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 2021 (Malaysia), KIB won overall best Malaysia Islamic Funds Group Awards (Equity) and Malaysia Provident Funds Group Awards (Mixed Assets). The Kenanga SyariahEXTRA Fund was awarded “Mixed Asset MYR Balanced - Malaysia” award for 3-years and 5-years in both categories of Malaysia Islamic Funds and Malaysia Provident Funds while the Kenanga Growth Opportunities Fund won “Equity Malaysia Small & Mid Caps” for 3-years under the Malaysia Provident Funds category. Kenanga SyariahEXTRA Fund also won “Mixed Asset MYR Balanced – Malaysia” for 3-years and 5-years at the Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards 2021 (Global Islamic).
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 31 May 2021, the firm manages 39 unit trust funds, 2 private retirement schemes (consisting of 6 core funds and 1 non-core fund), 6 exchange-traded funds (ETFs), 28 wholesale funds and other funds from government agencies, pension funds, insurance, corporate and individual clients with total assets under administration amounting to RM15.07 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 31 May 2021, the total asset under management of KIIB stands at approximately RM2.1 billion.
i-VCAP Management Sdn Bhd (“i-VCAP”) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kenanga Investors Berhad. It was incorporated on 25 October 2007 and has a Capital Markets Services Licence (CMSL) 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 with about RM280.7 million of assets under management as at 31 May 2021.