Kenanga Investors Berhad ("KIB") is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad, the largest independent investment bank by equity trading value and volume#. KIB is licensed to perform regulated activities of fund management dealing in securities (restricted to unit trusts), investment advice, financial planning, and dealing in Private Retirement Schemes ("PRS") under the Capital Markets and Services Act ("CMSA") 2007. KIB provides investment solutions ranging from collective investment schemes, portfolio management services as well as segregated private mandates and alternative investments for retail, corporate, institutional clients and high net-worth individuals.
KIB prides itself on its reputation for its consistent top performance. In January, Hong Kong-based Asia Asset Management’s 2021 Best of the Best Awards awarded KIB under the following categories, Malaysia – Best Equity Manager (3rd consecutive year), Malaysia – Best Islamic Fund (Equity), Malaysia – CIO of the Year (5 time winner within this category) and Malaysia – Best House for Alternatives. At the Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards 2020, the Kenanga Syariah Growth Fund was awarded “Equity Malaysia – Malaysia Islamic” for 10-years while the Kenanga Diversified Fund was named “Mixed Asset MYR Flexible – Malaysia Pension” for 3-years and 5-years. The Kenanga Syariah Growth Fund was also named “Malaysia Best Equity over 10-years” at the Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards 2020 for Global Islamic Markets. The FSMOne Recommended Unit Trusts Awards 2020/2021, named Kenanga Growth Fund (“KGF”) as “Core Equity – Malaysia” for the 11th consecutive year, Kenanga Syariah Growth Fund as the “Core Equity – Malaysia (Islamic)” while Kenanga Balanced Fund was awarded the “Balanced – Malaysia” title.
For the fourth consecutive year, KIB was affirmed an investment manager rating of IMR-2 by Malaysian Rating Corporation Berhad, since first rated in 2017. The IMR rating on KIB reflects the fund management company’s well-established investment processes, sound risk management practices and strong operating track record. For 2020, the average one-year, three-year, and five-year annualised returns for its top 20 largest unit trust funds outperformed its benchmarks.
As at 30 November 2020, the Management Company manages 38 unit trust funds, 2 private retirement schemes (consisting of 6 core funds and 1 non-core fund), 2 exchange-traded funds (ETFs), 28 wholesale funds and other funds from government agencies, pension funds, insurance, corporate and individual clients with a total fund size of RM12.8 billion.
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Kenanga Islamic Investors Berhad (“KIIB”) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kenanga Investors Berhad. In line with Kenanga Investors Group's business plans for an Islamic fund management arm, KIIB applied for and received its Islamic fund management license from the Securities Commission in April 2012. The company is licensed to perform regulated activities of fund management under the CMSA.
KIIB is focused on exclusively providing Shariah-compliant investment products to both domestic and regional markets. The company provides Islamic investment solutions in portfolio management services and is currently the appointed external fund manager for Kenanga Investors’ designated Islamic mandates.
KIIB was also affirmed an investment manager rating of IMR-2 by Malaysian Rating Corporation Berhad for the fourth year running. The IMR rating on KIIB incorporates the significant integration with its holding company, KIB, through shared resources.
As at 30 November 2020, the total asset under management of KIIB stands at approximately RM1.6 billion.
i-VCAP Management Sdn Bhd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kenanga Investors Berhad. It was incorporated on 25 October 2007 and has a Capital Markets Services Licence (CMSL) for fund management in relation to portfolio management which was issued by the Securities Commission Malaysia under the Capital Markets and Services Act 2007. Its principal business activity is the provision of Shariah-compliant investment management services.
Libra Invest Berhad ("LIB"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kenanga Investors Berhad, is a fund management company incorporated on 27 September 1995 and licensed under the Capital Markets and Services Act, 2007. Authorised capital and paid-up capital are RM10 million and RM6.5 million respectively. LIB aims to assist investors in achieving their medium to long-term financial goals through three main core values i.e. performance based culture, personalized client services, integrity and ethics.