Learn to devise effective investment policies based on investors’ behavioural profile at SIDC’s Saturday Seminar

The Securities Industry Development Centre (SIDC) is organising a Saturday Seminar to educate the public on how to devise effective investment policies by assessing the investor’s profile, a technique more commonly known as behavioural finance.

The seminar entitled “Insights on Behavioural Finance: Know Your Clients” will be held on 26 January 2002 at the Securities Commission (SC) building in Kuala Lumpur.

The seminar is targeted at capital market professionals, dealer’s representatives, investors, academicians, and university students.

The seminar will be facilitated by Ms Chrisanne Chin, the Executive Director for Dealing at RHB Securities Bhd. She will cover the introduction and practical application of behavioural finance and financial psychographics using the Bailard Beihl and Kaiser personality classification models.

“Upon completion of the seminar, participants will have a better understanding of behavioural finance, how it can be used to devise appropriate investment policy statements and assist in assessing clients’ investment policy statements and profiles,” said SIDC manager, Puan Teh Ija Mohd Jalil.

Participants will also learn the psychology of risk by identifying and analysing behavioural characteristics and identifying the investor’s investment objective, risk profile, time horizon or the expected length of time for investing in order to meet the investor’s return of investment, the unique constraints, as well as tax and legal issues. Several case studies will also be discussed to enhance participants’ comprehension of the topics.

The seminar carries 10 CPE-points, which dealer’s representatives can accumulate for licence renewal this year. CPE refers to the SIDC’s Continuing Professional Education programme introduced in January 2001 to enhance professional competence of all licensed representatives and in the long run, create a culture of continuous education and improvement among them. CPE points will be a pre-requisite for dealer’s representative licence renewals from July 2002 and eventually cover all other categories of licences.

Registration fee is RM180.00 per person. For further information, contact En. Hadi at tel: 03-6204 8660, fax: 03-6201 5811 or email to hadi@seccom.com.my. For the latest programme, log on to the SC’s official website by clicking here.

The SIDC Saturday Seminars are a series of seminars conducted in various parts of the country to enhance awareness and understanding of investors and the general public on capital market matters. SIDC Saturday Seminars are highly interactive. Participants will be given ample opportunities to ask questions throughout the session.

The first SIDC Saturday Seminar for 2002, which was held in Kota Bharu on 19 January 2002 was well received.

“We are pleased with the positive response at the recent Kota Bahru seminar. It reflects the greater interest among investor to become more aware of their rights and responsibilities and educate themselves on the capital market,” said Teh Ija.

21 January 2002