Malaysia to launch equity research scheme

Malaysian authorities have established a fund to pay for research on under-covered Malaysian stocks.

The Capital Markets Development Fund, part owner of Bursa Malaysia, is to launch a scheme whereby it will sponsor brokerage firms to write research on Malaysian stocks. The scheme, confirmed by Encik Yusli Mohamed Yusoff, CEO of Bursa Malaysia, is scheduled to commence next year.

The Capital Markets Development Fund will start funding a research scheme for listed SMEs, says Yusli. They are still working out the final details but they are targeting next year to start the scheme.

Under the plan, the CMDF will put aside a certain amount of money, which it will give to research houses to write the research. The idea...

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