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Our Material Factors

We strive to become the leading market for sustainability in ASEAN and an exemplary PLC that is not only benchmarked to international standards and frameworks but with peer exchanges as well.



Bursa Malaysia is exposed to strong competition both regionally and globally. Based on data from the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), the global exchanges industry is valued at USD66 trillion in terms of domestic market capitalisation as at end December 2016. Although weightage for Malaysian stocks in the MSCI Emerging Market Index stood only at an estimated 3.1% during the May 2016 index review, we are ASEAN’s fourth-largest stock exchange based on WFE’s data at end 2016.

The Importance of Competition [GRI103-1]

The landscape for global exchanges is evolving rapidly and it has had great impact on Bursa Malaysia. Market indicators over the last few years reveal that whilst our market has grown, our clear challenges are in attracting large cap companies to list on Bursa Malaysia, improving on our market velocity, building up the pool of retail investors and enticing domestic participation in futures for hedging for derivatives growth. In response, Bursa Malaysia is exploring inorganic opportunities, partnerships and joint ventures that would offer synergies and growth, especially in product development and internationalising our distribution. These have been drawn up in our ‘Bursa Malaysia Blueprint’ and our strategic intents that will take us towards our desired end state of becoming Asia’s Leading Marketplace.

Our Approach to Competition [GRI103-2]

The responsibility for managing our approach to competition falls across a number of departments:

Our approach is managed in accordance with our internal ‘Bursa Malaysia Blueprint’, with performance and key milestone achievements tracked and measured through the Corporate and Divisional Scorecards. The effectiveness of this approach is evaluated through two separate means, the first is a centralised Programme/Project Management Office (PMO) to support the group in improving effectiveness, efficiency and consistency in the full programme/ project cycle as well as institutionalise best practices and standard methodology. The second is evaluation by the Business Case Review Committee to assess business cases for alignment of project objectives and outcomes to our overall Strategy and Business Plan.

Benchmarking and Peer Comparison

  Sustainability Competition Graph