PNB is one of Malaysia's leading asset managers. We have the expertise to manage an array of portfolios that provide competitive returns to unit holders. At all times, we ensure that the best interests of our investors are protected.
We have more than 35 years of experience and a proven track record in managing various asset classes domestically and internationally, namely equities and real estate. Our team of dedicated investment professionals continuously strives to innovate and deliver new products and provide competitive returns.
As a major player in the unit trust industry, PNB has established a reputation as an institution worthy of mobilising and managing funds of Malaysians. The participation of more than 13.6 million account holders in products offered by us reflects the confidence that the public has in our performance and abilities.
This success has been achieved by way of managing funds in a manner that will accomplish long-term, sustainable and competitive returns; through maintaining high levels of professionalism, discipline and prudence in formulating our investment strategies.
PNB invests in fundamentally strong companies that generate positive investment returns either from capital appreciation and/or dividend income. Stock selection is based on thorough analysis to provide a reasonable and adequate basis for investment recommendation put forth by our team of analysts.
PNB's research primarily focuses on macroeconomics factors and company specific fundamentals. This is carried out by a team of our in-house analysts and economists. Accessibility to external analysts and economists also provides the support to form an alternative view on the state of economy, sector and stock.
PNB incorporates several layers of risk management throughout its investment process chain designed to detect and respond to the various market trends and movements to limit downside portfolio risk and maximize long-term returns. While we are long-term investors, dynamic asset allocation and timely rebalancing of our portfolios will help mitigate market volatilities.
PNB is governed by the rules and guidelines set by authorities such as the Securities Commission, among others. We have a Compliance Department as part of our internal control mechanism. The department monitors the investment activities of PNB on matters related to regulatory compliance and requirements as stipulated by the Companies Act 1965 as well as the Securities Commission regulations and other applicable laws.
In addition, our esteemed Board of Directors and Investment Committee are always on hand to guide our investment operations and procedures.
The objective of creating and delivering sustainable long-term value for our stakeholders drives our overall investment strategy, asset allocation and risk management framework. Layers of diversification help to ensure strength throughout market cycles, which is why we invested in a range of asset classes and have presence in more than 20 major world equity markets.
We adhere to a disciplined investment process based on fundamentals and supported by dedicated research teams covering a wide range of securities, sectors, markets and issues to identify potential investment opportunities in all market environments. We narrow our investment focus to a select but well diversified universe of stocks that have been identified to be fundamentally sound and best positioned to outperform.
We adopt an active style of investment management within a risk-averse framework – investing, rationalising, consolidating or divesting our investments if we believe clear shareholder value can be achieved. This complements the strategic investment objectives of PNB which are primarily focus on achieving strong, risk-adjusted returns over the long term.
Cross trade transactions between the funds managed by PNB, being the fund manager of the Funds, may be undertaken provided that:
All cross trades executed are reported to the Investment Committee of the respective fund and disclosed in the fund’s report.
The Asset Management team is responsible for the management of investments in domestic and global capital markets which includes equities, fixed income securities, money market instruments, REITs and any other permissible assets.
The Investment Division is primarily responsible for the overall management of the variable price and fixed price unit trust funds of ASNB namely ASN, ASN Equity 2, ASN Imbang 1, ASN Imbang 2, ASN Equity 3, ASN Sara 1, ASB, ASW 2020, ASM, ASD, AS 1Malaysia and ASB 2 and other client’s funds while the International Fund Management Department oversees investments in global capital markets. The International Fund Management Department also monitors the fund management activities undertaken by PNB global offices namely, Singapore Unit Trusts Limited, PNB (UK) Limited and PNB Asset Management (Japan) Co Ltd.
As at LPD, the Investment Division and the International Fund Management Department have a total number of 139 staff. The investment professionals are segregated into teams of portfolio managers, equities and fixed income dealers, as well as equity and credit analysts, of whom 122 are Capital Markets Services Representative’s Licence (CMSRL) holders and 17 are Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holders.
Pelaburan Hartanah Nasional Berhad, a subsidiary of PNB is responsible for the management of Amanah Harta Tanah PNB and also the manager for a private proprietary trust, namely the PNB Property Trust.
Idris Bin Yaacob
Hanizan binti Hood
(Designated Fund Manager)
Chief Investment Officer
Puan Hanizan Hood started her career in PNB in December 1996. Prior to her current position, she has served as an Equity Investment Analyst, Money Market Dealer and Fund Manager within the Investment Division of PNB. Her main responsibilities now include leading a team of fund managers and overseeing the administration and investment activities with respect to the overall investment themes, strategy and processes of the funds under management.
