Corporate Milestones

  • Successfully clinched Yayasan Peneraju Pendidikan Bumiputera (YPPB) project to develop and deliver a 4-year capacity building programme entitled Peneraju Profesional: Capital Markets Services Representative’s Licence (CMSRL) in Corporate Finance and Investment Advice (CCOFIA). The programme is aimed at establishing a pool of qualified Bumiputera talents who are capable of discharging their functions and responsibilities effectively as CMSRL holders in the area of Corporate Finance and/or Investment Advice.
  • Launched first phase of the Capital Market Director Programme (CMDP) in May 2015. CMDP is a mandatory programme for directors of licensed intermediaries and an exclusive platform for directors to explore and deliberate on pertinent issues affecting the industry from multi-stakeholders perspectives. CMDP is designed to be cutting-edge and on-point with discussions on the latest developments in regulations and challenges, business and governance in the capital market to assist participants in being effective board members.
  • Held first Capital Market Director Programme (CMDP) alumni workshop, “Doing Business in a Responsible Way” by Robert Cockerell and Stephen Helberg of global advisory and investment firm KordaMentha, on 27 November 2015. More alumni events that engage the interest of directors and promote lifelong learning will be held by SIDC regularly to maintain an ongoing connection with participants who have completed the programme.
  • Conducted the first annual SIDC Leadership Conference entitled “Leadership Excellence: Lifelong Learning” in partnership with INSEAD on 12 November 2015. The half-day conference featured a talk on lifelong learning for leaders by renowned INSEAD Professor Jean Francois Manzoni and a panel discussion comprising business leaders in the region. The event was well received and recorded a turnout of over 150 C-suite participants.
  • Launched the SIDC Industry Insights Series, an initiative to strengthen our engagement with the industry through talks, seminars and roundtables on leadership insights, industry-relevant research and reports that support or facilitate capital market development. Through this platform, several events on trending topics of interest were organised by SIDC in collaboration with professional development bodies and industry associations such as CIMA, CPA Australia, INSEAD and MIBA.
  • Introduced bi-annual SIDC e-newsletter, engage@SIDC, in April 2015 with the tagline “Advancing Talent in Capital Markets to New Heights” as a platform to connect, communicate and engage with our stakeholders, especially the industry. The second issue themed “Digital Disruption: Game Changer for Capital Market Industry” was published in December 2015.
  • Re-launched SIDC’s corporate website with a new contemporary look-and-feel and improved navigation in November 2015.
  • Organised a socialisation event to showcase the commencement of the Industry Competency Framework (ICF) project in July 2015. The project is expected to be completed and launched in 2016. This industry-wide framework will serve as a guide to raise human capital development standards in the capital market and is expected to support and impact the creation of competent talent for the industry.
  • Completed a comprehensive mapping exercise to appraise capital market capacity building initiatives, which involved identifying types of job groups in the capital market and analysing the sufficiency of the current number of capacity building initiatives for each job group. This exercise enabled SIDC to develop a more in-depth understanding of the capital market industry and maintain our relevancy as a key player in its learning and development space.
  • Concluded first phase of the SC Licensing Examinations (SCLE) framework review on the modules related to the regulated activities of Advising on Corporate Finance and Investment Advice (i.e. Modules 12 and 19). The review was undertaken to align SCLE best practices with recent developments in assessment methodologies. Based on the findings of the review, the revised Study Outlines for these two modules were published on the SIDC website in November 2015. The second phase of the review which involves the remaining examinations modules related to the regulated activities of Dealing in Securities, Dealing in Derivatives and Fund Management, as well as the module on Fundamentals of Compliance, will begin in 2016.
  • Participated in a Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP) capacity building needs fact finding mission to Myanmar and Lao PDR between 18-24 October 2015, led by the International Cooperation and Development Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia. In developing their respective capital markets, Myanmar and Lao PDR are looking to work with organisations like SIDC to assist in building and developing human capital competencies for their respective securities commissions.
  • 2014 being the kick-off year for SIDC's new strategic business direction, work on several projects critical to the success of our five-year business plan was started. The projects, grouped under three pillars, i.e. organisational focus, product development and customer engagement, are expected to strengthen SIDC's value proposition as the industry's foremost learning and development solutions provider. Under the product development pillar, a capital market industry competency framework is being developed; a training needs survey for the securities industry was also completed in October 2014.
  • SIDC's vision and mission statements and tagline were revised to express our goals and aspirations under the new business direction.
  • The Talent Advancement Programme for capital market regulated activities, an innovative competency-based training and learning concept for capital market practitioners, was introduced.
  • SIDC conducted the groundbreaking 35-day Young Professionals Programme for 20 new recruits of the Capital Markets Authority of Kuwait (CMA). The programme focused on the development of technical and interpersonal skills to equip participants for their professional roles in the regulatory body.
  • A three-phase Asian Development Bank capacity building programme focusing on specific issues to assist regulators of Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos PDR was developed by SIDC using an innovative consultancy-style approach and successfully delivered.
  • Under the APEC capacity building programme “Targeted Technical Assistance to Support Membership and Implementation of the Asia Region Funds Passport” (ARFP), SIDC collaborated with the Australian Treasury to deliver a series of technical workshops for emerging market regulators in Kuala Lumpur, Manila and Seoul.
