The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) will host the InvestSmart® Fest 2017 themed “Invest For Your Future” on 13-15 October 2017 at Hall 5 of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.
This annual three-day InvestSmart® Fest is aimed at equipping investors with the fundamentals in making sound investment decisions, which include learning about investment opportunities and protecting oneself against investment scams. Admission to this three-day event is free of charge.

This year’s InvestSmart® Fest will showcase exhibition booths from capital market institutions, associations, industry players and relevant government agencies under one roof, and will hold a variety of talks and seminars by leading industry experts. Additionally, there will be a financial planning service desk called “finplan4u” throughout the three days, where visitors can obtain a free initial assessment.

In conjunction with the upcoming InvestSmart® Fest 2017, SC has recently launched an anti-scam video competition to create more awareness on illegal investment schemes. The public can participate by submitting a creative and unique video that delivers the message –“Scams Can be Avoided – Manage Expectation & Safeguard Your Interest”. Submission is open until 15 September 2017. Winners stand a chance to win exciting cash prizes. Full contest details can be found at the InvestSmartSC Facebook page and www.investsmartsc.my.

Launched in 2014, InvestSmart is a comprehensive investment literacy outreach campaign under the SC’s investor empowerment initiative to enable confident and informed retail investor participation in the capital market.

SECURITIES COMMISSION MALAYSIA

Members of the Media may contact Strategic Communications Department at 03-62048305 (Lau Mei San), 03-62048265 (Delyana Nordin), 03-62048326 (Teoh El Sen) or fax no.: 03-62015078 or e-mail: cau@seccom.com.my.

Background information:

Securities Commission Malaysia (SC), a statutory body reporting to the Minister of Finance, was established under the Securities Commission Act 1993. It is the sole regulatory agency for the regulation and development of capital markets. SC has direct responsibility for supervising and monitoring the activities of market institutions, including the exchanges and clearing houses, and regulating all persons licensed under the Capital Markets and Services Act 2007. More information about SC is available on its website at www.sc.com.my. Follow SC on twitter at @SecComMy for more updates.