Bursa Malaysia is an exchange holding company established in 1973 and listed in 2005. Today, it is one of the largest bourses in ASEAN and it is home to more than 900 companies across 60 economic activities, which are listed either on the Main Market for large-cap established companies or on the ACE Market for emerging companies of all sizes.
Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Berhad (BMD), a subsidiary of Bursa Malaysia, was established in 1993. BMD provides, operates and maintains equity, interest rates, bond, agricultural commodity (crude palm oil and palm kernel), metal commodities (gold and tin) futures and options market trading and settlement services.
In addition to equity and derivative securities, Bursa Malaysia is a leader in a niche area of finance. To promote Malaysia as the international hub of Islamic finance, Bursa Malaysia has established an Islamic Markets team, dedicated to the development of Shariah compliant capital markets products and trading platform.
The Fusang Exchange is the first fully-operational stock exchange in Asia that allows for companies to go public through a digital initial public offering (IPO) that is accessible by both retail and institutional investors globally. The exchange supports the trading of both digital securities and cryptocurrencies.
On September 1, 2020, SPiCE VC, a leading venture capital (VC) fund in the blockchain and tokenization ecosystems, became the first digital security to list on the Fusang Exchange and on November 11, 2020, the China Construction Bank announched that is planning to raise up to $3 billion from the sale of a digital bond that will be listed on the Fusang Exchange. The bond issue will be the first blockchain-based digital bond that is accessible to global investors.