Competency Title:

Capital Market Environment

Competency Type:


Competency Description

This competency refers to the ability to understand the different components of the capital market environment and relate the structure and background to the respective capital market activities. The scope includes knowledge of the economy, regulatory framework, market structure, market participants and technology advancement.

Level 1 - Awareness

Level 1

• Define market elements which impact the economy, industries, and businesses.
• Recognise various trends and market policies in the capital market environment.
• Identify the components of the capital market structure and related regulatory authorities.
• Recognise the impact of technology on the capital market industry.
Level 2 - Knowledge

Level 2

• Identify economic and industry conditions relevant to investor's portfolio and investment.
• Outline the impact that monetary, fiscal policies and other factors have on the economy.
• Explain the structure and inter-relationship between the various components of the capital market.
• Identify emerging technological advancements impacting the capital market.
Level 3 - Skill

Level 3

• Relate to the various components of the capital market and impact of economic cycles to the business.
• Analyse the impact of monetary and fiscal policies, trade policies/pacts on the capital market.
• Highlight specific findings from market analysis and changes in the capital market environment.
• Analyse the impact of technology and recommend changes to business processes.
Level 4 - Mastery

Level 4

• Develop new business approaches in meeting the emerging trends, business needs and market demands.
• Implement appropriate changes to business standards, operations and service levels to position the business in the market place.
• Introduce changes to business strategy in response to changing market expectations.
• Adapt business structure and processes to capitalise on technological advancements.
Level 5 - Expert

Level 5

• Assess market and business in view of transformation in the global and local political/economic scenario.
• Formulate long-term strategies to sustain business in the forecast economic cycles and trends.
• Evaluate business approaches to mitigate impact to the business cycle arising from environmental changes.
• Establish new market structure based on product innovation enabled by new technology.