AHAM Capital Declares Income Distribution of RM 948 Million
KUALA LUMPUR – AHAM Asset Management Berhad ("AHAM Capital" or "the company") has declared a total income distribution of RM 948.3 million for the financial year 2023. The distribution spans across 84 wholesale and retail funds managed by the company, encompassing diverse asset classes such as equities, bonds, and mixed assets.

Anton Tan, Chief Officer of Product Solutions & Customer Experience of AHAM Capital said, "Anchored by our investment philosophy, we are proud to uphold our commitment to investors by delivering a consistent income distribution, despite challenging market conditions. By adopting an absolute return mindset and not being bound by any benchmark, we are able to flexibly adjust our asset allocation to suit market conditions. Our investment process is then overlaid with a level of macro awareness as well as a clear focus on fundamentals to drive outperformance.”

Looking ahead to 2024, Anton adds, "Inflection points in markets point to a more favourable environment for risk assets. Recent indicators point towards a deceleration of inflation, reinforcing the view that the US Federal Reserve is nearing the peak of its tightening cycle. The pullback in yields has tempered the strength of the US dollar which will benefit emerging markets including Asia.”

“A stable US interest rate outlook and the avoidance of a hard landing in the US could act as catalysts for strong performance in EM and Asian equities. The potential for more muscular policy support from China could also help shore up growth in the country and provide tailwinds to the rest of the region. However, it will be important to stay vigilant for geopolitical risks as 2024 will be an election year. Despite a recent easing of tensions between the US and China, the proximity of the US presidential elections in 2024 poses a risk of reigniting tensions. Furthermore, numerous countries like Korea, India, and Indonesia, are scheduled to hold general elections this year.

“On the local front, we see positive developments in the domestic landscape marked by political stability and a ramp-up in policy implementation. The rollout of various policy frameworks such as the National Energy Transition Roadmap (NETR), New Industrial Master Plan (NIMP) and a planned Johor - Singapore Special Economic Zone (SEZ) would help lay the groundwork for sustainable growth as well as provide a clear narrative of the country’s economic direction to global investors,” Anton says.

The company’s flagship Select and World Series delivered an income distribution yield ranging from 4.0% to 6.0% in 2023, spanning different currency classes including USD, SGD, and MYR. Notably, the AHAM ASEAN Flexi Fund generated a distribution yield of 5.70% as the region experienced a return of foreign fund flows. Similarly, the AHAM Select Bond Fund, AHAM Smart Invest Portfolio - Income, and the AHAM World Series – Global Income Fund recorded distribution yields of 4.1%, 4.3% and 5.8% respectively.

As at 31 December 2023, the total Assets Under Administration (AUA) stood at approximately RM81.0 billion (combined of AHAM Capital and its subsidiaries, AIIMAN and Bintang Capital Partners). The AUA comprises of assets under management, investment advisory, and those under distribution.

– End of Press Release –


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Managing Director
Teng Chee Wai is the founder of Affin Hwang Asset Management Berhad (Affin Hwang AM). Over the past decade, he has built the Company to be the fastest growing and only independent investment management house in Malaysia’s top three, with an excess of RM47 billion in assets under management as at 31 December 2018.​

​In his capacity as Managing Director / Executive Director, Teng manages the overall business and strategic direction as well as the management of the investment team. His hands-on approach sees him actively involved in investments, product development and marketing. Teng’s critical leadership and regular participation in reviewing and assessing strategies and performance has been pivotal in allowing the Company to successfully navigate the economically turbulent decade.

Teng’s investment management experience spans more than 20 years, and his key area of expertise is in managing absolute return mandates for insurance assets and investment-linked funds in both Singapore and Malaysia. Prior to his current appointments, he was the Assistant General Manager (Investment) of Overseas Assurance Corporation (OAC) and was responsible for the investment function of the Group Overseas Assurance Corporation Ltd.​

​Teng began his career in the financial industry as an Investment Manager with NTUC Income, Singapore. He is a Bachelor of Science graduate from the National University of Singapore and has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Actuarial Studies from City University in London.
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