Malta Stock Exchange to launch annual Financial Literacy Survey

Fostering financial literacy is a priority for the Malta Stock Exchange

Last Updated on Monday, 22 November, 2021 at 12:52 pm by Andre Camilleri

The Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) will soon be launching its annual MSE Financial Literacy Survey. The aim of the survey is to gauge the Maltese investors’ financial knowledge and to track local financial literacy trends from year to year.

The Financial Literacy Survey will consist of 12 questions and will be made available to e-Portfolio account holders, visitors to the MSE website, and account holders visiting the Exchange. The survey’s results will be published between the first and second quarter next year. The outcome of the survey will help the MSE determine its programme of activities, including educational webinars, moving forward.

Since 2015, the MSE has demonstrated its commitment toward promoting financial education first through the formation of the Malta Stock Exchange Institute and through the organisation of an Annual Investor Education Conference and participation in various EU-funded Erasmus projects.

The Malta Stock Exchange Institute is Malta’s premier financial education outlet, offering over 75 courses annually. Soon the Exchange will be redeveloping its website to offer financial education, in an easy-to-understand format. In addition, the Exchange will embark on a series of educational webinars aimed at the Maltese investor. The first in a series of monthly instalments called the “MSE Executive Spotlight” will take place on 7th December 2021 with the first featured guest being the recently appointed CEO of the MFSA Mr Joseph Gavin.

The Chairman of the MSE Joseph Portelli said: “As the leading capital markets stakeholder we have an obligation to encourage and foster financial literacy. Financially literate investors are more confident and better equipped to survive and thrive during market gyrations, thus aiding in the growth of our economy.”  

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