Sabah has among highest number of ASNB
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah has among the highest number of Amanah Saham Nasional Bhd (ASNB) account holders, with over 14.75 billion units owned by more than 1.2 million unitholders.
Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman said this showed Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB), the country's biggest fund manager, had succeeded in changing the people's perception of the investment world especially investing in unit trust schemes.
"Their substantive investments showed Sabahans have realised the importance of investing for the future. Seeing this positive development, I'm confident that Sabahans will support new unit trust schemes introduced by ASNB," he said when launching the state-level hereditary property planning and management service.
The launch here is the first before being held in Pahang, Sarawak, Melaka and Kedah.
Musa said hereditary property management service was important for the benefit of the future generation to plan and manage their hereditary properties.
Earlier, PNB chairman Tun Ahmad Sarji Abdul Hamid said Sabah was in the fifth spot in terms of investments and in fourth placing in the number of account holders.
As of August, 11.61 million ASNB account holders have bought 169.83 billion units, he said.
Meanwhile, Amanah Mutual Berhad (AMB), a wholly-owned subsidiary of ASNB, has sold over 2.68 billion units to 55,000 account holders.
"Overall, units being managed by PNB through ASNB and AMB totalled 172.51 billion," he said.
Ahmad Sarji said 83 per cent of the investments managed by PNB through ASNB and PMB were owned by Bumiputeras and 17 per cent by non-Bumiputeras.
"In terms of account holders, 89 per cent are Bumiputeras and 11 per cent non-Bumiputeras," he added.-- Bernama