The Institute for Capital Market Research Malaysia aims to undertake research topics relevant to Malaysia’s capital market development. Through a collaborative approach, insights and best practices from both global and local stakeholders will be harnessed to bridge the gap between theory and practice and to further promote sustainable market development.

How prepared are our asset managers for the structural evolutions of the industry?

The global environment of prolonged low interest rates, extreme market volatility and tighter regulation with higher thresholds of accountability is bringing far-reaching structural changes which will undoubtedly mark new territory for the capital markets. Against this backdrop and in the wake of the changes in the banking regulatory landscape post Global Financial Crisis, there is another underlying trend which has steadily evolved; the slow shift in the balance of power from the sell-side to the buy-side asset managers.