JCR-VIS Reaffirms Fund Stability Rating of UBL Money Market Fund
Karachi, December 29, 2017 (PPI-OT):JCR-VIS Credit Rating Company Limited has reaffirmed the Fund Stability Rating (FSR) of UBL Money Market Fund (UMMF) at ‘AA(f)’ (Double A(f)). The previous rating action was announced on December 29, 2016.
UMMF operates as an open-end money market fund with the objective to provide investors exposure to money market instruments with high levels of liquidity. The fund is required to invest in instruments having a minimum rating of AA to ensure sound credit quality of the portfolio. Weighted Average Maturity (WAM) of the fund is capped at 90 days, whilst investment in any asset that has time to maturity in excess of 6 months is not allowed. Given restrictions on WAM, the fund’s exposure to market risk is expected to remain low.
Actual asset allocation of the fund remained in line with the stipulated policy in FY17. Size of the fund declined to Rs. 876m (FY16: Rs. 1.2b) at end-FY17. Given the fund’s asset mix comprising government securities and bank placements, ability to meet redemptions is considered strong.
For more information, contact:
JCR-VIS Credit Rating Company Limited
VIS House, 128/C,
25th Lane off Khayaban-e-Ittehad,
Phase VII, DHA, Karachi