Puan Hanizan graduated with a degree in Economics from Northwestern University, USA. She also holds a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance & Investment from the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and has attended the Program for Leadership Development at Harvard Business School from 2015 to 2016. She is a Certified Professional Risk Manager and Capital Market Services Representative’s Licence holder.
Suhaini binti Abd Rahman
Puan Suhaini Abd Rahman holds a Masters of Business Administration from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Diploma In Actuarial Science from Universiti Teknologi MARA and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance & Investment from the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. She is also a Capital Market Services Representative’s Licence holder.
Puan Suhaini started her career in PNB in 1993 as an Investment Analyst at the Corporate Services Department. Beginning as a Fund Manager at Pengurusan Pelaburan ASN Berhad and subsequently at the Investment Division of PNB, she has vast experience managing both fixed and variable priced funds under PNB management.
She now leads a team of fund managers and provides guidance on the implementation of investment themes and strategy, portfolio construction, stock, sectoral and asset allocation, consistent with the respective mandates and objectives of the funds.
Rose Anita binti Jalil, CFA
Puan Rose Anita Jalil is currently a Fund Manager at the Portfolio Management Department of the Investment Division of PNB. She has more than 12 years of investment-related work experience, encompassing fund management and equity research. Prior to being a Fund Manager, she was an Investment Analyst with the Investment Analysis Department of PNB.
She now leads a team of fund managers and supervises their investment activities which include portfolio construction and rebalancing, asset allocation decisions, and timing of executions.
Puan Rose Anita is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), and Capital Market Services Representative’s Licence holder. She holds a Master’s degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering with Management from Imperial College London, and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance & Investment from Financial Services Institute of Australasia.
Ismail bin Ngah Rabu
Equity Market Operations
Encik Ismail Ngah Rabu holds a degree in Accounting from the University of Malaya and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance & Investment from the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. He is also a Capital Market Services Representative’s Licence holder.
Encik Ismail joined PNB in 1995 as a Trainee Executive and has served in three different sections within the Investment Division as an Investment Analyst, Portfolio Executive and Equity Dealer. Currently he is Assistant Vice President in the Market Operations Department overseeing the equity market operations of funds under the management of PNB.
Nooraini binti Ibrahim
Assistant Vice President
Equity Market Operations
Puan Nooraini Ibrahim holds a Master’s degree in Applied Finance & Investment (Kaplan, Australia) and Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment both from the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. She is a Capital Market Services Representative’s Licence holder.
She joined PNB in March 1995 where she was attached to the International Fund Management Department of PNB, holding various capacities for 14 years. Later, she was seconded to PNB Asset Management (Japan) Co Ltd as Head of Fund Management Unit for 6 years. She was also elected as a member of the Investment Committee of a private equity arm of PNB Japan, PNB-Inspire Partnership Corp, from 2014 to 2015. She was endorsed to her current position at the Market Operation Department in September 2015.
Rosnah binti Mohd Janor
Puan Rosnah Mohd Janor is Vice President at the Asset Management of PNB, heading the Fixed Income Department. She holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemistry and Chemical Technology from The South Australian Institute of Technology, Australia. She is a Capital Market Services Representative’s Licence holder and a Certified Financial Planner.
Puan Rosnah joined PNB Equity Resource Corporation as an Assistant Manager in 1994 and was responsible for private equity investments. In 1998, she moved to head the Investment Analysis Department of the Investment Division of PNB. From October 2002 to 2010, she headed the International Fund Management Department. She also has served as the Principal Officer of the Singapore Unit Trusts Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of PNB, from 2006 to 2009. From 2010 to 2013, she was again reassigned to head the International Fund Management Department of PNB. She was also a member of the Investment Committee of Singapore Unit Trusts Limited from 2010 to March 2016 and PNB-Wasserstein Holdings LLC from May 2012 to March 2016.
Sadikah Hanim binti Saari
Assistant Vice President
Puan Sadikah Hanim Saari graduated with a degree in Management & Organizational Behavior from University of Houston, USA. She holds a Master’s degree in Applied Finance and Investment and Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance & Investment both from the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. She is also a Capital Market Services Representative’s Licence holder.
