Bursa Malaysia Chief Executive Officer Datuk Muhamad Umar Swift with Bursa Malaysia Chief Operating Officer Datin Azalina Adam, ASCM Chairman Datuk Ahmad Azman Manaf and Malaysia Investment Banking Association (MIBA) Chairperson Lok Eng Hong official launched the "Bursa Anywhere" , the first-of-its-kind CDS e-Services platform in ASEAN in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday. - MUHAMAD SHAHRIL ROSLI/The Star.

Bursa Malaysia launches information platform for unit trust, wholesale funds

KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia has launched an interactive fund information platform to provide the investing public with comprehensive information on unit trusts and wholesale funds.

The stock exchange operator said the platform, called the Bursa Fund Platfoorm, would help investors make better informed investment decisions.

BUrsa Malaysia CEO Datuk Muhammad Umar Swift said the Bursa Fund Platform is part of the Exchange’s strategy of having diverse product offerins that provide more investment options to the investing public, and complements the aspiration to become an investment destination of choice.

“This Fund Platform will complement the current investment marketplace, as many investors have investments in both listed and unlisted markets,” he added in a statement.

According to Swift, the platform offers features such as quick and easy fund comparison and the creation of a watchlist for users to track and monitor funds that meet their investment needs and risk appetites.

Additionally, the platform enables users to communicate directly with the participating fund managers should they wish to begin investing in funds or to simply receive more personalised services.

The funds available on the Bursa Fund Platform presently include shariah and conventional funds with equity, fixed income and ESG mandates.

Participating fund managers include Kenanga Investors Bhd, Opus Asset Management Sdn Bhd, RHB Asset Management Sdn Bhd, RHB Islamic Asset Management Bhd, UOB Asset Management (Malaysia) Berhad, AMFunds Management Berhad, and AMIslamic Funds Management Sdn Bhd.

Source: https://www.thestar.com.my/business/business-news/2022/11/15/bursa-malaysia-launches-information-platform-for-unit-trust-wholesale-funds