  • The Malaysian Institute of Integrity recognised SIDC as a consulting firm to advise companies that have signed the Corporate Integrity Pledge under the “Corporate Integrity System Malaysia (CISM)” government initiative.
  • SIDC was appointed by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) to support its investor education campaign InvestSmart through the development and delivery of investment education programmes. We played a major role in organising investor education seminars at the InvestSmart Fest 2014.
  • The International Institutional Investors Series aimed at fund managers and institutional investors was organised in collaboration with the Malaysian Association of Asset Managers. The event featured product specialists of international asset managers who offered their expert insights on the changing face of investment.
  • SIDC formalised an MoU with the Securities and Commodities Authority of the United Arab Emirates in October 2014 to enable collaborations on capacity building initiatives and training programmes for the development of the capital markets and financial services industry.
  • In support of sustainability, environmental and social reporting in corporate Malaysia, SIDC co-organised the Malaysia Sustainability Reporting Awards (MaSRA) 2014 with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
  • SIDC contributed expert input to the MSWG ASEAN Corporate Governance Award 2014 by the Minority Shareholders Watchdog Group (MSWG).
  • SIDC revamped the SIDC Bookshop located on the ground floor of the SC building and refreshed its interior, adding new book titles related to the capital markets, new merchandise and innovative displays to provide an improved customer experience and serve the industry better.
  • Four capacity building programmes were conducted between 18 and 23 March in Ventiane for the Lao Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with highly positive feedback. The SEC voiced their enthusiasm for the SIDC to develop follow-up programmes for the subsequent phases.
  • In the area of international consultancy, the SIDC became a training provider for the Asian Development Bank in 2013 and will offer an inaugural regulators' programme for Cambodia, Myanmar, Lao PDR and Vietnam. In addition, the SIDC sealed an extension of its partnership with AusAID to deliver APEC capacity building programmes for regulators until 2016.
  • A new talent advancement programme, GRP 1000, was developed and delivered in collaboration with the SC and key industry players. A comprehensive graduate programme to nurture young talent interested to be part of Malaysia's capital market, the GRP 1000 is structured to help boost the nation's talent pipeline so that a critical competitive advantage can be achieved, particularly in the securities and derivatives industry.
  • The SIDC embarked on the business of assessment centre consultancy and built its professional presence in this area, becoming the assessment centre service provider for Yayasan Peneraju Pendidikan Bumiputera's talent development programmes.
  • The SIDC signed an MOU signed in October 2013 with the National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM), India to establish collaboration in training activities in Malaysia and India.
  • In the area of corporate governance(CG), strategic partnerships were built with Bursa Malaysia as well as Institut Tadbiran Awam Negara (INTAN)  to implement CG training programmes for directors.
  • The SIDC formed a partnership with the Malaysian Association of Asset Managers (MAAM) to organise the International Institutional Investor Series (IIIS) 2013 in November 2013, where product specialists from international asset managers shared insights on changes in the economic landscape, investment strategies, and opportunities that lie ahead with participants comprising corporate and industry players.
  • The “Kempen Pelabur Bijak Kebangsaan 2012-2013”, which ended in March 2013, complemented SIDC's regular on-ground investor education programmes successfully and helped to expand investor education reach exponentially through 164 wise investing seminars for 40,210 participants and an extensive multi-channel media campaign that benefited 8.2 million individuals.
  • The SIDC corporate website ( and the Malaysian Investor website ( were revamped to present a more contemporary, forward-looking image and improve engagement with the younger target segments.
  • “Campus Kaching!”, the annual intervarsity money management competition was revamped and rebranded to “I-FiLM”, a short film competition promoting the concept of investing and money management via social media. With enhanced appeal to youths, the inaugural I-FiLM attracted participation from 31 universities.
  • A biometric fingerprint reader system to authenticate the identity of examination candidates was implemented to improve the integrity of the SC Licensing Examinations. Periodic Examiner's Reports were also introduced to enhance the transparency of the examinations.
  • The 6-month Kempen Pelabur Bijak Kebangsaan (KPBK) was rolled out to educate retail investors on wise investing in the capital market, targeting rural and urban communities, employees of public and private organisations as well as college or university students. The campaign aimed to reach 1.5 new and potential investors through roadshows and seminars, TV and radio programmes, newspaper articles, leaflets and the electronic media including websites and social media channels.
  • A student outreach programme featuring the “Career Opportunities in the Capital Market” seminar was launched for campus students. The programme is well-received by participants who found it helpful in helping them match the right career opportunities in the capital market with their own interests and abilities.
  • An intensive train-the-trainer course was specifically designed and conducted to provide university lecturers with an overview of the Malaysian derivatives market, the products traded and the rules and regulations which govern this market. The course featured various learning methods, including presentations, discussions and an opportunity to review sample questions.
  • The SIDC entered into a MoU with Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) to introduce a capital market syllabus for its university students. This collaboration is aimed at supporting the talent development requirements in the Malaysian capital market and building a graduate talent pool that is 'work-ready' for the industry.
  • The SIDC conducted the "Raising the Bar: The Malaysian Code on Corporate Governance 2012 (MCCG 2012)" programme to elucidate the key principles and recommendations of the MCCG 2012, discuss global investor expectations and international developments in CG as well as share CG implementation insights.
  • Train the Trainer workshops were held to train trainers of the eight SC-approved Private Retirement Scheme (PRS) providers on the regulations, guidelines and features of the national PRS, as well as the tools and techniques to market the scheme.
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