Puan Sadikah Hanim started her career in PNB as a Management Trainee. She was attached to the Investment Operations Department as an Investment Analyst prior to joining the Fixed Income Department as a Money Market Dealer. Currently, she is Assistant Vice President in the Fixed Income Department, overseeing and supervising the operations in the fixed income investments of PNB and funds under its management.
Lim Cheng Ean, CFA
Puan Lim Cheng Ean holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. She is a Certified Financial Planner and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. She holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from University of Bath, the United Kingdom, and Bachelor of Accounting from the University of Malaya. She is a Capital Market Services Representative’s Licence holder.
Currently, Puan Lim is the Head of the Investment Analysis Department of the Investment Division of PNB. The primary function of the department is to identify and analyse profitable investment opportunities as well as continuously monitor the performance of quoted companies and make appropriate recommendations to fund managers. She started as an Analyst with PNB in May 1985. She has more than 29 years of experience in analysing Malaysian companies and evaluating viability of projects.
Normazura binti Berahim, CFA
Puan Normazura Berahim is a Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder. She holds a bachelor degree in Accounting and Finance from Lancaster University, the United Kingdom and Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance & Investment from the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. She is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. She is also a Certified Financial Planner and a Capital Market Services Representative’s Licence holder.
Puan Normazura joined PNB in 1997 as an Investment Analyst, tasked to evaluate venture capital projects. She was later transferred to the Investment Analysis Department as an Equity Analyst, before becoming a Supervisory Analyst. She has experience in covering the financial sector and supervising coverage of consumer staples, consumer discretionary, industrial, energy, materials and utilities. Prior to joining PNB, she started her career as an Auditor in Kassim & Chan.
Madiha Suhana binti Mohamed, CFA
Assistant Vice President
Puan Madiha Suhana Mohamed graduated with first class honours from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a Capital Market Services Representative’s Licence holder.
Puan Madiha Suhana began her career as an Equity Analyst with the Investment Analysis Department in 2006, before becoming a Supervisory Analyst. She has experience in covering and supervising the financial, healthcare and consumer staples sectors.
Mimi Zaida binti Mohd Jun
Assistant Vice President
Puan Mimi Zaida Mohd Jun holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Finance from University of West of England, the United Kingdom and Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance & Investment from the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. She is also a Capital Market Services Representative’s Licence holder.
Puan Mimi Zaida started her career in 1997 as an Executive at the Pengurusan Pelaburan ASW 2020 of PNB. She was transferred to the Investment Analysis Department in 2001 as an Equity Analyst and later promoted to become a Supervisory Analyst. She has experience in equity analysis covering the insurance, conglomerates and plantation sectors.
Norazida binti Azman
Assistant Vice President
Puan Norazida Azman holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA and Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance & Investment from the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. She is also a Capital Market Services Representative’s Licence holder.
Puan Norazida started her career in PNB as an Equity Analyst in the Investment Division of PNB in 1996, and later promoted to become a Supervisory Analyst. She has experience in equity analysis covering and supervising the consumer staples, consumer discretionary and industrial sectors.
Ahmad Firdaus bin Abdullah
Strategic Asset Allocation
Encik Ahmad Firdaus Abdullah is presently heading the International Fund Management Department of PNB. He has a Master’s degree in Finance & Investment (Kaplan, Australia) and Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance & Investment both from the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. He is also a Capital Market Services Representative’s Licence holder and a Certified Financial Planner (CFP).
In his career of over 20 years at PNB, Encik Ahmad Firdaus has served in various capacities and has been involved in various aspects of investment management, strategic investment, private equity, portfolio management and unit trust management. He started his career in 1993 as an Analyst in the Investment Division of PNB before becoming a Fund Manager in the International Fund Management Department in 1998. He moved on to become Executive Director and Principal Officer at Singapore Unit Trusts Limited in 2011 before moving back to Kuala Lumpur in 2013.
Encik Ahmad Firdaus is currently a member of the Investment Committee of Singapore Unit Trusts Limited.
Mohd Haniz bin Mohd Nazlan
Strategic Asset Allocation
Encik Mohd Haniz Mohd Nazlan is currently Vice President in the International Fund Management Department of PNB. He is responsible for the overall strategic planning tasks of the department as well as the co-ordination and implementation of special projects.
Encik Mohd Haniz supervises a team of portfolio managers managing equity investments in international capital markets, particularly in the Asia Pacific region. He is a Capital Market Services Representative’s Licence holder.
