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Accolades for MARC

Kenanga Investors Berhad (KIB) and Kenanga Islamic Investors Berhad (KIIB) have been affirmed investment manager ratings (IMR) of IMR-2 by the Malaysian Rating Corporation Berhad (MARC) for the 6th consecutive year since first rated in 2017.


This award is in recognition of Kenanga Investors Group's effort in promoting sustainability and transparency in their management processes and operations.

Definition of IMR-2 Rating:

Investment managers in this group exhibit very good investment processes and risk management practices relative to the size and complexity of its investment management activities, and low vulnerability to financial or operational failure.

Awards and Recognition

United Nations Global Compact Network Malaysia & Brunei (“UNGCMYB”) Sustainability Performance Awards 2022

  • Sustainable Product Recognition

2022 Morningstar Fund Awards Malaysia

  • Best Malaysia Large-Cap Equity
    Kenanga Growth Fund Series 2 (USD)

Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards Malaysia 2022

  • Best Mixed Asset - Malaysia Provident Fund Group Award
    Kenanga Investors Berhad
  • Best Equity Malaysia Fund over 10 Years
    Kenanga Growth Fund
  • Best Equity Malaysia Diversified over 3 Years
    Kenanga Malaysian Inc Fund
  • Best Equity Malaysia Small & Mid Cap over 5 Years
    Kenanga Growth Opportunities Fund
  • Best Mixed Asset MYR Flexible over 10 Years
    Kenanga Diversified Fund

Asia Asset Management, Best of the Best Awards 2022

  • Malaysia Best Equity Manager
    Kenanga Investors Berhad
  • Malaysia Best House for Alternatives
    Kenanga Investors Berhad
  • Malaysia Best Impact Investing Manager
    Kenanga Investors Berhad
  • Best Application of ESG (ASEAN)
    Kenanga Investors Berhad
  • Malaysia CEO of the Year
    Ismitz Matthew de Alwis
  • Malaysia CIO of the Year
    Lee Sook Yee

The Asset Benchmark Research, Asian Local Currency Bond Awards for Asset Managers.

  • Ranked Highly Commended - Top Investment Houses
    Kenanga Investors Berhad

FSMOne Recommended Unit Trusts Awards 2022/2023

  • "Sector Equity – Malaysia Focused"
    Kenanga Growth Fund Series 2
  • "Sector Equity - Malaysia Small to Medium Companies (Islamic)"
    Kenanga Shariah Growth Opportunities Fund 

Asia Asset Management, Best of the Best Awards 2020

Malaysia Best Equity Manager
Kenanga Investors Group

Malaysia Best House for Alternatives
Kenanga Investors Group

Malaysia CIO of the Year
Lee Sook Yee

Malaysia Fund Launch of the Year
Kenanga Investors Group

FSMOne Recommended Unit Trusts Awards 2020/2021

Core Equity - Malaysia
Kenanga Growth Fund

Core Equity – Malaysia (Islamic)
Kenanga Syariah Growth Fund

Balanced - Malaysia
Kenanga Balanced Fund

iFAST Awards Malaysia 2020

Best Selling Private Retirement Scheme (PRS) 2019
Kenanga OnePRS Conservative Fund

Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards – Global Islamic Markets 2020

Equity Malaysia – Malaysia Islamic for 10 years
Kenanga Syariah Growth Fund

Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards 2022

Best Equity Award (Malaysia Islamic)
Kenanga Investors Group

Best Mixed Assets (Malaysia Pension)
Kenanga Investors Group

Equity Malaysia – Malaysia Islamic for 10 years
Kenanga Syariah Growth Fund

Mixed Asset MYR Flexible – Malaysia Pension for 3 years
Kenanga Diversified Fund

Mixed Asset MYR Flexible – Malaysia Pension for 5 years
Kenanga Diversified Fund

Asia Asset Management, Best of the Best Awards 2018 

Malaysia Best Pension House
Kenanga Investors Group

Malaysia CEO of the Year 
Ismitz Matthew de Alwis

Malaysia CIO of the Year
Lee Sook Yee

Employees Provident Fund (EPF) Portfolio Managers Annual Awards 2018

Best Domestic Fixed Income Portfolio Manager 2017 
Libra Invest Berhad

Best 3-Year ROI Domestic Fixed Income Portfolio Manager 2017
Libra Invest Berhad

FSMOne Recommmended Unit Trusts Awards 2019/2020

Fixed Income – Malaysia (Islamic)
Kenanga ASnitaBOND Fund (Formerly known as Libra ASnitaBOND Fund)

