22 November 2010

New Fund: Public Islamic Alpha-40 Growth Fund

Public Islamic Alpha-40 Growth Fund is an Islamic equity fund that seeks to achieve capital growth by investing up to a maximum of 40 selected Shariah-compliant blue chip stocks, index stocks and growth stocks listed primarily on Bursa Securities and regional markets.

The fund adopts a more focused investment strategy and is able to achieve potentially higher returns over the mid to long term as it concentrates its investment in a portfolio of not more than 40 stocks. Currently, 88% of securities listed on local bourse are Shariah-compliant representing about two-thirds of Bursa Malaysia's market capitalization.

The equity exposure will generally range from 75% to 98% of its NAV. To achieve increased diversification, the fund may invest up to 30% of its NAV in selected foreign markets, which include Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, China, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines and other markets.

Source: Public Mutual

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