Caption: Dean of the Economics Faculty, Dr. Nazarudin Malik, M.Si is shaking hands with Development Director of BEI, Frederica Widyawati MBA after signing the cooperation
Economics Faculty (FE) of UMM extended the cooperation contract with Bursa Efek Indonesia (BEI). Dean of FE, Dr. Nazarudin Malik, M.Si joined hands with the Development Director of BEI, Frederica Widyawati MBA and President Director of Reliance Securities, Orias Petrus Moedak to continue the contract until the next three years. The contract signing took place on Thursday, (3/4). BEI of UMM has officially established since it was named Pojok Bursa Efek Jakarta (BEJ) in 2004.
Nazarudin declared that functionality and extension of cooperation would increase the students’ unforgettable academic experience. Student’s development is no longer being developed in the academic aspect, but it is about how to prepare students to be ready to take the role in the society after graduation. "Conducive atmosphere of learning and adequate facilities such as BEI will strengthen the academic atmosphere built by UMM," he said.
After the MoU signing, ceremony was followed by a seminar on Capital Market Outlook 2010. Frederica and Orias suggested the theme "Prospects of Capital Markets after the Global Financial Crisis" and "Investment Strategies and Career Opportunities in Capital Market."
Frederica stated, the capital market in Indonesia has a big opportunity, especially as a long term investment, but there are no many who are interested in this field. According to this woman from Malang, society is less open to capital markets; they are more concerned about risks than benefits. If they have willing to learn they will earn great benefits.
Basically, all the investment options contain the opportunity of benefits and losses or other risks. This woman who had completed her study in the United State for her Master Degree gave an example that saving account or deposits have small interest. Gold investments have a high risk of price falls, while the entrepreneurs have the risk of insolvent/bankrupt. If it is related to share, there is possibility for investors to earn capital gains or profits from trading shares in the form of surplus value from purchasing share. In simple words, when one purchase 2,000 then the share is sold 2,500, investor will get 500. "Although the benefits are huge, but investors should always be observant to monitor share price movements. One second off guard, then it could be dangerous. High returns are also high risk. There is no market reference price," he said.
Students are potential to succeed in the stock market such as being a Broker-Dealer (PPE). PPE must be able to execute orders accurately and provide updated information to its customers. "In Malang, the amount of PPE required is very less although the movement of investment is increasing," she revealed.
"The investment development in Indonesia is very high if it is compared with other countries. Local investors who entered the Indonesian capital market reach only 0.7%. This is very far compared to neighboring country, Malaysia, which reach up to 30%. Whereas, the transaction occurred in market share reaches up to 4 trillion rupiah/day, but it is only dominated by foreign players," he concluded. (rka/nas/t_alf)