Amanah Saham Malaysia (ASM)
Fund Name : AMANAH SAHAM MALAYSIA (ASM)
Type : Income
Category : Equity
Launch Date : April 20, 2000
Objective : To provide Unitholders with a long-term investment opportunity that generates regular and competitive returns through a diversified portfolio of investments.
Potential Investors : Those who understand investment risk and reward and expect to benefit from long-term growth of the Fund through re-investment of distribution (if any) as well as to receive regular income (if any) on their capital.
Eligibility : Malaysian
* Akaun Dewasa (18 years and above)
* Akaun Bijak (18 years and above as Guardian for minors age 6 months old and above but below 18 years)
Investment Manager : Permodalan Nasional Berhad
Price per Unit : RM 1.00
Form of Investment : Investment book
Minimum Initial Investment : Investment book – 100 units
Minimum Additional Investment : Investment book – 1 unit
Maximum Investment : Unlimited, subject to availability of units of the Fund.
Approved Fund Size : 13.0 billion units.
Sales Charge : None
Redemption Charge : None
Payment of Redemption : On-the-spot.
Cooling-off Period : None
Financial Year End : March 31
Year End 31 March
2006 – 6.75
2007 – 6.80
2008 – 7.80
Net Distribution per unit (sen)
Source: Extracted from annual reports of Amanah Saham Malaysia which were audited by an independent certified auditor
Chinese snap up all 999 million ASM units. Are you one of them? I myself joined the bandwagon yesterday morning and yes still a lot of ppl queuing up waiting for the bank to open @ 9.15am. So if you did not manage to get it then get up early and queue for ASW2020 which is due to launch next Monday. Chances of getting that will be very high as a lot of fund been introduced recently, like Sukuk Simpanan Malaysia which is max @ RM50k and ASM @ 20k, so a lot of $ been channeling into those fund and yes, chances of getting ASW2020 will be high next week. =)
PNB tawar unit baru ASM dan ASW
Apr 20, 09 1:26pm
Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak mengumumkan bahawa Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB) akan menawarkan 3.33 bilion unit baru Amanah Saham Malaysia (ASM) dan 2.0 bilion unit Amanah Saham Wawasan 2020 (ASW 2020).
Najib yang juga Menteri Kewangan berkata unit-unit ASM itu akan mulai dijual pada 21 April di semua 1,500 ejen dan pejabat Amanah Saham Nasional Bhd di seluruh negara, sementara unit-unit baru ASW 2020 boleh dilanggani mulai 27 April, 2009.
Pengumuman tawaran unit baru itu, yang akan memberi peluang kepada lebih ramai rakyat Malaysia menyertai pasaran modal, dibuat semasa Perdana Menteri merasmikan Minggu Saham Amanah Malaysia 2009 (MSAM 2009) yang sedang berlangsung di Johor Bahru hari ini.
MSAM 2009 yang menjadi satu acara tahunan, diadakan sebagai usaha mempertingkat kesedaran serta kefahaman mengenai pelaburan dan kepentingan merancang kewangan, lapor Bernama.
Kedua-dua tawaran tambahan itu akan dikenakan had langganan maksimum 20,000 unit setiap pelabur.
Najib berkata dalam tempoh 19 tahun ini, MSAM yang telah diadakan secara konsisten setiap tahun telah mendatangkan hasil yang positif dalam mendidik masyarakat tentang kepentingan simpanan dan pelaburan.
“Jikalau sewaktu krisis, mata wang pada tahun 1998 dahulu menyaksikan pengeluaran hampir RM1 bilion dari skim unit amanah PNB seperti ASB oleh para pelabur, keadaan sekarang bertambah baik,” katanya.
Beliau berkata PNB kini menikmati aliran bersih lebih daripada RM10 bilion ke dalam dana tajaannya pada tahun lalu.
Yang turut hadir ialah Timbalan Perdana Menteri Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
“Saya amat berbesar hati kerana PNB kini berjaya menggembleng dana lebih RM87 bilion yang dikumpul dari lebih 9.3 juta orang pelabur,” katanya.
Najib berkata aliran masuk bersih bagi unit amanah PNB bernilai RM5 bilion setakat tahun ini.
Setakat ini, katanya jumlah pengagihan pendapatan yang telah dibayar melebihi RM65 bilion di mana ia telah membantu meningkatkan taraf sosio-ekonomi rakyat negara ini.
“Ini bermakna dana unit amanah PNB telah dapat mendidik masyarakat lebih cekap dalam pengurusan kewangan individu,” kata perdana menteri.
