World Investor Week (WIW), returned for the fourth time in Brunei Darussalam recently. In line with the goals of the global campaign, the event themed ‘Invest with Confidence’, aimed to enhance awareness on the importance of savings, investor education and protection, which has become even more important during these uncertain times brought about by the pandemic. The event also enhanced public confidence in investing in Brunei Darussalam.
Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD), as the securities regulator in the country, and member of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), is the national coordinator for the annual WIW celebration.
AMBD collaborated with several organisations including the Financial Planning Association of Brunei Darussalam (FPAB), Brunei Darussalam Capital Market Association (BCMA) and Centre for Islamic Banking, Finance and Management (CIBFM) to carry out various initiatives to celebrate the WIW, including an interview by Radio Televisyen Brunei’s (RTB) Rampai Pagi with qualified financial planners; a radio interview by Kristal FM with qualified financial planners and investment professionals; and an investment scam awareness artwork contest on Instagram. AMBD also shared investment concepts as well as tips and other financial topics on its official platforms, including its website and social media account.
A webinar titled ‘Guide to Be a Smart Investor’ was also organised, attracting over 200 participants. Among the topics covered included budget and debt management, investment types and opportunities, investor’s rights and avoiding financial scams.
AMBD expressed gratitude to the public for their participation and support in the WIW 2020, and hopes the knowledge gained will assist them in making more informed financial decisions in the future.