PACRA Maintains Stability Rating of Alfalah GHP Money Market Fund
|Rating Type||Stability Rating|
The objective of the fund is to generate competitive returns consistent with low risk from a portfolio constituted of short-term instruments including cash deposits, money market placements and government securities. The Fund will maintain a high degree of liquidity, with time to maturity of a single asset not exceeding six months and with the weighted average time to maturity of Net Assets not exceeding 90 days.
The rating reflects the fund's strong credit quality and sound liquidity profile. At the end of Jun-18, the fund has ~100% exposure with banks as cash rated 'AA+' and above. On a monthly average basis, fund's exposure in Government securities remained above 50% in the last 6 months and duration remained below 60 days. Going forward, management intends to have a duration not exceeding 60 days. The unit holding pattern of the fund is concentrated with top 10 investors representing ~48% of the fund's assets which exposes the fund to a low level of redemption pressure.
Going forward, the rating remains dependent on maintaining the portfolio allocations towards government securities and banks with strong credit quality. Any material deviation from the investment philosophy will negatively impact the stability rating of the fund.
Alfalah GHP Investment Management Limited was incorporated on October 18, 2004, as a public limited company. The major shareholders of the company are Bank Alfalah Limited with ~ 40% stake followed by MAB Investment Inc with ~ 42% stake. The company commenced its operations in March 2005 and is registered as an Asset Management Company and Investment Advisor under the Non-Banking Finance Companies Regulations. The company operates through its head office in Karachi and have branches in the major cities. The company is currently managing a diverse product slate of twenty funds.
Company’s eight-member BoD includes the CEO along with two representatives of BAFL, one representative of GHP Beteligungen Limited, one representative of MAB Investments and two directors are independent. The board is chaired by Mr. Adeel Khalid Bajwa. He is the CEO of Dhabi Group based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.