Aims to encourage equity investments from urban and rural investors
24 May 2011 – TKS Securities (Pvt) Limited, Tuesday unveiled its first branch in Ratnapura as part of efforts to take the stock market to the outskirts of Sri Lanka. This also marks TKS’s moves to expand its focus to include retail investors to its client portfolio.
The branch, situated at 172, 1/2 Main Street, Ratnapura, will offer equity investment advice to retail investors through trained professionals and live trading facilities to educate and encourage share trading among urban and rural retail investors.
“Our main focus has been foreign, local institutional, and high net worth investors, and we want to expand our focus and reach out to retail investors as well. We aim to do this through a series of branch openings across the country,” said Hussain Gani, Chief Executive Officer at TKS Securities.
The Ratnapura branch comes almost a week after TKS unveiled its plush retail lobby at its main Colombo office at Level 19, East Tower, World Trade Center.
“We hope to add more branches to our network in key cities across Sri Lanka in the next few months as part of a long-term growth plan,” added Gani.
TKS Securities (Pvt) Limited, a company owned by Malaysian high net worth investor and member of parliament, Dato Seri Tiong King Sing, offers unparalleled equity trading, supported by scrupulous investment research in Sri Lanka’s capital market space. The company’s operations are spearheaded by a group of well-respected, both among local and foreign investors, and highly experienced management team, comprising veteran stock brokers and research analysts. Through developing the new online software, TKS aims to increase investor access to investment opportunities in Sri Lanka, as well as positively impact capital market turnover.