Director of Corporate Valuation of the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IHSG), Hoesen, said that the stock exchange expects 150 companies to conduct an initial public offering (IPO) on the IHSG within the next five years. In other words, an average of 30 newly-listed companies per year. Also, the amount of domestic investors in Indonesia is expected to increase to become one percent (of the 240 million-numbering population).
Indonesia's main index is currently regarded as being too expensive, which makes it harder for domestic investors to enter. According to Hoesen, one way to spur liquidity in the stock market and expand the investor base is to increase the number of listed companies.
During the last five years, market capitalization of Indonesia's stock exchange has grown fourfold.