October - Investor Education Month - AMF urges investors to make informed decisions


Montréal – As Investor Education Month gets under way, the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) announces the release of a new publication in response to investor concerns about the volatile markets, as well as a personal anti-fraud guide titled Red-Flagging Financial Fraud. Like many other securities regulators, the AMF is stepping up efforts to help consumers become more financially savvy. Whether they are students, people approaching retirement or seniors, investors can only benefit from knowing how to manage and safeguard their money.

“When the markets are volatile as they are now, it is especially important to understand the fundamentals of investing, such as diversification and the risk-return ratio,” said Jean St-Gelais, AMF President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our awareness and education activities help current and future investors to make informed decisions and we invite them to visit the section on our website designed specifically for them.”

The “Consumer” section of the AMF website offers numerous tools and publications on investments and is updated regularly. In addition, the AMF has a site intended exclusively for young people at www.tesaffaires.com This link will open in a new window, where new educational activities intended for young people and teachers will be added soon.

A mobile team of AMF speakers regularly meets with consumer groups, including student and senior organizations. Presentations focus on the importance of well-informed investment decisions and fraud prevention. Groups and associations interested in these presentations may call the AMF’s Information Centre for details.

The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) is the regulatory and oversight body for Québec's financial sector.

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