Najib berkata kelahiran ASN dan unit amanah seterusnya menerusi PNB telah mengubah paradigma masyarakat mengenai pelaburan unit amanah ke satu tahap yang tidak terduga.
Sebelum kemunculan ASN, beliau berkata rakyat Malaysia khususnya Bumiputera begitu asing terhadap dunia pelaburan negara.
“Industri unit amanah menjadi semakin sinonim dengan masyarakat melalui usaha agresif PNB yang berterusan sehingga kini, di samping kerancakan pelaksanaan program pendidikan pelaburannya,” kata Perdana Menteri.
“Malah, tidak keterlaluan jika saya katakan unit amanah PNB ini telah berjaya membina satu jenama tersendiri dalam industri unit amanah negara dengan meraih sokongan padu masyarakat Bumiputera dan bukan Bumiputera,” katanya. .
Source : MalaysiaKini
Investors in rush to snap up ASM shares
PETALING JAYA: The public made a beeline to Amanah Saham Nasional Bhd (ASNB) branches and agents nationwide to buy share units as an insurance against the effects of the economic slowdown.
Many bought the Amanah Saham Malaysia (ASM) units, which were made available to the public yesterday, because they were attracted to the minimum 5% return on investment.
Investment opportunity: Investors waiting patiently for their turn to buy Amanah Saham Malaysia shares at the Permodalan Nasional Berhad office in Jalan Tun Razak in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
Architectural designer Benjamin Thomas, accompanied his sister, Melissa, to the Maybank branch in SS2 for the purchase.
The long queue had Melissa in two minds but Benjamin persuaded her to be patient because the purchase was worth it.
The 53-year-old, a regular investor said: “Throughout the years, I have invested 150,000 units and the returns have allowed me a bit of luxury, such as taking my family for budget holidays to Singapore,” he said.
Another regular investor, a retiree known as Madam Ng, said she decided to top up her investment because the extra money from the returns would come in handy.
Ng, 60, added that the shares were also more profitable than investing in fixed deposit which offers an interest rate of 2.5%.
Her only grouse was the long wait.
“I hope more banks will be agents so the public don’t have to queue for so long. It’s very tiring,” said the former English teacher.
Currently, ASM can be bought from ASNB offices nationwide, as well as through its agents, Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank); CIMB Bank Bhd, RHB Bank Bhd and Pos Malaysia.
First-time buyer Irene Chong, 40, said the investment returns would help increase her children’s education funds.
The housewife also persuade her 14-year-old son to invest as well.
Chong suggested ASNB agents, which currently accept only cash, to allow the public make purchases with bank drafts as carrying large sums of money could be dangerous.
New father Adrian Chong, 32, hoped that returns from the shares would help him to financially support the latest addition to his family, a son.
“With the current challenging times, saving is more important than spending,” said the lecturer.
Student Mohd Azam Abdullah, 24, who was also buying share units for the first time, said his parents had advised him to do so.
A total of 3.33 billion ASM units were put up for sale yesterday, and will on sale until July 20, subject to availability.
Another 2 billion units of Amanah Saham Wawasan 2020 will be offered starting April 27 to May 6.
Source : TheStar
Chinese snap up all 999 million ASM units
JOHOR BARU: All 999 million units of Amanah Saham Malaysia (ASM) shares allotted to the Chinese have been snapped up, said Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB).
The allocation was part of the additional 3.33 billion units which went on sale on Monday.
PNB president and chief executive officer Tan Sri Hamad Kama Piah Che Othman said that as at 12.17pm yesterday, all the units allotted to the Chinese were bought while the Indians bought 53.5 million units, or 10.71% of the 499.5 million units set aside for them.
The bumiputras bought 7.65 million units, he said in a statement.
”As there are 446 million units yet to be bought by the Indians, I urge them to seize the opportunity to buy the units specially allocated to them.
“Similarly, I hope bumiputras and other Malaysians will also not allow the available investment opportunity to slip away,” he said.
Hamad Kama Piah said Malaysians who missed the chance to invest in ASM would have another investment opportunity when two billion additional units of Amanah Saham Wawasan 2020 (ASW 2020) go on sale on Monday.
Fifty-one per cent of the units have been allocated to bumiputras and 49% to non-bumiputras, he said.
Investment is limited to 20,000 units per account holder, he said, adding that the limitation was to allow as many Malaysians as possible to invest in ASM and ASW 2020.
Source : TheStar