2018 was a bruising year for investors, as traditional asset classes delivered returns that can at best be described as unsatisfactory. Yet, amidst the gloom, an often-forgotten asset class shone through, achieving a solid return of 15%: preference shares.
Last year was a particularly trying one for investors. While no one can guarantee what the year ahead will bring in the markets, what we do know for sure is that investor behaviour is the biggest factor that makes or breaks long-term investment outcomes.
The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) is preparing to launch its second annual World Investor Week (WIW) from 1 through 7 October 2018, following the success of last year´s event in promoting investor education and protection and highlighting the various initiatives of securities regulators in those two areas around the globe.
The Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) has issued today final recommendations that seek to improve liquidity risk management practices of open-ended collective investment schemes (CIS) as part of its mission to protect investors, ensure fair and efficient financial markets and reduce systemic risk.