On 22nd March 2010, Amanah Saham Nasional Bhd (ASNB) announced an income distribution of 6.30 sen per unit for Amanah Saham Malaysia (ASM) for the financial year ended March 31, 2010. Last year, the income distribution is 6.25 sen per unit, which was the lowest since its introduction in 2000. The highest dividend given was 7.8 sen in 2001.
The income distribution involved a total payout of RM654.06 million, an increase of 60.5 per cent from RM407.58 million paid in 2009. The payment will benefit 552,000 unitholders who had subscribed to 11.2 billion ASM units as at March 19, 2010.
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.