IDX Encourages Increased Retail Investor Transactions

By : Ahmad Fadli Dan Aldo Bella Putra | Friday, September 08 2017 - 17:00 IWST

Bursa Efek Indonesia (Foto Rizki Meirino)
Bursa Efek Indonesia (Foto Rizki Meirino) - Denpasar - The Indonesia Stock Exchange has boosted retail investors' performance since their current transaction value is around 30 percent of the trade value reaching Rp7.4 trillion per day.

"We are not targeting specifics but we are still optimistic, we want retail investors transactions to contribute more than 50 percent," said Head of Research and Development of BEI Verdi Ikhwan when held a publication of 10 issuers at Udayana University, Denpasar, Thursday (7/9/2017)

According to Verdi, retail investors are a potential market because it plays an important role in boosting the value of transactions.

Thailand, for example, he added, the value of white elephant country's investor transactions even reached 60 percent of the transaction value which reached about 18 trillion per day.

This makes Thailand perched in the first position of ASEAN countries with the highest share transaction value followed by Singapore and Indonesia.

He is optimistic that the number of investors and the value of retail transactions in Indonesia can be increased due to a number of indicators such as population growth and good economic conditions.

During the year 2017, he said, the stock price index in Indonesia also reached a record of 5,900 with the value of transactions also jumped rapidly an average of 300 thousand times per day.

In addition, the number of investors also rose 30 percent in the last two years to reach about 600 thousand with active transactions per day reached up to 40 thousand.

The number of companies in the stock market is also expected to increase with the targeted socialization of companies including local companies considering the current number of issuers in Indonesia reached 555 issuers.

For that in order to overtake the transaction value of Thailand and Singapore shares, it presents an issuer or companies that floor on the stock market to the public who is expected to educate potential investors.

As a first step, it brought 10 companies that have "go public" for socialization to Udayana University students.

"With the early socialization as possible when they are working, can be actively invest, including with other investors as well," he added.

In addition, the trade system infrastructure, he said, also increased capacity including fixing access and trade speed in the network as Thailand did.

"From the micro-capital market we are changing the regulation to support the growth of investors," he said

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