Media Release July 15, 2019

Deutsche Trustees Malaysia Berhad becomes the first trustee in Malaysia to obtain a Shariah-compliant certification

Deutsche Trustees Malaysia Berhad (‘DTMB’) today announced that it has obtained a Shariah-compliant certification for its Islamic trustee business operations, from Amanie Advisors Sdn. Bhd, a leading Shariah advisory firm.

DTMB’s Islamic assets under management have grown by 68% between 2015 and 2018, and the company remains a key player in the Islamic market in Malaysia, having been appointed as trustee for 13% [1] of the Islamic collective investment schemes in the market.

Richard Lim, Chief Executive Officer of DTMB, said: “We are proud to be the first trustee to receive this certification, which will give investors greater comfort in knowing that our processes for Islamic Funds meet the Shariah-compliant standards set by Amanie Advisors Sdn Bhd. By obtaining this certification, DTMB is well positioned to manage Islamic collective investment schemes looking for fully compliant trusteeship.”

“DTMB’s Shariah-compliant certification represents a significant development in the growing market for Islamic funds issued by Collective Investment Schemes. It is estimated that there the Islamic assets under management rose from RM158.83 billion in 2018 to RM170.07 billion in 2019 [2].”

Deutsche Bank was named Best Islamic Custodian in 2019 in Malaysia – for the third consecutive year, as part of The Asset magazine’s Triple A Islamic Finance awards.

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[1] Source: Securities Commission Malaysia, as of December 2018
[2] Source: Securities Commission Malaysia, as of April 2019


For further information, please contact:

Deutsche Bank AG
Media Relations
Karène Dufour
Phone: +852 2203 7846
E-mail: karene.dufour@db.com


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