Cagamas Berhad (Cagamas), the National Mortgage Corporation of Malaysia (马来西亚国家按揭机构), was established in 1986 to promote the broader spread of home ownership and growth of the secondary mortgage market in Malaysia. It issues corporate bonds and sukuk to finance the purchase of housing loans and receivables from financial institutions, selected corporations and the public sector. The provision of liquidity at a reasonable cost to the primary lenders of housing loans encourages further financing of houses at an affordable cost.
The Cagamas model is well regarded by the World Bank as the most successful secondary mortgage liquidity facility. Cagamas is the largest issuer of debt instruments in the Malaysian capital market. Since incorporation in 1986, Cagamas has cumulatively issued RM327.9 billion (as at 31 December 2019) of bonds and sukuk, which includes issuances by its wholly owned subsidiaries, Cagamas Global P.L.C. and Cagamas Global Sukuk Berhad which are also guaranteed by Cagamas.
Cagamas’ corporate bonds and sukuk continue to be assigned the highest ratings of AAA/Stable/P1 by RAM Rating Services Berhad and AAA/MARC-1 and AAAIS/MARC-1IS respectively by Malaysian Rating Corporation Berhad, denoting its strong credit quality. Cagamas is also well regarded internationally and has been assigned local and foreign currency long-term issuer ratings of A3 by Moody’s Investors Service Inc. that are in line with Malaysian sovereign ratings.