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The Edge: Malaysia’s GDP Forecasted at Lower Than 6% by Fund Managers

In this article by The Edge entitled ‘Malaysia’s GDP forecasted at lower than 6% by fund managers’, The Edge sat down with top fund managers in Malaysia, including Kenanga Investors’ Head of Equity, Christopher Kok to discuss the impact of the resurgence of Covid-19 cases on Malaysia’s GDP. They also further discussed foreign and other Asian countries’ economic performance and their a...

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Press Release: Refinitiv Lipper Global Islamic Awards 2021

The Kenanga SyariahEXTRA Fund was awarded Best Mixed Asset MYR Balanced for 3 Years and 5 Years at the Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards 2021 – Global Islamic, bringing the total number of awards the fund has won this year to six. Its outperformance is attributed to the strategy employed for the Fund, which is in line with an active investment strategy for different market conditions to enhance risk...

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Smart Investor: Putting Sustainability at the Forefront of Investing

Smart Investor sat down with Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Kenanga Investors, Ismitz Matthew De Alwis to discuss the firm’s continuing shift in focus towards socially responsible investing in an article entitled Putting Sustainability at the Forefront of Investing. De Alwis elaborates on the growing demand for ESG factors in investment with the benefits it can provide to inv...

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Press Release: Kenanga Investors Wins Overall Islamic Group Award for Fourth Year

At the Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards 2021, Kenanga Investors won overall best group in the Malaysia Islamic Funds Group Awards (Equity) and Malaysia Provident Funds Group Awards (Mixed Assets) categories. The Kenanga SyariahEXTRA Fund swept a total of four awards in two categories; Malaysia Islamic Funds under Mixed Asset MYR Balanced for 3 Years and 5 Years and Malaysia Provident Funds under Mixe...

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Press Release: Kenanga Investors Launches First Waqf Fund With Yayasan Waqaf Malaysia

Kenanga Investors Berhad has launched the Kenanga Waqf Al-Ihsan Fund (“Fund”) together with Yayasan Waqaf Malaysia as the Fund’s appointed recipient and administrator. The fund is an open-ended investment vehicle investing in a diversified portfolio of Shariah-compliant investment instruments. In accordance with waqf principles, half of the fund’s returns will be contributed towards secto...

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Press Release: Kenanga Investors Completes Income Distribution of over RM531M

Kenanga investors Berhad (“Kenanga Investors”) has declared a final income distribution of RM256.0 million for 21 retail funds till March 2021 adding to the earlier RM275.7 million that has been distributed and also income repatriation during the course of 2020, making it a record-breaking total distribution amount of RM531.7 million for its clients for financial year 2020. Ismitz Matthew De ...

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Press Release: Kenanga Investors Collaborates with MFPC to Launch Financial Planning Programme

Kenanga Investors has collaborated with the Malaysian Financial Planning Council (“MFPC”) to offer programmes for the purpose of the professional qualification for the Registered Financial Planner (RFP) and the Shariah Registered Financial Planner (Shariah RFP) certifications. This will see Kenanga Investors assisting MFPC in educating participants on their responsibilities as financial plann...

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Asia Asset Management: Riding the Waves

Kenanga Investors has won four (4) awards at this year’s Asia Asset Management Best of the Best Awards; Malaysia Best Equity Manager, Malaysia Best Islamic Fund (Equity), Malaysia CIO of the Year and Malaysia Best House for Alternatives. Our Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr Ismitz Matthew De Alwis, and our Chief Investment Officer, Ms Lee Sook Yee, sat down for a special award...

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Focus Malaysia - Catching the ‘Raging Bull’ in the Metal Ox Year

Ismitz Matthew De Alwis, Executive Director/ Chief Executive Officer of Kenanga Investors Berhad, recently published an article in Focus Malaysia entitled Catching the ‘Raging Bull’ in the Metal Ox Year. He discusses various factors or ‘elements’ which he believes would be vital and important to the current investment climate in Malaysia. De Alwis touches on a wide range of topics, from C...

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Press Release: Kenanga Acquires ValueCap ETF Business

Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad announced that it is acquiring i-VCAP Management Sdn Bhd (“i-VCAP”), via Kenanga Investors Bhd, its fully owned subsidiary, following approval by the Securities Commission of Malaysia. i-VCAP is an award-winning, Shariah-compliant investment management services provider primarily focused on Islamic exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”). This step represents swift p...

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Smart Investor - Charting the Path to a Synchronised Global Recovery

Smart Investor’s latest issue features Lee Sook Yee, Chief Investment Officer of Kenanga Investors in an article entitled Charting the Path to a Synchronised Global Recovery. Commenting on the prospects of a new year, Lee believes there is a synchronised global recovery in the horizon; with all regions bouncing back from the pandemic-induced recession in 2020 and heading onto a path of recovery...

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The Edge: Do Fund Managers Need to Reinvent Themselves?

This article by The Edge Malaysia entitled ‘Do Fund Managers Need to Reinvent Themselves?’ which features Executive Director/ Chief Executive Officer Ismitz Matthew De Alwis, discusses technological disruptions within the industry and how passive funds are eroding the position of actively managed funds, while external factors such as political instability and lower-for-longer rate environment...

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