The winner is clear. AMANAH Saham Nasional Bhdâ€™s (ASNB) fixed-priced unit trust funds which was launched a few years ago have proven their worth. With impressive returns, they emerge as one of the most favoured fixed-price unit trust funds.
The impressive returns the funds have yielded are evident in the performance of the equity-based funds, Amanah Saham Wawasan 2020 (ASW 2020) and Amanah Saham Malaysia (ASM). These two funds have attained a compounded annual growth rate of 10.78% and 6.3% respectively.
Any investor who placed a sum of money say, some 10 years ago, would have seen his investment value increase quite sharply. ASM’s subscription attained full capacity within 3 weeks of its launch in 2000. The subscription rate has only been increasing since then. ASW 2020 also saw strongly positive response with regard to its subscription quota for non-bumiputra investors, ever since its launch in August 1996. The unique selling point of ASM and ASW 2020 is the fixed pricing of RM1 per unit apart from the usual payouts the funds present. The fixed pricing encourages even the risk-averse investors to place their monies. The success of these two funds can be seen in their sizes; ASW 2020 and ASM standing at 10.42 and 7.2 billion units respectively.