Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission has appointed Bangladesh cricketer Shakib Al Hasan as its goodwill ambassador at the inauguration beginning of World Investor Week 2017.
The chief guest of the event was Finance Minister AMA Muhith, who said Shakib’s inclusion had strengthened the effort to promote sound investment in Bangladesh.
The finance minister asked investors in the stock market to know, understand and analyse the market before investing money. He said the stock market crash in 2010-11 occurred because the laws and policies governing the capital markets were very weak at the time.
Shakib said: “When I was in London playing, I would see many of the players study in their leisure hours. I asked them what they were studying, and many of them would tell me they were learning how to invest in the stock market. That is how investors in our country should proceed.”
SEC Chairman M Khairul Hossain said it is a matter of joy that Bangladesh is leading the World Investor Week programme among 81 countries in the world.
He said the International Organisation of Securities Commission (IOSCO) announced the week to create awareness among investors across the world for the first time. He urged the government to ensure business-friendly environment to protect the investors.
Coating the example of India and Sri Lanka BSEC chairman urged the government to include the investment related education in the syllabus of school and colleges for better understanding.
This story was first published in Bangla Tribune