Fundsupermart.com Recommended Unit Trusts Awards 2018/2019

Core Equity - Malaysia
Kenanga Growth Fund

Private Retirement Scheme - Conservative
Kenanga OnePRS Conservative Fund

Balanced - Malaysia
Kenanga Balanced Fund

Bond – Malaysia (Islamic)
Kenanga ASnitaBOND Fund (Formerly known as Libra ASnitaBOND Fund)

iFAST Awards Malaysia 2018

Best Selling Unit Trust 2017
Kenanga Growth Fund

Best Selling Private Retirement Scheme (PRS) 2017
Kenanga OnePRS Conservative Fund
Kenanga OnePRS Growth Fund

Morningstar Award Malaysia 2018

Malaysia Bond (Syariah) Category Winner
Kenanga ASnitaBOND Fund (Formerly known as Libra ASnitaBOND Fund)

Bond MYR – Malaysia Provident Fund, 3 Years
Kenanga BondEXTRA Fund (Formerly known as Libra BondEXTRA Fund)

The Edge | Thomson Reuters Lipper Malaysia Fund Awards 2018

Best Equity Group Award (Islamic)
Kenanga Investors Berhad

The Edge Lipper Malaysia Fund Awards 2018

Equity Malaysia – Malaysia Islamic for 10 Years
Kenanga Syariah Growth Fund

Equity Malaysia – Malaysia Provident for 3 years
Kenanga Malaysian Inc Fund

Asia Asset Management, Best of the Best Awards 2021

  • Malaysia Best Equity Manager
    Kenanga Investors Group
  • Malaysia Best Islamic Fund (Equity)
    Kenanga Investors Group
  • Malaysia CIO of the Year
    Lee Sook Yee
  • Malaysia Best House for Alternatives
    Kenanga Investors Group

iFAST Awards Malaysia 2021

  • Best Selling Private Retirement Scheme (PRS) 2020
    Kenanga OnePRS Conservative Fund

Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards 2021

  • Best Equity Award (Malaysia Islamic)
    Kenanga Investors Berhad
  • Best Mixed Assets (Malaysia Provident)
    Kenanga Investors Berhad
  • Equity Malaysia Small & Mid Cap – Malaysia Provident Funds for 3 years
    Kenanga Growth Opportunities Fund
  • Mixed Asset MYR Balanced – Malaysia Islamic Funds for 3 years
    Kenanga SyariahEXTRA Fund
  • Mixed Asset MYR Balanced – Malaysia Islamic Funds for 5 years
    Kenanga SyariahEXTRA Fund
  • Mixed Asset MYR Balanced – Malaysia Provident Funds for 3 years
    Kenanga SyariahEXTRA Fund
  • Mixed Asset MYR Balanced – Malaysia Provident Funds for 5 years
    Kenanga SyariahEXTRA Fund

FSMOne Recommended Unit Trusts Awards 2021/2022

  • “Balanced – Malaysia”
    Kenanga Balanced Fund
  • “Core Fixed Income – Malaysia (Islamic)”
    Kenanga ASnitaBond Fund
  • "Private Retirement Scheme – Conservative"
    Kenanga OnePRS Conservative Fund

Asia Asset Management, Best of the Best Awards 2019

Malaysia Best Investor Education
Kenanga Investors Group

Malaysia Best Equity Manager
Kenanga Investors Group

Malaysia Best Wealth Management Platform
Kenanga Investors Group

FSMOne Recommended Unit Trusts Awards 2019/2020

Most Outstanding Unit Trust for 10 Years
Kenanga Growth Fund

Core Equity - Malaysia
Kenanga Syariah Growth Fund

Private Retirement Scheme - Conservative
Kenanga Balanced Fund

Fixed Income – Malaysia (Islamic)
Kenanga ASnitaBOND Fund (Formerly known as Libra ASnitaBOND Fund)

iFAST Awards Malaysia 2019

Best Selling Unit Trust 2018
Kenanga Growth Fund

Best Selling Private Retirement Scheme (PRS) 2018
Kenanga OnePRS Conservative Fund
Kenanga OnePRS Growth Fund

KLIFF Islamic Finance Awards 2019

Most Outstanding Islamic Fund Product
Kenanga Syariah Growth Fund

Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards 2022

Bond MYR – Malaysia Provident Fund, 3 Years
Kenanga BondEXTRA Fund (Formerly known as Libra BondEXTRA Fund)

Bond MYR – Malaysia Provident Fund, 5 Years
Kenanga BondEXTRA Fund (Formerly known as Libra BondEXTRA Fund)

Morningstar Awards 2019

Best Malaysia Large-Cap Equity Fund
Kenanga Blue Chip Fund