Nor Azamin Salleh

Maybank's Islamic asset management unit launched

Malaysia's Malayan Banking (Maybank) has launched an Islamic asset management unit to cater to growing investor appetite for sharia-compliant investment products. Maybank asset management will leverage the Maybank group's network of business lines, which range from consumer banking to Islamic insurance, as well as its geographical presence across Asia. It aims to launch Asian-themed investment funds using a bottom-up investment strategy, with products to be marketed primarily in Malaysia and Indonesia. Maybank acquired Indonesian asset management firm PT GMT Aset Management, and it will also explore opportunities in the Middle East through Maybank Investment Bank's stake in Saudi Arabia's Anfaal Capital, according to Nor Azamin Salleh, chief executive of Maybank asset management.

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