Bursa Malaysia Berhad (Bursa: 1818) is the official bourse of Malaysia. Listed in 2005, it offers a wide range of exchange-related services. They include listing, trading, clearing, settlement, and depository services mainly for the local securities and the derivatives market.

As I write, Bursa Malaysia is worth around RM5.3 billion in market capitalization and is among the largest bourses in Southeast Asia. In this article, I’ll bring a detailed account of Bursa Malaysia’s success and achievements thus far and its outlook towards the near future. Here are 15 things you need to know about Bursa Malaysia before you invest.

1. The securities market is the main income contributor to Bursa Malaysia. It accounted for 73.0% of Bursa Malaysia’s group revenues in 2016. This division operates the Malaysian stock market which houses 904 public-listed companies worth over RM1.6 trillion in total market capitalization. Revenue from the securities division …