Breaking barriers to high net growth

Malaysian regulation


It was not until December 2003, with the introduction of the Guidelines on Derivatives and Structured Products by the Malaysian Securities Commission, that principal-protected investment products were extended to high-net-worth individuals and corporate clients in Malaysia for minimum investments of 1 million renminbi (RMB) (US$265,000). Before that, derivatives could only be offered to clients of investment banks for hedging purposes, and even then it was restricted to liability man