The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) is set to conduct FREE stock market seminars in the cities of Cebu and Davao to spur investor awareness and boost local participation in the stock market.
There will be a seminar for retail investors entitled “Building Wealth with Stocks: Investing Guide for Beginners” on May 21 and another briefing on May 22 for institutional investors dubbed “Investing and Listing Briefing for Institutional Investors.” Both of these seminars will be held at the Cebu Parklane Hotel from 1:00-5:00 PM.
Likewise both seminars will be conducted for Davao-based investors on May 24 at the Royale Mandaya Hotel. The briefing for institutional investors will be held from 8:30 to 12:00 NN while the Building Wealth with Stocks seminar for retail investors will be conducted from 1 to 5 PM.
“The PSE continues to organize roadshows in Cebu and Davao to increase local participation in the stock market. Through this financial literacy campaign, the Exchange also hopes to promote the stock market as an effective venue for mobilizing capital for business enterprises outside Metro Manila,” PSE President and Chief Executive Officer Hans B. Sicat said.
The PSE recently expanded its reach in the Visayas through the establishment of a satellite office in Cebu City last September 2011. This year, the Cebu office has been bringing in an average of 10 to 15 new investor accounts per week.
To further expand into the Mindanao region, the PSE is also looking at putting up a satellite office in Cagayan de Oro which is targeted to be operational in 2013.
The PSE will be joined by experts who will talk about the basics of investing, online stock trading, investing in mutual funds, and listing on the PSE.
This market education program will be undertaken in partnership with Amazing Cebu Channel 54, Cebu Holdings, Inc., First Metro Securities Brokerage Corporation, Pru Like of UK, and Regina Capital Development Corporation. This project also enjoys the support of JCI Cebu Sinulog, JCI Mandaue, and JCI Womandaue.
The PSE Cebu and Davao seminars are open to the general public. Due to the limited slots, the PSE is encouraging all interested parties to preregister by calling (02) 688-7537 to 38. Interested participants may also send attendance confirmation through fax at (02) 6593450 or email to PSE Roadshow project head, Jay Penaflor, firstname.lastname@example.org. Further details about the Cebu-Davao roadshow and other PSE market education programs can be obtained from www.pseacademy.com.ph.