Ali Soner Guney; the Fixed Income Fund Manager at NBAD Asset Management Group
The National Bank of Abu Dhabi’s NBAD MENA Bond Fund will pay to its investors a semi-annual distribution equal to 1.75% for USD share class and 1.61% for the AED share class of the Net Asset Value (NAV) per unit of USD 5.0533 and AED 5.0881, being the NAV as at March 27, 2014. Accordingly, each unit in the Fund will receive a dividend pay-out of USD 0.089 for the USD share class and AED 0.082 for the AED share class.
The Fund earned a total interest equivalent to USD 2.119 million for USD share class and AED 948,858 for the AED share class in the period from September 26th, 2013 until March27th, 2014.
Investors who have successfully subscribed into the Fund by March 26th , 2014 will be eligible for dividends. The dividend pay-out method will be based on the pay-out preference each investor in the Fund had selected at the time of subscription. Accordingly, dividend reinvestment will be based on the unit net asset value (NAV) of April 9th, 2014 while dividend pay-out in the form of cash will be paid out within 60 business days from the Ex-Dividend Date of March 31st , 2014.
“2014 started with a positive tone for bond markets. Globally, MENA stands out with its unique value proposition for its unrivalled credit quality coupled with abundant liquidity and the Fund proves to be the pioneer investment vehicle to tap into this opportunity.” says Ali Soner Guney, the Fixed Income Fund Manager at NBAD Asset Management Group.
NBAD’s Asset Management Group named Asset Manager of the Year by the prestigious Global Investor/ISF at their Middle East Summit and Awards 2013. It has also been named the Best Asset Management House 2013 by the International Takaful Award, Best Exchange Traded Fund 2013 and Exchange Traded Fund of 2013 by MENA Fund Manager Performance Awards, and Best Sukuk Fund 2013by Islamic Business & Finance Award.
NBAD’s award-winning Asset Management Group controls assets in excess of AED 7.9 billion, making it one of the largest of its kind in the UAE.