Aims to roll out educational programs to complement its rural branch network
30 August 2011 – TKS Securities (Pvt) Limited rolled out its first Stock Market Investment seminar this week as part of a series of programs to educate retail investors based in rural areas.
The one-day seminar, held on 30 August 2011, focused on educating investors on how to operate in a highly regulated market in terms of compliance, investing in initial public offerings (IPOs), managing personal portfolios, and the rationale for short and long-term investments. The seminar also covered an overview of the current economic outlook and its effects on the Colombo stock market.
“There was an urgent need to educate retail investors on what moves the market and how to take advantage of these developments in order to earn a significant return on investment. We believe such programs will complement our planned rural branch network,” said said Hussain Gani, Chief Executive Officer at TKS Securities.
He added that TKS, through its knowledge-based programs, aims to form strong relationships with retail clients and encourage such investments.
The speakers at the seminar comprised senior market advisors from TKS, and an official from the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka on invitation by TKS.
In May, TKS launched its first branch in Ratnapura and plans to add several more facilities in key cities across the country in the next few months as part of efforts to expand its branch network.
TKS Securities (Pvt) Limited, a privately owned independent Broker/Dealer and SEC Registered Investment Advisor headquartered in Colombo, 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.