NEW YORK, May 17 (Bernama) — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak arrived at the New York Stock Exchange at 11.30am on Tuesday (11.30pm Malaysian time) to meet US’s investors and later launch the inaugural “Invest Malaysia New York 2011” forum.
Najib was greeted on arrival by Chief Operating Officer of NYSE Euronext Lawrence Leibowitz.
After a 15-minutes meeting between the two, Najib proceeded to a VIP roundtable lunch with captains of the American industry.
The highlight of Najib’s visit to the NYSE will be his keynote address at “Invest Malaysia” to about 360 brokers, bankers, index providers, multinational companies and fund managers.
Two hundred and one American delegates, representing total assets under management of US$6 trillion, are participating in the forum held for the first time at NYSE on Wallstreet, the world’s leading and most technologically advanced equities market.
At the New York Stock Exchange, the world’s largest stock exchange by market capitalisation, Malaysia’s top 10 corporates are scheduled to hold over 100 one-to-one meetings with reputable fund managers over the next two days.
Najib, who visited the NYSE last Sept, mooted “Invest Malaysia New York 2011” in an effort to attract US investors into the Malaysian equity market as well as other markets in the Southeast Asia region.
Source : Bernama