Asset Management

CIMB Islamic's asset management franchise provides investment management expertise in equities, sukuk, money markets, private equity, venture capital, infrastructure investments and property funds as well as customised portfolio mandates to high net worth investors, large corporations, family offices, financial institutions, sovereign wealth funds and government entities. We offer a comprehensive range of unit trust funds, wealth management and private retirement solutions to our customers coupled with customised portfolio mandates, offering flexibility and choice, in a Shariah-compliant structure.

We have full-fledged offices in four ASEAN countries, namely Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand. CIMB-Principal has an integrated regional platform and pursues a multi-local strategy to deliver growth in-line with the development of the industry.

This undertaking is in partnership with the Principal Financial Group, a Fortune 500 global financial company listed on the NYSE. Our investment management services are made available to all retail and institutional investors via,

CIMB-Principal Islamic Asset Management Sdn Bhd (CIMB-Principal Islamic)

CIMB-Principal Islamic is committed to be the most valued global Islamic asset management company. Its holistic Islamic asset management strategy encompasses end-to-end processes that are in accordance with Shariah principles, global and industry regulations. CIMB-Principal Islamic is the natural choice for institutional investors who are looking for a Shariah-compliant investment option to deliver consistently across the regions. CIMB-Principal Islamic focuses on four Shariah-compliant core capabilities namely, Global Sukuk, Global & Regional Equities, Global Emerging Markets, Asia Pacific ex-Japan and ASEAN Equities.

Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, CIMB-Principal Islamic is strategically located in the world’s first country to be equipped with a complete Islamic financial operating system. This environment empowers CIMB-Principal Islamic to be highly effective through the full leverage on Malaysia’s comprehensive Islamic financial infrastructure and its global regulatory, legal and Shariah best practices platform.

Private Markets

We offer the sophisticated investors opportunities to invest in private investment vehicles depending on their investment preference. Our multi-asset platform enables customers to gain exposure in alternative strategies such as private equity, real estate, infrastructure and special situations.

A.     Private Equity

i. CIMB National Equity Fund Ltd. P.

  • An outsourced partner of Ekuiti Nasional Berhad (“Ekuinas”), a Malaysian government-linked initiative to enhance Bumiputra corporate ownership through private equity
  • Seeks to invest in significant minority stakes or in majority deals in Shariah-compliant industries like manufacturing, general services and retail

ii. Bangsar Capital Holdings (L) Limited

  • A joint venture with HLFG Principal Investments (L) Limited, a subsidiary of Hong Leong Financial Group Berhad (“HLFG”)
  • Identifies opportunistic and tactical mandates focusing on high-yield / structured investments primarily in Southeast Asia, with a particular focus on Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore


B.     Real Estate
Real estate investment strategies focusing on development and grade A assets in Southeast Asia and Australasia

i. CIMB-Mapletree Management Sdn. Bhd.

  • A joint venture with Mapletree Capital Management Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of Mapletree Investments Pte. Ltd. of Singapore
  • Pursues development opportunities in Malaysian property assets

ii. CIMB-TrustCapital Advisors Singapore Pte.Ltd.

  • A joint venture with TrustCapital Advisors Pte. Ltd. of Singapore
  • Targets investments in grade A office buildings in Australia and New Zealand


C.     Infrastructure
Infrastructure strategies focusing on operating assets with stable and predictable cash flows in Asia

i. Capital Advisors Partners Asia Pte. Ltd. (“CapAsia”)

  • A joint venture with TRG Management LP (also known as The Rohatyn Group or “TRG”) of the United States of America
  • Focuses on private equity investments in the infrastructure sectors in Southeast Asia and Central Asia
CIMB Group
Corporate Snapshot (Figures as at 31 March 2019)
Total Assets:
RM 549.7 billion
Total Funds Under Management:
RM 87.4 billion
Global Markets:*

Total Shareholders' Funds:
RM 52.8 billion
Staff Strength: