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Income distribution for PMB Shariah Growth Fund

PMB Investment Berhad (PMB Investment) announced the income distribution for one of its equity funds, PMB Shariah Growth Fund (PMB SGF) for the financial year ended 28 February 2018 at an event in Kuala Lumpur today. PMB SGF declared 12 sen per unit, which is equivalent to 8.85% dividend yield. The total distribution of RM4,100,040 will be paid to 4,237 corporate and retail investors.


During the event, the Rural and Regional Development Minister, Dato 'Sri Ismail Sabri Yaakob also handed mock-up rate of return to PMB Investment’s corporate and individual investors.


According to Najmi Mohamed, Chief Executive Officer, PMB Investment, despite the challenges in our market conditions, PMB Investment is pleased with the performance of the fund.


As at 28 February 2018, the total fund size for PMB SGF is RM51.95 million and total assets under management (AUM) of PMB Investment is RM1.040 billion.


5 Best Performance Funds

At the same event, PMB Investment also announced performance return for five (5) funds under its management. The five have recorded excellent performances in the various category of the Lipper Leader Ratings, namely Equity, Equity Malaysia Income, and Equity Malaysia Small & Mid Capital.


PMB Shariah Aggressive Fund which ranked first in the Lipper list since December 2012, gave an astounding return of 112% for a period of five years ended 31 December 2017, in the Equity Malaysia category, while its returns for the three year and one year periods are 56% and 29% respectively.


PMB Shariah Growth Fund (PMB SGF) holds first place out of 57 funds in the market under Equity Malaysia category for one year performance with 33% return in 2017. Significantly PMB SGF also recorded a 50% return for 3 years, and 79% for 5 years, ended 31 December 2017.


Meanwhile, PMB Shariah Premier Fund achieved an admirable performance with a return of 29% for one year, 38% return for three years and 45% for 5 years ended 31 December 2017.


In addition, another PMB Investment fund scored the first position in the Malaysia Income Equity category for one year, 3 years and 5 years. PMB Shariah Dividend Fund recorded a return of 23% for one year, 36% for 3 years and 45% for a period of 5 years ended 31 December 2017.


PMB Investment also managed to be on top in the Malaysian Small & Mid Capital Equity category with PMB Shariah Small-Cap Fund which recorded a 33% return for one year ended 31 December 2017.


Rewards for 52 SPM Top Scorers among PMB Investment investors’ children

As a sign of appreciation, Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri Yaakob also announced that PMB Investment will reward 52 outstanding Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) students among its investors’ children this year. Each top scorer will receive a unit trust investment worth RM1,000.


"The number 52 is chosen in conjunction with the 52nd anniversary celebration of Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) in March 2018," said Ismail.


For any further information, please visit PMB Investment website or PMB Investment social media sites.


The Director General of Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA), Dato' Azhar bin Abdul Manaf and Dato' Nazim Rahman, the Group Chief Executive Officer, Pelaburan MARA Berhad also attended the event.


PMB Investment is an Islamic Investment Management Company (IFMC), and is a member of Pelaburan MARA Group. PMB Investment manages 14 unit trust funds, two wholesale funds and several portfolio mandates with investments in various assets classes including equity, money market and sukuk .

Stock Market Outlook


Analysts expect investors to be cautious going into 2018 in view of the strong performance recorded in 2017 and concerns over earnings risks. Most analysts project 2018 to be a more volatile and challenging year compared to 2017. Most analysts are expecting that 2018 will be much more volatile and challenging year compared to last year.


"We expect the market to be choppy in the first half 2018 due to uncertainty of 14th general election (GE14), before rising in the second half 2018,” Najmi said.


"The five key themes that we have identified for 2018 are (1) beneficiaries of Ringgit strength; (2) GE14 plays; (3) China’s Belt Road Initiative & rail theme and China related stocks; (4) Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) transformation; and (5) small-mid cap sectors," he added.


Technically, the index’s performance was strong in December 2017 thanks to the firmer Ringgit, stronger crude oil prices as well as year-end window dressing activities. Readings from the indicators show that the buying momentum seems to be picking up in January. If the momentum can remain strong, the index may continue its upward journey.


Nevertheless, the local and global stock markets declined in early February as stocks fell on Wall Street due to concerns by investors over rising inflation and rising interest rates. However, both markets rebounded at the end of February and early March.


These issues are expected to give impact to the stock market performance. Despite these sentiments, positive economic data expected this year will help boost investors’ confidence to remain active in the market.


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