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Press Release:

CMA to participate in World Investor Week 2022

Nairobi, 03 October, 2022..… The Capital Markets Authority (CMA) has announced its participation in the World Investor Week (WIW) 2022 taking place from 3 to 9 October 2022 to enhance investor awareness and protection.

The sixth edition of the week-long WIW campaign is an initiative of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), the global standard setting body of capital markets regulators. The global outreach by capital markets regulators and related institutions seeks to raise awareness of the importance of investor education and protection and to highlight the various initiatives of securities regulators in these two critical areas.

The key messages of the WIW campaign in 2022 will be based on two themes: 1) investor Resilience and 2) sustainable finance. These messages complement those of previous WIW editions, such as frauds and scams, online investing, the basics of investing, and digital learning and online education.

During the WIW 2022, CMA will leverage technology by launching a FinTok competition and inviting the public to participate in creating short videos on specific topics aimed at encouraging investing in capital markets and spread capital markets messages on social media through international collaborative efforts. The Authority will also conduct mass media and social media campaigns with support from market intermediaries. In addition, the Authority will participate in various county initiatives and short messaging campaign in partnership with strategic partners.

The CMA Chief Executive, Mr. Wyckliffe Shamiah observed, “the Authority has continued to implement effective and robust awareness and investor protection strategies and will continue to support the new Government’s agenda in line with the bottom-up economic model by facilitating more retail participation in the capital market’’.

 

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 BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON THE CAPITAL MARKETS AUTHORITY

The Capital Markets Authority (CMA) was set up in 1989 as a statutory agency under the Capital Markets Act Cap 485A. It is charged with the prime responsibility of both regulating and developing an orderly, fair and efficient capital markets in Kenya with the view to promoting market integrity and investor confidence. The regulatory functions of the Authority as provided by the Act and the regulations include; Licensing and supervising all the capital market intermediaries; Ensuring compliance with the legal and regulatory framework by all market participants; Regulating public offers of securities, such as equities and bonds & the issuance of other capital market products such as collective investment schemes; Promoting market development through research on new products and services; Reviewing the legal framework to respond to market dynamics; Promoting investor education and public awareness; and Protecting investors' interest. For more information, please contact Capital Markets Authority, Manager Corporate Affairs and International Relations, Antony Mwangi on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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