PACRA Maintains Stability Rating of Alfalah Islamic Rozana Amdani Fund
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Alfalah Islamic Rozana Amdani Fund (or the "Fund") reflects the Fund's low risk profile. The assigned rating reflects the Fund's low credit and interest rate risk profile emanating from its investment strategy. The Fund had allocated ~76.8% in bank placements mainly in AAA rated whereas ~20.1% in TFCs/Sukuk in the end Jun’22. The duration and the WAM of the Fund stood at 16-days in the end Jun’22 (Dec’21: 35-days), limiting the exposure to interest rate and credit risk. The Fund remained compliant with rating criteria for the assigned ratings within this period. The unit holding pattern of the Fund were ~63.3% representing a low level of redemption pressure.
Going forward, the fund intends to maintain the current allocation strategy. Material changes in the funds asset allocation strategy, impacting its credit quality and/or exposure to interest rate risk, would affect the rating.
Alfalah GHP Investment Management Limited was incorporated on October 18, 2004 as an unlisted public limited company and is licensed by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan to manage open-ended mutual funds and offer investment advisory services. The Company was established as joint venture Non-Banking Finance Company by Bank Alfalah Limited and GHP Arbitrium. The Company provides a wide range of mutual funds and pension funds both in conventional and Shariah compliant category. The Company also provides investment advisory services to HNW individuals and corporate clients.
The Company’s board of directors comprises eight members including the Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer. The board is dominated by representatives of MAB Investments and Bank Alfalah Limited. The board has two independent and five non-executive directors. The board members possess strong profile and skills suited to the financial services industry. Assets under management of the Company stood at ~PKR 60bln at end Jun’22 and are spread across eighteen open-end mutual funds and two voluntary pension schemes.