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Agusto & Co. upgrades FCMB’s Legacy Money Market Fund rating to A(f)

Legacy Money Market Fund, a mutual fund managed by FCMB Asset Management (FCMBAM), has received a rating upgrade from A-(f) to A(f) by Agusto & Co, a foremost pan-African rating agency. FCMBAM is the asset management arm of FCMB Group Plc, one of Nigeria’s leading financial institutions.  

Agusto & Co. said: ”Tthe higher rating of A(f) reflects Legacy Money Market Fund’s conservative credit and liquidity profile. Since the launch of the Fund in February 2019, it has maintained good credit quality of underlying investments, with assets held in securities with well rated entities.” 

The Legacy Money Market Fund is a low risk, open-ended, Nigerian Naira-denominated mutual fund that invests in Money Market Instruments. It is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Itsprimary objective is to preserve capital, and its secondary objective is to generate stable income for investors. The Fund’s performance benchmark is the average yield on the 90-day Nigerian Treasury bill. The Fund is targeted at individual and institutional investors. The minimum initial subscription in the Fund is N1,000, while the minimum holding period is 1 month.  

Chief Executive Officer of FCMBAM, Mr. James Ilori, said: ”Given the low-risk nature of the Legacy Money Market Fund, capital preservation is given utmost attention, in our investment decisions. Also, the relatively high level of liquidity of investments ensures that investors receive regular income throughout the year. We expect to maintain and improve on our achievements by continuing to apply our deep understanding of portfolio risk management for the benefit of investors.” 

FCMB Asset Management also manages three other mutual funds – Legacy Debt Fund, Legacy Equity Fund and Legacy USD Bond Fund. In addition to the four collective investment schemes, FCMB Asset Management offers clients discretionary and non-discretionary portfolio services, as well as execution-only mandates.  

FCMB Asset Management Limited has consistently focused on delivering international standard investment management services, aimed at meeting investors’ investment goals, in terms of capital preservation, income-generation, and capital appreciation. 

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