Kenanga Investors Berhad ("KIB") is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad, an award-winning leading independent investment bank in the country with a continuous commitment towards driving collaboration, innovation, digitalisation and sustainability in the marketplace. 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.
At the Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards Malaysia 2023, KIB won overall best Mixed Assets – Malaysia Pension Funds Group award for the fourth time. Accompanying this were individual fund wins awarded to:
The Hong Kong-based Asia Asset Management’s 2023 Best of the Best Awards awarded KIB under the following categories, Malaysia Best Impact Investing Manager (2nd consecutive year), Malaysia Best Equity Manager (5th consecutive year), Malaysia CEO of the Year (4th Win), Malaysia Best House for Alternatives (4th consecutive year) and Malaysia Most Improved Fund House.
The 2022 Morningstar Fund Awards Malaysia awarded the Kenanga Growth Fund Series 2 (USD) with its inaugural win with the Best Malaysia Large-Cap Equity title.
At the United Nations Global Compact Network Malaysia & Brunei (“UNGCMYB”) Sustainability Performance Awards 2022, we received the “Sustainable Products” award for our launch of sustainable products, which cover the Kenanga Sustainability Series – a suite of multi-asset class products rooted in sustainability considerations to advance long-term financial growth for investors and to generate social and financial value for surrounding communities. The award also recognised the first SRI-qualified high yield bond fund in Malaysia, the Kenanga Sustainability Series: High Yield Bond Fund.
The Asset Benchmark Research has ranked KIB as Highly Commended on its list of ‘Top Investment Houses’ in the Asian Local Currency Bond Awards for Asset Managers.
The FSMOne Recommended Unit Trusts Awards 2022/2023, named Kenanga Growth Fund Series 2 as “Sector Equity – Malaysia Focused” and Kenanga Shariah Growth Opportunities Fund as “Sector Equity - Malaysia Small to Medium Companies (Islamic)”.
For the sixth 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 and sound risk management practices.
As at 31 December 2022, 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), 37 wholesale funds and other funds from government agencies, pension funds, insurance, corporate and individual clients with total assets under administration amounting to RM21.26 billion.
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 sixth year running. The rating reflects an assessment that mirrors KIB’s due to the significant integration between the two entities by way of shared resources and infrastructure.
As at 31 December 2022, the total asset under management of KIIB stands at approximately RM2.54 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. As at 31 December 2022, i-VCAP has a total number of 4 exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and the Asset Under Management (“AUM”) stands at RM317.55 million.