REGULATION
To ensure trust and confidence in the capital market, the SC regulates the capital market based on the principles of transparency and proportionality to commensurate with the risks posed.
We actively update and enforce our regulations and securities laws to ensure that the capital market operates in a fair and orderly manner as well as to reduce systemic risks. Here you will find a list of our Acts, guidelines, consultation papers, frequently asked questions on our regulations, technical notes, updates on our enforcement actions as well as licensing information.

Latest on Regulation

28 February 2020
This Practice Note refers to the directive issued by the Securities Commission Malaysia (“SC”) on 23 August 2019 requiring holders of Capital Markets Services License for Dealing in Securities (“CMSL Holders”) to cease trading blocks on securities undergoing share consolidation exercises by 31 December 2019 (“Directive”). The SC subsequently extended the timeline for compliance up to 1 March 2020.

28 February 2020
The Guidelines on Contracts for Difference (Guidelines) is issued by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) under section 377 of the Capital Markets and Services Act 2007. These Guidelines aim to provide a regulatory framework for over‐the‐counter (OTC) contracts for difference (CFD) in Malaysia.

21 February 2020
The Guidelines on Private Retirement Schemes (Guidelines) are issued by the SC pursuant to section 377 of the Capital Markets and Services Act 2007 (CMSA). These Guidelines set out requirements that must be complied with by a PRS Provider and a Scheme Trustee in relation to private retirement schemes. The requirements on matters relevant to members are binding on them including the requirements on account opening, transfer, switching, withdrawal, and nomination.

15 January 2020
The Guidelines on Digital Assets (Guidelines) are issued by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) pursuant to section 377 of the Capital Markets and Services Act 2007 (CMSA). These Guidelines set out the requirements for (a) an issuer seeking to raise funds through digital token offering; and (b) the registration of a platform operator to operate an IEO platform.

6 January 2020
As a general guidance, the principles set out the SC’s expectations of the business continuity management approach of capital market entities to ensure timely continuity of critical services and the fulfilment of business obligations in the event of disruptions.

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