The fund award winners were selected through both quantitative and qualitative methods. FE fundinfo used its Crown Rating methodology to assess funds based on alpha, volatility and consistency of performance and create a shortlist for 14 asset classes.
The shortlist was given to an independent panel of professionals from Asia’s fund selector community in Singapore. The judges selected the funds they each thought would outperform in the next 12 months. Their aggregated choices determined the Platinum and Gold winners.
We thank the fund selector judges for their support and congratulations to all the winners.
2022 SINGAPORE FUND AWARD WINNERS
Asia Pacific Equity
Allianz Oriental Income
Quaero Capital Bamboo
Emerging Market Bond
MulticooperationSICAV Julius Baer Fixed Income Emerging Markets Corporate
Pimco GIS Asia Strategic Interest Bond
Morgan Stanley Investment Funds – Europe Opportunity Fund
The fund seeks to maximize capital appreciation by investing primarily in high quality established and emerging companies located in Europe that the investment team believes are undervalued at the time of purchase. To achieve its objective, the investment team typically favors companies it believes have sustainable competitive advantages that can be monetized through growth. The investment process integrates analysis of sustainability with respect to disruptive change, financial strength, environmental and social externalities and governance (also referred to as ESG).
Fidelity European Dynamic Growth
An actively managed high-conviction, concentrated strategy, underpinned by robust, and focused company research. The manager selects winners that have firm leadership or monopolistic positions in their respective industries. Names with robust cash flows, high earnings visibility, and strong balance sheets are selected. It has a strong growth and quality bias.
BlueBay Global Investment Grade Corporate Bond
UBS (Lux) Bond SICAV – Global Corporates (USD)
The Fund invests in global corporate bonds mainly from the investment grade universe. The target is to achieve as high a return as possible in line with the development of the global corporate bond market.
Global Emerging Market Equity
Morgan Stanley Investment Funds – Emerging Leaders Equity Fund
The fund focuses on the future drivers of growth across the emerging markets in a way that is benchmark agnostic and seeks the most compelling opportunities by building an actively managed, focused portfolio of companies positioned to benefit from these growth themes. The fund considers ESG criteria during the investment process to limit exposure to ESG risks.
PGIM Jennison Emerging Markets Equity
GS Global Millennials Equity Portfolio
Millennials are the world’s most powerful consumer force as they enter their prime earning and spending years. With rising wealth and differentiated values and behaviors, Millennials are disrupting the status quo and creating attractive investment opportunities. The GS Global Millennials Equity Portfolio uses a Millennials lens to uncover tomorrow’s winners.
Heptagon WCM Global Equity
The Fund aims to achieve long-term capital growth by investing primarily in equity securities of large cap global companies located throughout the world. The Fund’s Sub-Investment Manager, WCM Investment Management, is an independent asset management firm based in Laguna Beach, California. The firm was founded in 1976 and has USD 100 billion of assets under management. The Sub-Investment Manager uses a bottom-up approach that seeks to identify companies with attractive attributes, such as long-term historical growth in revenue and earnings, and/or a potential for superior future growth. The Sub-Investment Manager’s investment process seeks companies that are industry leaders who are viewed as innovators in their field with business strategies aimed at building on opportunities that have sustainable competitive advantages leading to the outperformance of competitors; corporate cultures emphasizing strong, quality and experienced management, with cultures that help to foster these attributes at management level; low or no debt; and attractive relative valuations.
Greater China/China Equity
Fullgoal China Small-Mid Cap Growth
JPMorgan China Pioneer A-Share
BlackRock BGF Asian High Yield Bond
The BGF Asian High Yield Bond Fund invests opportunistically to capture capital upside. The Fund may invest in the full spectrum of permitted fixed income transferrable securities and fixed income related securities. At least 70% of its total assets are in Asian high yield fixed income.
BlueBay Global High Yield Bond
Alma Eikoh Japan Large Cap Equity
FSSA Japan Equity
Allianz Income and Growth
UOB Growth Path Portfolio Today
BlackRock BGF China Bond
The BGF China Bond Fund aims to maximise total returns with a “go-anywhere” strategy, flexibly and dynamically investing across all China bond markets including the onshore, offshore RMB bond markets, and the offshore hard currency market. It allocates at least 70% to China securities.
UBS (Lux) Bond SICAV – Asian Investment Grade Bonds Sustainable (USD)
The fund invests predominantly in investment grade rated debt instruments and claims issued by international or supranational organizations, public-sector or quasi-sovereign institutions and/or companies which are principally active in Asia (ex Japan) or have registered offices there.
Regional/Single Country Emerging Market Equity
Schroder ISF Emerging Asia
Robeco Global Consumer Trends Equities
Janus Henderson Horizon Global Property Equities
The Fund takes a truly active, all-cap approach, investing in REITs and property related securities. It adopts a differentiated approach to fundamental research and portfolio construction, focusing on opportunities across the asset class including alternatives and non-benchmark sectors. The Fund is managed by property specialists leveraging local insights and industry relationships to generate risk-adjusted returns.
Morgan Stanley Investment Funds – US Growth Fund
The fund seeks established and emerging large cap companies in the United States, that the investment team believe have sustainable competitive advantages with above average business visibility, the ability to deploy capital at high rates of return, strong balance sheets and an attractive risk/reward.
Heptagon Driehaus US Micro Cap Equity
The investment objective of the Fund is to achieve long-term capital growth. The Fund’s Sub-Investment Manager, Driehaus Capital Management LLC, is a privately-held boutique asset management firm located in Chicago, USA. The firm was founded in 1982 and has USD 14 billion of assets under management. The strategy primarily invests in US micro-capitalisation companies with good growth potential and with a market capitalisation within the same range at the time of investment as those included in the Russell Microcap® Growth Index. Investment decisions are based on the belief that fundamentally strong companies are more likely to generate strong earnings growth on a sustained basis and are more likely to experience positive earnings revisions. Investment decisions involve evaluating a company’s competitive position, industry dynamics, identifying potential growth catalysts and assessing the financial position of the relevant company.