PACRA Maintains Stability Rating of AL Habib Islamic Savings Fund
AL Habib Islamic Savings Fund (or the "Fund") is an open-ended medium risk profile Fund. The objective of the Fund is to provide competitive risk adjusted returns to its investors by investing in a diversified portfolio of long, medium and short-term Shariah Compliant debt instruments while taking into account liquidity considerations. The assigned rating reflects the Fund's moderate credit risk profile emanating from Fund's Investment policy to invest in avenues with sound liquidity. The allocation of the Fund as of Jun'23 was ~21.7% in GoP Ijarah Sukuks, around ~64% cash in bank majority ~54.3% in AAA rated avenues while remaining ~9.6% in AA rated avenues. However, ~8.9% allocation in the form of TDRs within bank rated AA+ whereas, ~5.3% was diversified into various others avenues. The duration of the Fund stood at 4 days at the end Jun’23 limiting the exposure to interest rate risk. However, the WAM of the Fund stood at 78 days at the end Jun’23, exposing high credit risk. The top 10 investors concentration of the Fund stood at ~79.8% at the end Jun’23.
Going forward, any material changes in the investment policy or devised rating criteria for the assigned rating would have an impact on the ratings.
AL Habib Asset Management Limited ("AHAML") incorporated in September 2005 as an unlisted public company, is the fastest growing Asset Management and Investment Advisory Company in Pakistan. The company is licensed by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) to carry out these services under the Non-Banking Finance Companies Regulations. The Company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bank AL Habib Limited. The Board of Directors comprises six members. The CEO, Mr. Kashif Rafi, has vast experience expanding over 22 years in the field of Investments and Fund Management. The Company’s diverse product slate includes 6 conventional funds, 5 shariah-compliant funds, 1 shariah compliant pension fund and 1 conventional pension fund. As of Jun'23, the total net assets of AHAML stood at PKR 64.3bln.