The Securities Commission Malaysia is the statutory body responsible for the development of capital markets in Malaysia. It is based in Bukit Kiara, near the National Science Centre in Kuala Lumpur. It is a central location that is easily accessible from all parts of the city. In addition to this, it has offices throughout the country.
The Securities Commission is mandated to protect the interests of investors and encourage the development of futures and securities markets. It also promotes ICM infrastructure and education. It also has an advisory council for Shariah compliance. The Securities Commission has established a Shariah committee to ensure that Islamic capital markets adhere to Shariah principles.
The Commission was set up in 1993 and is a self-governing, statutory body. It regulates the securities and derivatives markets in Malaysia. Its website offers comprehensive information about the Commission, including publications, press releases, speeches, and events. It also includes information about employment opportunities and seminars held by the Commission. Its website also contains guidelines and other documents regarding the regulation of financial markets in Malaysia.
In 2012, the Securities Commission Malaysia established the Capital Markets Promotion Council (CMPC) to further strengthen its internationalisation agenda for the country’s capital markets. In 2014, this organisation was renamed Capital Markets Malaysia (CMM). The CMM spearheads local and international positioning, profiling, and capacity-building activities in key focus areas. CMM also spearheads sustainability initiatives through its Sustainable Investment Platform and the Centre for Sustainable Corporations.