August 25, 2018 0

Know-What: Examples of Unit Trust Companies in Malaysia and The Fund Names

Know-What: Examples of Unit Trust Companies in Malaysia and The Fund Names

 

Just like any other legit investment instruments/vehicles out there, as an investor we are encouraged to study a bit about the investment instruments/vehicles that we intend to invest or participate in.

The Basics – Rule of Thumb about investing in Unit Trust:

  • Set Our Objective – 10% return or more
  • Know Your Risk Appetite – perform suitability assessments to know if you are an aggressive. moderate or a conservative investor
  • Define Portfolio – by not putting everything in one single fund, diversify into few good potential funds that have exposures to various asset classes from various companies in a single portfolio
  • Set Your Time Horizon – medium term or long term i.e. 3 years, 5 years, 10 years or more
  • Periodic Monitoring – for unit trust investments, we can monitor quarterly or annually depending on the asset classes that we have
  • Portfolio Rebalance – perform switching when necessary i.e if you have an aggressive asset class to switch to lower risk asset class during market downturn or vice versa

Example of Asset Classes

P/S Read up the sections on Investment Strategy, Permitted Investments and Fund Risks inside the Master or Supplementary Prospectus of the Funds to have better understanding about the Unit Trust Fund before investing.

Local Funds In this context, Local Funds are Malaysian Funds. Consist of Malaysian securities, bonds or money market, and can be broken down further into sub-asset classes based on the risks of the funds.
Regional Funds Regional Funds are funds that contain securities from various countries stock exchanges grouped by region. Examples of region: Europe, Asia, ASEAN, Asia ex Japan
Global Funds Global Funds are funds that contain securities from countries in permitted global stock exchanges.
Specific Country Funds These funds invest primarily in one single country’s permitted securities i.e India Funds, Indonesia Funds, China Funds, China A-Shares Funds, Singapore Funds etc
Aggressive Equity Funds Equity funds that normally aim for high return. Be aware that this type of fund is marked as Very High Risk. Normally contain small-cap securities. It can be of local, regional or global funds.
Equity Funds Equity funds that also aims for high return. Normally contain large-cap and small-cap securities. It can be of local, regional or global funds.
Commodities Funds A type of equity fund that focuses more on commodities sector. It may contains securities that are of palm oil, gold mining etc.
REIT Funds Real Estate Investment Trust. Focuses on income generated from property rentals, appreciation values and other property income. Each REIT will contain a number of properties mostly commercial. It can be of local, regional or global funds.
Mixed Asset / Balanced Funds Funds that contain mixtures of securities, bonds, money market. It can be of local, regional or global funds.
Bond Funds Bonds are funds that invest in bonds or other debt instruments. Normally being placed in safe bonds i.e government bonds (MGS). It can be of local, regional or global funds.
Money Market Funds Money Market is a safe and low-risk tool for investors and normally being used as an alternative to Fixed Deposits (FD).

Examples of Fund Management (Unit Trust) Companies and their funds

This list is to give examples of Fund Management (Unit Trust) Companies and their funds. I only give examples of the few popular funds from each company. Highlight the fund name and do a Google search or use any of your preferred search engine sites then study the funds by referring to the Master or Supplementary Prospectus of the funds.

Note: The fund names listed here are for tutorial and educational purposes. Please always check the latest company and fund announcements from each of the respective Fund/Asset Management and Unit Trust company websites.

CTA: These funds are not my recommended fund lists. If you want to know which fund(s) should be included in your unit trust portfolio, click here to set an appointment and have a coffee session with me.

