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Securities Commission Malaysia to host World Capital Markets Symposium

Securities Commission Malaysia will host the inaugural World Capital Markets Symposium on August 10-11, 2009 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This is in line with Malaysia’s commitment to promote more in-depth discussion on capital market challenges and Asian perspectives on the global reform agenda in response to the global financial crisis.

The Symposium will have special sessions featuring finance ministers from the region and capital market regulators from around the world discussing policy and regulatory responses to the global financial crisis.

Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Tun Razak will deliver a keynote address on the first day of the Symposium, while a second keynote address will be delivered by the Crown Prince of Perak, His Royal Highness Raja Dr Nazrin Shah (who is also the Financial Ambassador to the Malaysia Islamic Financial Center) on the final day.

Influential opinion leaders and leading capital market practitioners who will be speaking at the Symposium include:
• Professor Paul Krugman (Nobel Laureate; Professor of Economics, Princeton University; New York Times columnist);
• Dr Laura D’Andrea Tyson (Economic Adviser to President Barack Obama; Professor of Finance, Haas Business School);
• Dr Raghuram G Rajan (Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister of India, Professor of Finance, University of Chicago; former IMF Chief Economist);
• Dr Mark Mobius (Chairman, Templeton Asset Management);
• Dr Munir Majid (Chairman, Malaysia Airlines; Senior Visiting Fellow, London School or Economics IDEAS);
• Jin Liqun (Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, China Investment Corporation);
• Andrew Sheng (Chief Advisor to the China Banking Regulatory Commission; Adjunct Professor, University Malaya and Tsinghua University);
• Charles Prince (Vice Chairman, Stonebridge International LLC);
• Takumi Shibata (Chief Operating Officer & Deputy President, Nomura Holdings Inc);
• Dr Teh Kok Peng (President, GIC Special Investments, Singapore);
• Craig Donohue (Chief Executive Officer, Chicago Merchantile Exchange); and
• Kai Nargolwala (Chief Executive Officer, Credit Suisse Asia Pacific).

About 400 people are expected to attend the Symposium to be held at Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Kuala Lumpur. They include the heads of several securities commissions, the CEOs of global and regional corporations and heads and senior representatives from sovereign wealth funds, stock exchanges, global fund managers and investment banks.

Participation is by invitation only.

To find out more about the World Capital Markets Symposium, please visit www.worldcapitalmarketssymposium.org

About World Capital Markets Symposium

The inaugural World Capital Markets Symposium, organised by the Securities Commission Malaysia, is intended to bring together Asia’s and global leaders and thinkers to discuss contemporary challenges and trends in the capital market landscape.

This media release is issued on behalf of the World Capital Markets Symposium by Strategic Public Relations Sdn Bhd. For further information or accreditation enquiries, please contact: Cynthia Lee at cynthia.lee@sprg.com.my or telephone 603-23805988.

Background information:
The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC), a statutory body reporting to the Minister of Finance, was established under the Securities Commission Act 1993. It is the sole regulatory agency for the regulation and development of capital markets. The SC has direct responsibility for supervising and monitoring the activities of market institutions, including the exchanges and clearing houses, and regulating all persons licensed under the Capital Markets & Services Act 2007. More information about the SC is available on its website at www.sc.com.

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