The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) and the French National Institute for Consumer Affairs (INC) have designed an online course that is aimed at teaching the general public about how to invest their savings and manage their investments effectively. The MOOC is available at no cost on the France Université Numérique (FUN) platform and will start on 5 October in conjunction with the World Investor Week 2020.
The online course, entitled “How to Manage your Savings and Investments Effectively”, explains all the basic financial terms and concepts, the contents of key information documents (KID), and reviews how investments work. It is part of a financial education initiative and has no particular prerequisites to be able to follow it.
This MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) is technical as well as practical in its approach and provides all those who wish to find out more about the world of savings with the tools they need to assess investment opportunities based on their objectives, define their investor profile and also detect the signs of possible financial scams.
The course is made up of three modules for three weeks of lessons:
- the role, profile and objectives of the investor,
- financial investments,
- how investments work.
Each lesson will take one to two hours per week. Each module comprises videos, supporting documents and self-correcting exercises. There is a final quiz for self-assessment. A progress certificate will be issued to persons who have obtained more than 50% correct answers.
Registration will close on 16 November 2020. The first session will start on 5 October and the final one will end on 26 November.
About the AMF
The AMF is an independent public authority responsible for ensuring that savings invested in financial products are protected and that investors are provided with adequate information. The AMF also supervises the orderly operations of markets. Visit our website https://www.amf-france.org
About the INC
The French National Institute for Consumer Affairs (Institut national de la consommation) is a public institution of an industrial and commercial nature, placed under the supervision of the French Ministry of Economy, Finance and Recovery, and directly attached to the General Directorate for Competition Policy, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control (DGCCRF). It publishes the magazine 60 Millions de Consommateurs, and produces the CONSOMAG TV programmes. Its work promotes the improvement in the quality of products and services and changes to legislation. www.inc-conso.fr www.60millions-mag.com @Consomag TV
The FUN-MOOC public-interest grouping is the operator of the FUN / MOOC platform. Its missions consist in supporting the development of training courses that leverage digital technologies and making them accessible to as many people as possible, encouraging the digitalisation of the learning process for students and professionals of higher education and research, offering pooled resources and services to support the digital initiatives of institutions, and enhancing the visibility of digital training and resources in France.