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Malawi Stock Exchange plans seminar on market benefits

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The Malawi Stock Exchange in conjunction with the Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) will on July 26 hold a symposium in Blantyre to sensitise firms on how they can raise capital through the various platforms available on the local bourse.

The symposium will be held under the theme, Creating Value and Wealth through Listing. It comes at a time when there is limited ultilisation of the market by local firms.

MSE Operations Manager, Esnart Chilije, said in an interview that the symposium will attract representatives from various sectors.

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“The stock market symposium presents an opportunity for these companies to obtain insights and practical solutions to raise capital through the Malawi Stock Exchange. The platform will enable companies to interact with key stakeholders in the capital market and to hear from others who have gone through the process as well as from major investors that are seeking investment avenues,” Chilije said.

She said RBM Governor, Dalitso Kabambe, is expected to preside over the symposium.

Speakers at the symposium will include Nico Holdings Managing Director Vizenge Kumwenda. Nico Holdings was the first company to list on the MSE.

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“Other speakers are FMB Chairman, Hitesh Anadkat; Old Mutual Investment Group Managing Director, Mark Mikwamba; Standard Bank Malawi Head of Corporate and Investment Banking, Shakil Satar, RBM Chief Examiner, Linda Kananza, and MSE Chief Executive Officer, John Kamanga.

“The presentations shall cover key areas such as the regulations surrounding listing, the experiences of other listed companies and how they have benefited from listing, as well as the capacity and investment appetite of major investors in the market,” Chilije said.

She added that symposium will be held with financial support from Standard Bank Malawi and Nico Asset Managers, among others.

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