Khazanah Nasional Berhad

Definition of 'Khazanah Nasional Berhad'


The Khazanah Nasional is a government-owned investment organization that manages the sovereign wealth fund for the Government of Malaysia and was incorporated in 1993. The sole shareholder is the Malaysian Ministry of Finance. According to the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute, the Kazanah had approximately $25 billion in assets under management in 2009.

Investopedia explains 'Khazanah Nasional Berhad'


The Khazanah Nasional is governed by a nine-member board of directors with members from both the public and private sectors. The goal of the Khazanah Nasional is to promote economic growth in Malaysia and make strategic investments on behalf of the Malaysian government. Its investments are spread across many business sectors, but are geographically focused on firms operating in Malaysia and Southeast Asia.



comments powered by Disqus
Hot Definitions
  1. Walras' Law

    An economics law that suggests that the existence of excess supply in one market must be matched by excess demand in another market so that it balances out. So when examining a specific market, if all other markets are in equilibrium, Walras' Law asserts that the examined market is also in equilibrium.
  2. Market Segmentation

    A marketing term referring to the aggregating of prospective buyers into groups (segments) that have common needs and will respond similarly to a marketing action. Market segmentation enables companies to target different categories of consumers who perceive the full value of certain products and services differently from one another.
  3. Effective Annual Interest Rate

    An investment's annual rate of interest when compounding occurs more often than once a year. Calculated as the following:
  4. Debit Spread

    Two options with different market prices that an investor trades on the same underlying security. The higher priced option is purchased and the lower premium option is sold - both at the same time. The higher the debit spread, the greater the initial cash outflow the investor will incur on the transaction.
  5. Odious Debt

    Money borrowed by one country from another country and then misappropriated by national rulers. A nation's debt becomes odious debt when government leaders use borrowed funds in ways that don't benefit or even oppress citizens. Some legal scholars argue that successor governments should not be held accountable for odious debt incurred by earlier regimes, but there is no consensus on how odious debt should actually be treated.
  6. Takeover

    A corporate action where an acquiring company makes a bid for an acquiree. If the target company is publicly traded, the acquiring company will make an offer for the outstanding shares.
Trading Center