Winners List

This article first appeared in Wealth, The Edge Malaysia Weekly, on March 28, 2022 - April 03, 2022.
Winners List
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Foreword

Investors were expecting 2021 to be a year of recovery, but as it turned out, it was fraught with unexpected events that caught many off guard.

These included the appointment of the country’s third prime minister in three years and the announcement of the prosperity tax during the tabling of Budget 2022 in November. The year ended with the most severe floods in the country in decades. And the Covid-19 pandemic continued to rage, despite the pick-up in the pace of vaccinations across the world.

Indeed, while 2020 was described by some fund managers as the year of multiple black swan events, 2021 was almost as eventful.

The pandemic, which broke out two years ago, and the various economic crises that occurred earlier have given the fund management industry experience in navigating uncertainties.

This is reflected in the outperformance of the winners of this year’s Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards, an industry performance benchmark. In this special issue of Wealth, we showcase the 15 winning funds and speak to their fund managers about the secret of their success.

For the fourth consecutive year, Public Mutual emerged the biggest winner, taking home 32 awards.

With market cycles getting shorter and geopolitical tensions on the rise, fund managers are bracing themselves for another rough ride. They will need to draw on their experience once again to stay on top of the markets.

To all the winners this year, we say congratulations. — Kuek Ser Kwang Zhe

Winners list

Group Award Winners
Duration: 3 Years

Group Award Company
Best Bond Group (Provident) AmFunds Management Bhd
Best Equity Group (Malaysia) Public Mutual Bhd
Best Equity Group (Islamic) Affin Hwang Asset Management Bhd
Best Equity Group (Provident) Hong Leong Asset Management Bhd
Best Mixed Assets Group (Islamic) Public Mutual Bhd
Best Mixed Assets Group (Provident) Kenanga Investors Bhd

Fund Award Winners
Duration: 3 Years

Award Fund
Bond MYR (Malaysia) AmanahRaya Unit Trust
Bond MYR (Islamic) AmanahRaya Syariah Trust
Bond MYR (Provident) AmDynamic Bond
Equity Malaysia (Malaysia) Areca equityTrust
Equity Malaysia (Islamic) Hong Leong Dana Makmur
Equity Malaysia (Provident) Hong Leong Dana Makmur
Equity Malaysia Small & Mid-Cap (Malaysia) Public Emerging Opportunities
Equity Malaysia Small & Mid-Cap (Islamic) PB Islamic Smallcap
Equity Malaysia Small & Mid-Cap (Provident) KAF Vision
Equity Malaysia Diversified (Provident) Kenanga Malaysian Inc
Equity Asean (Malaysia) United ASEAN Discovery
Equity ASEAN (Islamic) Public Islamic ASEAN Growth
Equity Asia-Pacific (Malaysia) KAF Jade
Equity Asia-Pacific (Provident) PB Islamic Asia Strategic Sector
Equity Asia-Pacific ex-Japan (Malaysia) Pheim Asia Ex-Japan
Equity Asia-Pacific ex-Japan (Islamic) Principal Islamic Asia Pacific Dynamic Equity
Equity Asia-Pacific ex-Japan (Provident) Hong Leong Asia-Pacific Dividend
Equity Global (Malaysia) Public Lifestyle & Technology
Equity Global (Islamic) Public Islamic Global Equity
Equity Malaysia Income (Islamic) PMB Dana Mutiara
Equity Malaysia Income (Provident) Hong Leong Dividend
Mixed Asset MYR Balanced - Malaysia (Malaysia) Public Growth Balanced
Mixed Asset MYR Balanced - Malaysia (Islamic) Hong Leong Dana Maa'rof
Mixed Asset MYR Balanced - Malaysia (Provident) Hong Leong Dana Maa'rof
Mixed Asset MYR Balanced - Global (Malaysia) United Bond & Equity Strategic Trust
Mixed Asset MYR Balanced - Global (Provident) Affin Hwang Select Balanced
Mixed Asset MYR Conservative (Islamic) Public Ehsan Mixed Asset Conservative
Mixed Asset MYR Conservative (Provident) Public Ehsan Mixed Asset Conservative
Mixed Asset MYR Flexible (Malaysia) Public e-Flexi Allocation
Mixed Asset MYR Flexible (Islamic) InterPac Dana Safi
Mixed Asset MYR Flexible (Provident) Public Islamic Asia Tactical Allocation

