The World Federation of Investors shall further the cause of wider share-ownership and advance investment education on a worldwide scale for the benefit of individuals, families, and nations through an international exchange of investment and economic knowledge, advocating for individual investor rights and protections, and the mutual exchange of information and assistance between member countries and between individuals.
Today the mission of WFI is even more important. Recent events underscore how economic systems and individual portfolios can quickly become very fragile. Since WFI's founding over fifty years ago, the use and capabilities of the computer and Internet have exploded, giving every person the potential to access a wealth of information and resources. At the same time, new and dynamic capital markets in Europe, the Pacific, and South America have opened.
These challenging times are also exciting times with great opportunity. But "excitement and opportunity" also create potential for significant risk. WFI can help mitigate the risk by encouraging national investor organizations, regulators, and academics to develop investor education and advocacy programs and by creating a world of knowledgeable and capable shareholders.
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