How to Create Winning Strategies in ETFs



  • Refresher



  • 5 SIDC CPE points
  • 4 FIMM CPD points


ICF Competency Type / Title / Level

  • Foundational – Product / Capital Market Products / Level 2


Learning Outcome

  • Explain structured finance and derivative products
  • Explain types, uses and benefits of options
  • Recognise options in portfolio management


Course Synopsis

Among the structured finance products are derivatives and ETFs. The global ETF market today is worth some US$5 trillion and in Malaysia’s case the market size is just over RM2 billion. ETFs play a significant role in asset allocation due to its simplified passive way of market investing. In this e-Learning course, participants will learn about the world of ETFs – what are they and how could investors profit from this new asset class.

Course Content

Total learning: 6 lessons / 3 quizzes Time: 1 hour
  • Downloadable Notes  0/1

    • 1.1
  • The World of ETFs  0/2

    • 2.1
    • Quiz2.1
  • ETFs – A Smart & Cheap Investment Class  0/5

    • 3.1
    • 3.2
    • 3.3
    • 3.4
    • Quiz3.1
  • Summative Assessment  0/1

    • Quiz4.1


Pankajkumar Bipinchandra

Pankaj graduated with Bachelor of Accounting with an Honors degree from University of Malaya in 1990 and in 2014 also obtained an MBA in Finance from the same University. His last held position was as Director, Head of Corporate Strategy & Investments at KSK Group Berhad, a position he held since Oct 2012 and up to early June of 2018. Prior to this, he was the Chief Investment Officer at Kurnia Insurans Malaysia Berhad between 2005 and 2012. In his previous position, he had joined OSK Research in 1996 and rose rank and file to assume the position as Head of Research in 2002 and up to 2005. He is widely recognized in the industry as the thoughts behind the inaugural “Top Malaysian Small Cap Companies: 100 Hidden Jewels” in 2005. He is also well recognized in the market for his many contribution both in commentary as well as a weekly column in The Star since June 2018. Pankaj is also a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia (ICDM) and conducts numerous Continuous Professional Education (CPE) classes approved by the Securities Industry Development Corporation (SIDC).


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  • 5 SIDC CPE points
  • 4 FIMM CPD points