Bursa Malaysia’s Shariah Investing Fair a hit

The event aims to increase financial literacy and instil an investing culture among Malaysians

By FARA AISYAH / Pic By MUHD AMIN NAHARUL

BURSA Malaysia Bhd’s inaugural Shariah Investing Fair that ended last weekend drew 10,000 potential investors who were looking for the opportunity to explore, gain knowledge and find products that suit their investment needs.

The event — which aimed to increase financial literacy and instil an investing culture among Malaysians — offered Shariah-compliant investment products including stocks, Shariah-compliant exchange-traded funds, real estate investment trusts, exchange-traded bonds and sukuk.

Participants also benefitted from the Invest Talk series which featured prominent speakers such as Malaysian Association of Technical Analysts chairman and Affin Hwang Capital VP and head of retail research Datuk Dr Nazri Khan; chairman of K-Fiqh Sdn Bhd’s board of directors and assistant professor at the Kuliyyah of Economics Dr Zaharuddin Abdul Rahman; and Asri Ahmad Academy founder Tuan Haji Asri, who is also a remisier, certified technical analyst and social influencer of BursaMKTPLC.

In addition, Malaysia Children Entrepreneurship Orientation also conducted a special talk for children on savings.

The two-day event, held at the Exhibition Hall 5 of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, was officiated by Finance Minister II Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani.

It was supported by industry partners such as Islamic Participating Organisations, Islamic fund management companies, Islamic financial institutions, takaful operators, regulatory bodies and government agencies, and Shariah-compliant publiclisted companies.

The industry partners also showcased their products and services, as well as advisory services to cater to the needs and requirements of potential investors.

 

(The copy has been edited for the web edition)