PACRA Maintains Asset Manager Rating of First Capital Investments Limited
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The rating recognizes the company's adequately experienced management team and satisfactory structured investment process in line with limited scale of operations. The rating incorporates management's concerted efforts towards sustaining its operations actively while making strides towards expansion of AUMs and fund slate (currently managing one fund only). The successful execution of business plan with the appointment of new CEO would remain imperative in strengthening the company's position in the domestic AMC indusrty. Furthermore, the company intends to start new venture; applied for a REIT License. This envisages the company's intention to take benefit from the expertise of company's sponsor in the real estate business.
The rating remains dependent on achieving sizeable growth in AUMs while diversifying the fund slate. Meanwhile, upholding high governance standards and exercising vigilance with reference to the control environment is crucial. Continued demonstration of good performance by the fund is critical.
FCIL commenced operations in 1995. FCIL is sponsored by First Capital Securities Corporation Limited (FCSC) the holding company of First Capital group with 87% shareholding. Mr. Sulaiman Ahmed Said AlHoqani - An Omani Investor - holds a strategic stake of 9.2% in FCIL and major shareholder in FCSC. Mr Sulaiman passed away on 9th of January, 2016. The family will legally nominate his representatives who will manage the assets of Mr. Suleiman in Pakistan. FCIL is currently managing one openend, equity fund namely First Capital Mutual Fund (FCMF) with assets under management of PKR 226mln at end Mar17.
The Board of Directors comprises four members, including the CEO. The remaining two
members including the chairman are independent. During the year Syed Nadeem Hussain has been appointed as the new Chairman of the board. He is a distinguished individual in financial industry, with acknowledged achievements in digital space. Mr. Imran Hafeez was appointed as the new CEO of FCIL in Sep16.