Encik Mohd Haniz has more than eight years of experience in the areas of corporate and strategic planning, strategic investment, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), project management, investment analysis and real estate investment. He began his career in 2006 as an Investment Analyst at the Corporate Services Department of PNB before joining the CEO Office a year later.
Encik Mohd Haniz graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Actuarial Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He holds a Graduate Diploma and Master’s degree in Applied Finance & Investment, both from the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. He has also obtained a Diploma in Technical Analysis and is an IFTA Certified Financial Technician (CFTe). He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of several private companies of the PNB Group.
Being the largest investment manager in Malaysia, managing total funds of more than RM288 billion, we have invested in more than 200 companies in Malaysia involved in various key economic sectors. These are companies which form part of the thrust of the Malaysian economy.
The Number of PNB's strategic companies grew from six to 10 companies over the course of 2017 as a result of corporate restructuring exercises undertaken to create pure-play entities. These strategic companies represent a combined market capitalisation of RM195.9 billion as at 29 December 2017.
Our performance monitoring function is undertaken through specialisation of key industries in order to ensure effective and adequate coverage. Presently, this function is assumed by four groups focusing on the following key industries:
In protecting the investment of our unit holders, we continuously monitor our investee companies through in depth analysis as well as proactive engagement with the management and board of directors of these investee companies. We believe that this is a vital step in ensuring that our investee companies strive to achieve commendable performance and value enhancement.
Enhancement of investment value is key to sustainable returns of our funds into the future. Against this backdrop, we believe companies should strive to grow organically as well as to explore initiatives to create shareholders value.
Recognising its importance, we diligently explore, engineer and evaluate corporate proposals such as reverse takeovers, mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances as well as other financial and capital restructuring exercises undertaken by our investee companies. Ultimately we hold utmost importance in protecting the interest of the beneficiaries of the funds under our management by ensuring that these corporate initiatives continue to create value and be of benefit for all shareholders of our investee companies, which subsequently translate into better returns for our unitholders.
The principles and best practices as propounded by the Malaysian Code of Corporate Governance have been duly embraced by us and we stress for our appointees on the Board of Directors of significant investee companies to propagate the same.
We believe that the adoption of the principles and best practices of corporate governance which promotes transparency in business procedures will enhance corporate accountability and integrity and further improve investor relations. This will bring about effective and efficient management that would ultimately result in the protection of the interests of all shareholders.
The main thrust of the international operations of PNB over and above the growth of the allocated funds is primarily driven by the need to enhance the gathering of financial and product information, training for its domestic personnel and to gain international exposure and experience. As per its mission statement, PNB continues to strive to better itself and the international financial industry provides an excellent avenue to achieve this particular aim.
The management of the fund in equities is proprietary in nature and is managed through global discretionary mandates. In addressing the aims of training and the building of the network of working relationships with international counterparts, PNB utilises the expertise of international external fund managers whilst maintaining a portion to be managed in-house. The Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) indices are used for benchmarking purposes.
In addition to the discretionary mandates, PNB participates in the subscription to alternative absolute returns investments in the form of private capital equity funds offered by specialist international fund managers.
To date, since the early days of 1988, PNB has now a network of relationships that includes investment firms and asset managers, custodians, similar investments holding firms such as PNB and a host of panel securities firms.
International Fund Management Department
PNB (UK) Limited
The London office focuses on the United Kingdom, United States and other European markets, and manages PNB's proprietary funds in equity. The establishment of the London office gives an advantage for PNB to find new opportunities for other activities in the areas of strategic investment, research, employees training and education.
PNB's unit trust business is undertaken by Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad (ASNB) which currently manages 14 unit trust funds. To complement its unit trust business, PNB also focuses on the real estate investment trust (REIT) which is undertaken by Pelaburan Hartanah Nasional Berhad (PHNB). The REIT managed by PHNB is Amanah Harta Tanah PNB (AHP) which is listed on the Main Market of the Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad since 1989. Apart from REIT, PHNB also manages a private trust, namely, PNB Property Trust.
PNB has ventured into the property business locally and abroad directly and through its subsidiaries. The focus on the property business is in line with PNB's future direction to increase its exposure in this sector, both in Real Estate Investment and Hospitality.
Beginning with its first building – Menara PNB in Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur – in 1984, PNB’s property portfolio has progressed to reach a significant position in terms of value and contribution to the Group. Over the past decade, PNB has aggressively increased its property portfolio through property acquisition, development and restructuring.
PNB has also been active in property development through its strategic holding companies and other subsidiary companies, including I & P Group Sdn Berhad and Sime Darby Berhad.
