Don't let market clobber you again

Clob investors at a brokerage firm in 2000. The over-the-counter market was set up for Singapore investors to continue trading some 180 Malaysian shares after the Kuala Lumpur and Singapore stock exchanges parted company in 1990.
Clob investors at a brokerage firm in 2000. The over-the-counter market was set up for Singapore investors to continue trading some 180 Malaysian shares after the Kuala Lumpur and Singapore stock exchanges parted company in 1990.ST FILE PHOTO

Investors should learn lessons from Clob saga 20 years ago

It has been 20 years since I formed the Securities Investors Association Singapore (Sias) to help small investors who had invested in Malaysian shares that used to trade in Singapore on the platform known as Clob International (Central Limit Order Book).

Clob was an over-the-counter market set up to enable Singapore investors to continue trading some 180 Malaysian shares after the Kuala Lumpur and Singapore stock exchanges went their separate ways in 1990.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 24, 2020, with the headline 'Don't let market clobber you again'. Print Edition | Subscribe