In spite of too many uncertainties and challenges, the capital market has ended a successful year.
It is my firm belief that good days lie ahead. This is because good things that have started will continue.
The Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC) is determined to host deserving issuers who need capital for contributing to the economic development of the country.
Our office is taking every single possible step we need to speed up the capital raising process.
We are also inspiring the exploration of sources of sustainable investment – both from home and abroad.
Side by side, the BSEC is working hard to let the bourses offer sufficient investable securities which can attract long-term investments.
For that, we went tough on anomalies, malpractices and of course non-compliances by any stakeholder.
The support and cooperation from the government, investors and capital market groups added to our energy.
Capital market product diversification and market infrastructure development are in our agenda and 2021 will see a lot of improvement in these areas.
As the chief of the securities regulator I want to thank the investors who demonstrated their confidence on the long-term potentials of Bangladesh's economy and the capital market.
We also ask for responsible investment behaviour, an absence of which often creates crises for the investors themselves and also the market as a whole.
Nonprofessional investors are welcome to the financial literacy programmes we are running over the year, without which the concept of risk is mostly overlooked.
I believe entering the market through collective investment instruments like mutual funds is a good idea for any non-expert investor.
I wish everyone a happy new year.
We are heading towards a modern and developed capital market.
Professor Shibli Rubayat-Ul-Islam spoke to Mahfuz Ullah Babu over the phone.