Finance Minister AMA Muhith will inaugurate 'World Investor Week 2017' formally in a programme Monday at 3.00 pm at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy in Dhaka.
The week will be observed across the country during October 2-8 under the leadership of Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC) in an effort to create awareness on investment among the general investors.
To observe the week, the BSEC has arranged different meetings, seminars, workshops and investors' education fair targeting general investors, students of universities, stakeholders of the capital market and different professional bodies.
Dr. Mashiur Rahman, the economic affairs adviser to the Prime Minister, and MA Mannan MP, the state minister for planning and finance ministry are scheduled to attend two separate programmes as chief guests.
BSEC executive director Md. Mahbubul Alam said their first target is to create interest regarding investment education among the general investors.
"The number of small investors is proportionately higher in Bangladesh compared to other countries. Those investors' ability of taking investment decision independently is not up to the mark," Alam said.
He said the investments and profits of the small investors become uncertain as they make investment following the 'so called' large ones and depend on rumours.
"The securities regulator is working to create investors' self assessment required to reduce the risks of their investments," Alam added.
Another BSEC executive director Mohammad Saifur Rahman recently told a press briefing that the securities regulator is working to introduce new products in the capital market to create the scope of diversifying investors' portfolios.