Malaysia

Lead Organization: Securities Commission Malaysia

Malaysia will hold WIW 2021 from Oct 08, 2021 to Oct 10, 2021

The prolonged Covid-19 pandemic continues to affect the livelihood of Malaysians. During this difficult period, it is important for investors to be more vigilant when investing as there are many unscrupulous parties that are waiting to take advantage to manipulate vulnerable and unsuspecting members of the public. It is also important for members of the public to have sound financial and investment planning during periods of uncertainty.

To this end, for World Investor Week 2021 ("WIW 2021"), the Securities Commission (SC) Malaysia through its investor empowerment initiative, InvestSmart®, will be organising its annual flagship investor education event InvestSmart® Fest 2021 from 8 to 10 October 2021. This flagship event, which will be held virtually for the second time, aims to promote investor empowerment and confidence to enable informed investment decision making without falling victim to scams.

Throughout the 3 days, Virtual InvestSmart Fest 2021 (“Virtual ISF2021”) will feature talks, panel discussions and fireside chats by leading industry experts to share their insights on the Malaysian capital market and investment opportunities available.

The event will bring together more than 50 virtual exhibitors comprising of capital market institutions, associations, industry players and relevant agencies. It will showcase products and services offered by capital market intermediaries including stocks, bonds, unit trusts, private retirement schemes (PRS), exchange-traded funds (ETF), equity crowdfunding (ECF), peer-to-peer financing (P2P), digital investment management (DIM) and digital asset exchanges (DAX).

Additionally, SC Malaysia will also organise the following events for the public to participate, in conjunction with Virtual ISF 2021:

· Complimentary 1-on-1 financial planning sessions by licensed financial planners under the #FinPlan4u initiative. This will be held online from 4 - 10 October 2021;

· InvestSmart® Youth Public Speaking Competition. The competition is open to youth from the age of 15 to 30 years old. The topics for the competition are on financial literacy, investment, financial planning as well as on anti-scam awareness. The final round of the competition will take place on 9 October 2021;

· Virtual ScamBuster Treasure Hunt on 10 October 2021 to promote and reinforce SC Malaysia's anti-scam messages. All proceeds from the registration will be donated to a charitable cause.

Website(s): http://www.investsmartsc.my

World Investor Week Coordinator(s): Kamarul Rozman Nordin

Updated: September 28, 2021