Pakistan Credit Rating Agency assigns Star Rankings to Funds of Alfalah GHP Investment Management Limited

Lahore, November 27, 2013 (PPI-OT): PACRA has assigned rankings to the following funds of Alfalah GHP Investment Management Limited based on performance review for the period ended June 30, 2013 (trailing 12 months for normal star ranking and trailing 36 months for long term star ranking).

       Fund                    Category                   Star Ranking
                                                        Short      Long
                                                        Term       Term
1. Alfalah GHP Alpha Fund    Equity (Open End)            2          1 
2. Alfalah GHP Islamic Fund  Islamic Asset Allocation     3          3 
3. Alfalah GHP Value Fund    Asset Allocation             3          3 
4. IGI Stock Fund            Equity (Open End)            5          4 

The Mutual Fund Performance Ranking (Star Ranking) aims to distinguish funds based on their relative actual performance within a category of similar funds. In measuring performance, PACRA considers absolute monthly return and its variance measured through standard deviation.

The ranking is a pure quantitative measure based on historical returns of a fund relative to other funds, and does not take into account other factors including fund management capability of the asset manager and the quality of risk management systems, controls and processes. Hence, the rankings do not provide any assurance as to future returns of the fund.

For more information, contact:
Hammad Rashid
Analyst
The Pakistan Credit Rating Agency Limited (PACRA)
Awami Complex, FB1, Usman Block New Garden Town,
Lahore – Pakistan
Tel: +9242 586 9504 -6
Fax: +9242 583 0425
Email: hammad.rashid@pacra.com
Web: www.pacra.com

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