Capacity Building

Islamic Capital Market Talent Development (ICMTD)

The Islamic Capital Market Talent Development (ICMTD) programme (formerly known as the Islamic Capital Market Graduate Training Scheme – ICMGTS) is a capacity building initiative developed by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) and run by the Securities Industry Development Corporation (SIDC) since 2009. The ICMTD programme which is funded by the Capital Market Development Fund (CMDF) aims to facilitate the development of human capital for the Islamic Capital Market (ICM). Since its inception, the programme has produced a total of 23 cohorts with 891 participating graduates.

As announced by the Government in June 2020, the ICMTD programme is now included as part of the National Economic Revival Plan (PENJANA), specially designed to help graduates and displaced professionals seeking a career within the ICM. The content for the ICMTD programme has been enhanced to equip its graduates with the knowledge and skills that are suited for advisory roles in offering capital market products and services.

The ICMTD programme industry focused modules are conducted through a wide variety of methodologies which include virtual classrooms, hands-on workshop, business simulation projects, case study discussions, presentations and e-learning. The programme also comprises internship opportunities for participants to kick-start their careers in ICM, thus simultaneously channelling fresh talents for future developmental needs of the Malaysian capital market.

The ICMTD programme consists of a 2-month intensive virtual classroom training, followed by a 3-month internship at selected financial institutions and companies. The intensive virtual training includes technical modules, soft skills modules and e-learning modules, anchored on the following 5 building pillars

  • Islamic Capital Market
  • Core Capital Market
  • Technology
  • Self-Development
  • Sustainability

To learn more about the ICMTD, email to [email protected] or visit

Previous Programmes Conducted:
Islamic Markets Programme (IMP)
Islamic Markets Programme is a collaborative initiative between the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) and the Securities Industry Development Corporation (SIDC), in creating a business discussion platform for industry leaders, thought leaders and subject matter experts to present and discuss business growth and profitability in today’s challenging market of lower returns, higher volatility and intensified competition.
Past Events:
  • Islamic Markets Programme 2016:
    • Date: 15-17 August 2016
    • Theme: Enhancing Sustainability of Global Businesses: Role of the Islamic Capital Market
  • Islamic Markets Programme 2017:
    • Date: 9-11 October 2017
    • Theme: Promoting Social Enterprise and Responsible Finance: A New Agenda for the Islamic Capital Market
  • Islamic Markets Programme 2019:
    • Date: 17 October 2019
    • Theme: Islamic Capital Market 4.0: Driving Inclusiveness and Trust in Digital Capital Markets

Shariah Professionals Programme (SPP)
The Shariah Professionals Programme is one of the initiatives by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) in providing continuous professional development in the area of Shariah Advisory relating to the Islamic Capital Market (ICM). The programme, organised by the Securities Industry Development Corporation (SIDC), is exclusively developed to integrate the theoretical and practical aspects of the industry knowledge. The 13-day programme is specifically designed for Shariah advisers, academicians and practitioners servicing the Islamic finance industry. It is offered on a modular basis with the duration ranging from 2 to 3 days each within a 12-month period.
Past Events:
  • Shariah Professionals Programme 2016/17:
    • Date: September 2016 to April 2017
    • Modules:
      • Fundamentals of Shariah Rulings; Regulatory Requirements and Legal Documentation in ICM; Accounting, Auditing and Taxation in ICM; Islamic Equity Market; Islamic Derivatives Market; The Sukuk Market
  • Shariah Professionals Programme 2018:
    • Date: July to October 2018
    • Modules:
      • The Shariah Rule-Making Process in Modern Islamic Finance Explained; Regulatory Requirements and Legal Documentation in ICM; Accounting, Auditing and Taxation in ICM; Islamic Equity Market Explained; Islamic Derivatives Explained; The Sukuk Market
about the SC
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