SC to hold KLSE demutualisation roadshow for dealer’s reps

The Securities Commission (SC) will organise a nationwide half-day roadshow in major towns from now until November on changes to the business environment arising from the demutualisation of the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE) to dealer’s representatives.

“The roadshow is part of the Commission’s continuing efforts to have regular dialogues with our constituents to ensure that they are well prepared to meet the challenges of the changing landscape of our capital market,” said SC Director of Market Supervision Siow Kim Lun.

The half-day roadshow (from 8.30am to 12.30pm) will provide dealer’s representatives with an overview of the rationale for, and the benefits of the demutualisation. Participants will also be briefed on the KLSE’s business strategies as a demutualised entity and other issues relating to supervision in the secondary market and the approach for market surveillance. Speakers will include Siow Kim Lun and, SC Head of Market Surveillance Department Onn Ismail, and KLSE Senior Vice President Azran Osman Rani.

A “question & answer” session will be held after the presentations for dealer’s representatives to clarify issues relating to the demutualisation of the KLSE.

The roadshow will cover eight centres and will be held over the next three months, starting from 23 August in Kuala Lumpur. Dates and venues of the other sessions are:

  • 23 August 2003 – Securities Commission, Kuala Lumpur
  • 24 August 2004 – Shangri-La Hotel, Penang
  • 13 September 2003 – Primula Beach Resort, Kuala Terengganu
  • 20 September 2003 – Sutera Harbour Resort, Kota Kinabalu
  • 21 September 2003 – Holiday Inn Hotel, Kuching
  • 27 September 2003 – Heritage Hotel, Ipoh
  • 11 October 2003 – Renaissance Melaka Hotel, Melaka
  • 19 October 2003 – Puteri Pan Pacific Hotel, Johor Bahru
  • 1 November 2003 – Securities Commission, Kuala Lumpur

The roadshow is open to all dealer’s representatives and directors of stockbroking companies. Seats are complimentary, and registration should be made through the participants’ stockbroking companies.

For further details, contact the SC Licensing Department at tel: (03) 6204 8439/ 8217/ 8560.

21 August 2003