ABERDEEN ISLAMIC ASSET MANAGEMENT SDN BHD
  1. Aberdeen Islamic World Equity Fund (Islamic Fund, Non-EPF Approved, Equity Fund)
  2. Aberdeen Islamic Asia Pacific Ex Japan Equity Fund (Class A) – MYR (Islamic Fund, Non-EPF Approved, Equity Fund)
AFFIN-HWANG ASSET MANAGEMENT BERHAD
  1. Affin-Hwang Asia Pac (Ex Japan) REITs and Infrastructure Fund (Non-Islamic, EPF Approved, Equity Fund)
  2. Affin-Hwang AIIMAN Growth Fund (Islamic Fund, EPF Approved, Equity Fund)
  3. Affin-Hwang Select Opportunity Fund (Non-Islamic Fund, EPF Approved, Equity Fund)
AMANAH MUTUAL BERHAD
  1. AMB Dana Nabeel (Islamic Fund, EPF Approved, Money Market Fund)
  2. AMB Dana Arif (A-MYR) – Retail (Islamic Fund, EPF Approved, Sukuk/Income Fund)
  3. AMB Shariah Value Plus Fund (A-MYR) – Retail (Islamic Fund, Non-EPF Approved, Equity/Growth Fund)
AMANAHRAYA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT SDN BHD
  1. AmanahRaya Islamic Cash Management Fund (Islamic Fund, EPF Approved, Money Market/Wholesale Fund)
  2. AmanahRaya Islamic Equity Fund (Islamic Fund, EPF Approved, Equity Fund)
  3. AmanahRaya Syariah Trust Fund (Islamic Fund, EPF Approved, Bond Fund)
AMFUNDS MANAGEMENT BERHAD
  1. AmSchroder European Equity Alpha Fund (Non-Islamic Fund, EPF Approved, Equity Fund)
  2. Precious Metal Securities (Islamic Fund, Non-EPF Approved, Equity Fund)
  3. AmChina A-Shares (Non-Islamic Fund, Non-EPF Approved, Wholesale/Feeder Fund)
AMUNDI MALAYSIA SDN BHD
  1. Amundi Bond Global Aggregate (Non-Islamic Fund, Non-EPF Approved, Wholesale/Bond Fund)
  2. Amundi International – MYR (Non-Islamic Fund, Non-EPF Approved, Wholesale/Mixed Assets Fund)
  3. Amundi Equity Emerging Focus – MYR (Non-Islamic Fund, Non-EPF Approved, Wholesale/Equity/Feeder Fund)
APEX INVESTMENT SERVICE BERHAD
* All funds by APEX are exclusively distributed by APEX direct consultants, partners including Fundsupermart
  1. Apex Dana Aslah (Islamic Fund, Non-EPF Approved, Equity Fund)
  2. Apex Asian (Ex Japan) Fund (Non-Islamic Fund, Non-EPF Approved, Equity Fund)
ARECA CAPITAL SDN BHD
* All funds by ARECA are exclusively distributed by ARECA direct consultants and partners
  1. Areca incomeTRUST Fund (Non-Islamic Fund, Non-EPF Approved, Bond Fund)
  2. Areca equityTRUST Fund (Non-Islamic Fund, Non-EPF Approved, Equity Fund)
BIMB INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT BERHAD
  1. BIMB i-Growth (Islamic Fund, Non-EPF Approved, Equity Fund)
  2. BIMB Arabesque i Global Dividend 1 – MYR (Islamic Fund, Non-EPF Approved, Wholesale/Equity/Feeder Fund)
  3. BIMB Arabesque Asia Pacific Shariah – ESG Equity Fund (MYR Class) – (Islamic Fund, Non-EPF Approved, Equity Fund)
CIMB-PRINCIPAL ASSET MANAGEMENT BERHAD
* All DALI fund series are exclusively distributed by CIMB Wealth Advisors (CWA)
  1. CIMB Islamic Asia Pacific Equity Fund (Islamic Fund, EPF Approved, Equity Fund)
  2. CIMB-Principal Global Titans Fund (Non-Islamic Fund, EPF Approved, Equity Fund)
  3. CIMB-Principal Asia Pacific Dynamic Income Fund – MYR (Non-Islamic Fund, EPF Approved, Equity Fund)
EASTSPRING INVESTMENTS BERHAD
  1. Eastspring Investments Dana Al-Ilham (Islamic Fund, EPF Approved, Equity Fund)
  2. Eastspring Investments Dinasti Equity Fund (Islamic Fund, EPF Approved, Equity Fund)
  3. Eastspring Investments Small Cap Fund (Non-Islamic Fund, EPF Approved, Equity Fund)
FRANKLIN TEMPLETON ASSET MANAGEMENT (MALAYSIA) SDN BHD
  1. Templeton Global Total Return Fund – MYR Hedged (Non-Islamic Fund, Non-EPF Approved, Bond/Wholesale Fund)
