The International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) has suggested that emerging markets look at Malaysia’s capital market framework to build resilience

‘Malaysia great template for emerging marts to copy’

By Roziana Hamsawi

Published: 2014/02/22

KUALA LUMPUR: The International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) has suggested that emerging markets look at Malaysia’s capital market framework to build resilience.
Lauding Malaysia’s focus in ensuring strong investor protection, proper governance and market conduct, IOSCO Board chairman Greg Medcraft said: “Malaysia is a great template for emerging markets to copy.”
Medcraft, who is chairman of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, said if IOSCO needs to have a hub for the Asean region, Malaysia would get his full support.
He was speaking on the last day of the IOSCO Board meeting, here, yesterday. 

Also present was Securities Commission Malaysia chairman Datuk Ranjit Ajit Singh.
The IOSCO Board met here the past week to discuss, among others, the need for regulators, especially in emerging markets, to build resilient capital markets to withstand volatility in global markets.
“This meeting reinforced IOSCO’s role as the key global reference point for securities regulators, industry and policymakers in supporting the accelerating importance of market-based finance,” said Medcraft.
Commenting on the outflow of funds from the emerging markets of late, he said long-term capital inflows into the region have always been strong and “only now it is a bit disrupted by the short-term outflows”.
He said long-term investors look at the fundamentals of the country they are investing in and if the fundamentals are good, any short-term outflows should not be a major concern.
Meanwhile, Ranjit, who is the board’s vice-chair, said the IOSCO Board meeting has shown that key global stakeholders have positive views on the overall outlook for emerging markets.


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