A total of 10 securities companies, awarded underwriting licenses, have been selected to act as players in Myanmar's first ever Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) which was officially launched on Wednesday, December 9, 2015. The Directors of PINS Capital was invited to witness the Grand Opening Ceremony of YSX and to attend the ceremony dinner.
Expert Investment Securities, one of the 10 securities companies, which is in a joint venture with Green Circle Company, known in Myanmar for its VeVe drinks brand and Hong Kong-based Pins Capital, has granted four kinds of services licenses -- underwriters, dealers, brokers and consultants, will play an important role on the economy development for Myanmar in the near future.
First Six initially local companies including First Myanmar Investment Company, First Private Bank Limited and Myanmar Citizen Bank, etc., have been approved to list on Yangon's new stock exchange, with trading expected to begin in February or March next year.
YSX is marked as a milestone to start with emergence capital market, which is in the government's latest move to convince the world that the once-sanctioned nation is open for business. Dr Maung Maung Thein, the charismatic deputy finance minister in charge of the new bourse, described it as a "monumental achievement" that would help firms expand.
The directors of PINS Capital are full of optimism for the YSX and forecast that Myanmar has a great potential to become large capital market in ASEAN region.
PINS Capital Group is a Hong Kong-based global investment and financial services institute. Its headquarter is located in Central, Hong Kong. After cultivating in the overseas markets for years and gaining grand reputation in the industry, more and more mainland Chinese wealthy clients are choosing PINS Capital in recent years. Especially for Family Trust and Family Offices services, PINS Capital has the most outstanding and professional teams in the markets. PINS Capital has acquired the trust from the clients from different regions of China and has established long-term relationship with them.
For the benefit of the Group's future development and the better connection with the clients and business partners, PINS Capital Group has established it Shenzhen branch in the Qianhai Free Trade Zone this year. Its office is located in the Taiping Financial Tower at Shenzhen Futian CBD. The Hong Kong-Shenzhen-Canton high speed railway station is just downstairs, and the commuting time between the headquarter and the Shenzhen branch will be only 15 minutes in the future.
The grand opening ceremony of PINS Capital Shenzhen Branch was held in November at the Shenzhen Office. More a hundred business partners and prestige clients attended the ceremony. Alan Wan, the Managing Director of PINS Capital Group, was pleased to mention that the opening of their Shenzhen Branch means the better linkage between the group and the mainland China market is established. This will be greatly help the group to expand its business in China.
Hong Kong Based Financial Institution Is Granted Underwriter, Dealing, Brokerage and Consulting License for Upcoming Yangon Stock Exchanges
A Hong Kong based financial institution and its Myanmar joint venture partner have been granted a security license for the upcoming Yangon Stock Exchange. The joint venture company, Expert Investment Securities Co Ltd, has received a full type securities license for the exchange, which is scheduled to open in the second week of December, 2015.
Earlier this year, an invitation for proposals by the Myanmar government has been announced and 57 companies have applied for the underwriting, brokerage, dealing and security advisory licenses. The winners have been announced sporadically in October.
On October 7th, Expert Investment Securities Co Ltd was announced to be among the first batches of license awardees. On October 8, Daiwa Securities Group also announced that it had been awarded a provisional underwriter license. The Myanmar Times then learned that eight companies had been offered conditional underwriting licenses in total, including AYA Bank, KBZ Bank and United Amara Bank, with two more under consideration.
The Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Myanmar U Maung Maung Thein said that there would be 10 companies to be granted underwriter licenses, but the results were not disclosed until the they are announced officially, which should take place in November..
Meanwhile, since the Yangon Stock Exchange will be open soon in early December, Expert Investment Securities Co Ltd said that they were screening companies to be qualified for initial public offerings soon and they are under the process of preparing the IT infrastructure to connect with the Yangon Stock Exchange and setting up their first office in Yangon. They will open a few more offices in Yangon in the future.