  2. Franklin U.S. Opportunities Fund – MYR Hedged (Non-Islamic Fund, Non-EPF Approved, Equity/Wholesale Fund)
  3. Franklin Malaysia Sukuk Fund – Class A (MYR) (Islamic Fund, Non-EPF Approved, Sukuk/Bond Fund)
HONG LEONG ASSET MANAGEMENT BERHAD
* All funds are exclusively distributed by HONG LEONG direct consultants
  1. Hong Leong Dana Makmur (Islamic Fund, EPF Approved, Equity Fund)
  2. Hong Leong Dana Maa’rof (Islamic Fund, EPF Approved, Balanced Fund)
  3. Hong Leong Penny Stock Fund (Non-Islamic Fund, EPF Approved, Equity Fund)
INTER-PACIFIC ASSET MANAGEMENT SDN BHD
  1. InterPac Dana Safi (Islamic Fund, Non-EPF Approved, Mixed Assets Fund)
  2. InterPac Dynamic Equity Fund (Non-Islamic Fund, Non-EPF Approved, Mixed Assets Fund)
  3. InterPac Cash Fund (Non-Islamic Fund, Non-EPF Approved, Mixed Assets Fund)
KAF INVESTMENT FUNDS BERHAD
  1. KAF Tactical Fund (Non-Islamic Fund, Non-EPF Approved, Equity Fund)
  2. KAF Vision Fund (Non-Islamic Fund, EPF Approved, Equity Fund)
  3. KAF Australia Islamic Property Fund – Class A (RM) – (Islamic Fund, Non-EPF Approved, Equity/REIT Fund)
KENANGA INVESTORS BERHAD
  1. Kenanga Growth Fund (Non-Islamic Fund, EPF Approved, Equity Fund)
  2. Kenanga Syariah Growth Fund (Islamic Fund, EPF Approved, Mixed Assets Fund)
  3. Kenanga Asia Pacific Total Return Fund (Non-Islamic Fund, EPF Approved, Equity Fund)
LIBRA INVEST BERHAD
  1. Libra ASnitaBOND Fund (Islamic Fund, EPF Approved, Bond Fund)
  2. Libra SyariahEXTRA Fund (Islamic Fund, EPF Approved, Equity Fund)
  3. Libra Strategic Opportunity Fund (Non-Islamic Fund, Non-EPF Approved, Fixed Income/Wholesale Fund)
MANULIFE ASSET MANAGEMENT SERVICES BERHAD
* All EPF-based transactions are exclusive for Manulife direct consultants
  1. Manulife India Fund (Non-Islamic Fund, Non-EPF Approved, Equity Fund)
  2. Manulife Shariah Dana Ekuiti (Islamic Fund, Non-EPF Approved, Equity Fund)
  3. Manulife Investment Asia-Pacific REIT (Non-Islamic Fund, Non-EPF Approved, Equity Fund)
MAYBANK ASSET MANAGEMENT SDN BHD
  1. Maybank Bosera Greater China Asean Equity – I (Class A – MYR) – (Islamic Fund, Non-EPF Approved, Equity Fund)
  2. Maybank Shariah Enhanced Cash Fund (Islamic Fund, Non-EPF Approved, Money Market Fund)
  3. Maybank Malaysia Equity – I Fund (Islamic Fund, Non-EPF Approved, Equity Fund)
MIDF AMANAH ASSET MANAGEMENT BERHAD
  1. MIDF Amanah Islamic Fund (Islamic Fund, EPF Approved, Equity Fund)
  2. MIDF Amanah Shariah Money Market Fund (Islamic Fund, EPF Approved, Money Market Fund)
  3. MIDF Amanah Dynamic Fund (Non-Islamic Fund, EPF Approved, Equity Fund)
NIKKO ASSET MANAGEMENT ASIA LIMITED
  1. Nikko Am Singapore Dividend Equity Fund – RM (Non-Islamic Fund, Non-EPF Approved, Equity Fund)
  2. Nikko Am Singapore Dividend Equity Fund – USD (Non-Islamic Fund, Non-EPF Approved, Equity Fund)
  3. Nikko Am Singapore Dividend Equity Fund – SGD (Non-Islamic Fund, Non-EPF Approved, Equity Fund)
NOMURA ASSET MANAGEMENT MALAYSIA SDN BHD
* All funds by NOMURA are exclusively distributed by NOMURA direct consultants, partners including Fundsupermart
  1. Nomura Global High Conviction Fund – MYR (Non-Islamic Fund, Non-EPF Approved, Equity/Wholesale Fund)
  2. Nomura i-Income Fund (Islamic Fund, Non-EPF Approved, Fixed Income Fund)
  3. Nomura i-Cash Fund (Islamic Fund, Non-EPF Approved, Money Market Fund)
OPUS ASSET MANAGEMENT SDN BHD
  1. Opus Shariah Cash Extra Fund (Islamic Fund, Non-EPF Approved, Money Market Fund)
