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AIA Shariah Global Diversified Fund is Singapore’s first Shariah Balanced ILP fund

AIA Singapore has launched a Singapore-denominated AIA Shariah Global Diversified Fund on 7 June 2022. It will be available through AIA’s investment-link plans including the AIA Pro AchieverAIA Pro Achiever 2.0AIA Pro Lifetime ProtectorAIA Pro Lifetime Protector (II) and AIA Invest Easy (Cash / Supplementary Retirement Scheme (SRS). Existing customers of these plans may perform a fund switch or a top-up into this fund. 

Shariah-compliant funds exclude interest-bearing instruments and industries and businesses whose underlying activities are involved in any non-halal items such as gambling, alcohol, tobacco, pork and adult entertainment to name a few.

This Singapore dollar denominated ILP sub-fund is a diversified portfolio of global Shariah-compliant equities and Sukuk backed by the expertise of award-winning fund management house Franklin Templeton. The asset allocation of the ILP sub-fund includes:

Managed by AIA Investments, the ILP sub-fund will tap into the growth potential of the Islamic finance industry which is projected to rise to US$4.94 trillion in 2025, a significantly upward trajectory of more than 46% from US$3.374 trillion in 2020.

“AIA Singapore is thrilled to be Singapore’s first insurer to be launching the Shariah Balanced ILP fund to meet the increasing demand amongst Muslim consumers here where such investment options are limited. The overlap between Shariah-compliant finance and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles will also see non-Muslim consumers interested in the fund to maximise capital growth while investing responsibly,”

Liu Chun Yen, Chief Investment Officer, AIA Singapore.
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