Steering Committee Members
Securities Commission Malaysia
The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) was established as a statutory body on 1 March 1993 under the Securities Commission Act, entrusted with regulating and developing the Malaysian capital market. As the sole regulatory body for the capital market, the SC is responsible for rule-making, enforcing regulations in the capital market, ensuring sustainable market growth and development, supervising capital market activities and market institutions, as well as regulating all entities and persons licensed under the Capital Markets and Services Act 2007. It also facilitates innovation and digital services through the capital market; ensure proper conduct of all market participants through its supervisory, surveillance and enforcement work; and championing good corporate governance practices. Underpinning all its work is the mandate to protect investors, including initiatives to raise their levels of financial and investment literacy.
Association of Islamic Banking and Financial Institutions Malaysia
The Association of Islamic Banking and Financial Institutions Malaysia (AIBIM) was established in 1995 as the Association of Interest Free Banking Institutions Malaysia. Currently, AIBIM has 26 member banks consists of 11 domestic banks, 5 development financial institutions and 10 locally incorporated foreign banks. The organisation promotes sound Islamic banking system and practice in Malaysia; represents interest of members locally and abroad; provides advice and assistance to members pertinent in the development on Islamic banking and finance at local, regional and global level; coordinates human capital development initiatives, and promotes public awareness.
Fintech Association of Malaysia
The Fintech Association of Malaysia (FAOM) is established as a national platform for collaboration between industry participants and broader stakeholders within the financial technology (fintech) ecosystem. The Association represents the fintech entrepreneur community in presenting collective viewpoints to both the public and private sector, with the primary objective of spurring greater technology adoption throughout the Financial Services industry within Malaysia and internationally.
The association connects financial institutions, government agencies, corporates, ecosystem partners, entrepreneurs and customers on a single-platform for fintech industry in Malaysia. It also facilitates active discussion on issues which are vital to the origination, growth and viable adoption of fintech locally and internationally and aims to collaborate with key players and regional hubs with their stakeholders for the purpose of sharing exposure, partnership & investment opportunities.
Malaysian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association
The Malaysian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (MVCA) is an industry association formed to enhance promote and develop the environment for venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE) activities in Malaysia. MVCA was established in 1995 with the following objectives:
- To promote, develop and maintain the VC and PE industry in Malaysia
- To promote cooperation, joint efforts and provide platforms for industry members to enhance skills, knowledge and exchange views with foreign industry players and regulators
- To act as the voice of the VC and PE industry
- To develop and encourage the highest standard of professional ethics in the VC and PE industry
Malaysian Investment Banking Association
The Malaysian Investment Banking Association (MIBA) is an industry association incorporated on 9 September 1975 to facilitate a forum for member institutions to support and contribute actively towards developing and growing a dynamic and competitive capital market; promote close collaboration and exchange of ideas, experiences and knowledge among its members and with the Government, regulatory authorities and relevant organisations; seek out and keep abreast of developments and trends in domestic and global capital markets, key implications and competitive challenges posed on the Malaysian capital market; and uphold sound business practices, good ethics and the highest standards of professionalism within the industry.
Since incorporation, MIBA has established sound credibility and is well recognized as a formidable force in the capital market that has played a pivotal role in the following areas:
- Constantly making representations and submitting proposals on all aspects of investment banking and capital market activities;
- Keenly sought after for its opinion, views and comments at dialogues and consultative forums with the regulatory authorities and Government bodies;
- Proactively calls for changes or reforms to be made to guidelines, laws and practices, which may impede the progress and to enhance capital market activities;
- Acting as a catalyst to promote and innovate new capital market products for issuers and investors; and
- Works alongside esteemed agencies/partners to promote human capital development through continued professional education, training and development for its members as well as other market intermediaries.
Persatuan Insurans Am Malaysia (PIAM)
The history of Persatuan Insurans Am Malaysia (PIAM), i.e. the General Insurance Association of Malaysia, originated from the establishment of various insurance and tariff associations set up in 1885 that played a role as a collective voice of the insurance industry in Malaya and Singapore, shortly after the independence of Malaya in 1957. In June 1961, the Insurance Association of Malaya was formed to maintain tariff discipline, respond to new insurance legislations and promote sound insurance practices. Subsequently, PIAM was incorporated in May 1979 as a statutory trade association recognised by the Government of Malaysia for all registered insurers who transact general insurance business. Currently, PIAM has 26 member companies comprising 21 direct general insurance and 5 reinsurance companies operating in Malaysia.
The Association of Banks in Malaysia
The Association of Banks in Malaysia (“ABM”) has 26 members comprising the commercial banks that currently operate in Malaysia. The main objective of ABM is to promote the establishment of a sound banking system in Malaysia in cooperation and consultation with the regulators. Guided by ABM’s mission statement, “Forging public understanding for a responsible and responsive banking industry”, ABM takes on the role of an important intermediary between banking customers and its member banks. ABM aims to facilitate and create a conducive yet competitive banking environment while promoting orderliness and ethical banking practices.
Capital Markets Malaysia
As part of its developmental mandate, the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) set up the Capital Markets Promotion Council (CMPC) in 2012 to strengthen its internationalisation agenda for Malaysia’s capital market. In 2014, the SC rebranded CMPC as Capital Markets Malaysia (CMM) to spearhead both the local and international positioning and profiling of the Malaysian capital market with its wide range of conventional and Islamic products, supported by a strong governance infrastructure.
CMM profiles the competitiveness and attractiveness of the various segments of the capital market via a comprehensive and integrated approach to increase international participation and enhance opportunities for Malaysian capital market intermediaries.
CMM engages with a wide range of international and domestic stakeholders of the capital market. Our diverse network enables us to connect local capital market intermediaries to foreign stakeholders and provides a global platform to position Malaysia’s unique capital market offerings and expertise. As an affiliate of the SC, CMM also continuously engages with the capital market regulator, providing market insights, business development and stakeholder engagement support to market development initiatives.