Bahrain Bourse takes part in World Investor Week
Bahrain Bourse (BHB) hosted a bell-ringing ceremony on Thursday as part of its participation in the World Investor Week initiated by IOSCO and the World Federation of Exchanges. Chief Executive Officer of Bahrain Bourse, Sh. Khalifa bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa rang the market-opening bell in the presence of the Governor of the Central Bank of Bahrain Rasheed Mohammed Al-Maraj alongside 80 senior officials and executives from various stakeholders.
During the event, Chief Operating Officer of Bahrain Bourse, Narjes Jamal highlighted Bahrain Bourse’s ongoing efforts to enhance financial literacy which forms an important pillar of the Bourse’s strategy.” This year marks the 22nd edition of the TradeQuest Programme which targets high school and university students. “We currently have 20 participating schools and 6 universities taking part in the program.
As for the Smart Investor Program, we recently launched the 2nd edition of the programme in collaboration with INJAZ Bahrain, and reached out to 6,291 elementary students across 79 schools during its first year,” added Jamal. Bahrain Bourse’s collaboration with the BIBF is also offering various public courses as well as professional certifications related to the capital market under the Investment Academy.
On his part, Dr Ahmed Al-Shaikh said, “The BIBF will provide training solutions on capital markets and continue its programmes under the umbrella of BIBF’s Investment Academy.” Bahrain Bourse has joined 30 other global exchanges to mark the occasion over a week of bell-ringing activities. It is noteworthy that the “Ring the Bell for Financial Literacy” event is a global initiative by the IOSCO and the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) to support the World Investor Week (WIW).