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Thai Bourse Hosts 4th GMS Focus Summit To Highlight Institutional Investor Base Expansion And Enhance Regional Growth

Date 30/08/2016

The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) is hosting the forth Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) exchange CEOs summit called “GMS Focus” in Bangkok. The unique platform convenes CEOs of five stock exchanges in the GMS namely Cambodia, Hanoi, Hochiminh, Laos and Thailand, alongside high-level market regulators and institutional investors to continuously create close collaboration among GMS exchanges. This year the summit focuses on strengthening investor base diversification to create liquidity, aiming to enhance regional growth among GMS exchanges.

SET President Kesara Manchusree stated, “Building strong institutional investor base both domestically and internationally is among key foundations to balance capital market composition, as such fortifying capital market foundation towards sustainability. This year’s GMS Focus summit has led to discussion on these potential areas. Top executives from The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Association of Investment Management Companies (AIMC), which were key stakeholders to build and drive institutional investor expansion, as well as leading domestic funds, such as Government Pension Fund, Tisco Asset management Co., Ltd., UOB Asset Management (Thailand) Co., Ltd. and AIA Thailand, have shared valuable experiences with 16 top executives from GMS exchanges and regulators from four countries with topics covering role of institutional investors, key impediments, development approaches, and government support on GMS capital market growth.” 

The CEOs of GMS exchanges will also participate in Thailand Focus 2016, Thailand’s annual flagship investment seminar from August 31 to September 2, 2016 in Bangkok.