The Department of Finance, AIUB, arranged for the female students to attend a workshop titled 'Towards Greater Participation of Women Investors in Bangladesh Capital Market' which was held at the Multipurpose Hall of Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC) on Tuesday, 14th June 2022.
The coordination from AIUB was done by Ms. Bohi Shajahan, Senior Assistant Professor Department of Finance. She arranged for 6 female students from the department of finance who registered and attended the workshop to gain a better insight on investment in capital market by female investors. This activity is in alignment with SDG goal 4 (Quality Education), SDG goal 5 (Gender equality) and SDG goal 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth).
The workshop was organized by the Bangladesh Institute of Capital Market (BICM) targeting women entrepreneurs, and young females who can become financially independent through investment. The workshop highlighted that the number of female investors presently is increasing following the upward trend of the market with companies having good fundamentals being listed on the market
"Female investors should be equipped with financial literacy before making investments in the capital market," said Shaikh Shamsuddin Ahmed, a BSEC commissioner. Another BSEC commissioner, Dr. Rumana Islam, also laid importance on increasing investment literacy level of female investors.
The audience was informed that the number of active BO (beneficiary owner's) accounts is over 2.06 million and among the total BO accounts, around 0.51 million accounts belong to women investors as on June 14. 2022.
Ms. Khugesta Nur-E-Naharin, Managing Director at the Modern Securities, Ms. Tania Sharmin, Managing Director at CAPM Advisory Ltd., Ms. Kamrun Nahar, Managing Director at NBL Capital and Equity Management, were present at the workshop chaired by the BICM Executive President Dr. Mahmuda Akter.
At the end of the workshop, participants received certificate of participation and a gift voucher worth Tk. 2000 for attending any course in BICM.
The Department of Finance, AIUB extends its profound thanks to the Office of Students Affairs, Management of the University and the concerned faculties of BICM for providing valuable support for making the workshop a memorable event for the participants.