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Asian market sell-off stabilizes in July (Part One)

Monday, September 02, 2013

Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia:

The Asian market sell-off in June that saw most of the region’s currencies falling, has stabilized in July as most of the regional funds reported modest gains, said Singapore-based data provider GFIA.

In its latest monthly commentary, GFIA reported that the MSCI AC Asia Pacific ex Japan and MSCI AC Asia Pacific were up 1.8 and 1.3% respectively, weighed down by India and Indonesia where current account imbalances continue to grow. Most fund managers saw limited upside, with a few stellar performers who are mainly directional and model driven.

Peter Douglas, GFIA founder, writes "The credit space remained subdued with new issuance mainly limited to investment grade issuers with only a total of $3.7bn of issuances. Most other credit managers ended the month flat and have very much focused on investment grade names that had been overly penalized during the June sell-off. AHP Asia Credit Opportunities rose by 0.9% as they managed to rotate the portfolio swiftly out of high yield issues and into investment grade bonds."

He added that the fund benefited from reducing its exposure in Thai/Malaysia banks and into Korea quasi sovereign bonds.

The Saka Capital Liquid Fund posted its strong performance in the Korean quasi sovereign bonds, that was also its largest position after gaining 1.2% profits last month, GFIA said. The bond is Saka Capital’s defensive portfolio with ......................

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