Kenanga Investment Bank signs MOU with MIMOS

Datuk Chay Wai Leong (2nd left), group managing director, Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad exchanges the signed MOU agreement with Datuk Abdul Wahab bin Abdullah (2nd right), president and chief executive officer, MIMOS Berhad; witnessed by Cheong Book Kak (left), group chief financial and operations officer, Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad and Thillai Raj T.Ramanathan (right), chief technology officer, MIMOS Berhad.
Datuk Chay Wai Leong (2nd left), group managing director, Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad exchanges the signed MOU agreement with Datuk Abdul Wahab bin Abdullah (2nd right), president and chief executive officer, MIMOS Berhad; witnessed by Cheong Book Kak (left), group chief financial and operations officer, Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad and Thillai Raj T.Ramanathan (right), chief technology officer, MIMOS Berhad.

KUALA LUMPUR: Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad announced that it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with MIMOS Berhad, Malaysia’s Research & Development Centre in Information and Communications Technology, to promote and advance Fintech in Malaysia.

Kenanga Investment Bank is the first investment bank in the country to collaborate with MIMOS on efforts to design, develop and commercialise home–grown technology, in areas of information security and intelligent informatics for the capital markets.

This collaboration is a platform to accelerate knowledge exchange, proof-of-concept projects, field-testing and training between both parties. It is an opportunity to develop viable and innovative Fintech products for the investment banking space.

According to Datuk Chay Wai Leong, Group Managing Director, Kenanga Investment Bank, “We are extremely pleased to be partnering MIMOS, Malaysia’s leading technology provider in Information and Communications Technology.

“With its state-of-the-art lab, experience talents and over 1,000 patents across various technology domains, MIMOS has been spearheading innovations through high impact projects in Malaysia. We hope this collaboration will pool together Kenanga’s knowledge of the capital markets and the technological expertise of MIMOS to develop products that will benefit the local investment banking scene.”

Datuk Abdul Wahab Abdullah, President and Chief Executive Officer of MIMOS Berhad said: “Today, FinTech is disrupting the financial service sector in a big way, and the technology looks set to continue to change the way customers look at the financial institutions.”

“The collaboration with Kenanga Investment Bank will spur value creation in the financial sector by bringing together the group’s proven strengths in market knowledge with MIMOS’ frontier technology research and expanding expertise in data analytics,” he said.

For more information on Kenanga Group, please visit www.kenanga.com.my