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18 Nov 2021 - Performance Report: Premium Asia Fund

By: Australian Fund Monitors

Report Date18 November 2021
ManagerPremium China Funds Management
Fund NamePremium Asia Fund
StrategyEquity Long
Latest Return DateOctober 2021
Latest Return-3.60%
Latest 6 Months-4.93%
Latest 12 Months13.23%
Latest 24 Months (pa)15.51%
Annualised Since Inception11.98%
Inception Date01 December 2009
FUM (millions)AU$39.67
Fund OverviewThe Fund aims to generate positive returns over a three to five year period, prior to exchange rate effects, by constructing a portfolio of securities which provides exposure to the Asia (ex-Japan) region.

The Fund is managed by Value Partners using a disciplined value-oriented approach supported by intensive, on-the-ground bottom-up fundamental research resulting in a portfolio of individual holdings, which are, in the view of Value Partners, undervalued and of high quality, on either an absolute or relative basis, and which have the potential for capital appreciation.

The Fund will primarily have exposure to the equity securities of entities listed on securities exchanges across the Asia (ex-Japan) region, however, the Fund may also gain exposure to entities listed on securities outside the Asia (ex-Japan) region which have significant assets, investments, production activities, trading or other business interests in the Asia (ex-Japan) region as well as unlisted instruments with equity-like characteristics, such as participatory notes and convertible bonds.

The Fund may also invest in cash and money market instruments, depositary receipts, listed unit trusts, shares in mutual fund corporations and other collective investment schemes (including real estate investment trusts), derivatives including both exchange-traded and OTC, convertible securities, participatory notes, bonds, and foreign exchange contracts.
Manager CommentsThe Premium Asia Fund has risen +13.23% over the past 12 months against the MSCI All Country Asia Pacific ex-Japan's +6.03%. In October, the fund returned -3.60%.

The Premium Asia Fund has a track record of 12 years and has consistently outperformed the MSCI All Country Asia Pacific ex-Japan Index since inception in December 2009, providing investors with a return of 11.98%, compared with the index's return of 5.8% over the same time period.

On a calendar basis the fund has had 2 negative annual returns in the 12 years since its inception. Its largest drawdown was -21.41% lasting 1 year and 11 months, occurring between June 2015 and May 2017 when the index fell by a maximum of -19.56%.

The Manager has delivered higher returns but with higher volatility than the index, resulting in a Sharpe ratio which has fallen below 1 twice and currently sits at 0.77 since inception. The fund has provided positive monthly returns 89% of the time in rising markets, and 20% of the time when the market was negative, contributing to an up capture ratio since inception of 161% and a down capture ratio of 91%.
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