Press Release

The Spanish stock exchange opens the trading session Ringing the Bell for Financial Literacy

4 October, 2021

             Montserrat Martínez Parera, accompanied by David Jiménez-Blanco.

  • The Ring the Bell for Financial Literacy initiative is promoted by IOSCO and WFE and takes place in more than 50 stock exchanges around the world
  • BME channels its commitment to financial education through Instituto BME, which has provided financial training to more than 126,000 students since its creation

Today’s trading session, on October 4th , Financial Literacy Day, started in the Spanish stock exchange with a commemorative Ring the Bell to celebrate it. The event is part of the Ring the Bell for Financial Literacy initiative, which is promoted by IOSCO and WFE. More than 50 stock exchanges around the world have rung the bell to highlight the importance of Financial Education. BME thus joins the Financial Literacy Day and the “Finanzas para Todos” (Finance for All) programme, an initiative promoted since 2008 by the Spanish stock market supervisor, CNMV, and the Bank of Spain.

Montserrat Martínez Parera, Vice-President of CNMV, led the bell-ringing ceremony, accompanied by David Jiménez-Blanco, Vice-President of BME and President of the Madrid stock exchange.

Martínez Parera pointed out the importance of providing investors with the tools they need to learn about the products in which they invest and make their own decisions. "The CNMV is firmly committed to the fight against fraud," she added.

David Jiménez-Blanco highlighted the SIX Group's extensive agenda of activities this week, as a sign of its commitment to "universal and accessible education that facilitates decision-making by citizens, which is part of our DNA and is linked to a concept of sustainability that we share on a global scale".  

In addition to the Bell Ringing, today BME will organise three webinars on the importance of sustainable finance. The three panels, which can be followed online by registering at this link (in Spanish), will be attended by prestigious professionals from the financial sector.

BME channels its commitment to financial education through Instituto BME, created more than 30 years ago, during which time it has provided financial training to more than 126,000 students. It recently announced the launch of Braindex (in Spanish), a new online financial education portal with courses for all types of people, from those without a grounding in financial markets to professionals who want to improve their knowledge.

Photos of the Bell Ringing are available on Flickr:

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

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