Past Corporate Milestones

  • The Kids & Cash and Teens & Cash Train the Teacher programmes were launched to equip teachers with the relevant financial literacy knowledge and skills to conduct the respective programmes in their schools.
  • The inaugural Kids & Cash interschool online quiz competition was held nationwide, attracting the participation of 2,116 primary schools.
  • The SIDC launched the nationwide Intervarsity Financial Literacy Movie (I-FiLM) Competition to promote the concepts of money management and investing and to boost financial literacy among varsity students.
  • The Shariah Advisor Programme (i-Advisor) was introduced to provide continued professional development in the area of Shariah Advisory relating to the Islamic Capital Market (ICM) to Shariah advisors, academicians and Islamic finance practitioners.
  • The Dual Licensing Fast Track Programme (DLFT) was jointly initiated by the SIDC and Bursa Malaysia for experienced Capital Markets Services Representative's Licence (CMSRL) holders intending to achieve dual licence status for dealing in securities and trading in futures contracts.
  • The SIDC designed and delivered an exclusively customised programme for the Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) to complement their in-house training.
  • The two-year Graduate Development Programme (GDP) initiated in 2009 was successfully completed with a total of 187 entry-level talents trained for the capital market industry.
  • The first APEC Pilot Work Placement Programme was delivered, transferring specific knowledge and skills to securities market regulators of APEC emerging markets seeking to set up training organisations similar to the SIDC in their own jurisdictions.
  • The Teens & Cash investor education programme was implemented in secondary schools to deliver interesting lessons on money management and investing to students aged 13 to 17.
  • Campus KaChing, an annual inter-varsity money management competition combining speech and song-writing skills, was introduced as an investor education initiative targeted at university students.
  • The first capacity-building programmes for securities market regulatory agencies of emerging Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and East Asia Summit (EAS) member countries were launched in partnership with the Australian Treasury and the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID).
  • The Graduate Development Programme (GDP), a 2-year development programme under the SC Executive Enhancement and Development (SEED) initiative funded by the Capital Market Development Fund (CMDF), was initiated to provide graduates training and on-the-job attachment and to enhance their employability and career mobility in the capital market.
  • The Islamic Capital Market Graduate Training Scheme (ICMGTS) was introduced to produce entry-level professionals well equipped with sound knowledge of the Islamic Capital Market (ICM). This development programme under the SC Executive Enhancement and Development (SEED) initiative is funded by the Capital Market Development Fund (CMDF) and aimed at facilitating the development of ICM in Malaysia.
  • The inaugural Non-Executive Directors Development Series (NEDDS), a corporate governance training programme for directors of public-listed companies, was conducted in collaboration with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
  • The computer-based examination (CBE) system was successfully implemented to replace the conventional "pen and paper" system for the SC Licensing Examinations.
  • The SIDC undertook and successfully completed a six-month consulting project for the Saudi Capital Markets Authority in Riyadh to develop a competency dictionary and succession planning strategy tailored to its unique needs.
  • The SIDC developed a director's training roadmap after taking into account the concerns of key stakeholders: the SC, Bursa Malaysia, Khazanah and Bank Negara Malaysia.
  • The SIDC partnered with the Star newspaper and the Institute of Corporate Responsibility Malaysia (ICRM) in the design, development and delivery of the Starbiz-ICRM Corporate Responsibility Awards
  • The SIDC was corporatised and launched as the training and development arm of the SC. Its mission is to support the SC and Bursa Malaysia in making the Malaysian capital market the preferred destination for investors through the delivery of capital markets education and training programmes.
  • The Kids & Cash investor education programme was initiated in primary schools to instill the importance of managing money in school children aged 10 to 12 through group activities and games.
  • The first Institutional Investor Series (IIS) was organised in partnership with Aberdeen Asset Management, BNP Paribas Investment Partners Malaysia and Nomura Asset Management to help institutional investors keep abreast of latest thinking, products and trends.
  • The Industry Transformation Initiative (ITI), a five-year project funded by the Capital Market Development Fund (CMDF), was introduced to enhance market professionalism and boost investor confidence by strengthening the technical skills and interpersonal competencies of market intermediaries.
  • The first Advanced Business Management Programme (ABMP), a partnership programme between the SC/SIDC and the International Institute for Management Development (IMD), Lausanne, Switzerland, was conducted to provide senior regulators and leaders in the financial industry the latest thinking and relevant practical solutions in formulating and implementing business strategy, risk management and innovation processes.
  • The SIDC signed an MoU with Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) to introduce a capital market syllabus for its undergraduates.
  • The inaugural Islamic Markets Programme (IMP) was organised with the objective of cultivating human capital and fostering knowledge sharing among practitioners and regulators in the Islamic Capital Market.
  • The CPE Tracker System was launched. It is a web-based system that serves as a platform to manage and monitor the CPE programme.
  • The Trainee Dealer's Representative Preparatory Course for Module 6 & 7 of the SC Licensing Examinations was introduced to assist candidates in preparing for the examinations.
  • CPE Phase 2 was launched and extended to cover all other categories of licensed representatives.
  • The Bumiputera Dealer Representatives Education Fund (BDREF) was set up to increase the number of Bumiputera dealer's representatives with professional qualifications and provide them an opportunity for career progression within the capital market industry. The fund is administered by the SIDC in its capacity as Secretariat.
  • The SIDC established the BTF Mentoring Programme to promote a culture of knowledge sharing within the industry.
  • The Capital Market Graduate Training Scheme (CMGTS) was initiated to prepare graduates for various careers in the capital market. It was implemented to complement the government's initiatives in enhancing the employability of graduates.
  • The Continuing Professional Education (CPE) programme was launched to promote a culture of continuous learning and skill enhancement among licensed representatives in the Malaysian capital market. The CPE programme is mandatory for all licensed representatives in Malaysia. As the CPE Secretariat, the SIDC administers all CPE course applications submitted by training providers nationwide.
  • The first and second editions of the Emerging Market Programme (EMP) were held. The programme is aimed at promoting international regulatory standards through close collaboration with other emerging market regulators.
  • The RM5 million Bumiputera Training Fund (BTF) was initiated. The SIDC serves as the BTF Secretariat to administer and run training programmes for Bumiputera employees of stockbroking companies, giving them the opportunity to receive appropriate training for their technical and developmental skills enhancement.
  • The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) established the Securities Industries Development Centre, the predecessor to the Securities Industry Development Corporation (SIDC), to train and develop licensed intermediaries and to ensure that investors were educated in their rights as well as the risks they faced when investing their hard-won earnings.