EPF's outsourced investment assets rose 8% to RM167.63bil in 2021


KUALA LUMPUR: The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) outsourced RM167.63bil of its total investment assets to external fund managers as at Dec 31, 2021, up 8% compared to RM155.18bil at end 2020.

In a statement yesterday, the provident fund said this allocation, invested across both equity and fixed income instruments, represented 16.66% of the EPF’s total investment assets.

EPF chairman Tan Sri Ahmad Badri Mohd Zahir said: “The EPF’s line of external fund managers fared well in 2021 and delivered commendable results that were within the EPF’s objectives and expectations for the year. The fund managers have been instrumental in enhancing the performance of EPF’s assets and as our funds grow, we will continue with this diversification strategy and leverage on their insights and skillsets that complement EPF’s own internal fund management capabilities.”

For the financial year ended 2021, the EPF delivered a dividend rate of 6.10% with a payout of RM50.45bil for Simpanan Konvensional, and a rate of 5.65% with a payout of RM6.27bil for Simpanan Shariah.

Cumulatively, the total payout for 2021 was RM56.72bil.

The EPF also announced the 22 awards presented to the top external fund managers in recognition of their performance in managing EPF’s portfolios in 2021.

The EPF External Fund Managers Awards, which is now in its 20th year, celebrate and recognise the achievement of the EPF’s line of external fund managers on their respective mandates that are assessed based on a set of quantitative metrics.

Below is the list of winners for the EPF External Fund Managers Awards 2021.

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