by Danial Siah
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Durian Capital Berhad, a homegrown modern agriculture management company, officially launches Malaysia’s first durian investment scheme that is licensed under the Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia (“SSM”) Interest Scheme Act 2016, it was committed as a Musang King Scheme that covers 200 acres of land in Jempol, Negeri Sembilan. Currently it is open up to 8,000 interest units available for both retail and institutional investors.

As the Malaysia’s first durian investment scheme, the company offers the investors to have an entry into the lucrative landscape of agricultural investment as they believe that global demand for durians to be projected at a market size of US$18.72 billion in 2019 and expected to reach US$30 billion by 2025.

According to the basic law of supply and demand, higher demand equals to higher supply, which leads on how successful this investment could be. Since Malaysia is ranked second in as the world’s largest exporter, as Malaysia’s Musang King variety is expected to continue being the premier durian product in terms of customer preference as it becomes more accessible in key international markets.

In the Durian Capital Investment Scheme, the 200 acres will be used for investors on the growth in the Musang King market as they were supported by technical advisors from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) covering areas such as crop science and plant protection. To enhance the growth of Musang King, the company also supplied modern agri-technologies such as smart irrigation systems, drone surveillance, data analytics, and a proprietary soil nutrition regime.

To ensure the investors have a good experience, the company will be publishing prospectuses and updating reports every 6 months so investors can be assured of progress throughout the lifetime of their investment.

From the left : Jonathan Chandra, Dr Vijay Pillai, Afiq Johar

Afiq Johar, Durian Capital CEO says, “We are proud and excited to launch Malaysia’s 1st Licensed Durian Investment Scheme dedicated to Musang King. With the exponential growth of the durian market in recent years, we’ve designed our Investment Scheme to encourage more Malaysians to participate and share in the growth of Malaysia’s star produce. Looking ahead, we aim to play a role in strengthening financial literacy and resilience amongst the Malaysian public.”

Dr Vijay Pillai, Durian Capital Managing Director, hopes that with the licensing of Interest Scheme Act 2016, it improves the confidence of the company’s offering to the investors.

With this, investors can start investing with a minimum amount of RM10,000 per unit and can be made directly via Durian Capital sales.

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