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9. Analytics and Research / Data Management / Risk Management
Malaysia  Malaysia

Towards the social and political climate, we do not anticipate any reservations within this segment.

Legal Affairs

Although there are no specific licensing or regulation with regard to data analytics or research services per se, concerns with regard to data protection laws may arise in the case where data containing personal information of individuals are used. Care should be taken to ensure that in the processing of any data which is capable of identifying an individual, regard is paid to compliance with personal data protection laws in Malaysia (where applicable).

Economic Conditions

According to the data published by Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation, there is approximately 135 companies in Malaysia offering services as described above. It is understood that Schlumberger and Sitecore are at the forefront within this segment.

Contributing Authors

Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

Adlin Abdul Majid
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Andrew Ean Vooi Chiew
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Chapter Index:

1. Payment Services / Mobile Payment

2. Asset and Portfolio Management

3. Consulting and Broking Services / Robo-advisory / Auto-trading

4. Trading Platforms / Social Trading Platforms / Signal Following

5. Crowdfunding / Crowdinvesting / Crowdlending

6. Virtual Currency - Bitcoin

7. Loan Services / Factoring / Loan Broking / Finetrading

8. Online Banking Services

9. Analytics and Research / Data Management / Risk Management

10. Accounting

11. Identification

12. Online-pawning

13. InsurTech

14. RegTech

15. Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)

The information in this guide provides a general overview at the time of publication and is not intended to be a comprehensive review of all legal developments nor should it be taken as opinion or legal advice on the matters covered. It is for general information purposes only and readers should take legal advice from a Multilaw member firm.

Publication Date: 1 May 2018