AIPM Asian Equity UCITS Fund that we have been advising since inception on Nov 19th 2014 delivered a strong +9.98 % performance net of fees in January 2019, outperforming again its ishares MSCI Emerging Markets Asia ETF benchmark.
Since inception, AIPM Asian Equity UCITS Fund returned an average of +5.51 % per annum net of fees to investors against +4.54 % for the MSCI iShares.
As of November 5th 2018, the AZUR ASIAN EQUITY FUND that we have been advising since its inception in November 2014 became AIPM ASIAN EQUITY UCITS FUND.
As a UCITS compliant fund, it is no longer restricted to Qualified Investors and Banks and Investment Managers can now include it into their managed portfolios or advise their clients to do the same.
It is a significant step forward and we are proud of this achievement.
Azur Asian Equity Fund outperforms the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Asia ETF by +11.98 % since the beginning of the Year.
Azur Asian Equity Fund, the Asian equity fund that we advise since its inception in November 2014 is up + 4.27 % in 2018 while the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Asia is down -7.71 % as at 24th September 2018.
Since inception, Azur Asian Equity Fund has delivered an average performance of +6.57 % per annum net of all fees to investors, while the iShares MSCI ETF delivered + 5.97 %.
A FEW NUMBERS ARE MORE TELLING THAN 100 WORDS
2018 has been a difficult year for equity markets so far, and Asian equities suffered the most.
Asian equity markets lost between – 5 and – 8 % to date and Chinese equities lost 15 % since the beginning of the year.
We are pleased to report that AZUR ASIAN EQUITY FUND, the Asian equity fund that we advise has delivered a positive performance +5.77 % in the first 8 months of the year at a time where all its peers and benchmarks recorded negative performances.
Delivering positive performances in rising markets is normal.
Delivering positive performances in falling markets is where professional active management makes a difference.
The tables below show that AZUR ASIAN EQUITY FUND outperformed its benchmarks and comparable Equity Tracker Funds by +10 to +15 % over the first 8 months of the year and the major houses managed funds on Asia by 8.8 to 16.41 %.