Chairperson of the Association of Listed Companies, Mr Canaan Dube, yesterday launched the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) Training Institute with a mandate to deliver specialised training to stakeholders on various capital markets subjects.
The market subjects include the stock exchange’s listing requirements, products and services, how companies can list and preserve value for investors and the general process of investing on the stock exchange according to ZSE Chief Executive Officer, Justin Bgoni.
“The training institute has been designed with the different needs of capital market players in mind,” Bgoni said.
“As the ZSE, we have developed a multi-pronged delivery strategy encompassing online channels, customised training and seminars.”
Launch of the ZSE Training Institute was accompanied by the unveiling of an online training portal according to the CEO.
“The Training Institute portal is a user friendly, online educational platform that was designed to promote financial education in our capital markets. The portal includes features such as online bookings, online courses and investment resources,” Bgoni said.
“The ZSE educational portal comes with free courses on the general aspects of the capital markets.”
“Stakeholders can also make use of the portal to make online bookings for upcoming events and training courses. The ZSE hopes that the training courses offered will aid in investor education and promote financial inclusion.”
The ZSE Training program also aims to enhance investors’ understanding of the basics of investing around portfolio construction, asset allocation and risk diversification.
The Training Institute is launched at a time when the percentage of ordinary Zimbabweans investors trading at the country’s stock exchange is close to zero.