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01-OCTOBER-2019

The Spanish Exchange rings the bell for financial literacy to mark the start of the trading session

From left to right: Ángel Benito, Member of the Board, CNMV; Nandini Sukumar, WFE Chief Executive Officer; Javier Hernani, CEO, BME, and Tajinder Singh, Deputy Secretary General,  IOSCO

  • BME, IOSCO and WFE promote the Ring the Bell for Financial Literacy initiative, held in more than 30 exchanges worldwide
  • Instituto BME receives over 6,500 students every year

The Madrid stock exchange today hosted a bell-ringing ceremony to support financial literacy. The event, which marks the start of the world investor week, is promoted by BME, IOSCO and WFE.

Tajinder Singh, Deputy Secretary General, IOSCO, and Nandini Sukumar, WFE Chief Executive, rang the bell accompanied by Ángel Benito, Member of the Board, CNMV, and Javier Hernani, CEO of BME.

Highlighting how important financial education is for BME, Javier Hernani stated: "Only by promoting financial literacy - not only among the investing public, but among the younger generations as well - can we equip society with the knowledge necessary to take informed investment decisions," he said.

Financial education is part of BME's DNA and is one of its social functions as a stock exchange. This commitment is fulfilled through Instituto BME, which receives over 6,500 students every year. In addition and among other initiatives, BME promotes free financial courses for its shareholders.

The Ring the bell for financial literacy initiative seeks to highlight how important it is for the population to improve their knowledge about finance and the economy. From Brazil to Shanghai and also in Spain, about thirty stock exchanges worldwide have rung or will ring their bells in support of financial education.

All the photos of the bell-ringing are available on Flickr through this link:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/archivobme

Further information on the initiative:

https://www.worldinvestorweek.org/event-detail.php?eventID=3

http://finanzasparatodos.es/

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