All about retail investment, money management at fair in Penang

  • Metro News
  • Saturday, 05 Jan 2019

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

Bursa Malaysia Bhd is kicking off its Retail Invest Year themed “Invest Bursa, Invest in You” tomorrow with a fun and educational cultural-themed retail investor event, “The Marketplace Fair @ Penang”, happening at Setia SPICE Convention Centre, Penang.

To be attended by Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow and Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng, The Marketplace Fair @ Penang

is a family-oriented carnival aimed at reaching out to the public to promote financial

literacy and inculcate a culture of investing in the capital market as part of prudent financial planning.

Visitors can look forward to a series of educational talks on money management and capital market investing by investment experts; engaging financial literacy activities for children with hosts from financial literacy TV programme Money Money Home and children’s educational channel Astro Xiao Tai Yang; a food and crafts bazaar; fun games and performances by local celebrities; and exciting lucky draw prizes.

Bursa Malaysia chief executive officer Datuk Seri Tajuddin Atan said: “2019 is the year of the “Invest Bursa, Invest in You” retail investor campaign, targeted at Malaysians from all walks of life.

“We aim to increase retail participation in the capital market through widespread education and knowledge programmes, as well as initiatives to attract and ease initial entry into the capital market.

“Penang, with its rich cultural heritage and arts scene, is the perfect location for our campaign’s flagship event – The Marketplace Fair @ Penang – underscoring the vibrant colours of Malaysia and marrying the interesting contrast between the deep-seated Malaysian affinity for our cultural past and investing wisely for our future.”

More than a dozen capital market players, including government agencies, investment banks and brokers, will be present at the fair to help visitors with investment-related advice and services.

Admission is free, from 9.30am to 7.15pm.Visit for event registration.

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