  2. Opus Shariah Income Fund (Islamic Fund, Non-EPF Approved, Wholesale/Fixed Income Fund)
  3. Opus Global Income Fund (Islamic Fund, Non-EPF Approved, Bond Fund)
PACIFIC MUTUAL FUND BERHAD
  1. Pacific Dana Aman (Islamic Fund, Non-EPF Approved, Equity Fund)
  2. Pacific Dynamic AsiaPac (Non-Islamic Fund, Non-EPF Approved, Mixed Assets Fund)
  3. Pacific Global Agriculture Infrastructure & Resources Fund (Non-Islamic Fund, Non-EPF Approved, Equity Fund)
PMB INVESTMENT BERHAD
  1. PMB Shariah Cash Management Fund (Islamic Fund, EPF Approved, Money Market Fund)
  2. PMB Shariah Aggressive Fund (Islamic Fund, EPF Approved, Equity Fund – this fund is exclusively distributed by PMB Investment direct consultants)
  3. PMB Shariah Premier Fund (Islamic Fund, EPF Approved, Equity Fund – this fund is exclusively distributed by PMB Investment direct consultants)
PHEIM UNIT TRUSTS BERHAD
  1. Dana Makmur Pheim (Islamic Fund, EPF Approved, Mixed Assets/Balanced Fund)
  2. Pheim Asia Ex-Japan Islamic Fund (Islamic Fund, Non-EPF Approved, Equity Fund)
  3. Pheim Emerging Companies Balanced Fund (Non-Islamic Fund, EPF Approved, Mixed Assets/Balanced Fund)
PHILLIP MUTUAL BERHAD & PHILLIP CAPITAL MANAGEMENT SDN BHD
* All funds are exclusively distributed by PHILLIP CAPITAL, PHILLIP MUTUAL authorised partners and direct consultants
  1. Phillip Master Islamic Cash Fund (Islamic Fund, Non-EPF Approved, Money Market Fund)
  2. Phillip Master Equity Growth Fund (Non-Islamic Fund, Non-EPF Approved, Equity Fund)
  3. Phillip Global Futures Fund (Non-Islamic Fund, Non-EPF Approved, Wholesale/Equity Fund)
PUBLIC MUTUAL BERHAD
* All funds are exclusively distributed by PUBLIC BANK and PUBLIC MUTUAL direct consultants
  1. Public Ittikal Fund (Islamic Fund, EPF Approved, Equity Fund)
  2. Public Islamic Opportunities Fund (Islamic Fund, EPF Approved, Equity Fund)
  3. Public China Ittikal Fund (Islamic Fund, EPF Approved, Equity Fund)
RHB ASSET MANAGEMENT SDN BHD & RHB ISLAMIC INTERNATIONAL ASSET MANAGEMENT SDN BHD
  1. RHB Dana Hazeem (formerly known as RHB Dana KidSave) – (Islamic Fund, Non-EPF Approved, Mixed Assets/Balanced Fund)
  2. RHB Gold and General Fund (Non-Islamic Fund, Non-EPF Approved, Equity Fund)
  3. RHB Islamic ASEAN Megatrend Fund – RM (Islamic Fund, Non-EPF Approved, Equity Fund)
SATURNA SDN BHD
  1. Asean Equity Fund (Islamic Fund, Non-EPF Approved, Equity Fund)
  2. ICD Global Sustainable Fund – USD (Islamic Fund, Non-EPF Approved, Equity Fund)
TA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT BERHAD
  1. TA BRIC and Emerging Market Fund (Islamic Fund, Non-EPF Approved, Equity Fund)
  2. TA Global Technology Fund (Non-Islamic Fund, Non-EPF Approved, Equity Fund)
  3. TA Asia Pacific Islamic Balanced Fund (Islamic Fund, EPF Approved, Mixed Assets/Balanced Fund)
UOB ASSET MANAGEMENT (MALAYSIA) BERHAD
  1. United Golden Opportunity Fund – MYR Hedge (Non-Islamic Fund, Non-EPF Approved, Mixed Assets/Wholesale Fund)
  2. United ASEAN Discovery Fund (Non-Islamic Fund, Non-EPF Approved, Equity Fund)
  3. United Global Technology Fund – MYR (Non-Islamic Fund, Non-EPF Approved, Feeder/Wholesale Fund)

The above-listed funds are not my recommended fund lists and are based on the information I have based on 25th August 2018. If you want to know which fund(s) should be included in your unit trust portfolio, click here to set an appointment and have a coffee session with me.

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