SC Issues New Guidelines on Advertising for Capital Market Products and Services
4 May 2020   |   Kuala Lumpur

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) issued today new Guidelines on Advertising for Capital Market Products and Related Services (Guidelines) to promote responsible advertising of capital markets products and services and encourage greater use of digital channels.

Effective 4 May 2020, product issuers, Recognized Market Operators, persons undertaking regulated activities and capital market service providers are no longer required to submit their advertisement materials to the SC, provided they comply with the requirements stipulated in the Guidelines.

The new Guidelines allow advertisers greater flexibility in using a wider range of advertising platforms, including social media, messaging applications and video streaming to promote their products and services.

Advertisers are reminded to always present clear, fair and balanced information to investor and ensure that the language and manner of presentation do not mislead or exploit investors.

The new Guidelines will supersede existing Guidelines on Unit Trust Advertisements and Promotional Materials and replace certain clauses under the Guidelines on Private Retirement Schemes, the Prospectus Guidelines, and the Guidelines on Compliance Function for Fund Management Companies.

Advertisers who were subjected to the Guidelines which have been superseded will need to ensure that their advertisements and promotional campaigns now comply with the new Guidelines. Other advertisers who will now fall within the remit of the new Guidelines will be given a three-month grace period for familiarisation and compliance.

For more information, please visit the SC website Any queries or feedback on the new Guidelines can be submitted to [email protected].
SC-World Bank-IOSCO Asia Pacific Hub Conference 2019: Enhancing Financial Inclusion through Islamic Finance and FinTech
(From left to right):
  1. Abayomi A. Alawode, Head of Islamic Finance, Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation, The World Bank Group
  2. Datuk Syed Zaid Albar, Chairman of the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC)
  3. Dr. Firas Raad, Country Manager for Malaysia, East Asia and Pacific, The World Bank Group 
  4. Datuk Zainal Izlan Zainal Abidin, Deputy Chief Executive of SC
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