Lahore Stock Exchange leads investor awareness program for new investors

Lahore, March 04, 2014 (PPI-OT): Lahore Stock Exchange has launched Investor Awareness Program to provide regular awareness and education services to the different sectors of the society. Under this program, a session was organized for general public at LSE today. Investor Awareness Program aims at holding regular sessions of market information for the general and potential investors on monthly basis.

The basic objective of the Investor Awareness Program is to provide a medium to learn about the fresh perspectives on the market investments. IAP will provide a means for the investors to access the latest market trends as well as information about the upgraded investors protection arrangements put in place at the market.

While addressing the session, Ms. Gitee Bhatti officer Corporate Communications elaborated the pros and cons of investing in different financial products. She also quoted practical examples about various investment avenues obtainable in the market and their role in the economic structure of the country.

She also explained the fact that how diversification across various investment instruments safeguards the investors interest. During the session, the facilities provided by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), Central Depository Company (CDC) and National Clearing Company Limited (NCCPL) for the investors were also discussed in detailed.

At the event organized at the Exchange, Managing Director –LSE Mr. Aftab Ahmad Chaudhry, stated that as a financial market, LSE has a basic responsibility to invest in expanding the knowledge about our markets and increase the participation of investors in the market. He said that with running of two regular programs, i.e. Campus Outreach Program and Investor Awareness Program, LSE shall fulfill the objectives of Corporate Social Responsibility of our Exchange.

He encouraged all potential investors to sign up for the program and make it a regular practice to attend the planned monthly sessions to increase their knowledge about the capital markets. At the end of the session, a detailed questions answer session was conducted. General investors asked several questions from the Officials of Exchange which were then answered by them in detail.

For more information, contact:
Barkat Ali Anjum
Deputy Manager-Media and Public Relations Department
Lahore Stock Exchange (LSE)
Cell: +92 306 4506086
Tel: Direct +92 4236280792, +92 423636 8000 Ext. 5031-5032
Fax: +92 42 3636 8485 – 111 441441
Email: barkatali@lse.com.pk
Web: www.lse.com.pk

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