Bursa organises retail investment event in Penang

Tajuddin: We want to invite new investors. Being able to invest and trade should not cost an arm and a leg.

PETALING JAYA: Bursa Malaysia is kicking off its retail invest year themed “Invest Bursa, Invest in You” on Saturday with its cultural-themed retail investor event at the Marketplace Fair@Penang in Setia Spice Convention Centre.

The stock exchange said in a statement that the family-oriented carnival which would be attended by Penang chief minister Chow Kon Yeow and Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng, is aimed at promoting financial literacy and inculcate a culture of investing in the capital market.

Bursa Malaysia CEO Datuk Seri Tajuddin Atan said the campaign was targeted at people from all walks of life, where it aimed to increase retail participation in the capital market through widespread education and knowledge programmes.

Capital market players including government agencies, investment banks and brokers will also be present at the fair to assist visitors with investment-related advice and services.

Admission is free for the day-long event, which starts from 9:30am to 7:15pm and visitors can look forward to a series of educational talks on money management and capital market investing by investment personalities such as Fred Tam & Ezone, Pauline Teo and Mohd Asri Ahmad.

The event also includes engaging financial literacy activities for children.



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