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Implementation of investor education initiatives

Investor Education : Creating and Delivering Successful Programmes

International Conference

2-3 March 2009

Implementation of Investor Education Initiatives

Nik Ramlah Mahmood

Securities Commission

Malaysia


Investor Education Blueprint (2008-2012) Programmes

Enhancing investor protection by ensuring investors are knowledgeable and vigilant of their rights

To inculcate money management culture among school children

Schools

To increase familiarity with investing, awareness of investors’ rights & responsibilities and develop resistance to scams

Rural /

Blue Collar /

Housewives

Widen financial

literacy

among key

target groups

Financial

Literacy

Programmes

Goal :

To create

knowledgeable

& vigilant

Investors

To increase sophistication in managing savings and developing capability in investing

Universities / Workplace

To create a greater pool of informed, capable and responsible investors in the capital market

Investors / Potential Investors

Develop

Responsible

Intermediaries

Financial

Capability

Programmes


Funding Investor Education: A Shared Responsibility Programmes

USD 1 million

USD1.7 Million

USD 570,000

USD860,000

Estimated cost of Investor Education Programmes - 2008


A Holistic Approach To Investor Education Programmes

Parents /

Rural /

Blue Collar /

Women

School

Children

University

Students

Employees of

Government &

Large

Organisations

Institutional

Investors

General

Investing

Public



Partnering the Industry in Delivering Investor Education Programmes

SIDC

Training & development arm of the Securities Commission Malaysia

Capital market intermediaries& industry

Financial capability programmes

Financial literacy programmes

Online learning : Malaysian Investor website, Exchange & Associations’ websites

Media- Newspaper articles- TV capsules

Road shows

Seminars / Workshops / Camps / Challenges

Programme delivery also via partnership with the following organisations:

Ministry of Education –Schools

Ministry of Women, Family & Community Development –Women

Federal Land Development Authority –Rural Community

Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers –Blue Collar Workers

Institutions of Higher Learning –University Students

Public Service Department – Government Employees


Key Challenges Programmes

Delivering Investor Education in Rural Areas

Investor Education in a Multiracial & Multilingual Society

Funding Constraints

Coordination of Investor Education Efforts

Specific Measurement To Gauge Lasting Behavioral Change


Delivering Investor Education in Rural Areas Programmes

  • Low literacy/educational levels

  • Susceptibility to investment scams

  • Influence of family and community members in investment decisions

  • Winning trust through local partners

  • Geographical constraints


Investor Education in a Multiracial and Multilingual Society Programmes

  • Demographic profile of Malaysian population (Total :27.9 million)

    • Malays & Indigenous (62%)

    • Chinese (23%)

    • Indians (7%)

  • Multilingual society

    • Official language: Bahasa Malaysia

    • Language of commerce: English

    • Language spoken by different ethnicities:

      • Malay: Kelantanese, Sarawakians, Kedahans, Sabahans and other dialects

      • Chinese : Cantonese, Hokkien, Hakka, Mandarin, Hainan & Foochow

      • Indians : Tamil, Telegu, Malayalam, Urdu & Gujerati

      • Indigenous people: Kadazan, Iban, Kelabit, Bidayuh & Kayan

  • Different ethnic groups have different economic status, financial literacy levels, investment profiles and risk appetites

  • Limited language capabilities of trainers delivering investor education programmes to cater to the needs of multiracial and multilingual society


Thank you
Thank You Programmes

Securities Commission Malaysia

3 Persiaran Bukit Kiara

50490 Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia

www.sc.com.my

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