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10 Jun 2015

The day the capital market #run4others

Bursa Bull Charge, the day the marketplace runs for others, is back again for the second year this 20th August 2015. Runners representing Malaysia’s capital market industry will gather in full force and flood the streets of Kuala Lumpur in support of local entrepreneurship and financial literacy in Malaysia.

Dato’ Tajuddin Atan, CEO of Bursa Malaysia, said, “The Bursa Bull Charge #run4others event is in the spirit of support for the people whose special form of social entrepreneurship changes people’s lives and empowers others to be productive members of society.

“What is so special about Bursa Bull Charge is the inclusiveness of the marketplace. The Bursa Bull Charge is indeed another flagship of the capital market that fosters unity and camaraderie, as we help build stronger communities together”, continued Dato’ Tajuddin.

Organised by Bursa Malaysia, the capital market flagship charity run brings together the entire capital market, including CEOs and staff from public listed companies, brokers, SMEs, government agencies and regulators to run side by side with traders, remisiers, trading partners, the media and young executives, to raise awareness and promote financial literacy and social entrepreneurship in the community.

Maybank Investment Bank stepped forward once again in support of Bursa Bull Charge as the lead sponsor in the Gaur sponsor category. Feruni Ceramiche and Bank Rakyat took up the Buffalo sponsorship package while IJM Corporation Berhad has taken up the Ongole sponsorship package, marking its support of the Bursa Bull Charge for the second year in a row. Other Ongole sponsors also include Pestech and Tenaga Nasional Berhad.

Featured sponsors include Pelaburan Mara Berhad, Fraser & Neave Holdings Berhad, International SOS, Pacific Insurance Berhad and partners including Brooks, Media Prima Berhad and Nanyang Siang Pau.

The launch of Bursa Bull Charge was officiated together with CEOs and representatives of Maybank Investment Bank, Feruni Ceramiche, Bank Rakyat, IJM Corporation Berhad, Pestech and Tenaga Nasional Berhad.

John Chong, CEO of Maybank Investment Bank, said, “After the success of last year’s event, we are delighted to be the main sponsor for Bursa Bull Charge once again. It is a great opportunity for us to participate in a meaningful cause and for all capital market players to come together to help our communities grow and build their future.”

This year, to inspire a broader range of runners to participate, Bursa Malaysia is making it compulsory for each team to have at least one female runner, while also reaching out to the SMEs to be part of the capital market run.

All proceeds raised from the Bursa Bull Charge will be channeled to eight beneficiaries while Bursa Malaysia and the sponsor partners will absorb all costs incurred in organising the run. The list of beneficiaries and the details of their activities are available on the website at: bullcharge.bursamarketplace.com.

Last year’s Bull Charge saw more than 1,300 runners and raised RM1.37 million towards eight beneficiaries.

Bursa Bull Charge tracks a 5km run following Kuala Lumpur’s Capital Market Trail, a route through the Central Business District that passes the headquarters of many of Malaysia’s capital market players in downtown Kuala Lumpur. The run categories will include the 1.5km CEOs Run, a 5.0km Individual Run and a 2.5km Corporate Relay Run.