Today, PNB’s property portfolio is made up of sizeable land banks and numerous commercial properties and also office buildings, serviced apartments, shopping complexes and retail outlets. Among the buildings directly and indirectly owned by the PNB Group locally are:
As part of the strategic movement in this market, some of the property portfolio of PNB, for example Menara PNB, Wisma Bank Islam and PNB Perdana Hotel & Suites On The Park, Menara Tun Ismail Mohamed Ali and PNB Damansara, have been injected into PNB REIT.
PNB has also embarked on the upgrading of the 35-storey MAS Building in Kuala Lumpur and the construction of a new 50-storey hotel tower adjacent to it, complete with a wide range of features and facilities, making it convenient for leisure, events, meetings and recreation. The project is expected to be completed in 2017.
As part of the company strategy to diversify its holdings, PNB has turned to the international property market.
PNB had made its first property investment overseas through the acquisition of Santos Place, a 6-Star Green Star, Premium A-Grade 37-storey office building located at 32 Turbot Street, Brisbane, Australia. The acquisition was completed in 2010.
Following the acquisition of Santos Place in Australia, PNB has further established its presence globally with the acquisition of three (3) properties in the United Kingdom namely Milton & Shire Houses which are located at 1 Silk Street, London EC2, One Exchange Square located at 175 Bishopsgate, London EC2 and 90 High Holborn located at London WC1. The acquisitions were completed in the first quarter of 2012.
|Milton & Shire Houses is bounded by Silk Street and Milton Street and well connected via underground train services and within walking distance to Moorgate and Barbican Stations. The building is entirely leased out to Linklaters Business Services.|
|One Exchange Square is a Grade A office and retail building located within the Broadgate office Complex in the core of the City of London, adjacent to Liverpool Street Station. One Exchange Square is leased out to European Bank of Reconstruction and Development and other retailers.|
|Approximately 164,200 square feet property, located at Kingsway, adjacent to the Holborn Underground Station. It is currently leased to The Secretary of State, Sainsbury’s Supermarket Limited and Boots UK Limited.|
|Nestled in the heart of the City of London, the property is a Grade ‘A’ office building of approximately 27,000 square feet, which comprises of Lower Ground, Ground and four upper floors. The property is leased to multiple tenant including PNB UK Limited among others.|
PNB's hospitality business currently consists of PNB Perdana Hotel & Suites On The Park in Kuala Lumpur and PNB Ilham Resort in Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan and Hotel Perdana in Kota Bharu, Kelantan.
|A 39-storey building strategically located at Jalan Binjai and accessible from Jalan Ampang and Persiaran KLCC. It is within
the Kuala Lumpur business district and is surrounded by prominent landmarks such as KLCC Twin Towers, InterContinental Hotel,
Menara Citibank, Bangunan Lembaga Tabung Haji, Menara PNB and the LRT Ampang Park Station.|
It is a prominent 338-room serviced apartment complemented by 109,161 square feet of commercial space, specialty restaurants and modern amenities. It opened in June 2000 and is jointly managed by PNB Management Services Sdn Berhad and Darby Park Management) Pte Ltd.
|The PNB Ilham Resort comprises six adjacent blocks of low rise buildings facing the Straits of Malacca. It is located exclusively
at the exotic Tanjung Tuan Lagoon, approximately 16km from the town of Port Dickson. Its serene and breathtaking
natural ambience provides families with the perfect getaway holiday destination.|
The resort has 59 units of 2-bedroom, 3-bedroom and 4-bedroom apartments with contemporary training, function rooms and recreational facilities that include an indoor recreation centre, karaoke room, swimming pool, children's playground and an outdoor nature trail.
|PNB Hotel Perdana in Kota Bharu, Kelantan which was acquired in 2008, has completed the upgrading exercise that features 272 rooms.|
Others properties under PNB's hospitality business include:
PNB has embarked on various comprehensive education programmes as part of our corporate social responsibility (CSR) contribution towards enhancing human capital development for the nation. Being the premier investment institution in the country, our education initiatives focus on investment and financial-related activities. These efforts are targeted at reaching the public from all walks of life from secondary school and university students to professional and the general public.
PCA Initiative was developed to support the national agenda of Empowering Bumiputera Human Capital of which PNB targeted to produce 1,000 qualified Bumiputera professional accountants by year 2022.
