Calls for higher standards of corporate governance have been rising in recent years – coming from both the regulators as well as investors particularly, institutional investors.
This program is designed to help directors and anyone else with interest in the capital markets to keep abreast with the latest in corporate governance laws and regulations. This would include recent changes to the Companies Act 2016 and the Listing Requirements of Bursa Malaysia, as well as pertinent aspects of the Malaysian Code on Corporate Governance issued by the Securities Commission. The program will discuss various case studies on corporate fraud, insider trading and market manipulation. The focus will be on highlighting aspects of the law or regulations that are often overlooked or misunderstood.
Additionally, given the dynamic nature of financial markets, the program will also explore the rise of digital assets, equity crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending as new forms of investments; as well as the laws and regulations surrounding them. Particularly for directors of existing financial institutions who may be looking to either partner or acquire such companies, or else, develop such capabilities and technologies in-house, understanding the regulations behind their set-up and under which they operate is critical. Even for existing financial institutions with no such plans, understanding the competition is also important.
At the end of the program, participants will be able to :
• Articulate trends in the area of corporate governance within the capital markets;
• Understand what the law prohibits in terms of market manipulation, insider trading and corporate fraud;
• Appreciate how the capital market laws treat the use of digital assets, equity crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending;
• Give directors a handle on what to look out for when considering new forms of investments such as digital assets, equity crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending – whether as an investor or as a competitor.