Aberdeen Islamic Asset Management Sdn Bhd has recently launched two shariah unit trust funds for the Malaysian market, the Aberdeen Islamic Malaysia Equity fund and the Aberdeen Islamic World Equity fund. The new funds are the company's 1st shariah retail products in Malaysia - and the 1st from a foreign fund manager under the special scheme - and come almost 8 years its parent company Aberdeen Asset Management Sdn Bhd was established to manage assets in Malaysia for institutions and corporate investors.
Malaysia: Turning promise into profit
Malaysia has long been rich in promise - rich because of its abundant natural resources, physical infrastructure and educated workforce. However it has not always maximize its advantages. In recent years that has changed as the country streamlines priorities. There is more emphasis now on efficiency, the private sector has a greater say across industries and more value is being created for shareholders. This enterprise is taking Malaysian companies overseas, too, helping businesses to sharpen their competitive edge.
Why Global then?
International markets are continually evolving, underpinned by increased movement of people, goods and capital around the world. But far from embracing 'globalization', research shows that investors tend to follow a home-country bias when it comes to their investments. As a result, they miss out on investments overseas that may offer steadier long-term returns as well as superior risk diversification.
Source: Aberdeen Islamic Asset Management