MFSA launches campaign for investor awareness

The Malta Financial Services Authority has launched an investor education and awareness campaign, with the aim to raise awareness about financial literacy to help consumers make informed decisions. Newsbook.com.mt spoke to Mr Anthony Tomaselli Chetcuti for more information.

The MFSA observed that one of its primary functions was to enhance consumer confidence in the financial market and to improve consumer awareness. Its campaign was therefore targeted at the general public and retail investors.

 “Investors are sometimes uncertain about what investment decisions will support their financial goals. Inadequate information about financial instruments and trading venues can result in consumers investing in an unsuitable product,” the MFSA’s head of conduct supervision Emily Benson said.

“This integrated campaign is part of the ongoing consumer awareness initiatives organised by the MFSA, clearly demonstrating our strong commitment to the protection and education of consumers of financial services.”

The launch of the campaign coincides with World Investor Week, with the aim of raising awareness regarding investor education.