Boursa Kuwait promotes capital market literacy among university students
KUWAIT: Reinforcing its commitment to promoting capital market literacy among students, Boursa Kuwait has participated in the first ever ‘Stock Exchange Week’ program organized by Kuwait University’s College of Business Administration (CBA).
As part of its participation in the program, Boursa Kuwait set up a booth at the CBA premises to promote its digital education portal, Boursa Academy Online, which aims to create greater stock market awareness among new and professional retail investors.
The company also distributed brochures and promotional materials among university students to encourage them to gain a basic understanding of trading as well as about various investment instruments available in the capital market.
In addition, a number of experts from Boursa Kuwait conducted workshops to offer students deep insights into a wide range of relevant topics, ranging from the know-how of trading to risks of investing, to help them make informed investment decisions.
Naser Al-Sanousi, Marketing & Communication Director, Boursa Kuwait, commented; “Our participation in the ‘Stock Exchange Week’ program by Kuwait University’s College of Business Administration reflects our ongoing commitment to developing a robust capital market in Kuwait. We believe that promoting financial and stock market literacy among students is instrumental in creating a new generation of individual investors who are equipped with the right tools and information. Our outreach endeavors such as this and Boursa Academy Online also complement our strategy to attract local and international investors.”
Boursa Kuwait’s participation in this week-long program is closely aligned with its corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy, which sets out the framework for the company’s capital market education initiatives. It also comes in line with Boursa Kuwait’s long-term market development plan that aims at transforming the company into a leading regional stock exchange and an attractive destination for foreign investment by implementing best practices and increasing transparency for the benefit of its stakeholders.
Boursa Academy Online was established in 2018 to boost trading and financial awareness, which is one of the main factors driving individual investors to participate in the capital market by offering access to numerous state-of-the-art tools and resources. The free-of charge portal provides educational and training facilities, such as ‘Market Watch’, ‘Virtual Trading’, ‘Statement of Account’, ‘Portfolio’, among others, to investors of various experience levels.