ISLAMABAD, July 25: The Islamabad Stock Exchange (ISE) held its first seminar on investor education and awareness here on Wednesday aimed at informing them about the benefits and risks involved in capital investment.
The SECP has directed the three stock exchanges of the country to expand their investors base and the ISE has been directed to enhance its penetration in the north of country.
Currently, around 25 per cent of central depository company (CDC) accounts are held by the investors belonging to the ISE, but the main concentration of investors is limited to Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Peshawar, Mardan and Kashmir. The SECP has designated all areas of north– from Jhelum including Azad Kashmir to Khyber Paktunkhawa and Gilgit-Baltistan– to the ISE for expanding their investors’ base.
The seminar was in collaboration with Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) & Institute of Capital Markets (ICM).