Speaking at the annual SC Industry Dialogue, chairman Datuk Seri Awang Adek Hussin said continuous engagement and close collaborations with key stakeholders were crucial for policy formulation and developmental initiatives, particularly in light of the challenging period financial markets are going through.

“The consultative approach taken to engage key stakeholders will undoubtedly serve as an effective platform to catalyse positive change in the capital market ecosystem.

“I am committed to this approach, as it will help drive initiatives forward in a more transparent and inclusive manner.

“To ensure that our overall economy remains robust in the near term and sustainable in the long term, the SC has identified four priorities.

“These are reviving private investments, promoting more effective and inclusive mobilisation of savings, supporting a sustainable transition and encouraging the industry to continue modernising,” he said in a statement yesterday.

Among the areas further discussed during the dialogue included the need for continued innovation and digitisation across the entire value chain within the capital market; the role of market-based funding particularly to support small and medium enterprises; the readiness to scale up the offering of sustainable and responsible investment funding and investments; and expanding the breadth and depth of the Islamic Capital Market.

“The four priorities in improving the visibility and attractiveness of the Malaysian capital market plays a key role in facilitating the recovery of the nation from the health and economic challenges.”

The annual SC Industry Dialogue, held in a series of sessions, involves candid engagement between the SC and various capital market participants and industry associations.