On July 15th, Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB) has officially launched new educational initiative under the name “Fluent in Finance”. “Fluent in Finance” project aims to support personal and professional development of the employees of Romania-based companies as well as increase their awareness about managing own finances.
The project envisages BVB together with 4 partner brokerage firms – Alpha Finance, BT Securities, Estinvest and Intercapital Invest to collaborate with companies and corporations in Romania, in order to offer free seminars on the topic of financial education to their employees. By participating in the “Fluent in Finance” seminars, companies’ employees will have a chance to gain additional skills and knowledge in the area of finance management, learn about the importance of accumulating wealth and learn how to invest on stock exchange thus, will be fully-equipped to become a knowledgeable investor.
With the pilot project, scheduled to take place between July and December 2015, BVB wishes to reach out to 20 exceptional companies located throughout Romanian in order to provide seminars to their employees. This project underlines the importance of financial education in the long-term perspective and is in line with Bucharest Stock Exchange’s role in educating and informing the Romanian society about the need and benefits of investing and actively managing own financial resources.
“Fluent in Finance, together with the other projects initiated by the Bucharest Stock Exchange reconfirms BVB’s appetite for capital market development and we could have not missed this opportunity to join the project. This project will bring a fresh and innovative approach towards financial information, providing support to the potential investors personally and directly at their workplace.” said Radu Rosca, CEO of BT Securities.
The first companies to introduce the Fluent in Finance project for their employees are: Enel, Idea Bank, Idea Leasing, Garanti Bank, KPMG Romania and Orange Romania
The project is available to any company from any field of work, located in Romania that wishes to contribute to the financial education of their employees. Even though the project envisages the companies to have at least 300 employees, any company is invited to send the request to organize the seminars.
Companies’ participation to the Fluent in Finance project is voluntary. There is no fee or fare imposed on companies that would like to benefit from this project. Neither Bucharest Stock Exchange nor any of the brokerage firms will have monetary gain from organizing these seminars. The purpose is solely educational.