The following parties have been engaged by Nomura Asset Management Malaysia Sdn Bhd (“NAMM”) to carry out various outsourced functions in relation to the management of unit trust funds

Deutsche Trustees Malaysia Berhad (“DTMB”) – Fund Valuation and Fund Accounting Agency Functions

DTMB commenced business in May 2007 and is a trust company under the Trust Companies Act 1949, with its business address at Level 20, Menara IMC, 8 Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur. DTMB is the appointed fund valuation and fund accounting agent for unit trust funds managed by NAMM.

KFin Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (formerly known as Karvy Fintech (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd) – Registrar and Transfer Agency Functions

Karvy is the appointed registrar and transfer agent for the unit trust funds managed by NAMM. Karvy has been offering registrar and transfer agency services in Malaysia since 2016 and has its business address at Suite 16.01, Level 16 Menara IMC, 8 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur. As the appointed registrar and transfer agent, Karvy maintains the register of Unit Holders, records subscription, redemption, switching and transfer of units related transactions, amongst other matters.

Shariah Advisors

Nomura Asset Management Malaysia Sdn Bhd has appointed ZICO Shariah Advisory Services Sdn Bhd (“ZICO Shariah”) as Shariah Advisor for the unit trust funds it manages.   ZICO Shariah is a Shariah advisory service provider that offers a full suite of services ranging from Islamic finance to family matters. The team members of ZICO Shariah possess Shariah, finance, business and legal qualifications and over a decade of experience in structuring, drafting, advisory and consultation work in relation to Islamic finance.

ZICO Shariah is a Shariah advisory and audit firm licensed by the Securities Commission of Malaysia and approved by the Central Bank of Malaysia. Its Shariah advisory experience include:

  • Providing Shariah advisory services on a retainer basis to a local Unit Trust Management Company in relation to all its 56 Islamic unit trust funds with a total NAV of more than RM20 billion;
  • Providing Shariah and legal advice to a sovereign pension fundon an ongoing 3-year engagement to advise on the setting up and operationalization of a Shariah compliant retirement savings scheme which is the first in the world to be established by a sovereign pension fund;
  • Conducting Shariah review and audit for various Islamic financial institutions

Dr. Aida Othman (The designated persons responsible for Shariah matters relating to the Nomura i-Cash Fund)

Dr. Aida Othman is a Partner at Zaid Ibrahim & Co. She is also a Director with ZICO Shariah. Dr. Aida advises on Islamic banking and finance transactions and documentation; in particular, she has advised on Shariah compliance issues, structured Islamic products, Islamic financing documentation, sukuk issuance, takaful, regulatory framework for Islamic financial services, Islamic wealth management, Islamic private equity and unit trust funds.

Dr. Aida holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Comparative Law & Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard University, United States of America. She also obtained her Masters of Law from Cambridge University, United Kingdom and Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) and Bachelor of Islamic Law (Syariah) (First Class Honours) from International Islamic University, Malaysia.


Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd (“NAM”) – Fund Administration

NAM was established in 1959, specialising in investment trust management business and institutional investment management business. NAM is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nomura Holdings, Inc. and is the core brand within the group’s Investment Management Division.

Tricor Business Intelligence & Solutions Sdn Bhd – Accounting and Payroll

Tricor Business Services Sdn. Bhd. was established in Malaysia, on June 1999. The company provides accounting and payroll service to NAMM and NIAM.

Tricor Corporate Services Sdn Bhd – Company Secretarial

Tricor Corporate Services Sdn Bhd was established in Malaysia, on July 2007. The company provides company secretarial service to NAMM and NIAM.

CIMB Commerce Trustee Berhad – Fund Accounting & Valuation

CIMB Commerce Trustee Berhad was incorporated on 25 August 1994 and registered as a trust company under the Trust Companies Act, 1949 and having its registered office at Level 13, Menara CIMB, Jalan Stesen Sentral 2, Kuala Lumpur Sentral 50470, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Trustee is qualified to act as a trustee for collective investment schemes approved under the Capital Markets and Services Act 2007.

Nomura Asset Management Singapore Limited (“NAMS”) – IT Services and Reporting Function

NAMS operates as an investment management firm. The Company offers asset management, investment banking, commodity trading, and advisory services. NAMS is a wholly owned subsidiary of NAM.

Nomura Singapore Limited (“Nomura Singapore”) – Internal Audit

Nomura Singapore was incorporated in Singapore in 1972. Nomura Singapore provides a full range of services to both institutional and private clients.

Nomura Asset Management U.K. Ltd. (“NAMUK”) – Investment Manager of Target Funds

NAMUK is the investment manager for Nomura Global Sustainable Equity Fund, Nomura High Conviction Fund, and Nomura Global Dynamic Bond Fund (through target fund), with total AUM of MYR30.45million as of 31 December 2022. NAMUK was incorporated in England in 1984 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd., Tokyo. NAMUK has a long established reputation for the management of Far Eastern equities including the emerging markets in the region. NAMUK is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom.