The Institute for Capital Market Research Malaysia (ICMR) is an initiative by the Securities Commission Malaysia, funded by the Capital Market Development Fund (CMDF) as an independent think tank, dedicated toward facilitating further acceleration of the growth momentum, while ensuring it remains inclusive, sustainable and resilient. Aligned with Securities Commission’s Capital Market Masterplan, ICMR aims to promote sustainable development of the Malaysian capital market through providing focused, pragmatic and evidence-based research and solutions that can be tapped by the industry, policy makers and regulators.
Given the complexities of global capital markets today and the changes that have evolved over time, ICMR aims to undertake research projects through a multi-stakeholder and collaborative approach, drawing insights and best practices from international experts as well as recognising the lessons and harnessing the knowledge and experience of Malaysia’s regulators, policy makers, industry players and academia with the expressed purpose of improving competitiveness and functioning of our capital markets.
The ICMR was established on the 3rd November 2017 as a company limited by guarantee under the Companies Act 2016.
to undertake a broad range of research on issues relating to the capital market (including impacts from domestic and international influence and trends) by integrating knowledge, experience, data and information;
to develop understanding of current practices and future needs in capital market services specifically and financial services more generally, with a particular focus on new growth opportunities;
to foster independent, original and/or applied research by giving sponsorships, grants, access to research data and publication opportunities; and,
to act as a catalyst by bringing together relevant participants and stakeholders to explore ideas, share knowledge and encouraging collaboration between thought leaders in finance, regulation and academia.