Capital Market Director Programme (CMDP):
Licensed intermediary institutions play an important systemic role in the capital market ecosystem. The growth or decline of the capital market is influenced by, among others, the success and failure of these institutions. Hence, the quality of leadership at these institutions is paramount. Kiel et al., 2012 suggest four levels of competence required of a board. They are as follows:
Industry: Experience in and knowledge of the industry in which the organisation operates
Technical: Technical/professional skills and specialist knowledge to assist with ongoing aspects of the board’s role
Governance: The essential governance knowledge and understanding all directors should possess or develop if they are to be effective board members
Behavioural: The attributes and competencies enabling individual board members to use their knowledge and skills to function well as team members and to interact with key stakeholders
The Capital Market Director Programme (CMD) is an exclusive platform for directors and other strategic personalities of licensed intermediary institutions to equip themselves with new and relevant knowledge, skills and abilities (basic to intermediate level). The programme is also designed to allow them to explore and deliberate on pertinent issues affecting the industry from multi-stakeholders’ perspectives.
The specific objectives of the programme are as follows:
- Equip members of the board with knowledge and skills to provide leadership and oversight in the running of licensed intermediary institutions;
- Assist directors of licensed intermediary institutions in becoming an effective member of the board through the latest developments in regulations and challenges, business and governance in the capital market; and
- Promote a thorough understanding of the role of the Securities Commission in regulating a dynamic and competitive capital market.
This programme will also “strengthen intermediation standards and capabilities” as espoused by the Capital Market Masterplan 2 (CMP2).
Securities Commission Malaysia (2011) Capital Market Masterplan 2. Securities Commission, Kuala Lumpur.
Module 3: Risk Oversight and Compliance – Action Plan for Board of Directors
At the end of the module, participants will be able to:
- Review a framework that identifies, assesses and manages key strategic and operational risks associated with the conduct of licensed intermediaries;
- Explain the importance of risk oversight, ethical and compliance programmes and the consequences of failures in such programmes; and
- Exercise judgement appropriately in dealing with issues of risk oversight and compliance brought to the attention of the board.
*SIDC CPE points are recognised by FIMM, AICB and MIA
Newly appointed directors and directors of CMSL holders
OUTLINE MODULE 3 – RISK OVERSIGHT AND COMPLIANCE – ACTION PLAN FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
|10.00 am||Role of the board of directors in building and sustaining an effective ethics and compliance framework that aims to meet the directors’ fiduciary duties
The board’s role in managing conflicts of interest situations, including:
What happens when there is compliance failure? How to prevent compliance failure?
|11.30 am||End of Programme|
CEO and Founder, Ethikom Consultancy
Nizam is CEO and Founder of Ethikom Consultancy, a compliance-focused consultancy based in in Singapore.
Nizam draws upon his previous regulatory experience as Head of the Market Conduct Policy Division at the Monetary Authority of Singapore, his compliance background as Head of Compliance for Southeast Asia at Lehman Brothers and Morgan Stanley, and his legal background as Deputy Public Prosecutor/State Counsel at the Commercial Affairs Department and Senior Legal Counsel at Citigroup, to assist global financial institutions , FinTech firms and corporate clients with licence applications and various regulatory compliance issues.
Nizam is the founding Chairman of the Regulatory and Compliance Sub-Committee of the Blockchain Association of Singapore. He is also a Fellow at the Singapore University of Social Studies.