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Awards and Recognition

We aim to foster a world where financial security is accessible by all. These are our accomplishments as a Global Leader in Investment Management and Total Retirement Solutions.

2024 Awards

iFast Awards 2024
  • Top Fund House 2023: Principal Asset Management Berhad First place
  • Best Selling Private Retirement Scheme (PRS) 2023: Principal PRS Plus Asia Pacific Ex Japan Equity - Class C First place
  • Best-selling unit trust 2023: Principal Greater China Equity fund-MYR Second place.
     
World Business Annual Awards 2024
  • Best Investment Management and Solutions Provider Malaysia 2024 
  • Best Institutional House Malaysia 2024 
  • Asset Management CEO (Munirah Khairuddin) of the Year Malaysia 2024
Asia Asset Management’s 2024 Best of the Best Awards
  • Best of the Best Performance Awards: China A-Share Equity (3 years) – Principal China Direct Opportunities Fund (Class MYR)
  • Best of the Best Country Awards: Best Institutional House – Malaysia 
     
2024 Global Banking & Finance Awards®
  • Asset Management CEO of the Year Malaysia 2024 - Munirah Khairuddin
  • Asset Management Company of the Year Malaysia 2024
     

2023 Awards

The Edge ESG Awards 2023
  • Best Impact – Climate Action, Gold for Principal Asia Pacific Renewables Fund
Wealth & Finance Fund Awards 2023
  • Best Open-Ended ASEAN Equity Fund (Since Inception): Principal FTSE ASEAN 40 Malaysia ETF
Asia Asset Management Best of the Best Awards 2023
  • 2023 Best of the Best Performance Awards: Asia Pacific Equity ex-Japan (10 Years) - Principal Greater China Equity Fund
Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards 2023
  • Principal Asia Titans: The best Equity Asia-Pacific ex-Japan fund in 10 years in the Malaysia (Provident) universe
  • Principal Global Titans MYR: The best Equity Global fund in 5 years in the Malaysia (conventional) universe
  • Principal Islamic Asia Pacific Dynamic Equity: The best Equity Asia-Pacific ex-Japan fund in 3,5 & 10 years in the Malaysia (Islamic) universe
iFast Awards Night 2023
  • Top Fund House 2022,
  • Best Selling Unit Trust 2022
  • Best Selling Private Retirement Scheme (PRS) 2022
14th Annual Alpha Southeast Asia Fund Management Awards 2023
  • Best Online & Mobile Platform (Asset Manager)
  • Best Absolute Return Strategy
  • Best Fund Manager for Pension Mandates
FSMONE Recommended Unit Trust Awards 2023/24
  • Investors’ Choice Fund House of the Year 2023
  • Core Equity – Asia ex-Japan (Principal Asia Pacific Dynamic Income Fund)
  • Core Equity -  Asia ex-Japan Islamic (Principal Islamic Asia Pacific Dynamic Equity Fund)
  • Balanced-Asia ex-Japan (Principal Asia Pacific Dynamic Mixed Asset Fund)
  • Sub Regional Equity – ASEAN (Principal ASEAN Dynamic Fund)
  • Sub-Regional Equity-Greater China (Principal Greater China Equity Fund)
  • Private Retirement Scheme-Moderate (Principal PRS Plus Moderate)  
2023 International Finance’s Financial Awards.
  • Best Asset Management Company - Malaysia 2023 
2023 International Finance’s Leadership Awards.
  • Best Asset Management CEO for Malaysia 2023 - Ms. Munirah Khairuddin

