Lahore Stock Exchange in collaboration with South Asian Federation of Exchange (SAFE) Monday organised first session of Financial Literacy initiative under Campus Outreach Programme for students of Hailey College of Banking and Finance , University of the Punjab . At the event, the LSE Corporate Communications Department (CCD) briefed the students about all spheres of capital and financial markets, while, the LSE Managing Director and CEO Aftab Ahmed Chaudhry was the chief guest. The students were briefly informed about the regulatory framework, market indicators, investment products, financial services and opportunities accessible to investors in Pakistan . The CCD Officer Ms. Gitee Bhatti quoted practical examples about various investment avenues obtainable in the market and their role in the economic structure of the country. Ms. Gitee also spoke on various operational matters of the Exchanges including listings, trading, corporate governance, sensitivity of Stock Market and investor protection. She advised the students to adopt saving behaviour in their life style in order to become the Chief Financial Officer of their own life. On this occasion, Aftab Chaudhry said, the Campus Outreach Programme under the broader Financial Literacy Initiative (FLI) has been launched with prime objective to heighten youngsters’ understanding of financial products and concepts, their capability and confidence to understand financial risks and opportunities to make knowledgeable choices, to know where to go for help, and to prepare today’s youth for improved understanding of the economic/financial associations affecting them. He said, the LSE under this initiative will be conducting on-campus educational secessions, followed by practical exposure of students to the financial products/services through visits/exchanges with financial institutions and encouraging participation in the financial system through games and internship programme. The overall objective of the FLI, he added, was to promote financial skills and knowledge of the common citizens, and to sustain the plan for broader financial addition in societies.
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