Nairobi, January 4, 2016…The Board of Capital Markets Authority (the Authority) has granted approval to Apollo Asset Management Limited to register with the Authority a collective investment scheme known as Apollo Unit Trust Scheme, comprising of six sub-funds.

The Authority noted that approval was granted following the fund manager’s compliance with the requirements under Section 30 of the Capital Markets Act and Regulation 5 of the Capital Markets (Collective Investment Schemes) Regulations, 2001.

Investors can participate in any of the six sub-funds available in the Scheme for a minimum of Kshs10,000. The sub-funds are:- a Money Market Fund, Balanced Fund, an Aggressive Growth Fund, Equity Fund, an East African Fund and a Bond Fund.

In a statement to newsrooms, the Authority said, ‘We have also required Apollo Asset Management Limited to constitute a Shariah Advisory Committee to advise the Trustee of the Unit Fund on compliance with Islamic laws and principles, prior to our consideration for approval of a seventh sub-fund, the Apollo Muslim Compliant Fund’.

The approval brings the number of registered collective investment schemes to 20.


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BACKROUND INFORMATION ON THE CAPITAL MARKETS AUTHORITY

The Capital Markets Authority (CMA) was set up in 1989 as a statutory agency under the Capital Markets Act Cap 485A. It is charged with the prime responsibility of both regulating and developing an orderly, fair and efficient capital markets in Kenya with the view to promoting market integrity and investor confidence.

The regulatory functions of the Authority as provided by the Act and the regulations include; Licensing and supervising all the capital market intermediaries; Ensuring compliance with the legal and regulatory framework by all market participants; Regulating public offers of securities, such as equities and bonds & the issuance of other capital market products such as collective investment schemes; Promoting market development through research on new products and services; Reviewing the legal framework to respond to market dynamics; Promoting investor education and public awareness; and Protecting investors’ interest. For further press information, please contact: Antony Mwangi on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 2264204

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