Asset Management

Islamic fund managers moving fast during Ramadan

Contrary to what one may intuitively expect from a month of fasting, Islamic asset management activities have not slowed down; in fact, activities have spiked up spurred by fund managers eager to feed the market with new products. Over the last...


Asset Management

Islamic investment managers gain diversification advantage into lucrative sector

Islamic investors are now able to gain greater exposure to quality mid and small-cap stocks, broadening the portfolio mix and increasing opportunities for better returns. Bursa Malaysia has launched the FTSE Bursa Malaysia MidS Cap Shariah Index...


Asset Management

ASSET MANAGEMENT

New ETF measures
The task force focusing on exchange-traded funds (ETFs) has released recommendations to spur the growth of ETFs in the domestic market. The Securities Commission of Malaysia (SC) chairs the task force which has Bursa Malaysia,...


Asset Management

Financial sector could be the asset class to boost Islamic asset management industry

The chairman of the nation’s largest asset management company has called for the separate listing of Islamic banking stocks in order to increase the exposure of Shariah fund managers to the financial segment, which has so far been relatively...


Asset Management

ASSET MANAGEMENT

New fund from BIMB Invest and Arabesque BIMB Investment Management and UK-based Arabesque Asset Management have launched the BIMB-Arabesque Malaysia Shariah-ESG Equity Fund. The fund, the second under the BIMB-Arabesque partnership, is targeted to...


Asset Management

ETFs finally catching the attention of regulator

The exchange-traded fund (ETF) industry has, for the most part, been neglected in Malaysia as pundits would say; however, things are changing as the regulator begins to take note of the potential (and demand) for this asset class and the crucial...


Asset Management

Asset Management

RHB plans Sukuk fund
RHB Islamic International Asset Management is planning to launch a Sukuk fund. To be known as RHB Global Sukuk Fund Series 2, the asset manager has received an expedited authorization from Securities Commission Malaysia )...


Asset Management

Sukuk funds take center stage as weak global environment persists

Malaysian asset managers are finding opportunities in Sukuk funds as global markets continue to show tepid growth and low interest rates. Rife with uncertainties and volatility, the domestic and international markets are in ‘risk-off’ mode...


Asset Management

ASSET MANAGEMENT

Maybank Islamic AM engages IdealRatings
Maybank Islamic Asset Management (Maybank Islamic AM) has licensed IdealRatings Equity Screening solution to screen the market data universe for Shariah compliance, in accordance with the Shariah, ...


Asset Management

Malaysia: The Silicon Valley of Muslim-focused ventures

The burgeoning number of online entrepreneurs entering the Halal space aiming to serve Muslim consumers is a force to be reckoned with. Despite arming themselves with innovation and a potentially high-growth business model, Islamic start-ups are...