AS1M Stock Market Portfolio & Unitholder Distributions for 2010


For financial end 30th September 2010, Amanah Saham 1 Malaysia (“AS1M”) pays 6.38 sen for its maiden dividend to the unitholders. In the same period, a total of more than 259,162 peoples subscribe in AS1M with total fund size of more than RM4 billion.

In summary, AS1M invest 67.66% of the total funds size in Malaysia Stock Market. The remaining is in cash or other income instrument.

The following table show which company that AS1M invest into & also unitholder distribution for financial end of 3oth September 2010.

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AS1M Declares 6.38 sen Dividends for its Maiden Payout


Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad (ASNB) announced first income distribution of 6.38 sen per unit for its latest product, Amanah Saham 1Malaysia (AS 1Malaysia) for the financial year ended 30 September 2010.

This translates into a payout of RM204.67 million and will benefit 259,162 unitholders who collectively own 4.02 billion units of AS 1Malaysia.

As of 21 September 2010, the AS 1Malaysia fund has recorded a gross income of RM294.05 million. Profit from the sale of shares contributed RM165.47 million or 56.3%; dividend income from investee companies contributed RM99.80 million or 33.9%, and RM28.78 million or 9.8 % is derived from investment in short term instruments and other income.

The calculation of income distribution is based on the average monthly minimum balance held throughout the financial year beginning 5 August 2009 until 30 September 2010.

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Online ASNB Funds Top Up with CIMBClicks


Recently, Permodalan Nasional Bhd and CIMB Bank unveiled CIMB Clicks Amanah Saham Nasional Bhd (ASNB) Funds Top Up Facility

This online facility allows all registered ASNB investors, who have a CIMB Clicks account to make additional investments in five fixed-price unit trust funds managed by ASNB.

The five funds are Amanah Saham Bumiputera (ASB), Amanah Saham Malaysia (ASM), Amanah Saham Didik (ASD), Amanah Saham Wawasan 2020 (ASW2020) and Amanah Saham 1Malaysia (AS 1Malaysia).

Third party top up is also accepted under this service, thus allowing family members or guardians to invest for their loved one.

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Comparison Between Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad Funds


Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad (ASNB) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB). At the time of writing, ASNB managed nine funds. The latest fund is Amanah Saham 1Malaysia which was launched in August 2009.

If you intend to invest in ASNB funds and find it difficult which fund to choose, you may look at the comparison tables below for a quick comparison. Table 1 is showing fixed price funds while table 2 is showing variable price funds. Bear in mind that ASG consists of 3 different funds, namely ASG-Pendidikan, ASG-Kesihatan and ASG-Persaraan.

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Can PNB Sustain Returns?

Since April this year, Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB) has raised more than RM15 billion to add to its funds under management which are estimated to be RM80 billion to RM120 billion.

The recent launch of the RM10 billion Amanah Saham 1Malaysia was by far the biggest by the government- backed PNB. In April this year, PNB reopened Amanah Saham Wawasan 2020 and Amanah Saham Malaysia to investors, which saw the sale of 5.3 million units at RM1 each.

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