Breaking barriers to high net growth

Malaysian regulation

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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