards becoming "Your Exchange of your Choice".



Japan Exchange Group Global Strategy / Corporate Communications