This initiative focus on the sponsorship of candidates/participants from:
i) PCA – Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)
A full time programme for SPM leavers to pursue CAT/CFAB and ACCA/ICAEW, or any other similar professional accounting qualifications;
ii) PCA/CAT – Diploma
A full time programme for Diploma in Accountancy graduates to pursue ACCA or other similar professional accounting qualifications;
iii) PCA – Degree
A full time programme for Degree in Accountancy graduates to pursue ACCA or other similar professional accounting qualifications;
iv) PCA – Part time
A part-time programme with selected audit firms (with employment) for Degree in Accountancy graduates to pursue various professional accounting qualifications.
PNB has been actively involved with the secondary schools community since the inception of Kelab Pelaburan Bijak PNB 1Malaysia (KPBPNB1Msia) in the year 2000. The ultimate goal of creating Kelab Pelaburan Bijak is to create awareness and deliver knowledge on investment and financial planning to secondary school students.
Among the activities which have been organised by KPBPNB1Msia were investment/savings related activities, financial planning workshops, motivational seminars, visits to Minggu Saham Amanah Malaysia (MSAM) and PNB Group of Companies.
The establishment of KPBPNB1Msia in 104 secondary schools throughout the country is hoped to be fully benefited by its members in becoming a smart investor.Website: www.kelabpelaburan.com.my
This programme is held on a daily basis nationwide. Its main objective is to help create awareness on the importance of financial planning among all levels of the public. As part of this programme, ASNB also conducts seminars in the form of “Investment Talk” as a value-added service to its loyal unitholders. The investment talk is held with the help of ASNB's qualified financial planners, fund managers and invited speakers from notable financial organisations to help provide better understanding of the present market and economic conditions.
Website: SEMINAR PELABURAN 360
The MSAM or the Malaysia Unit Trust Week is PNB’s mega investment event which has been organised since 2000 with the objective to educate the public on risk and return, investment, unit trust as well as financial planning. The programme is organised with the support and commitment of PNB Group of Companies regulatory bodies of the unit trust industry, selected Government agencies and also the State Governments. Throughout the week-long event, various activities are organised for visitors from all walks of life. The MSAM has been organised in all States in Malaysia and has attracted more than 2.8 million Malaysian public.
The MSAM was first introduced in 2000 following an announcement made by the then Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to turn “Minggu Pelaburan Bersama PNB” into a yearly event called “Minggu Saham Amanah Malaysia”. The launching of the annual event was set on 20 April to coincide with the launching date of PNB's first unit trust fund, Sekim Amanah Saham Nasional (ASN). The MSAM is held every year on 20 April for a week. Since the first MSAM was launched in 2000, the MSAM has always received an overwhelming response from the public.
To complement its effort to empower the nation with sound information on investment and the importance of financial planning, PNB organises Kuiz Pelaburan PNB 1Malaysia (PNB 1Malaysia Investment Quiz). The programme is held annually with four categories which are uniformed bodies, university, teacher training college, and secondary school. Questions in the competition are related to subjects such as investment, financial planning, accounting and economy. This quiz has been held since year 2001.
The PNB scholarship programmes provide opportunity for students with outstanding academic achievement in their SPM to pursue tertiary education in public universities and selected private universities, as well as top universities abroad.
A. Scholarship for Overseas Programmes
The Yayasan Tun Ismail (YTI) Premier Scholarship Award and PNB Global Scholarship Award, provide sponsorship to selected outstanding post-SPM students to top universities in the United Kingdom and the Australia to pursue tertiary education in the disciplines that are related to the business activity of PNB such as accounting, finance, law, mathematics, actuarial science and engineering. Prior to entry into universities, the selected students are required to undertake a two-year A-Level programme.
Yayasan Tun Ismail Mohamed Ali (YTI) is a foundation which was established on 10 October 1999 in recognition of the late Tun Ismail Mohamed Ali's contribution and dedication to PNB as the first Chairman and the nation at large. The YTI was created with the objectives to receive and administer funds for educational purposes by virtue of awarding scholarships to excellent students who have secured places in prestigious universities abroad.
Besides that, the YTI has established Professorial Chairs in the name of Tun Ismail Mohamed Ali at local universities which are determined by the Trustees. Currently, the YTI has four (4) Professorial Chairs at Universiti Malaya (UM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) and Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UNIRAZAK).
The YTI also organises the YTI International Lectures as part of knowledge sharing with the general public.
The YTI also finances other educational purposes as determined by the Trustees such as awarding research grants from time to time to spearhead academic research in the areas approved by the Trustees.
