PACRA Maintains Stability Rating of Pak Oman Government Securities Fund
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The primary objective of Pak Oman Government Securities Fund (POGSF) is to provide its unit holders competitive returns from portfolio of investment with low credit risk with maximum possible preservation of capital via investing in Government Securities.
The rating reflects the fund's strong credit quality and a sound liquidity profile emanating from the fund's policy to invest 70% of asset in a mix of short-term and long-term government securities. At end Dec-18, 71% of the fund's exposure was in short term Government securities (T-bills) and the remaining portfolio was invested in TFCs (i.e. 27%) with "A+" and above rated avenues. On average basis, fund’s duration was below 45 days in the last two quarters of CY18. The unit holding pattern of the fund is concentrated with top ten investors representing 100% of the fund's assets, (of which ~99% are owned investments) which exposes the fund to a low level of redemption pressure.
Going forward, the rating remains dependent on maintaining at least 70% allocation towards government securities with portfolio duration not exceeding 2 years.
Pak Oman Asset Management Company Limited was incorporated on July 28, 2006 as a public unlisted company. It is licensed by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan to carry out asset management and investment advisory services under the Non-Banking Finance Companies Regulations. The company is a majority owned subsidiary of Pak Oman Investment Company Limited (97%). The remaining shareholders include Oman International Development Company (1.2%), Bank Muscat (0.6%) and National Logistic Cell (1.2%).
The company’s Board of Directors comprise seven members including the managing director of Pak Oman Investment Company, Mr. Bahauddin Khan. The board’s chairman H.E. Yahya Bin Said Bin Abdullah Al-Jabri is the Minister of the Special Economic Zone Authority at A’Duqum, Sultanate of Oman. The company’s diverse product slate includes eleven open-end funds as at Feb'19 belonging to all major categories. Pak Oman has four open-end funds under its name, while seven open-end funds belonged to Askari Investment Management Limited which were acquired by Pak Oman Asset Management Company.