PNB also announced that with effect from December 31, 2018, Professor Tan Sri Noor Azlan Ghazali will retire from the board of directors of ASNB and PNB Research Institute Sdn Bhd.
From the same date, ASNB board of directors will include Zeti, Abdul Rahman, Mohammad Hussin (ASNB chief executive officer and executive director), Datuk Seri Nik Norzrul Thani Nik Hassan Thani, and Nik Ramlah.
The full task of managing the ASN and ASB was given to ASNB
. At the same time, ASNB
is also responsible for managing other unit trusts such as the Amanah Saham Nasional 3 Imbang (ASN 3 Imbang), Amanah Saham Wawasan 2020 (ASW 2020), Amanah Saham Didik (ASD), Amanah Saham Malaysia (ASM) as well as Amanah Saham Gemilang (ASG) comprising of ASG Pendidikan (Education), ASG Kesihatan (Health) and ASG Persaraan (Retirement) (Yahaya et al., 2009).
HLB and HLISB were appointed agents for ASNB unit trust funds following agreements signed between ASNB and HLISB on Dec 14, 2017, and HLB on Jan 5, 2018.
'Through this strategic collaboration with ASNB, we can now provide a more diversified range of investment offerings that can generate long-term, consistent and competitive returns to our customers,' said HLISB Chairman Datuk Dr Md Hamzah Md Kassim in a joint statement with ASNB today.
In line with their 'Digital at Core' vision, HLB and HLISB would also make online top-up available for ASNB fixed priced funds via Hong Leong Connect and the banks' Internet-banking platform in the near future.
Permodalan Nasional Bhd Group Chairman Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar welcomed the appointments of the two banks as this would enable ASNB to reach out to more customers through the banks' network.
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