Fund Award Winners
Duration: 5 Years

Award Fund
Bond MYR (Malaysia) AmanahRaya Unit Trust
Bond MYR (Islamic) AmanahRaya Syariah Trust
Bond MYR (Provident) AmDynamic Bond
Equity Malaysia (Malaysia) Areca equityTrust
Equity Malaysia (Islamic) Hong Leong Dana Makmur
Equity Malaysia (Provident) Hong Leong Dana Makmur
Equity Malaysia Small & Mid-Cap (Malaysia) Public Emerging Opportunities
Equity Malaysia Small & Mid-Cap (Islamic) Public Islamic Opportunities
Equity Malaysia Small & Mid-Cap (Provident) Kenanga OA Inv-Kenanga Growth Opportunities
Equity Malaysia Diversified (Provident) Hong Leong Growth
Equity Asia-Pacific (Malaysia) KAF Jade
Equity Asia-Pacific (Provident) PB Islamic Asia Strategic Sector
Equity Asia-Pacific ex-Japan (Malaysia) Pheim Asia Ex-Japan
Equity Asia-Pacific ex-Japan (Islamic) Principal Islamic Asia Pacific Dynamic Equity
Equity Asia-Pacific ex-Japan (Provident) Hong Leong Asia-Pacific Dividend
Equity Global (Malaysia) PB Global Equity
Equity Malaysia Income (Islamic) Public Islamic Savings
Equity Malaysia Income (Provident) Hong Leong Dividend
Mixed Asset MYR Balanced - Malaysia (Malaysia) Public Growth Balanced
Mixed Asset MYR Balanced - Malaysia (Islamic) Hong Leong Dana Maa'rof
Mixed Asset MYR Balanced - Malaysia (Provident) Hong Leong Dana Maa'rof
Mixed Asset MYR Balanced - Global (Malaysia) Public Strategic Balanced
Mixed Asset MYR Balanced - Global (Provident) Affin Hwang Select Balanced
Mixed Asset MYR Conservative (Islamic) Public Ehsan Mixed Asset Conservative
Mixed Asset MYR Conservative (Provident) Public Ehsan Mixed Asset Conservative
Mixed Asset MYR Flexible (Malaysia) PB Dynamic Allocation
Mixed Asset MYR Flexible (Islamic) Public Islamic Asia Tactical Allocation
Mixed Asset MYR Flexible (Provident) Public Islamic Asia Tactical Allocation

Fund Award Winners
Duration: 10 Years

Award Fund
Bond MYR (Malaysia) AmanahRaya Unit Trust
Bond MYR (Islamic) AmanahRaya Syariah Trust
Bond MYR (Provident) AmDynamic Bond
Equity Malaysia (Malaysia) Areca equityTrust
Equity Malaysia (Islamic) Hong Leong Dana Makmur
Equity Malaysia (Provident) Kenanga Growth
Equity Malaysia Small & Mid-Cap (Islamic) Public Islamic Opportunities
Equity Malaysia Small & Mid-Cap (Provident) Eastspring Investments Small-cap
Equity Malaysia Income (Islamic) Public Islamic Savings
Equity Malaysia Income (Provident) Hong Leong Dividend
Equity Malaysia Diversified (Provident) Manulife Investment Shariah Progress
Equity Asia-Pacific (Malaysia) PB China Pacific Equity
Equity Asia-Pacific ex-Japan (Malaysia) Public Far-East Dividend
Equity Asia-Pacific ex-Japan (Islamic) Principal Islamic Asia Pacific Dynamic Equity
Equity Asia-Pacific ex-Japan (Provident) Principal Asia Titans
Mixed Asset MYR Balanced - Malaysia (Islamic) Dana Makmur Pheim
Mixed Asset MYR Balanced - Malaysia (Provident) Dana Makmur Pheim
Mixed Asset MYR Conservative (Provident) Public Enhanced Bond
Mixed Asset MYR Flexible (Malaysia) Public Tactical Allocation
Mixed Asset MYR Flexible (Islamic) Public Islamic Asia Tactical Allocation
Mixed Asset MYR Flexible (Provident) Kenanga OA Inv-Kenanga Diversified
Mixed Asset MYR Balanced - Global (Malaysia) Eastspring Investments Asia Select Income