Kenanga Investors voted as Investors’ Choice – Fund House of the Year 2017, sweeps four awards at Fundsupermart.com’s Recommended Unit Trusts Awards 2017/2018.
Kenanga Investors Group “Kenanga Investors” walked away with four awards at Fundsupermart.com’s Recommended Unit Trusts Awards (“Awards”) for 2017/2018 last week. Kenanga Investors was voted by Fundsupermart.com’s audiences as Investors’ Choice – Fund House of the Year 2017, a new addition and the highlight of the Awards this year.
Along with this, it swept away three other awards for its flagship fund Kenanga Growth Fund (“KGF”)under the Core Equitycategory,Kenanga OnePRS Growth Fund under the Private Retirement Scheme – Growthcategory and Kenanga OnePRS Conservative Fund under the Private Retirement Scheme – Conservativecategory, of which the latter two are also new categories.
This is the eighth consecutive year that KGF has been recognised and it is attributed to the fund house’s long-term investment strategy of rigorous stock -picking that continuously leverages on changing market conditions to identify attractive, off-benchmark stocks that may be undervalued relative to their peers.
To do this, Chief Investment Officer of Kenanga Investors, Ms Lee Sook Yee states, “Our research is exhaustive; encompassing both financial and qualitative analysis. Only then can we ensure that all our investment decisions are driven by the most stringent research, stock-picking standards and risk management overlays.”
Kenanga Investors’ Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer, Mr Ismitz Matthew De Alwis said: “In addition to having KGF honoured once again, this year’s win to us, is particularly significant as it is the first time we have achieved recognition for not just one, but two core funds under the Kenanga OnePRS suite of products at the Awards.
“We are also pleased that investors have chosen us as their preferred fund house for 2017. It trulyreaffirms our efforts and commitment towards delivering consistent top performance which is vital given the volatility that continues to plague us.”
Following the win, the fund house looks forward in continuing its efforts in promoting the Private Retirement Scheme for a more retirement-savvy public.
“Currently, we still see many who rely on their EPF savings for their retirement years, but as many in the industry know, this is definitely not enough. I am pleased that Fundsupermart has introduced this segment for 2017/2018 as it brings more awareness to PRS,” says De Alwis.
As at 31 May 2017, KGF outperformed its benchmark to deliver a total return of 40.56%* (3 years), 112.65%* (5 years) and 287.70%* (10 years). Kenanga OnePRS Growth Fund delivered a total return of 28.06%* (3 years) while Kenanga OnePRS Conservative Fund had a return of 15.11% (3 years). To-date, KGF continues to be ranked No.1 in Equity Malaysia for the 10-year and 3-year categories.
Fundsupermart.com’s annual Recommended Unit Trusts Awards honours the unit trusts which have made it to the Fundsupermart.com’s Recommended Unit Trusts list for the year. The unit trusts are evaluated based on Performance, Risk and Expense Ratio.
*Results Source: Lipper Investment Management
Press release issued by Kenanga