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Second session of Campus Outreach Programme held




  • Second session of Campus Outreach Programme was held here on Wednesday for the students of Institute of Business and Information Technology, University of the Punjab by Lahore Stock Exchange in collaboration with South Asian Federation of Exchange (SAFE) where LSE’s officials interacted with the students. Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of The Lahore Stock Exchange Aftab Ahmed Chaudhry was the chief guest of the session. 

    At the event organised at the Institute of Business and Information Technology, University of the Punjab, Ms Hifsa Siddiqi, from Investor Relations Department-LSE explained to the participants about characteristics of different financial markets, regulatory framework, market indicators, investment products, financial services and opportunities available to investors in Pakistan and roles and responsibilities being performed by various financial institutions. They were also given an insight about various investment avenues available in the market and their role in the economic system of the country. 

    Ms Hifsa Siddiqi also spoke on various operational matters of the Exchanges including listings, trading, corporate governance, sensitivity of Stock Market and investor protection. She briefed the students about the features of financial services and products being offered by different financial institutions. She explained the participants that the financial decision making starts from the teenage; therefore, the modification of spending habits of youngsters in order to promote the habits of savings and responsible financial behaviour is the need of the hour. 

    Head of Investor Relations, Nadeem Asghar also briefed the students about stock market current scenarios and real life market stories. At the end a detailed question-answer session was conducted by him. “Campus Outreach Programme” under the broader Financial Literacy Initiative has been launched by the LSE in collaboration with South Asian Federation of Exchange (SAFE). The basic goal of the FLI-Campus Outreach Programme is to enhance youngsters’ understanding of financial products and concepts, their ability and confidence to appreciate financial risks and opportunities to make informed choices, to know where to go for help, and to prepare today’s youth for better understanding of the economic/financial affairs affecting them. 

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