Kuala Lumpur, 5 February 2018
Global Leaders Convene at the SC’s World Capital Markets Symposium 2018

The Securities Commission Malaysia’s (SC) Fifth World Capital Markets Symposium 2018 (WCMS 2018) will convene in Kuala Lumpur tomorrow with 40 global speakers and thought leaders to address the future direction of capitalism and markets.

The Prime Minister of Malaysia, YAB Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak, will officiate and deliver a keynote address at the Symposium, which will feature a special video message from His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.

Held in conjunction with the SC’s 25th Anniversary, the two-day Symposium will feature global leaders including Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand; Jin Liqun, President of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank; Yanis Varoufakis, former Finance Minister of Greece and economist; and Fareed Zakaria, award-winning journalist and CNN host, as well as CEOs, fund managers, industry leaders and influencers.

The Symposium will discuss among others, the role of capitalism and how we can create markets that are more vibrant, innovative and long term in orientation; how responsible leadership can drive sustainable and inclusive growth; and how governance will contribute to these goals. The conversations will also centre on refocusing markets and businesses to foster longer-term behaviour and inclusive growth models. On the domestic front, aligned with the Malaysian government’s roadmap to being a Top 20 Nation, and in the spirit of Transformasi Nasional 2050 (TN50), the Symposium will focus on developmental challenges and issues facing youth today.

Over 700 international and domestic senior corporate and market leaders will attend the Symposium to hear discussions on the future of finance and ways it can achieve sustainable outcomes for present and future generations.

Organised by the SC together with Capital Markets Malaysia and industry leaders, the SC’s World Capital Markets Symposium has since 2009 attracted thought leaders and Nobel laureates who have shaped discussions on issues such as risks, socio-economic development and digital innovation.

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