April 22, 2020

Excellence in the Malaysia Fund Industry

by Refinitiv.

Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards Winners: Malaysia 2020

The Refinitiv Lipper Fund Award Winners have been announced for the Malaysia fund industry.  The legacy, reputation and quantitative underpinning of what these awards encapsulate reflect a truly independent and uncompromised assessment of fund performance. We congratulate this year’s fund families receiving Asset Class Group awards and individual fund winners for their superior firm-wide performance.

  • The merit of the winners is based entirely on quantitative criteria.
  • For more than 30 years and in over 17 countries worldwide, these awards have honored funds and fund management firms that have excelled in providing consistently strong risk-adjusted performance and focuses the investment world on top-funds.
  • Read winner interviews and media coverage celebrating this outperformance!

2020 Malaysia Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards Winners

The full list of 2020 Group Award winners are as follows:

Winner Asset Type Award Universe
AmFunds Management Bhd Bond Malaysia Provident
Hong Leong Asset Management Bhd Equity Malaysia Provident
Kenanga Investors Bhd Equity Malaysia Islamic
Kenanga Investors Bhd Mixed Assets Malaysia Provident
Public Mutual Equity Malaysia Conventional
Public Mutual Mixed Assets Malaysia Conventional


Individual classifications of three, five, and ten-year periods, as well as fund families with high average scores for the three-year period are also recognized.  The awards are based on Lipper’s proven proprietary methodology, which can be viewed here.

This year, a total of 14 companies are honoured with 84 awards, out of which there are 6 group awards, 25 awards for the Malaysia Conventional Funds, 21 awards for the Malaysia Islamic Funds and 32 awards for the Malaysia Provident Funds. Amongst these, 31 awards were given for funds based on their three-year performance, 28 awards were given for funds based on their five-year performance and 19 awards were given to funds based on their ten-year performance, all ending December 31, 2019.

View all 2020 winners.

A Message from Refinitiv Lipper

Xav Feng, Director of Lipper Asia Pacific Research, Refinitiv, commented, “In a year of dramatic and unprecedented change across the global economy, it has never been more important to have your investments entrusted with talented and experienced professionals. The Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards recognize those exceptional managers and fund management groups who navigate these changes and steer your savings into outperforming returns. We at Refinitiv congratulate the 2020 Refinitiv Lipper Fund Award winners in Malaysia for delivering outstanding performance to their investors and wish all company’s continued success.”

Lipper data covers more than 330,000 share classes in 86 countries. The Lipper Leader ratings are available for mutual funds registered for sale in 47 markets with over 500 fund classifications.

Exclusive Media Partner Coverage, The Edge, Malaysia

Read winner interviews and awards coverage from our official media partner, The Edge Malaysia.

Read the article by Deepak Khurana, performance director of fund ratings and distribution for Asia-Pacific at Refinitiv, discussing how to use ETFs to protect your portfolio.

On-demand webinar

Access the webinar that took place on April 28, which focused on the future of asset management and sustainable-driven investments. Hear what the Federation of Investment Managers Malaysia and some of our 2020 Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards Malaysia winners have to say by registering here.

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The Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards, granted annually, highlight funds and fund companies that have excelled in delivering consistently strong risk-adjusted performance relative to their peers.

The Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards are based on the Lipper Leader for Consistent Return rating, which is a risk-adjusted performance measure calculated over 36, 60 and 120 months. The fund with the highest Lipper Leader for Consistent Return (Effective Return) value in each eligible classification wins the Refinitiv Lipper Fund Award. For more information, see lipperfundawards.com Although Refinitiv Lipper makes reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the data contained herein, the accuracy is not guaranteed by Refinitiv Lipper.


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