JCR-VIS Reaffirms Fund Stability Rating of HBL Islamic Income Fund

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

During the ongoing year, PICIC Islamic Income Fund (PICIC IIF) was renamed to HBL Islamic Income Fund (HBL IIF) as a part of rebranding post the amalgamation of PICIC Asset Management Company into HBL Asset Management Limited. Actual asset allocation was in alignment with the fund’s policy guidelines. During the year, average asset allocation was inclined towards bank deposits and Corporate Sukuks, thereby lowering liquidity risk. In compliance with its Investment Policy Statement, the fund deployed resources largely in A+ and AA- rated issue/issuer. Market risk is considered manageable on account of lower duration. As at end-June 2017, net assets of the fund significantly increased to Rs. 4.4b (FY16: Rs. 227m).

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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