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Business 21 Dec 2013 | 12:00 AM

KWAP rising up to the challenge

RISING equity prices is a boon for investors. At Kumpulan Wang Persaraan or KWAP, the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KL Composite Index’s (FBM KLCI) 9.5% gain year-to-date lifted the fund’s asset value to above RM100bil for the first time ever.

Business 21 Dec 2013 | 12:00 AM

Beefing up property assets

KWAP is looking beef up its property portfolio with more office buildings. CEO Wan Kamaruzaman Wan Ahmad said the fund is close to securing its maiden property deal in the heart of Kuala Lumpur that will also house its new headquarters.

Business 08 Nov 2013 | 12:00 AM

Malaysian retirement fund buys 3rd asset in Australia for RM526mil

PETALING JAYA: Retirement Fund Inc (also known as Kumpulan Wang Persaraan Diperbadankan or KWAP), which manages RM98bil worth of assets, has acquired its third commercial property in Australia for A$172mil (RM526mil).

Business 04 Nov 2013 | 12:00 AM

Eurozone whets KWAP appetite

KUALA LUMPUR: As stocks on Bursa Malaysia hit new highs, Retirement Fund Inc (also known as Kumpulan Wang Persaraan Diperbadankan or KWAP), the country’s public pension fund with close to RM100bil in assets, plans to increase investment in European equities to diversify its portfolio.

Business 17 Oct 2013 | 12:00 AM

KWAP to invest in small-cap and medium-cap firms

PETALING JAYA: Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (KWAP) has allocated RM300mil to invest in small-cap and medium-cap companies on Bursa Malaysia and has already identified 30 such companies, its new chief executive officer Wan Kamaruzaman Wan Ahmad said.

Business 02 Oct 2013 | 12:00 AM

AG report: KWAP must invest wisely, EPF shines in real estate

PETALING JAYA: The Auditor-General’s report has recommended that Retirement Fund Inc (KWAP) ensured its investments in equities were done in companies which provided dividends and capital yields.

Nation 01 Oct 2013 | 11:36 AM

Auditor General’s report highlights five general weaknesses

KUALA LUMPUR: The Auditor General's report on seven projects and activities by government statutory bodies highlighted five general weaknesses.

Business 20 Sep 2013 | 12:00 AM

Malaysia's Westports Institutional Offer Oversubscribed (Update)

KUALA LUMPUR: The institutional offer of Malaysia's Westports Holdings Bhd's US$688 million initial share sale has been oversubscribed more than 10 times, according to two people with direct knowledge of the deal.

Business 31 Aug 2013 | 12:00 AM

KWAP expects fund size to hit RM100bil by year-end

KUALA LUMPUR: Retirement Fund Inc (KWAP) anticipates its fund size to grow to RM100bil by the end of this year from RM88.73bil last year.

Business 18 Jul 2013 | 12:00 AM

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