Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - The Kingdom’s SERC chairing ASEAN Capital Markets Forum (ACMF) 2022

The Kingdom’s SERC chairing ASEAN Capital Markets Forum (ACMF) 2022

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
The 36th ASEAN Capital Markets Forum Chairs’ Meeting was held virtually on March 17, 2022. SUPPLIED

The Kingdom’s SERC chairing ASEAN Capital Markets Forum (ACMF) 2022

The ASEAN Capital Markets Forum (ACMF) is a high-level grouping of capital market regulators from all 10 members of the Association of Southeast Nations (ASEAN) – Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Established in 2004 under the auspices of the ASEAN Finance Ministers, the primary responsibility of the ACMF is to develop a deep, liquid and integrated regional capital market to achieve the regional capital market integration under the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) 2015 framework.

The Securities and Exchange Regulator of Cambodia (SERC) has been a member of the ACMF since 2012.

Regional development

The ACMF meets twice a year, and it is being chaired by the SERC in 2022.

The chairmanship of the ACMF is rotated in alphabetical order.

Content image - Phnom Penh Post

There are currently seven working groups under the ACMF.

To support and promote regional development through preparation and responses to the rapid development of the market in the era of globalisation and digitalisation, it requires a clear action plan with a long-term vision for developing the capital market in the region.

To achieve this strategic goal, the ACMF has put in place the strategic goals of the ACMF vision 2025 in two stages.

The first stage was implemented through the ACMF action plan 2016-2020, while the second stage will be carried out through the ACMF action plan 2021-2025.

The ACMF identified three strategic objectives:

(i) Fostering growth and recovery with sustainability;

(ii) Promoting and sustaining inclusiveness;

(iii) Strengthening and maintaining orderliness and resilience. In addition, the ACMF also identified five key priorities with which to support the strategic objectives under the Action Plan 2021-2025:

(i) Driving higher levels of transparency and disclosure;

(ii) Continuing with regulatory harmonisation;

(iii) Intensifying capacity building;

(iv) Amplifying communication and awareness building;

(v) Strengthening cooperation and coordination

Role of SERC in the ACMF Prepared by: Department of Research, Training, Securities Market Development and International Relations, Securities and Exchange Regulator of Cambodia.
Email: [email protected].
Tel: 023 885 611.


  • Wing Bank opens new branch in front of Orkide The Royal along Street 2004

    Wing Bank celebrates first anniversary as commercial bank with launch of brand-new branch. One year since officially launching with a commercial banking licence, Wing Bank on March 14 launched a new branch in front of Orkide The Royal along Street 2004. The launch was presided over by

  • Girl from Stung Meanchey dump now college grad living in Australia

    After finishing her foundational studies at Trinity College and earning a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Melbourne in 2022, Ron Sophy, a girl who once lived at the Stung Meanchey garbage dump and scavenged for things to sell, is now working at a private

  • Ministry using ChatGPT AI to ‘ease workload’; Khmer version planned

    The Digital Government Committee is planning to make a Khmer language version of popular artificial intelligence (AI) technology ChatGPT available to the public in the near future, following extensive testing. On March 9, the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications revealed that it has been using the

  • Rare plant fetches high prices from Thai, Chinese

    Many types of plants found in Cambodia are used as traditional herbs to treat various diseases, such as giloy or guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) or aromatic/sand ginger (Kaempferia galangal) or rough cocklebur (Xanthium Strumartium). There is also a plant called coral, which is rarely grown

  • Wat Phnom hornbills attract tourists, locals

    Thanks to the arrival of a friendly flock of great hornbills, Hour Rithy, a former aviculturist – or raiser of birds – in Kratie province turned Phnom Penh tuk tuk driver, has seen a partial return to his former profession. He has become something of a guide

  • PM urges end to ‘baseless’ international Ream base accusations

    Prime Minister Hun Sen urges an end to “baseless” foreign accusations surrounding the development of the Kingdom’s Ream Naval Base, as the US has consistently suggested that the base is being expanded to accommodate a Chinese military presence. Hun Sen renewed his calls while