World Investor Week 2019 starts in AIFC

World Investor Week 2019 starts in AIFC

From 30 September to 6 October 2019 the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) will hold the World Investor Week in AIFC in order to raise awareness on consumers protection, investors education, financial services and to highlight the opportunities for doing business in AIFC.
World Investor Week is held annualy under the auspices of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) and over 80 jurisdictions from 6 continents celebrate it. IOSCO is the international organisation that brings together the world's securities regulators. Its membership regulates more than 95% of the world's securities markets in more than 115 jurisdictions.
Holding the World Investor Week reflects AIFC's commitment to the IOSCO’s global standards for the protection of the financial services consumers. Last year, more than 3,500 participants in 7 cities of Kazakhstan took part in the 2018 World Investor Week in AIFC.
This year, the events within the World Investor Week will be held from 30 September to 6 October in 6 cities of Kazakhstan as part of the national campaign called Investor Awareness Roadshow:
30 September – Petropavlovsk;
1 October – Aktau;
2 October – Karaganda;
3 October – Turkestan;
4 October – Almaty;
6 October – Nur-Sultan.
The 2019 World Investor Week in AIFC invisages presentations and information sessions for potential consumers of financial services, academic and business circles. The sessions for academic community of regional universities will be held in the first half of the day and will focus on financial and investment education. Workshops will also be organised for for the students of the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
In the second half of the day presentations for business circles will be held, covering such issues asconsumers protection, financial services and business opportunities offered in AIFC, issuing procedures of Green and Islamic bonds, the benefits of registration in AIFC and the Centre’s educational and training programs. The event’s speakers will be the AIFC experts on regulation, financial technologies, Green and Islamic Finances, investments and continuous professional development.
The Islamic Finance Week is also planned to be held within the 2019 World Investor Week in AIFC. Master classes and trainings will be held on actual issues of the Islamic finance industry development in Kazakhstan and over the world. The Week will be completed by annual Islamic Finance Day conferences in Almaty (4 October) and Nur-Sultan (6 October). 
"The Investor Day" Conference – a final event of the World Investor Week – will be held on 6 October in Nur-Sultan. The AIFC speakers and invited external experts will talk about a wide range of financial services, investment tools and business opportunities in the AIFC in terms of protecting the rights of the financial services consumers.
More information, the event program and registration link are available here - http://www.wiw-aifc.kz/.

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The Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) was created on the initiative of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev. The constitutional law on the establishment of the AIFC was signed on December 7, 2015. AIFC's goal is to form a leading centre of financial services at the international level. The AIFC aims to assist in attracting investment in the country's economy, create an attractive environment for investing in financial services, develop the securities market of the Republic of Kazakhstan and ensure its integration with international capital markets.
www.aifc.kz

The Astana Financial Services Authority (AFSA) is the independent regulator of the Astana International Financial Centre, a legal entity and statutory body of the Republic of Kazakhstan, which is established in accordance with the Constitutional Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On the Astana International Financial Centre” for the purposes of regulating activities related to financial services in the AIFC. The AIFC Regulations and Rules provides for the authorization, registration, recognition and supervision of financial firms and market institutions. 
www.afsa.kz 

The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) is the international body that brings together the world's securities regulators and is recognized as the global standard setter for the securities sector. IOSCO develops, implements and promotes adherence to internationally recognized standards for securities regulation. It works intensively with the G20 and the Financial Stability Board (FSB) on the global regulatory reform agenda. 
www.iosco.org