AmInvest Wins Malaysia’s Best Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) Provider Award for the Fourth Time

AmInvest has been recognised as Malaysia’s Best ETF Provider for the fourth consecutive year at The Asset Triple A Private Banking, Wealth Management, Investment and ETF Awards 20191 ("the Award").

Commenting on the win, Dato’ Sulaiman Mohd Tahir, AmBank Group Chief Executive Officer said, "We are honoured that AmInvest has been recognised as Malaysia’s Best ETF Provider for the fourth year in a row for providing the most appropriate ETF products for its clients1. AmInvest is the largest ETF provider in the country with around RM1.6 billion worth of assets under management2."

"AmInvest pioneered the country’s first and only bond ETF, namely ABF Bond Index Fund ("ABF Malaysia") in 2005 and the first equity ETF, FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI etf ("FBM KLCI etf") in 20073. ABF Malaysia’s portfolio consists of mainly Malaysian government bonds. It tracks the performance of Markit iBoxx®ABF Malaysia Bond Index. FBM KLCI etf is designed to follow the performance of its benchmark index, FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI, which comprises Malaysia’s top 30 largest companies in terms of market capitalisation", Mr Seohan Soo, AmInvestment Bank Bhd Chief Executive Officer explained.

"As such, our investors are able to have easy access to Malaysian bonds and equities in a cost efficient manner via our stock exchange, Bursa Malaysia", he added.

Income distribution, if any, for both these ETFs is made semi-annually. Recently, ABF Malaysia and FBM KLCI etf declared an interim income distribution payout of 2.33 sen and 0.50 sen per unit respectively, for the financial year ending 31 December 2019.

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For more information on ABF Bond Index Fund and FBM KLCI etf, please visit www.abfmy1.com.my and at www.fbmklcietf.com.my respectively.

Sources

1The Asset Triple A Private Banking, Wealth Management, Investment and ETF Awards 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

2Based on data compiled by Lipper, Refinitiv on the total fund size of ETFs in Malaysia and fund management companies as at 31 August 2019.

3Based on data compiled by Lipper, Refinitiv on the launch dates of the list of ETFs in Malaysia as at 31 August 2019.