Latest Newsletter: MSWG Weekly Newsletter 27 May 2017
27 May 2017
MARKET AND REGULATORY UPDATE
MIDS RESEARCH SCHEME TO SPUR VIBRANCY OF MID AND SMALL-CAP PLCS, ENHANCING INVESTOR INTEREST
The Mid and Small Cap (MidS) Research Scheme was launched on 25 May 2017 with the aim of elevating the profile of mid and small-cap companies, and further spur the vibrancy of this potentially high growth market segment. Under this Scheme, an inaugural batch of 100 mid and small-cap public listed companies (PLCs) will receive independent analyst coverage by licensed research houses.
The MidS Research Scheme was initiated with the primary objective of creating better value recognition of mid and small-cap companies as they form an important segment of the listed equity asset class within the overall capital market.
The Scheme will commence with 22 research houses that have committed to provide research coverage for eligible PLCs. Each eligible PLC will be assigned two research houses, further improving the dissemination of the research, including to retail investors, so as to attract more investor participation in the segment. Selected PLCs underwent a screening process encompassing both qualitative and quantitative criteria, and represent a market capitalisation range of RM200 million to RM2 billion.