The Investment and Savings Seminar is an investment awareness programme that was established in collaboration between the BIBF and Bahrain Bourse with the purpose of increasing and enhancing investor’s awareness about the financial market.
With the objective to gradually enlighten the audience on the capital markets and investment processes, this seminar is now available, free of charge, on a monthly basis, over 3 stages:
The main focus is to provide investment fundamentals and principals to enlighten the audience with key investment securities and their attributes, the process of establishing investment goals and the investment process with consideration for potential frauds.
Behavioural biases will also be briefed while focusing on investment portfolio management.
Upon the completion of the Investment and Savings seminar (Beginner, Intermediate and Advance levels), the audience learning outcome should be:
|1. Investment and Saving Seminar - Beginner|
|1.1. Differentiate between Saving and Investing|
|1.2. Explain key investment principles|
|1.3. Developing investment goals and explain different types of investment strategies|
|1.4. Introduction to capital markets|
|1.5. Identify different product classes and differentiate their attributes|
|1.6. Provide an introduction about Bahrain Bourse and Bahrain Clear and their importance|
|1.7. Identify the different parties in the capital market and their rights and responsibilities|
|2. Investment and Saving Seminar - Intermediate|
|2.1. Explain the different trading process of investment products|
|2.2. Explain accounting for investment portfolio|
|2.3. Describe the Behavioral biases related to investing|
|2.4. Describe the investment securities and fraud|
|3. Investment and Saving Seminar - Advance|
|3.1. Explain the capital market trading in stocks|
|3.2. Explain the capital market trading in bonds|
|3.3. Provide analysis of the investment portfolio performance|
This seminar and the program target a broad spectrum of audience from Students to Individual investors, Novice Savers and/or investors and Small Business investors providing the basic knowledge of financial products and investment strategies.
The program has been segregated into three levels (Beginners, Intermediate and Advance). Each level will be delivered in a two hour session that will be in the form of a lecture that includes case studies and real life examples in order to engage the audience in the program. The details of the program are illustrated in the table below:
|Duration of each session||2 Hours per session|
|Start Day*||Beginner||4th Wednesday of January (22-1-2020)||Sessions will be in:
January, April, July and October
|Intermediate||4th Wednesday of February (26-2-2020)||Sessions will be in:
February, May, August and November
|Advance||4th Wednesday of March (25-3-2020)||Sessions will be in:
March, June, September and December
|Location||Bahrain Bourse Auditorium|
|Fees||Free to public|
|Program Trainer||Mr. Ahmed Majeed Askar|
* The timing of the sessions is subject to changes. Please refer to BIBF for any enquiries.
Ahmed Majeed Askar