2022 Awards

Asia Asset Management Best of the Best Awards 2022
  • Greater China Equity (10 Years) - Principal Greater China Equity Fund
Global Business Magazine Awards 2022
  • Best Asset Management CEO Malaysia - Munirah Khairuddin
  • Best Fixed Income Fund Malaysia - Principal Islamic Money Market Fund
  • Best Islamic Equity Fund Malaysia - Principal Islamic Asia Pacific Dynamic Equity Fund
  • Fastest Growing Equity Fund Malaysia - Principal Global Titans Fund
International Business Magazine Awards 2022
  • Best Asset Manager Malaysia 2022
  • Best Equity Fund Manager Malaysia 2022
Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards 2022
  • Malaysia Islamic Funds Awards - Best Equity Asia Pacific ex Japan fund over 3, 5 and 10 years (Principal Islamic Asia Pacific Dynamic Equity Fund)
  • Malaysia Pension Funds Awards - Best Equity Asia Pacific ex Japan fund over 10 years (Principal Asia Titans Fund)
World Business Outlook Awards 2022
  • Best Online & Mobile Platform (Asset Manager) Malaysia 2022 
  • Most Innovative Real Life Solutions Provider Malaysia 2022 (Corporate Cash Management Unit CCMU) 
  • CEO of the Year in Financial Investment Management Malaysia 2022 (Mrs. Munirah Khairuddin)
Growing PRS Together 2021 - Recognising Excellence Awards
  • PRS Active Members Corporation
Top Achiever
  • PRS Online Transactions
Top Achiever
  • PRS Active Corporation
1st Runner Up
  • PRS Online Contributions
1st Runner Up
  • PRS Youth
1st Runner Up
  • PRS Youth Contributions
1st Runner Up
  • PRS AUM Growth MYR
2nd Runner Up
  • PRS Individual Top Up
2nd Runner Up
  • PRS Individual Top Up Contributions
2nd Runner Up

 

iFast Awards Night 2022

Best Selling Unit Trust 2021

  • 1st place for Principal Greater China Equity Fund – MYR 
  • 2nd place for Principal Asia Pacific Dynamic Income Fund – MYR 
     

Best Selling Private Retirement Scheme (PRS) 2021

  • 1st place for Principal PRS Plus Asia Pacific Ex Japan Equity – Class C
     

Top Fund House 2021

  • 1st place for Principal Asset Management Berhad
Alpha Southeast Asia’s 13th Annual Best Fund Management Awards 2022
  • Best Online & Mobile Platform (Asset Manager)
  • Best Fund with the optimal Sharpe ratio 
  • Best Absolute Return Strategy
     
The Asset Triple A Sustainable Investing Awards 2022
  • ESG Asset Management Company of the Year-Highly Commended (Malaysia)
The Asset Triple Islamic Finance Awards 2022
  • Best Structured Financing – Malaysia
Asset Benchmark Research Asian Local Currency Bond Benchmark Review 2022
  • Top Investment House, Asset Manager- Highly Commended (Malaysia)
The Edge's inaugural ESG Awards 2022
  • Funds Category - Best Overall Winner (Silver) Principal Global Sustainable Growth Fund USD
  • Funds Category - Best Fund on Asset Class  - Equity (Silver)Principal Global Sustainable Growth Fund USD

2021 Awards

2021 Global Banking & Finance Awards®
  • Asset Management CEO of the Year Malaysia 2021 – Munirah Khairuddin
  • Asset Management Company of the Year Malaysia 2021
  • Fund Distribution Network Provider of the Year Malaysia 2021
  • Pension Fund Provider Malaysia 2021
  • Best Pension Fund Manager Malaysia 2021
World Business Outlook Annual Awards 2021

Best Online & Mobile Platform (Asset Manager) Malaysia 2021.

Global Business Outlook Awards 2021

Most Innovative New Money Market Fund – Principal e-Cash Fund

Alpha Southeast Asia awards 2021

Principal once again has been recognized for the Annual Alpha Southeast Asia Awards and this year, we’ve won 3 awards:

  1. Best Online & Mobile Platform (Asset Manager)
  2. Best Fund with the optimal Sharpe ratio
  3. Best Fund Manager for Pension Mandates & Private Retirement Schemes
Malaysia Technology Excellence Awards 2021

Winner of Fintech-Human Resources Technology Award.

Refinitiv Lipper Awards 2021

Principal Asia Titans Fund has been recognised by Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards 2021 in the Equity Asia Pacific ex Japan – Provident (10 years) category. 

