Opening and Closing Bell on Wall Street
NYSE Commemorates Financial Literacy Week (April 9 – 13). In honor of the occasion, representatives from NYSE Euronext (NYX), one of nine U.S. organizations that have been honored with the first award for excellence in workplace financial education, ring The Opening BellSM.
Attending the celebration, will be 7 of the 9 winners, including representatives from American Express, Centre Area Transportation Agency, Heritage Wealth Advisors, Mountain America Credit Union, New York Presbyterian Hospital, WorldatWork, and NYSE Euronext.
On January 19, 2012, NYSE Euronext received the award for creating the NYSE Employee Financial Wellness program which teaches employees personal finance and increases financial literacy among its workforce. The NYSE Euronext program, which partners with Vanguard and Met Life, provides employees with information on savings, the value of all of benefits, ways to enhance their personal financial situations and steps to take to become more financially secure and retirement-ready.
The WLIFE award — “Workplace Leader in Financial Education” — was created this year by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants(AICPA) and the Society for Human Resource Management(SHRM) to highlight the importance of financial wellness in the workplace. It is the first national honor for employers who provide financial education programs that improve the personal well-being of employees.
The AICPA and SHRM received more than 300 applications for the inaugural WLIFE award, which were judged by members of the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy, the National CPA Financial Literacy Commission, human resource professionals and CPAs. The winning companies stood out because their financial education programs showed results, innovation, effective tactics and a significant scope in increasing employee financial wellness. The nine winners represent corporate, not-for-profit and government sectors.
About NYSE Euronext:
NYSE Euronext (NYX) is a leading global operator of financial markets and provider of innovative trading technologies. The company's exchanges in Europe and the United States trade equities, futures, options, fixed-income and exchange-traded products. With approximately 8,000 listed issues (excluding European Structured Products), NYSE Euronext's equities markets – the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Euronext, NYSE Amex, NYSE Alternext and NYSE Arca – represent one-third of the world's equities trading, the most liquidity of any global exchange group. NYSE Euronext also operates NYSE Liffe, one of the leading European derivatives businesses and the world's second-largest derivatives business by value of trading. The company offers comprehensive commercial technology, connectivity and market data products and services through NYSE Technologies. NYSE Euronext is in the S&P 500 index, and is the only exchange operator in the Fortune 500. For more information, please visit: http://www.nyx.com.