Financial information: SECP to promote investor education

SECP directed all listed companies to incorporate an informational message on it in their annual accounts


APP September 10, 2015

ISLAMABAD: In order to disseminate the message of its investor education portal, JamaPunji, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) on Wednesday directed all listed companies to incorporate an informational message on it in their annual accounts. This informational message at the JamaPunji web portal comprises details on stock trading simulator based on live feed from the KSE, knowledge center, risk profiler, financial calculator, subscription on alerts, JamaPunji application on mobile device and online quizzes. While considering the significance of fundamental knowledge and understanding of financial market, the SECP in June initiated an investor education programme, JamaPunji, because a lack of financial literacy and capability made the general public vulnerable to frauds.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 10th,  2015.

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