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MDRT 2021 achievers

Congratulations on your outstanding achievement for the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) membership, an internationally recognized accolade, for standard of excellence in financial services business and life insurance.

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HR Excellence Awards 2020

Human Resources Online.net presented Principal the Gold Award in HR Innovation category for the HR Excellence Award for Year 2020. This award is bestowed upon us for our 3 key initiatives: Selfdrvn, Modernization of Benefits journey by introducing Flex Benefit plan, and HR chatbot which was developed on the Principal Passport SEA platform.

2020 Awards

EPF 2019 External Fund Manager Awards
  • Best International Equity Fund Manager
  • Best 3-Year ROI International Equity Fund Manager
  • Best Domestic Sukuk Fund Manager
  • Best 3-Year ROI Domestic Sukuk Fund Manage
Lipper Fund Awards from Refinitiv 2020

Equity Asia Pacific ex Japan - Provident (10 years)

Morningstar Award 2020 Malaysia

Best Malaysia Large-Cap Equity (Syariah) Fund

Fundsupermart’s Recommended Unit Trusts 2020/21

Recommended Unit Trusts 2020/21. Our funds are listed as “top picks” by FundSuperMart under their Recommended Unit Trusts 2020/21 Awards winners: 

  • Principal Global Titans 
  • Principal Asia Pacific Dynamic Income USD
  • Principal Asia Pacific Dynamic Income MYR
  • Principal Asia Pacific Dynamic Income SGD
  • Principal Islamic Asia Pacific Dynamic Equity 
  • Principal Greater China MYR
  • Principal Islamic Small Cap MYR
  • Principal PRS Plus Conservative Class C
  • Principal PRS Plus Moderate Class C
Annual Alpha Southeast Asia Fund Management Awards 2020

Best Asset Manager (Money Market & Balanced funds) & Best Absolute Return Strategy (Alpha Southeast Asia Fund Management Awards 2020)

Private Pension Administration (PPA)

Growing PRS Together 2019

  • PRS Online Enrolment – Top Achiever
  • PRS Online Top Up – Top Achiever
  • PRS Active Corporation – 1st Runner Up
  • PRS Individual Top Up – 1st Runner Up
  • PRS Youth – 1st Runner Up
  • PRS Annual Contribution 1st Runner Up
  • PRS Member Growth – 2nd Runner Up
  • PRS AUM Growth – 2nd Runner Up

2019 Awards

Lipper Fund Awards from Refinitiv 2019
  • Equity Global - Malaysia Pension, 5 years
  • Equity Asia Pacific ex Japan - Malaysia Pension, 10 years
Fundsupermart’s Recommended Unit Trusts 2018/19

Recommended Unit Trusts 2018/19. In recognition of the funds’ magnitude of performance as well as the consistency of returns.

  • Private Retirement Scheme; CIMB-Principal PRS Conservative & CIMB-Principal PRS Plus Growth
  • Developed Markets; CIMB-Principal Global Titans Fund
  • Sub Regional Equity; CIMB-Principal Greater China Equity Fund
  • Asia ex-Japan; CIMB-Principal Asia Pacific Dynamic Income Fund
  • Asia ex-Japan; CIMB-Principal Islamic Asia Pacific Equity Fund
Asia Asset Management 2019
  • Best Asset Management House in ASEAN
  • Fund Launch of the Year (Malaysia) for CIMB-Principal Direct Opportunities Fund

