Pelaburan MARA Berhad (PMB); formerly known as Amanah Saham Mara Berhad (ASMB) was incorporated on 24 June 1967 is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA). PMB commenced its business on 1 July 1967. Presently, the Group has four wholly-owned subsidiary companies and is principally involved in unit trust management, fund and asset management, unquoted investment, nominee services and property holding.
PMB is one of the pioneers in the local unit trust industry and launched its first fund in 1968. Its wholly-owned subsidiary ASM Investment Services Berhad manages 14 funds including 5 Bumiputera funds, 9 public funds and a fund specially for all employees and pensioners of Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), members of Board of Directors of TNB, the clubs and associations related to TNB and subsidiary companies of TNB. ASM Investment also manages one structured fund.
In its determination to participate in and propel the nations growth, PMB has identified various businesses to widen its horizon and increase its earnings base. In line with this, the Group has ventured into the property sector by purchasing its own 5-storey building along Jalan Lumut in Kuala Lumpur. In addition to housing the group’s operations the building also generates rental income from two of the floors which are being rented out. Subsequently, the Group also purchased several residential properties for rental purposes.
Venture Capital / Mezanine Financing
PMB has set up a department to undertake equity investment in unquoted companies through the establishment of a Venture / Mezzanine Capital Fund. PMB is listed as an approved Bumiputera institution for equity participation in accordance with the Ministry of International Trade & Industry (MITI) and Ministry of Finance (MOF) guidelines.
The department seeks high growth and profitable companies to invest in, with the ultimate objective of assisting them to obtain a listing on the Malaysian Stock Exchange (KLSE).
Corporate Mission is to become a leading, strong and stable investment and financial services group yet sensitive to its responsibilities towards our customers.
|Symbol with the order of five ‘v’ represents the main activity of PMB:|
|i) Investment holding|
|ii) Unit trust|
|iii) Rural bank|
|iv) Asset management|
|v) Other financial services|
|In addition, it represents the growth that continues to grow rapidly PMB without boarders in offering financial advisory services and investment management to the target audience|
|Blue||Reflects the ability, strength, dedication, commitment and trust, the features associated with the PMB itself as the main thrust of MARA in the financial sector and investment.|
|Red||Symbolizes courage inherited from ASMB to be the forerunners of the investment industry through unit trusts.|
|Orange||Is the colour that symbolizes fresh entreprenuerial characteristics such as perseverance, creativity, innovation, competitiveness, dynamism, success
and resilience to move foward in line with industry developments.
|Simbol dengan susuan lima ‘v’ menggambarkan aktiviti utama PMB iaitu:|
|i) Pegangan pelaburan|
|ii) Saham amanah|
|iii) Rural bank|
|iv) Pengurusan aset|
|v) Perkhidmatan kewangan lain|
|Selain daripada itu, ia melambangkan pertumbuhan PMB yang terus berkembang pesat tanpa sempadan dalam menawarkan perkhidmatan nasihat kewangan serta pengurusan pelaburan kepada audien sasaran.|
|Warna yang digunakan ialah biru tua, merah dan oren.|
|Biru||Menggambarkan keupayaan, kekuatan, dedikasi, komitmen dan amanah, ciri-ciri yang dikaitkan dengan PMB sendiri sebagai teras utama MARA dalam sektor kewangan dan pelaburan.|
|Merah||Melambangkan keberanian yang diwarisi daripada ASMB yang menjadi pelopor industri pelaburan menerusi saham amanah.|
|Oren||Adalah warna segar yang melambangkan ciri-ciri keusahawanan seperti kecekalan, kreativiti, inovasi, daya saing, dinamik, kejayaan dan daya tahan untuk bergerak ke hadapan seiring dengan perkembangan industri.|
ASM INVESTMENT SERVICES BERHAD
ASM Investment Services Berhad (ASM Investment) is a unit trust and Fund Management company dedicated to provide reasonable returns from investment to its valued investors. ASM Investment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Pelaburan MARA Berhad (Formerly known as Amanah Saham Mara Berhad), one of the pioneers in the unit trust industry in Malaysia with more than four decades of experience in unit trust and asset management. ASM Investment was incorporated on 15th January 1993 and was previously know as ASM MARA Unit Trust Management Berhad. ASM Investment is a licensed Fund Manager and an Institutional Unit Trust Adviser (IUTA), approved to market third party unit trust products.
Currently ASM Investment manages third party funds and 14 unit trust funds which are opened to all races except for Kumpulan Modal Bumiputera – Dana Pertumbuhan (KMB-DP) and Kumpulan Modal Bumiputera yang Kesebelas (KMB11) , with a total fund size of 2.64 billion units
About Unit Trust
The unit trust forms a relationship between the unit holders, the trustee as an independent body and the management company. The relationship is governed by a legally binding deed registered with the SC.
Under Securities Commission Act 1993
The trustee acts as the custodian for all the assets of the fund. The trustee, therefore, must act to ensure that the management company adheres strictly to the provisions of the deed; particularly with regard to the creation and cancellation of units, the exercise of investments powers of the fund, collection and distribution of income, proper record keeping of administrative, investment and unit holders’ transactions, and in upholding unit holders’ interests.