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Name of fund BIMB-Arabesque Malaysia Shariah - ESG Equity Fund
Base Currency Ringgit Malaysia (MYR)
Category of fund Equity
Type of fund Growth
Initial Offer Price
• RM Class - RM 0.25 • EUR Class - EUR 0.25
• USD Class - USD 0.25 • SGD Class - SGD 0.25
Minimum Initial Investment
• RM Class - MYR 500 • EUR Class - EUR 500
• USD Class - USD 500 • SGD Class - SGD 500
Minimum Additional Investment
• RM Class - MYR 250 • EUR Class - EUR 250
• USD Class - USD 250 • SGD Class - SGD 250
Investment Objective The Fund seeks to achieve medium to long term capital appreciation.
 

*Note:
“medium to long term” in this context refers to 3 years or more.
Any material change to the investment objective of the Fund would require Unit Holders’ approvals. 
 
Investment policy and strategy The Fund will invest in listed equities (up to 98% of the Fund„s NAV) of which 70% of the portfolio is allocated to companies in Malaysia and 30% to foreign companies where the regulatory authorities are the ordinary or
associate members of the International Organization of Securities Commission (IOSCO). The investment composition of Malaysia's companies and foreign companies is not restricted to the ratio 70:30 as the composition may change according to the market condition.

  
The Fund invests through a rules-based investment process into listed companies that are compliant with the principles of the United Nations Global Compact, and Shariah compliant according to the SAC and AAOIFI rulebooks. The Fund is not actively managed as it employs quantitative approach which will be rebalanced/traded monthly for the Malaysian and foreign securities of the Fund.
 
The Manager may take temporary defensive positions that may be inconsistent with the Fund‟s principal strategy in attempting to respond to adverse market conditions to protect the Unit Holders‟ interest. During the temporary defensive position, the Fund may hold higher liquid asset or cash portion. 
 
Asset allocation • Up to 98% of the Fund‟s NAV will be invested in Shariah-ESG compliant Malaysia and foreign equities where the regulatory authorities are the ordinary or associate members of the International Organization of Securities Commission (IOSCO); and
 
• At least 2% of the Fund‟s NAV in Islamic deposits and Islamic money market instruments.
 
Benchmark 70:30 ratio of FBM KLCI Index and MSCI All Countries World Index.
 
The rationale of the combined benchmark is to reflect the Fund‟s portfolio composition of which 70% of the portfolio is to be invested in Malaysia‟s companies and 30% in foreign companies. The information on the combined benchmark can be obtained from the Fund‟s interim or annual report or BIMB Invest by contacting our toll-free number at 1-800-88-1196.
 
Source: www.bursamalaysia.com and https://www.msci.com/indexes
 

Please note that the risk profile of the Fund may be higher than the risk profile of the benchmark.
 
Specific risks associated with the Fund • Stock Specific Risk 
• Liquidity Risk 
• Country Risk 
• Currency Risk 
• Political Risk
Regulatory Risk 
Tactical Asset Allocation Risk 
Warrant Risk
Investor profile Suitable for investors who:
• who are seeking exposure to Shariah-compliant Malaysian and global equities.
• who are seeking exposure to companies that have been screened for their Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) performance.
• who are seeking capital appreciation over medium to long term period.
• with moderate to high risk tolerance.
  
Investor risk profile Moderate to high risk
Distribution policy Distribution of income (if any) is incidental. Distributions, if any, are at the discretion of the Manager and will vary from time to time depending on the availability of realised income for distribution and performance of the Fund.
 
Commencement date 9 March 2017
Financial year end 31 May
Manager BIMB Investment Management Berhad
Trustee CIMB Islamic Trustee Berhad

 

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