Press Release

JCR-VIS Assigns Star Rankings to Open-End Stock Funds
 

Karachi, August 24, 2015: JCR-VIS Credit Rating Company Limited (JCR-VIS) has assessed the fund performance rankings of open-end stock funds for the one, three and five year periods ended June 30, 2015. This peer group includes only those funds having fund size of less than Rupees one billion as of June 30, 2015. 3-year and 5-year rankings are based on weighted average performance over the performance horizon and only include those funds which have completed the full term. Following are the star rankings for period ended June 30, 2015:

CATEGORY: OPEN-END STOCK FUNDS < Rs. 1b in SIZE
PERFORMANCE PERIOD: 1, 3 & 5 YEARS

RANKINGS:
Askari Equity Fund
1-year ranking: MFR 3-Star (Previous – N/A)
3-year ranking: MFR 2-Star (Previous – N/A)

The above peer group also includes the following funds:

Alfalah GHP Alpha Fund, Crosby Dragon Fund, First Habib Stock Fund, JS Large Cap Fund, JS Value Fund, PICIC Stock Fund and MCB Pakistan Islamic Stock Fund (Formerly : Pakistan Strategic Allocation Fund).
Peer group does not included JS Value Fund in the 3-year and 5-year weighted average ranking.

JCR-VIS star rankings present only comparative performance within a peer group based on historical risk adjusted returns and do not provide assurance of future returns.

For further information on this ranking announcement, please contact Mr. M. Bilal Aftab (Ext: 408) or Ms. Sobia Maqbool, CFA (Ext: 604) at 35311861-71 or fax to 35311872-3.



Jamal Abbas Zaidi
Deputy CEO

Applicable Criteria: Methodology Update: Explaining The Stars (December 2013)

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