JCR-VIS Reaffirms Fund Stability Rating of HBL Cash Fund

Karachi, December 29, 2017 (PPI-OT):JCR-VIS Credit Rating Company Limited (JCR-VIS) has reaffirmed the Fund Stability Rating (FSR) of HBL Cash Fund (HCF) at ‘AA(f)’ (Double A (f)). The previous rating action was announced on January 05, 2017.

During the on-going year, PICIC Cash Fund (PICIC CF) was renamed to HBL Cash Fund (HBL CF) as a part of branding post amalgamation of PICIC Asset Management Company into HBL Asset Management Limited. HBL CF is an open-end money market fund designed to invest in low risk portfolio while maintaining high liquidity. Net assets of the fund increased considerably to Rs. 11.7b (FY17: Rs. 5.9b; FY16: Rs. 2.1b) at end-Nov 2017.

As per its Investment Policy Statement (IPS), the fund maintained majority of its assets in AAA rated avenues with credit quality of the fund remaining sound. Over the review period, the fund adhered to the 90 days limit of duration with low market risk. Moreover, granularity of the fund improved on the back of increased retail investments while still remaining on the lower side. The fund, however, can meet redemption requirements given the liquidity profile of assets.

For more information, contact:
JCR-VIS Credit Rating Company Limited
VIS House, 128/C,
25th Lane off Khayaban-e-Ittehad,
Phase VII, DHA, Karachi
Tel: +92-21-35311861-72
Fax: +92-21-35311873
Email: sobia@jcrvis.com.pk

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