Minhaj University students interact with LSE officials
At the event organized at the Minhaj University, Ms. Hifsa Siddiqi from Investor Relation Department, LSE explained to the participants the broad features of Pakistan’s economic & financial system, features and characteristics of different financial markets, regulatory framework, market indicators, investment products, financial services & opportunities available to investors in Pakistan and roles & 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 also spoke on various operational matters of the Exchanges including listings, trading, corporate governance, sensitivity of Stock Market and investor protection. She briefed and 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 behavior is the need of the hour. She also focused on the classification and functions of the stock market, market indices, historical background and stakeholders of the capital market.
“Campus Outreach Program” 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 Program 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.