Karachi, May 13, 2019 (PPI-OT): VIS Credit Rating Company Limited (VIS) has reaffirmed the Fund Stability Rating (FSR) of Faysal Islamic Savings Growth Fund (FISGF) at ‘A+(f)’ (Single A Plus (f)). The rating of ‘A+’ denotes moderate degree of stability in NAV. Moreover, risk factors may vary with possible changes in the economy. Previous rating action was announced on November 21, 2017.
The rating takes to account the stable risk profile of the fund in accordance with its Investment Policy Statement (IPS). As per policy, all issue/issuer exposures are subject to minimum rating of ‘A’ while weighted average maturity (WAM) and duration of the fund are capped at 4 years and 180 days respectively. During the period under review, the fund has largely maintained exposure in ‘A+’ (~96%) and above rated instruments. Based on the IPS and actual asset allocation, the rating will be constrained by any change in credit quality of the fund’s assets, going forward.
Net assets of the fund amounted to Rs. 1,385.4m (FY18: Rs. 1,013.3m, FY17: Rs. 1,253.8m) at end-April 2019. AUMs of the fund increased to the highest level on a year-on-year basis on account of investments by corporates and parent’s provident fund. Despite growth in fund size, top-10 investor concentration in the fund remains high while quantum of retail investments has slightly improved. Given the credit and liquidity profile of assets, ability to meet redemptions is considered sound.
For more information, contact:
Director Compliance and Rating Analytics,
VIS Credit Rating Company Limited
VIS House, 128/C, 25th Lane off Khayaban-e-Ittehad,
Phase VII, DHA, Karachi, Pakistan
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