SIDC Organises Seminar in Johor Bahru to Educate Investors on Importance of Personal Investment Planning (2 September 1999)

Kuala Lumpur, 2 September 1999

The Securities Industry Development Centre (SIDC) of the Securities Commission (SC) will be organising a seminar on Personal Investment Planning on 11 September 1999 at the Hyatt Regency, Johor Bahru. Similar seminars have been organised in Kuala Lumpur and Penang in July and August respectively.

The objective of the seminar is to introduce participants to a basic but practical approach of investing in capital market products.

The seminar is structured to cater to the needs of all members of the public - investors-to-be, new investors and experienced investors. The seminar will begin with the fundamentals covering, among others, the types of capital market products available, the role of stockbrokers and basic financial market concepts.

From the fundamentals, the seminar will progress to other practical topics such as:

  • Setting long-term and short-term investment goals;
  • Developing an investment strategy;
  • Monitoring investments; and
  • Avoiding common investment pitfalls.

In addition, participants of the seminar will be introduced to the Wise Investor, which is an Internet-based stock market simulated game created by the SIDC. The game is accessible free-of-charge and was designed to be a fun way for investors to learn about the fundamentals of trading in shares, bonds and stock index futures.

SC senior executives as well as experienced industry and market practitioners will be facilitating the seminar and these include:

  • Mohd. Nasir Ali, Chief Executive Officer, Kuala Lumpur City Securities;
  • Geoff Stecyk, General Manager, SBB Unit Trust Management Berhad;
  • Yap Mooi, Vice President, Citibank Bhd;
  • Jas Bir Kaur, Manager, Securities Commission;
  • Shaiful Bahari Mahpar, Manager, Securities Commission; and
  • Lee Kha Loon, Manager, Securities Commission.

The seminar is part of the SC's long term objective to create a knowledgeable investing public.

Interested parties may contact Zainab Ismail at tel: 03-654 8848/ fax: 03-651 5811.


"Issued on behalf of the Securities Commission. Members of the press requiring assistance may contact the Corporate Affairs Department at tel no. 03-6548513 (Ann Teoh) / 03-6548625 (Soh Beng Choo) or fax no.: 03-6515078."

Background information:

The Securities Industry Development Centre (SIDC) is the education arm of the Securities Commission. It is responsible for facilitating education and research in the development of the capital market in Malaysia through training and dissemination of findings of non-proprietary research. It is also responsible for the development of the SC's resource centre which when fully established will be the premier capital market resource centre for the region.

The Securities Commission (SC), a statutory body reporting to the Minister of Finance, was established under the Securities Commission Act 1993. It is the sole regulatory agency for the regulation and development of capital markets. The SC has direct responsibility for supervising and monitoring the activities of market institutions, including the exchanges and clearing houses, and regulating all persons licensed under the Securities Industry Act 1983 and Futures Industry Act 1993.

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