Futu Holdings Limited has on Tuesday announced its expansion into Malaysia with its super investment platform, moomoo, introducing a comprehensive suite of tech-driven offerings to promote financial inclusion.

Through inclusive finance, Malaysia investors will enjoy lifelong access to a holistic suite of self-help educational resources, free-for-all market data and a supportive global community to unlock more opportunities, Futu said in a statement.

Futu Senior Partner and Senior Vice President Robin Xu said this is the second Southeast Asia (SEA) launch.

He said the firm’s research and development capabilities and business success in serving over 20 million users worldwide allow the firm to provide better tech-driven solutions to the market, enabling users to be equipped with the necessary access, tools and knowledge to make informed decisions along the investment journey.

It is noted that the Company’s wholly-owned Malaysian subsidiary has recently received the Approval-In-Principle (AIP) for the Capital Markets Services License (CMSL) from the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC), marking a giant leap in its Southeast Asia business expansion plans.

Attaining the AIP from the SC further reinforces the company’s overall mission and vision to make investing easy and accessible to both investors and stakeholders.

“We are thrilled to have been granted the AIP from the SC, as it is a validation of our mission and vision to make investing more convenient and accessible to investors worldwide,” said Xu.

Following its success in Singapore and other Asia Pacific (APAC) markets, he said the firm is well-equipped to bring its international know-hows in transforming the digitized investment landscape in Malaysia.

“With its 32.7 million well-structured population, business-friendly environment, educated talent pool and high digital literacy levels, the country will serve as a catalyst for growth,

“The company values Malaysia as a strategic location to roll out its cutting-edge super investment platform,” he added.

According to the statement, education is the cornerstone for lifelong learning and personal development.

Designed to empower retail investors of all levels to uncover opportunities that are exclusive to the investment platform, moomoo is packed with highly intuitive tools, features and functions.

With moomoo, retail investors are encouraged to also adopt a self-directed learning approach to securities and derivatives trading.

This will be the first such financial literacy solution to roll out in Malaysia by a global technology company that believes in making investing right at the fingertips via digitalization.

Meanwhile, with its global presence and know-how in providing digitized investment services across major markets, the company sees its unique digitized ecosystem that aggregates 20 million investors worldwide would promote financial inclusion in Malaysia, and has a positive effect on driving the industry forward.

By fostering a synergistic ecosystem with thousands of public companies, fund houses, media, and market practitioners, it sees the moo community would be a winning strategy for the new market and a pathway to business success.

Futu is an advanced fintech company upgrading the investing experience by offering fully digitalised financial services in multiple markets.

The firm was listed on Nasdaq on March 8, 2019. It offers market data, financial news, interactive social features, and investor education on its proprietary one-stop digital platforms, Futubull, and moomoo.

Its subsidiaries provide clients with investing services, including trading and clearing services for the United States, Hong Kong SAR, China Connect, Singapore, and Australia stocks, margin financing, and securities lending, and wealth management.

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