The activities of the 13th Muscat Securities Market Forum (MSM) were launched on Tuesday, 24 September at Sultan Qaboos University under the patronage of H.E Abdul Salam bin Mohammed Al Murshidi, CEO of the State General Reserve Fund, in the presence of specialists, and those interested in the capital market sector, investment companies, and investment funds. The two-day event is organized by the College of Economics and Political Science at the University and the Muscat Securities Market.
The student Yousef bin Salem Al Dayari, Head of Economic & Finance Group said that the Accounting Club & Economic & Finance Group are collaborating with Muscat Securities Market to organize this annual event. This event promotes the students’ awareness of the market and its importance as well as links the students with the local capital market.
This edition of the event mainly addresses the introduction of Muscat Securities Market and its mechanism, in addition to six topics addressed by the college students: the role of securities in economic growth, financial derivatives, credit rating index, Islamic economy, market privatization and market value added.
The Student Bassam bin Ali Al Hashimi, Chairman of the Accounting Club, said, “Through this event, we seek to introduce the Muscat Securities Market, highlight the importance of the market and show the realistic local and international experiences while providing future solutions to the most important economic problems. It also seeks to stengthen the inter-linkages between the disciplines of the College of Economics and Political Science and the Muscat Securities Market”
The forum’s exhibition included 11 booths; six of them were prepared by students and the other 5 by the Muscat Securities Market and a number of institutions. Further, two seminars on governance and stock markets will be held during the two day forum.