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OJK, IDX to educate, protect retail investors

  • Riska Rahman

    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Wed, August 12 2020   /  01:00 am

The Financial Services Authority (OJK) and the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) have unveiled new initiatives to help educate and improve protections for the country’s growing number of retail investors during the pandemic. On its 43rd anniversary commemoration on Monday, the IDX launched several initiatives, such as virtual trading to educate new investors before they make the jump into the actual stock market, and electronic initial public offering (e-IPO), that gives retail investors wider access to participate in the primary market of an IPO. Meanwhile, the OJK also plans to launch disgorgement funds, first floated last year, to cushion investors losses resulting from criminal acts, instead of investment failure. Disgorgement is the legally mandated repayment of gains received through ill-means imposed by the courts on wrongdoers. “The [disgorgement] fund [proposal...