Kuala Lumpur, 10 April 2015

SC invites submissions from prospective equity crowdfunding operators
The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) announced today that operators interested in establishing and operating an equity crowdfunding (ECF) or Shariah-compliant ECF platform can now submit their application to the Securities Commission Malaysia.

On 10 February 2015, the SC released the revised Guidelines on Regulation of Markets under Section 34 of the Capital Markets and Services Act 2007 (Guidelines) which introduced requirements for the registration of ECF platforms.  These platforms will enable start-ups and small and medium enterprises to obtain capital through small equity investments from relatively large numbers of investors, using online platforms.

The Guidelines provide a framework for the regulation of registered ECF Platform, duties and responsibilities of an ECF operator and the type of issuers and investors who can participate in ECF.  The Guidelines and the application form are available here at the SC website.

Applications must be submitted to the address below by 11 May 2015.
Executive Director
Markets and Corporate Supervision
Securities Commission
No. 3 Persiaran Bukit Kiara
50490 Kuala Lumpur

For more information contact:
Puan Azrina Azmel