PNB Research Institute Sdn. Bhd (PNBRI), a wholly-owned research arm of PNB was established on January 19, 2012 in the pursuit of fostering a research & development culture, enhancing capacity-building and finding solutions to the nation’s complex social and economic issues and challenges. The principal activities of PNBRI are to conduct research on strategic areas and finding solutions on issues critical for development of PNB Group, the Bumiputera community and the nation at large.
PNBRI also organises and promotes exchanges of ideas and knowledge, through conferences, seminars and dialogues, on the strategic research focus areas and issues namely growth and income, equity and asset ownership, human capital (employment and education), entrepreneurship and demographic.
Research is the foundation of PNB's investment business. The thrust of PNB's Research and Technology Analysis provides qualitative, quantitative and basic research on the companies, industries, markets and technology we follow. Our independent professional analysts track the sectors over long periods of time to detect, significant changes that will have an impact on investee companies, their customers, competitors and suppliers in order to add value to the investment portfolio under management in the long term.
The research process within PNB tracks efficient companies with sustainable competitive edge and stable businesses with long product-life cycles within better performing sectors. It highlights those with increasing risks and diminishing prospects in each sub-industry to be reviewed and avoided.
The research process within PNB seeks to forecast and quantify the impact of anticipated changes in technology, management, monetary and fiscal policies in addition to socio-political factors influencing the regulation, demand, supply and pricing of inputs to production in the domestic and relevant external markets. The technology analysis process focuses on early detection of changes in technology that will create significant industries of the future which will replace increasingly obsolete or discarded technology.
Our research focuses on global comparisons where applicable, within the same sector comprising private, publicly listed and venture capital companies operating in different markets, regulatory and economic conditions.
Changes and trends in the Unit Trust industry are continuously tracked to ensure PNB remain competitive and contribute as a responsible corporate citizen to its stakeholders. Our philosophy and corporate culture foster the preservation of talented and experienced career analysts who undertake continuous professional development to deliver comprehensive research in their area of expertise.
The overwhelming response of investors to the initial offering of ASN in 1981 required PNB to upgrade its systems in an effort to keep up with demand, an effort that led PNB to remain on the cutting edge of technology until today. In fact, PNB’s involvement with the adoption and harnessing of the power of ICT in Malaysia is largely unknown and unacknowledged, but has helped raise the level and breadth of service of some key agencies.
In 1981, PNB’s accessibility strategy was dependent on a nationwide third-party agency network – itself an unprecedented innovation that remains almost unique in the world – PNB needed to build an online network capable of linking with these agents in real time. While this was achieved relatively easily with the banks that acted as agents for PNB, the Post Office posed a major challenge at a time when it’s computer systems were minimal and the Internet was still many years in the future. To overcome this, PNB in 1990 undertook the computerization of the Post Office transactions system at its own cost, to ensure investors had up-to-date online access to their investments with PNB. In achieving this goal, the project also allowed the Post Office to later leverage the installed system for managing transactions for other customers – a list that now includes utilities such as Tenaga Nasional and Telekom Malaysia, government agencies such as JPJ and JPN, and private sector companies such as Astro and Maxis.
The success of this endeavour prompted the Government to ask PNB’s IT division to look into the computerisation of other government agencies, including Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan, Jabatan Imigresen Malaysia, and Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara. PNB succeeded in transforming the counter systems of the branches of these agencies from manual processing to online one-stop transactions centers, which did not restrict Malaysians from using any branch. The improvement in service delivery by these agencies is readily acknowledged by all Malaysians, and is a testament to the foresight, efforts, and capabilities of PNB’s ICT staff.
In recent years, PNB has continued to enhance its ICT capabilities through major upgrades of core systems which will allow a more complete and systematic approach to providing customer services to investors, as well as allowing PNB to manage its portfolios more effectively. For example, as a continuing effort to improve the channels provided to customers, PNB has partnered with major banks, allowing investors to top up their investments via Maybank2u, Cimbclicks, Affin Online and RHB, and more e-channels to come. This commitment to staying in the forefront of ICT innovation is not limited to PNB’s ICT systems only, as PNB has invested and will continue to invest in high grade companies in the ICT sector, helping to speed the development and growth of the sector in Malaysia.
Quality has always been the cornerstone behind the success of our business. As a leading financial and investment services organisation with substantial interests in the ever changing local and global economies, PNB prides itself by ensuring that all products and services it offers to stakeholders, business associates and customers are delivered with the highest quality standards.
