As highlighted during 2011 Budget, Prime Minister of Malaysia recently launched Amanah Hartanah Bumiputera (AHB) investment fund. AHB is managed by Pelaburan Hartanah Bhd (PHB) and has the fund size of 1 billion units. The fund size will be increased by another 500 million units next year.
AHB is a syariah compliant unit trust scheme and it would enable Bumiputera investors to own real estate assets with a minimum investment of RM500 and maximum of RM200,000.
Subsequently, additional investment can be done in multiple of RM100. For withdrawal, investors are allowed to do it once a month with minimum amount of RM500. Minimum account balance is RM500.
It is open to Bumiputera above three months of age, with investors below the age of 18 requiring a Malaysian legal guardian signatory.
The unit trust is a fixed price fund and will be sold at RM1 a unit. Bumiputera who are interested to participate in the scheme can go to Maybank branches nationwide to buy the AHB units.