Saturna Sdn Bhd, a shariah-compliant financial services firm, (March 9) officially launched its digital platform to help investors grow their wealth ethically and securely.
The online tool enables individuals to begin their investment journey in just a few clicks, with the guidance of Saturna’s deep expertise in the world of Islamic finance. Unlike other offerings currently available on the market, Saturna takes an investor-friendly approach by imposing no sales nor redemption charges and no hidden fees. Potential investors can also enjoy flexibility as Saturna’s funds do not come with a minimum holding period.
“Our new online platform is designed to be simple and secure for a seamless user experience,” said Shahariah Binti Shaharudin, President of Saturna Sdn Bhd. “It’s accessible enough for anyone to start investing in shariah-compliant solutions instantly, regardless of their experience or investment budget.”
The launch of Saturna’s digital platform was officiated by Ruslena Ramli, Director of Digital Finance and Islamic Digital Economy of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), who expressed her hope that more organisations within the Islamic financing space will adopt innovative solutions to grow the industry further. “With this online platform, Saturna has led the way in making Islamic-based investment opportunities more available to a wider audience, enabling more individuals to benefit from the wealth of expertise they have to offer ,” said Ruslena.
In addition to Islamic principles, Saturna’s funds also comply with global Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) standards, where investments are made in companies engaging in socially-responsible and environmentally-friendly business practices or products.
“We see ESG measures as complementary to shariah-compliant initiatives, as they are both driven by sustainability considerations, mitigate volatile risk-taking, and value long-term growth,” explained Pn.
Shahariah. “I believe the events of the past few years, from the 2008 financial crisis to the Covid-19 pandemic, have inspired a paradigm shift in the way we view investing and increased the appetite for socially-conscious metrics. With our extensive expertise in Islamic-based fund management, Saturna is well-positioned to meet this demand with alternatives to conventional financial planning solutions.”
The launch event also featured a forum discussion on future trends that will shape the investment scene in the coming year.
Panellists at the dialogue included Pn. Ruslena Ramli, Director of Digital Finance and Islamic Digital Economy of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Yang Berusaha Ahmad Dasuki Abdul Majid, Chief Executive Officer of PTPTN and Professor Dato’ Dr Mohd Azmi Omar, President and Chief Executive of the International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF).—Business Today