Students of Forman Christian College visit Lahore Stock Exchange as Part of Campus Outreach Programme

Lahore, February 26, 2013 (PPI-OT): Students of Forman Christian College visited the Lahore Stock Exchange to reach the final session of the Campus Outreach Program under Financial Literacy Initiative in collaboration with South Asian Federation of Exchange (SAFE).

The corporate Communications Department interacted with the students to give an insight about the practical aspects of the various financial institutions, investment instruments being offered and their potential returns to the investor. Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Lahore Stock Exchange Mr. Aftab Ahmed Chaudhry was the chief guest of this event.

Miss. Madiha Abrahim from Investor Relations Department briefed the students on the procedure of trading of the shares that begins with an opening up of an account with the Central Depository Company and the facilities being offered by CDC that serves to safeguard the investor’s capital through a transparent mechanism.

She explained as to how investors can use various CDC services for protecting their portfolios. Miss Madiha Abrahim also informed the students about local mutual funds industry. She elaborated the students that mutual funds could be an effective approach for people to start investments offering risk diversification and good returns through proficient fund management.

Later, the students visited in house banks and brokerage houses where they were given synopsis on the functioning of these institutions such as live market trading, banking products and services, lending and borrowing services, clearing and local and international remittances.

The purpose of visit was to allow the students to interact with various financial industry practitioners in a stock exchange setting and get a chance to visit different financial institutions all at one location. The Program is part of the Financial Literacy Initiative for the promotion of youngsters’ understanding of financial products and concepts, their ability and confidence to appreciate financial risks and opportunities to make informed choices, to know where to go for help, and to prepare today’s youth for better understanding of the economic/financial affairs affecting them. Educational institutions are joining hands with LSE to participate in series of sessions on financial literacy.

As part of the Campus Outreach Program, Lahore Stock Exchange has already held two sessions at Forman Christian College. In the first two sessions students were apprised about the savings, investment and investment alternatives, foreign exchange, stock analysis and valuation techniques, financial markets and regulatory environment, market dynamics, market indices, market sensitivity, securities evaluation including fundamental as well as technical analysis, banking services, leasing, insurance and various corporate matters as applicable in Pakistan.

The “Campus Outreach Program” has received an overwhelming acclamation from various blocs of the societies. The Program is launched under the broader Financial Literacy Initiative by the LSE in collaboration with South Asian Federation of Exchange (SAFE). Campus Outreach Program – FLI is neither intended to promote or publicize any particular type of investment or product, nor is it aimed to endorse any specific kind of financial institution or market.

For more information, contact:
Lahore Stock Exchange (LSE)
19, Khayaban-e-Aiwan-e-Iqbal,
P.O. Box: 1315,
Lahore-54000, Pakistan
Tel: +9242 636 8000
FAX: +9242 636 484 -85
E-mail Address: info@LahoreStock.com
Web Site: http://www.lse.com.pk

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