2018 WFI ANNUAL CONGRESS — Paris, France
Photo: WFI and WFYI Attendees at the Bell Ceremony Opening at the Euronext Exchange in Paris
The WFI Annual Congress celebrated the 50th Anniversary of F2iC and welcomed the participation of the WFYIC.
WFI thanks Anthony Attia and Euronext for providing an excellent venue for our event. Charles-Henri d'Auvigny, President, and Aldo Sicurani, Délégué Général, of the French Federation of Individual Investors and Clubs was our host. As usual, it was a celebration in the true French tradition where we could comfortably engage each other and have wonderful food while we enjoyed and experienced the lovely city and its gracious hospitality.
The Congress had two themes:
The future for investment clubs.
How to reach and support underserved but emerging markets.
WFI President Jean-Pierre Paelinck reported that at a recent meeting of the International Organization of Securities Commissions, the conclusion was that basic financial information had to be taught because of the risk associated with certain financial intermediaries. Individual members reported on activities and conditions in their respective country.
Mark Northway, Chairman of ShareSoc (UK), was elected Vice-President of WFI and paid tribute to Frank Kaneko for his many years of service.
Photo (Above Left): Charles-Henri d'Auvigny,
President of F2iC, our host, welcoming WFI to Paris
Photo (Above Right): Paolo Brambilla, President of New Savers, Italy, addressing the WFI Congress attendees
Photo: Katherine Naherny, Elizabet Forsgärdh, Hedwine Ghuys Paelinck enjoying WFI's Paris cultural tour