Eastspring Investments Islamic Small-cap Fund

For investors who seek regular income distribution through a 5-year close-ended bond fund which invests in local and/or foreign bonds.

Fund objective

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The Fund seeks to provide capital appreciation by investing in small market capitalisation Shariah-compliant securities of companies with growth potential.

Fund information

Lipper rating

Total Return
Consistent Return

  • MYR 0.6515
    NAV as of 2024/07/15
  • MYR 0.0048
    Daily $ Change
  • 0.74%
    Daily % Change
Fund Type / Fund Category Growth / Equity (small-cap Shariah)
Sales Charge:
- Direct Investments

Up to 5.26% of the NAV per unit
Annual Management Fee up to 1.50%
Annual Trustee Fee up to 0.065% of the NAV per annum, subject to a minimum of RM15,000 per annum
Income Distribution Policy Incidental
Risk Profile Aggressive

External Fund Manager

Eastspring Al-Wara' Investments Berhad (Eastspring Al-Wara’) is an Islamic investment management company managing assets for pension funds, institutional investors as well as onshore and offshore mandates.

Eastspring Al-Wara’ is part of the Prudential Group. The ultimate parent company of the Prudential Group is Prudential plc whose shares are listed on the London, New York, Hong Kong and Singapore stock exchanges.

Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Eastspring Al-Wara’ is responsible for providing innovative Shariah investment solutions and target the rapidly growing Shariah institutional asset management market alongside Malaysia’s plans to expand its position as a leading international Islamic Finance Centre.

As of March 2024, the company manages more than RM9.1 billion of Shariah compliant assets.

Eastspring Al-Wara’ is also part of the Malaysian International Islamic Financial Centre community, which focuses on supporting the development of the Malaysian Islamic capital market and positioning Malaysia as one of the leading global hub for Islamic finance.


Fund composition

Asset Allocations (%)

as of 31-May-2024

Top Holdings(%)

as of 31-May-2024

Fund performance



1M 6M 1Y 3Y 5Y YTD Since Inception
Bid-bid 4.23% 20.34% 27.05% 19.33% 30.92% 19.26% 24.79%
Benchmark 4.44% 16.42% 27.58% 13.22% 47.03% 14.68% 5.91%

Returns (%) as of 31-May-2024

Historical Distribution

Declaration date Gross distribution
Type of distribution Nett distribution
Nett distribution yield
2020/12/22 0.0112 Income (100%) 0.0112 2.04%

Historical Distribution as of 02-Jul-2024


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Based on the Fund’s portfolio returns as at 31 May 2024, the Volatility Factor (VF) for this Fund is 9.9 and is classified as “Moderate” (Source: Lipper). “Moderate” generally includes funds with VF that are higher than 8.515 but not more than 11.01. The VF means that there is a possibility for the Fund in generating an upside return or downside return around this VF. The Volatility Class (VC) is assigned by Lipper based on quintile ranks of VF for qualified funds. VF is subject to monthly revision. The VF for the Fund may be higher or lower than the VC, depending on the market conditions. The Fund’s portfolio may have changed since this date and there is no guarantee that the Fund will continue to have the same VF or VC in the future. Presently, only funds launched in the market for at least 36 months will display the VF and its VC.

Investors are advised to read and understand the contents of the Eastspring Investments Islamic Small-cap Fund (”Fund”) Prospectus dated 25 May 2017, the Fund's First Supplementary Prospectus dated 31 October 2018, the Fund's Second Supplementary Prospectus dated 2 January 2019, the Fund's Third Supplementary Prospectus dated 1 August 2019, the Fund's Fourth Supplementary Prospectus dated 30 September 2022, the Fund's Fifth Supplementary Prospectus dated 1 February 2023, the Fund's Sixth Supplementary Prospectus dated 2 February 2024 (collectively, the ”Prospectuses”) and the Fund’s Product Highlights Sheet (“PHS”) before investing. The Prospectuses and PHS are available at offices of Eastspring Investments Berhad or its authorised distributors and investors have the right to request for a copy of the Prospectuses and PHS.

This advertisement has not been reviewed by the Securities Commission Malaysia ("SC"). The Prospectuses have been registered with the SC who takes no responsibility for its contents. The registration of Prospectuses with the SC does not amount to nor indicate that the SC has recommended or endorsed the product. Units will only be issued upon receipt of the application form accompanying the Prospectuses. Past performance of the Fund is not an indication of the Fund's future performance. Unit prices and distributions payable, if any, may go down as well as up. Where a unit split/distribution is declared, investors are advised that following the issue of additional units/distribution, the Net Asset Value (“NAV”) per unit will be reduced from pre-unit split NAV/cum-distribution NAV to post-unit split NAV/ex-distribution NAV. Where a unit split is declared, investors are advised that the value of their investment in Malaysian Ringgit will remain unchanged after the issue of the additional units.

Investments in the Fund are exposed to equity risk and reclassification of Shariah status risk. Investors are advised to consider these risks and other general risks as elaborated in the Prospectuses, as well as the fees, charges and expenses involved before investing. Investors may also wish to seek advice from a professional adviser before making a commitment to invest in units of any of our funds.

Eastspring Investments ("Eastspring") is an ultimately wholly owned subsidiary of Prudential plc. Prudential plc, is incorporated and registered in England and Wales. Registered office: 1 Angel Court, London EC2R 7AG. Registered number 1397169. Prudential plc is a holding company, some of whose subsidiaries are authorized and regulated, as applicable, by the Hong Kong Insurance Authority and other regulatory authorities. Prudential plc is not affiliated in any manner with Prudential Financial, Inc., a company whose principal place of business is in the United States of America or with the Prudential Assurance Company Limited, a subsidiary of M&G plc. A company incorporated in the United Kingdom.

A Note on Cross Trade Policy

Cross trade is defined as a buy and sell transaction of the same security between two or more clients’ accounts managed by a fund management company. Eastspring Investments Berhad (“Manager”) may conduct cross trades provided the following conditions imposed by the regulators are met: 

  • the cross trade is in the best interests of both clients;
  • the reason for cross trades are documented prior to execution of the trades;
  • the cross trade is executed through a dealer or a financial institution on an arm’s length and fair value basis; and
  • the cross trade transaction is disclosed to both clients.

All cross trades will be executed in accordance with the Manager's policy which is in line with the regulatory requirements. Post transactions, all cross trades will be reviewed by the Manager’s compliance officer and the investment committee. 

Cross trades between (i) the personal account of an employee of the Manager and any clients’ account; (ii) the Manager's proprietary accounts and any clients' account, are strictly prohibited.