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The AAA club: three newly-rated fund managers in Asia

In November, only 376 names out of the 16,000 managers from Citywire's database received the AAA-rating

In November, only 376 names out of the 16,000 managers from Citywire's database received the AAA-rating. 

Among these newly rated top managers, three manage funds that are registered for sale in Singapore and/or Hong Kong. In this gallery, we look at the performance of these three managers.

The AAA-rating is the highest accolade conferred to outperforming managers based on their risk adjusted returns. Our ratings are purely quantitative and analysis is based on information ratio. For more information on Citywire ratings methodology, please click here.

 

 

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In November, only 376 names out of the 16,000 managers from Citywire's database received the AAA-rating. 

Among these newly rated top managers, three manage funds that are registered for sale in Singapore and/or Hong Kong. In this gallery, we look at the performance of these three managers.

The AAA-rating is the highest accolade conferred to outperforming managers based on their risk adjusted returns. Our ratings are purely quantitative and analysis is based on information ratio. For more information on Citywire ratings methodology, please click here.

 

 

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Citywire Manager Ratio: 0.83

Bennett Lim, CEO of Diamond Capital Management, joined the AAA clique in November with the highest manager ratio of 0.83.

He manages the Angsana Bond AA USD fund, which is ranked first out of 39 funds in the Asia Pacific hard currency sector over the last 12 months.

Over three years to October 2018, the fund posted total returns of 22.83%, compared with the sector average of 7.3%. Currently, the fund overweights Chinese high yield bonds and underweights Indian high yield bonds.

Lim, who is based in Singapore, started managing the Angsana Bond fund in 2014. He joined Diamond Capital in 2013 and specialises in high yield bonds.

 

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Citywire Manager Ratio: 0.80

Mark Redfearn joined PPM America in February 2002 and specialises in US investment grade bonds. He is a senior managing director and portfolio manager for the total return fixed income team.

One of the contributing funds to his AAA-rating is the Eastspring Investments-US Corporate Bond A fund, which Redfearn has been sub-advising since its inception on 7 February 2011.

As of end-September, the fund had the largest overweight holding in Treasuries. The fund is benchmarked against the Bloomberg Barclays Credit Most Conservative 2% Issuer Cap Bond Index.

 

 

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Citywire Manager Ratio: 0.80

Amy Zhang joined Alger in 2015 and specialises in US small- and mid-cap equities.

She has been managing the Alger SICAV-Alger Small Cap Focus fund since its inception on 19 January 2016.

Over three years to October 2018, the fund posted total returns of 60.97%, against the sector's average of 29.67%. The fund is benchmarked against the Russell 2000 Growth Index.

As of end-August, the fund had the largest overweight holding in medical implant devices manufacturer Abiomed and the smallest overweight in internet-based postage services provider Stamps.com.

None of the stocks within the fund were underweight the benchmark as of end-August.

 

 

 

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Bennett Lim
Bennett Lim
2/51 in Bonds - Asia Pacific Hard Currency (Performance over 3 years) Average Total Return: 20.17%
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Mark Redfearn
37/126 in Bonds - US Dollar Corporates (Performance over 3 years) Average Total Return: 9.37%
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15/780 in Equity - US Small & Medium Companies (Performance over 3 years) Average Total Return: 58.80%