SC Rolls Out investED’s Leadership Programme with Asia School of Business


Kuala Lumpur, 7 August 2023

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) today rolled out the first cohort of the Leadership Programme of investED, an SC-led flagship capital market graduate programme launched by the Prime Minister recently.

The inaugural investED Leadership Programme comprises a one-month comprehensive and interactive learning module, followed by a six-month on-the-job training with investED partners from the capital market industry. The SC designed the one-month learning module in collaboration with the Asia School of Business (ASB).

Some 200 fresh graduates will undergo the specially curated one-month learning module at the Asia School of Business (ASB) in Kuala Lumpur. The first cohort of the programme received overwhelming response with more than 2,000 applications.

Speaking at the commencement ceremony, the SC Chairman, Dato’ Seri Dr. Awang Adek Hussin said investED is the first ever strategic tie-up between the SC, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), capital market industry and universities aimed to develop a sustainable talent pipeline for the capital market.

“We see this initiative as vital for an industry with high talent mobility and demand like the capital market,” he said. “The SC’s partnership with ASB today further strengthens the programme's credibility and reinforces our commitment to provide programme participants with the necessary capital market industry knowledge needed to be market ready.”

He said ASB’s expertise and resources will undoubtedly enhance the learning experience for the programme participants, whilst ensuring they receive a comprehensive understanding of the capital market and its intricacies.

CEO, President and Dean of the Asia School of Business, Sanjay Sarma, who was also present, said, “ASB is pleased to be in a strategic collaboration with the SC and to be a part of investED’s Leadership Programme offered by the SC, which aims to create a baseline capacity for fresh graduates with relevant industry knowledge and skills in the capital market.”

“I am confident that our expert faculty will be able to impart cutting-edge knowledge about capital market products, services as well as emerging trends to the programme participants. The module will be delivered via in-classroom lectures, field trips as well as business hackathons. We will also work towards equipping them with the necessary leadership skills to enable them to be effective in their roles within the sponsoring companies.”

Upon completion of the one-month learning module, the fresh graduates will be offered a six-month on-the-job training with one of investED’s partners from the capital market industry.

To date, there are more than 200 on-the-job training offered by the more than 50 investED partners ranging from investment banks, stockbroking firms, fund management companies, equity crowd funding platforms, peer-to-peer operators, venture capital companies and private equity companies.

Commenting on this, Dato’ Seri Dr. Awang Adek Hussin said, “Our partner companies have demonstrated very commendable support for the growth of the capital market talent pool via the job placements they have offered.”

“The exposure from this programme will put the graduates at an advantage of securing employment after the course’s completion, subject to the student’s performance during the training programme.”

For more information on investED, its programmes, and details on when to apply for the second cohort, please visit

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