2018 Awards

The Edge | Thomson Reuters Lipper Malaysia Fund Awards 2018
  • Best Fund Over 5 Years, Equity Global - Malaysia (CIMB-Principal Global Titans Fund)
  • Best Fund Over 5 Years, Equity Asia Pacific ex Japan - Malaysia (CIMB-Principal Asian Equity Fund)
  • Best Fund Over 5 Years, Equity Asia Pacific ex Japan - Malaysia (CIMB Islamic Asia Pacific Equity Fund)
  • Best Fund Over 5 Years, Equity Malaysia Diversified - Malaysia (CIMB-Principal Equity Growth & Income Fund)
  • Best Fund Over 5 Years, Mixed Asset MYR Balance - Malaysia (CIMB-Principal Income Plus Balance)
  • Best Fund Over 3 Years, Equity Global - Malaysia (CIMB-Principal Global Titans)
Asset Asian Awards 2018
  • Best Wealth Manager, Malaysia
Fundsupermart’s Recommended Fund Awards 2017/18
  • Best Equity, Developed Markets: CIMB-Principal Global Titans Fund
  • Best Equity, Asia Pacific ex Japan: CIMB-Principal Asia Pacific Dynamic Income Fund
  • Best Equity, Asia Pacific ex Japan (Islamic): CIMB Islamic Asia Pacific Equity Fund
  • Best Sub Regional Equity, Greater China: CIMB-Principal Greater China Equity Fund

2017 Awards

The EPF External Portfolio Managers Awards 2017
  • Best Global Bond Portfolio Manager
AsianInvestor Asset Management Awards 2017
  • Fund House of the Year - Malaysia
The Edge | Thomson Reuters Lipper Malaysia Fund Awards 2017
  • Best Equity Asia Pacific Ex-Japan – Malaysia Islamic, 5 years - CIMB Islamic Asia Pacific Equity Fund
  • Best Equity Asia Pacific Ex-Japan – Malaysia Provident, 5 years - CIMB-Principal Asian Equity Fund
  • Best Equity Global – Malaysia Provident, 3 years - CIMB-Principal Global Titans Fund
  • Best Equity Global – Malaysia Provident, 5 years - CIMB-Principal Global Titans Fund
2017 Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund Award Global Islamic
  • Best Fund Over 5 Years – Equity Asia Pacific Ex-Japan - CIMB Islamic Asia Pacific Equity Fund

2016 Awards

Best Fund Over 5 Years – Equity Asia Pacific Ex-Japan - CIMB Islamic Asia Pacific Equity Fund
  • Best Performing Fund Over 3 Years - Equity Asia Pacific Ex Japan - CIMB Islamic Asia Pacific Equity Fund
AsianInvestor Asset Management Awards 2016
  • Best Fund House in Malaysia
The Edge | Thompson Reuters Lipper Malaysia Fund Awards 2016
  • Best Overall Group
Morningstar Award 2016 Malaysia for Best Performing Funds
  • CIMB-Principal Asia Pacific Dynamic Income Fund(Award:Equity Asia Pacific Ex Japan, Award Period: 3)
  • CIMB-Principal Global Titans Fund (Award: Equity Global, Award Period: 3)
  • CIMB-Principal Global Titans Fund (Award: Equity Global, Award Period: 5)
  • CIMB-Principal Asian Equity Fund (Award:Equity Asia Pacific Ex Japan, Award Period: 5)
  • CIMB Islamic Asia Pacific Equity Fund (Award: Equity Asia Pacific Ex Japan-Malaysia Islamic, Award Period: 3)
Asia Asset Management Best of the Best Awards 2016
  • Best Asia-Pacific Equity Fund - CIMB-Principal Asia Pacific Dynamic Income Fund
The Asset Triple A Asset Servicing, Investor and Fund Management Awards 2016
  • Malaysia, CEO of the Year: Munirah Khairuddin's overall achievement, in particular market leadership over a rolling 2-year period
  • Fund Management Company of the Year, Malaysia
Alpha Southeast Asia 10th Annual Best Financial Institution Awards in Southeast Asia
  • Best Asset & Fund Manager (2007-2016) in Malaysia
Fundsupermart’s Recommended Unit Trusts 2016/17
  • Developed MarketsCIMB-Principal Global Titans Fund
  • Asia ex-Japan - CIMB-Principal Asia Pacific Dynamic Income Fund
  • Asia ex-Japan (Islamic) - CIMB Islamic Asia Pacific Equity Fund
  • Sub Regional Equity- Greater China - CIMB-Principal Greater China Equity Fund