Capacity Building
Islamic Capital Market Graduate Training Scheme (ICMGTS)
The Islamic Capital Market Graduate Training Scheme (ICMGTS) was jointly developed by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) and the Securities Industry Development Corporation (SIDC) in 2009, to create a pool of capital market talents to facilitate the development of the ICM in Malaysia. ICMGTS provides an avenue for graduates to acquire the right and additional skill set as well as fundamental knowledge on ICM.
As announced by the Government in June 2020, the ICMGTS 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 programme, now revised to ICMGTS 2.0, also includes an internship programme for all of its trainees, geared towards channelling young talents for the future development needs of the Malaysian ICM.

The intensive training programme is developed based on five (5) building blocks, which are Islamic Capital Market, Conventional, Behavioural, Leadership, and FinTech with modules such as:
  • Islamic Capital Market:
    • ICM Regulatory & Legal; Islamic Equity; Sukuk; Islamic Derivatives & Structured Products; Islamic Accounting, Auditing & Taxation
  • Conventional:
    • Financial Planning; Technical Analysis; Business Valuation
  • Behavioural:
    • English Business Communication; Ethics and Integrity
  • Leadership:
    • Leadership and Management 101
  • FinTech:
    • Crowdfunding; Cryptocurrency; Data Analytics

The ICMGTS has so far trained more than 890 graduates in a total of 22 batches since its inception in 2009. (As of February 2021)

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
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