Kuala Lumpur, April 12 - Kenanga Investors Group was awarded the 2016 Malaysia Best Institutional House at Asia Asset Management’s 2017 Best of the Best Awards Dinner held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong recently.
Meanwhile, its Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer was named the 2016 Malaysia CEO of the Year while its Chief Investment Officer, Ms Lee Sook Yee was awarded the 2016 Malaysia CIO of the Year award for the 2nd consecutive year.
The Malaysia Best Institutional House award recognises Kenanga Investors’ market share influence, client servicing capabilities and sales performance. The Malaysia CEO of the Year award is in recognition of the CEO’s overall achievements, performance of funds, increase of assets under management and their demonstration of leadership in the market.
The Malaysia CIO of the Year award is in acknowledgement of the achievements of the CIO at the country level and the strategies employed to capture growth in the low yield investment environment.
“We are honoured and pleased to receive this triple recognition from Asia Asset Management. This year’s awards are especially significant for our Chief Investment Officer Lee who is receiving the CIO of the Year award for the second time. It truly justifies the hard work we put in to deliver consistent top performance for our clients. As fund managers, we stay committed to our own in-house investment philosophy supported by strong and exhaustive research so as not to be swayed by the tides in the market,” said Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer of Kenanga Investors Ismitz Matthew De Alwis.
“Spurred on by the wins, we look forward to continuing the expansion of our multi-channel distribution for institutional, retail and high net worth businesses in line with our aim to be the preferred fund house in Malaysia.”
Earlier this year, Kenanga Investors received the 2016 Asia Investment Management Award under the Malaysia Equity Fund category for 3-years and 10-years as well as The Edge Thomson Reuters Lipper Awards 2017 for Best Equity Group (Islamic). AAM is focused on Asia’s institutional asset management and pension fund industry. Its Best of The Best Awards recognises the finest performers in Asia from financial services companies to service providers whose influence and excellence expands beyond borders.