KUALA LUMPUR (June 20): Bursa Malaysia Bhd has added Inter-Pacific Securities Sdn Bhd to the bourse operator and regulator's Islamic participating organisations list to further grow the Islamic capital market.
Bursa Malaysia said in a statement today that Islamic stockbroking services played an important role, under which clients' funds were placed in Shariah-compliant accounts.
"With the latest addition, investors will have a wider choice of Islamic POs (participating organisations) to represent them, which is in line with the priority of Bursa Malaysia-i, to provide a conducive marketplace for the Shariah investing community and to spur the growth and vibrancy of the Islamic capital market domestically and regionally," Bursa Malaysia chief executive officer Datuk Seri Tajuddin Atan said in the statement.
According to Bursa Malaysia's statement, Inter-Pacific is the 12th stockbroking firm under Bursa Malaysia's Islamic participating organisations list.
The list includes Affin Hwang Investment Bank Bhd, AmInvestment Bank Bhd, BIMB Securities Sdn Bhd, CIMB Investment Bank Bhd, Hong Leong Investment Bank, Jupiter Securities Sdn Bhd, Kenanga Investment Bank Bhd, Malacca Securities Sdn Bhd, Maybank Investment Bank Bhd, RHB Investment Bank Bhd and TA Securities Holdings Bhd.