Private Retirement Scheme (PRS)

Malaysia: Islamic finance pensions

Reforms in the Malaysian pension system aiming to liberalise Malaysia’s pensions market have been announced. One of the newly introduced items is the voluntary Private Retirement Scheme (PRS). It will allow Malaysians to purchase a wide variety of products from private fund management firms, thus making it easier for them to focus on Islamic investment. The expected result of this move is a notable stimulation of the Islamic finance market. However, in order to bolster investor confidence in the sector, greater regulatory oversight will be necessary.

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