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Top Asia Pacific hard currency bond funds revealed

Here are the five top Asia Pacific hard currency bond funds that you need to know about.

Despite the emerging markets sell-off hitting the sector, not all investors have been scared off. Instead, some have been encouraged to look for opportunities in Asian bonds as the sell-off generated buying opportunities in countries such as Malaysia and Indonesia.

Here we list the five top Asia Pacific hard currency bond funds in the Citywire database. Results are for the past three years and as of the 31 August 2018.

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Despite the emerging markets sell-off hitting the sector, not all investors have been scared off. Instead, some have been encouraged to look for opportunities in Asian bonds as the sell-off generated buying opportunities in countries such as Malaysia and Indonesia.

Here we list the five top Asia Pacific hard currency bond funds in the Citywire database. Results are for the past three years and as of the 31 August 2018.

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5. RAM (Lux) TF II - Asia Bond Tot Rtn Fd PH

Fund managers: Ani Deshmukh, Carl Wong, Richard Yang

Fund size: CHF 78.4 million

Total return: 0.3% over three years

The RAM (Lux) TF II - Asia Bond Tot Rtn Fd PH fund is managed by Ani Deshmukh, Carl Wong and Richard Yang and recorded returns of 0.3% over three years.

The fund allocates mostly in China, Hong Kong and Singapore. It also holds a position of nearly 5% in cash.  

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4. CS (Lux) Asia Corporate Bond Fund BH CHF

Fund managers: Adrian Chee, Lei Zhu

Fund size: CHF 1.7 billion

Total return: 2.1% over three years

The CS (Lux) Asia Corporate Bond Fund BH CHF fund is managed by Citywire + rated Adrian Chee and Lei Zhu. The bond fund’s top allocations by sector are real estate at 26.90%, diversified financials at 11.40% and engineering at 8.50%.

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3. Eastspring Investments-Asian High Yield Bd AFH

Fund manager: Eastspring Investments

Fund size: CHF 172 million

Total return: 6.2%

The Eastspring Investments-Asian High Yield Bd AFH fund has recorded total returns of 6.2% over three years compared with the benchmark’s 5.8%.

The fund’s top holdings by sector are home construction at 29.7%, metal and mining at 8.8% and sovereign at 8.6%.

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2. UBS (Lux) Bond SICAV - Asian High Yield USD CHFhPa

Fund manager: Ashley Perrott

Fund size: CHF 142 million

Total return: 6.9%

The UBS (Lux) Bond SICAV - Asian High Yield fund recorded returns of 6.9% over three years compared with the benchmark’s 5.8%.

The bond funds mostly allocates in China at 52.8%, Hong Kong at 15.3% and Sri Lanka at 6.9%.

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1. Migros Bank (CH) Fonds Inst-PacificCurrenciesBd I

Fund manager: Claude Michel

Fund size: not disclosed

Total return: 13.6%

The Migros Bank (CH) Fonds Inst-PacificCurrenciesBd I fund has been hovering over the benchmark, recording returns of 13.6% over three years compared with the benchmark’s 5.8%.

The fund is managed by Citywire + rated Claude Michel

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Ashley Perrott
Ashley Perrott
2/5 in Bonds - Asia Pacific Hard Currency (Performance over 3 years) Average Total Return: 2.48%
Claude Michel
Claude Michel
1/5 in Bonds - Asia Pacific Hard Currency (Performance over 3 years) Average Total Return: 9.40%