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SCxSC 2024 Kickstarts with Digital Leaders’ Dialogue on Emerging Technologies in the Capital Market


Kuala Lumpur, 19 March 2024

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) held discussions with capital market industry leaders recently on opportunities, challenges, and the future trajectory of emerging technologies within the capital market.

Nearly 30 C-level executives took part in the event entitled “SCxSC Views from the Top: Digital Leaders' Dialogue on Emerging Techs”. The half-day session marked the first of a series of SCxSC programmes for the year, leading up to SC’s annual fintech flagship event.

The attendees, comprising representatives from capital market players, including exchanges, fund management companies, trustees, intermediaries, brokers and investment banks, had covered topics such as artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain and RegTech for the capital market.

In his opening speech, the SC Chairman Dato’ Seri Dr. Awang Adek Hussin emphasised the significance of embracing cutting-edge technologies such as blockchain and AI.

He also underscored the importance of Malaysia staying at the forefront of innovation to maintain a competitive edge in the global market.
“Change is inevitable, and it’s our collective responsibility to embrace it with open arms, driving forward towards a more resilient and inclusive future,” he said.

The inaugural Digital Leader’s Dialogue highlighted the encouraging adoption of emerging technology in Malaysia which have shown visible productivity improvements, such as the use of AI chatbot to enhance customer service and improve employee productivity.

The attendees also exchanged views on current and future use cases for blockchain as well as AI (and Generative AI) and the potential for industry-SC collaborations to explore pilot use cases and tailored capacity building programmes.

The significant interest in the adoption of RegTech was also highlighted, with focus on efficiency for reporting, compliance and risk management.

Participants also discussed open banking and the potential for industry-wide utilities, such as digital profile tailored for the capital market.

These conversations have established the groundwork for further dialogues throughout the year and actionable industry collaborations moving forward.

The Digital Leaders’ Dialogue kicked off a series of events under SCxSC for 2024, which will focus on four key areas – tokenisation, AI, RegTech and cybersecurity.

Beyond the dialogue, upcoming initiatives under SCxSC include Innopolicy Roundtables1, Pitch & Match2 , TechTrek3 , and the highly anticipated Malaysian Fintech Summit4  scheduled in Q4 this year.

SCxSC is further complemented by the SC’s initiative to co-fund innovative projects through the Digital Innovation Fund (DIGID)5 . To date, 15 projects have been awarded grants with a total of RM6.24 million.

For more information about the upcoming programmes under SCxSC, please contact cyl88 bet:[email protected].

Securities Commission Malaysia

1In-depth discussions on emerging innovations such as AI and blockchain, targeted for policy making outcomes
2Bringing innovators and industry players/investors together for collaborations that drive innovation
3Capacity building activities focusing on cybersecurity and technological risks
4A fintech event to raise awareness on fintech developments and provide a platform for discussion on innovation in capital market
5DIGID encourages technology investments by smaller players and supports industry-wide solutions impacting capital raising and investment activities. More info on DIGID is located here: //
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