Markets watchdog Sebi along with regulators from the US, Japan and other countries is participating in world investor week launched today by the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO).
This is IOSCO's first World Investor Week (WIW) and would run worldwide till October 8.
IOSCO's membership regulates more than 95 per cent of the world's securities markets spread across over 115 jurisdictions.
A bell-ringing ceremony at the Tokyo Stock Exchange marked the start of WIW to promote greater investor education and protection.
"Throughout the week, securities regulators and other stakeholders from more than 70 countries across the globe are providing a variety of activities to increase the awareness of investor education and protection in their own jurisdictions," IOSCO said in a release.
Sebi is also on the IOSCO board.
IOSCO Secretary General Paul Andrews said many of the activities that are taking place are centred around the campaign's key messages that relate to the desired behaviour, skill set and attitude of a smart investor.
"Continuing to raise awareness is critical not only to investors, but to market participants and regulators as well," Andrews said.
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