At PNB, total quality management is regarded as a completely integrated effort to gain competitive advantage through continuous improvement of every aspect of the organisational business process. It is PNB's subscription to this philosophy that has made PNB what it is today.
From the application of quantitative methods to the improvement of services, be it now or in the future, PNB passionately believes in putting the needs and requirements of its customers first. By employing a total quality management system that integrates fundamental management techniques, existing improvement efforts and technical tools under a disciplined approach focused on continuous improvement, PNB is confident in delivering customers' satisfaction at all levels.
ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is the world’s largest developer of voluntary International Standards. International Standards give state of the art specifications for products, services and good practice, helping to make industry more efficient and effective. The purpose is to facilitate international exchange of goods and services by providing a single set of standards that people everywhere would recognize and respect.
ISO’s Central Secretariat is located in Geneva, Switzerland and was established in 1947. ISO has members from 163 countries and 3,368 technical bodies to take care of standard development.
ISO International Standards ensure that products and services are safe, reliable and of good quality. For businesses, they are strategic tools that reduce costs by minimizing waste and errors and increasing productivity. They help companies to access new markets, level the playing field for developing countries and facilitate free and fair global trade.
ISO 9001 Quality Management System
ISO 9001 is the International Standard for Quality Management Systems (QMS). It provides organisations with a set of principles that ensure a systematic approach to the management of business activities to consistently achieve customer satisfaction.
ISO 9001 requirements are supported by eight management principles:
MS ISO 9001:2008 is published by the Department of Standards Malaysia (DSM), a national standardisation and accreditation body. This Malaysian Standard is identical with ISO 9001:2008, Quality Management Systems – Requirements, published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). To the greatest extent possible, Malaysian Standards are aligned to or are an adoption of the international standards.
The Department of Standards appoints SIRIM Berhad as the agent to develop Malaysian Standards. The Department also appoints SIRIM Berhad as the agent for distribution and sale of Malaysian Standards.
SIRIM QAS International Sdn. Bhd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the SIRIM Group is accredited by the Department of Standards Malaysia (STANDARDS MALAYSIA) and the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to conduct MS ISO Quality Management Systems (QMS) audit and to certify organisations that wish to be certified with MS ISO QMS certification.
PNB has engaged with SIRIM QAS International for its MS ISO 9001:2008 certifications.
PNB's commitment to the improvement of the quality of its management practices and work processes in pursuit of continuous improvement is shown through MS ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems certification.
With the adoption of the International Standards, the quality management system in PNB has embraced a more comprehensive approach in satisfying its customers' needs and expectations through the application of ISO eight key management principles which include leadership, customer focus, process approach, system approach to management, factual approach to decision making, mutually beneficial supplier relations and continuous improvement.
In keeping with the changing demand and requirements of today’s competitive environment, PNB always keeps abreast with the latest development of the International Standards. The upgrading of ISO certification to its latest revision reflects PNB's readiness to continuously improve and advocate the essential business aspects such as efficiency, integration, consistency and transparency within the organisation.
PNB’s journey and commitment towards continual improvement of its Quality Management Systems is shown in the table below:
|Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad||17 December 1997||5 November 2002||5 November 2009|
|Permodalan Nasional Berhad – IDRA||19 October 1998||27 September 2002||12 August 2009|
|Pelaburan Hartanah Nasional Berhad||3 September 1999||17 September 2002||27 August 2009|
|PNB Property Division||5 October 1999||6 November 2002||10 September 2009|
|PNB ILHAM Resort||29 October 1999||29 October 2006||1 October 2009|
|PNB Perdana Hotel & Suites On The Park
||-||3 November 2006||7 October 2009|
This Malaysian Standard was developed by the Technical Committee on Management Systems from Islamic Perspectives under the authority of the Industry Standards Committee on Halal Standards. It aims at ensuring that organizations are managed in accordance with the principles and practice of the quality management system from Islamic perspectives. In addition to the existing ISO 9001, Shariah requirements are being incorporated.
PNB Perdana Hotel & Suites On The Park and PNB ILHAM Resort have successfully obtained and maintained their MS 1900:2005 certification since 10 October 2008 and 1 October 2010, respectively. With the certification, PNB Perdana Hotel & Suites On The Park and PNB ILHAM Resort gives assurance to provide hospitality services that are in accordance with Shariah requirements such as halal kitchen and restaurant, clean apartments, and efficient and reliable customer service.