PAC Film Visit to Bursa Malaysia (Part 2)
Bursa Malaysia, previously known as Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE, Bursa Saham Kuala Lumpur in Malay) dates back to when the Singapore Stockbrokers' Association was set up as a formal organisation dealing in securities in Malaya. The first formal securities business organisation in Malaysia was the Singapore Stockbrokers' Association, established in 1930. It was re-registered as the Malayan Stockbrokers' Association in 1937. The Malayan Stock Exchange was established in 1960 and the public trading of shares commenced.
Roles and Functions of Bursa Malaysia:
The main role of Bursa Malaysia is to give companies, governments and other groups a platform to sell securities to the investing public by offering a range of exchange-related services and products. These include trading, clearing, settlement and depository services, along with products such as bonds, equities and derivatives.
Among Bursa Malaysia’s central functions are ensuring that price information for securities trading on the exchange is disseminated efficiently and that trading is fair and orderly. As one of the largest exchanges in Asia, it also operates in the Islamic capital market, offering Shariah-compliant securities according to Shariah investment guides.
The exchange’s regulatory powers are derived from rules and listing requirements. It enforces regulations by imposing fines and reprimands, supervising stock broking and listed companies, approving listings and security quotations, regulating disclosures by listed companies, and controlling admission to the exchange’s membership.
Bursa Malaysia maintains a website containing information on the Malaysian capital market, including online stock prices, the profiles of listed companies, announcements, trading and settlement procedures, and details of participating companies. The website also posts publications, media releases, initial public offerings and investor education programs.
In conclusion, Bursa Malaysia provides facilities and infrastructure for capital raising and investment, and enforces rules and regulations to ensure an efficient, fair, cost-effective and orderly market that encourages investor confidence.
|We are ready for the talk ~|
This talk was the most wanted by all the participants!
|Speaker from Bursa Malaysia.|
• Benefits and risk of investing in the stock market.
• Tools available to educate ourselves how to become a good investor.
• When to start investing.
|Financial Department from BURSA Malaysia.|
|An explanation of what happen when a company goes into listing for the first time.|
Shortly after the speech, the students were taken for a tour around the building and a very important tour to library called Knowledge Centre, where all the students can have access to various materials for their education on how the Stock Market works and how to become a good investor.
|Future investor asking advice. - Q&A Session|
|Family Photo in Bursa Malaysia.|
As a conclusion to this firm visit, it was a very good experience for all the participants as it enhances their learning purposes at the college.
Thanks to Bursa Malaysia for providing to us TEA TIME AND this wonderful talk!