Hong Leong Asset Management wins big at the Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards 2020: Twelve Awards including Best Equity Award – Malaysia Provident

Dated 20-04-2020

Hong Leong Asset Management Bhd (“HLAM”) was recently awarded twelve Fund Awards including the Best Equity Award – Malaysia Provident in the Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards 2020.

“It is an honour for HLAM to be recognised by Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards for our Funds’ performance. This year, in addition to winning multiple awards for categories under the Malaysia universe, we are proud to announce our award wins for categories under the Global Islamic universe as well. The Funds have seen consistent capital growth through prudent investments by our investment team who is committed to ensuring strong risk-adjusted performance for the Funds. We thank our investors for their steadfast trust in us and for remaining invested in HLAM’s Funds. We will continue to uphold our commitment to providing the same high level of service to our investors.” said Mr. Hoo See Kheng, Chief Executive Officer of HLAM.
The Hong Leong Penny Stock Fund (“HLPSF”) which was renamed Hong Leong Value Fund on 27 March 2020 clinched the best performing fund awards for Equity Malaysia - Malaysia Provident, in the 5 year and 10 year categories. The Hong Leong Dividend Fund (“HLDF”) and Hong Leong Growth Fund won the 3 year and 5 year categories for the Equity Malaysia Income – Malaysia Provident and Equity Malaysia Diversified – Malaysia Provident awards respectively. This is the second consecutive win for HLPSF and HLDF in the 5 year category and third consecutive win for HLDF in the 3 year category. 
In addition, Hong Leong Asia-Pacific Dividend Fund won the Equity Asia Pacific ex Japan - Malaysia, 3 years category while HLAM’s Shariah fund - Hong Leong Dana Makmur bagged a total of 4 Fund Awards, emerging as the winner for Equity Malaysia – Malaysia Islamic and Equity Malaysia - Global Islamic, in the 3 year and 5 year categories respectively.
“Over the years and in spite of market volatility, we believe that the bottom-up stock picking strategy is still the best investment approach. By following a robust investment process, the investment team was able to buy fundamentally sound companies at attractive valuations.  Through an active and concentrated portfolio management style, our funds were able to outperform in relation to its peers.” he added.
HLAM’s Funds are distributed nationwide through its agency force and appointed Institutional Unit Trust Advisers, with Hong Leong Bank Berhad being the main distributor.  This wide outreach has enabled HLAM to offer its range of both Shariah and conventional funds to investors across Malaysia.
“The Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards celebrate exceptional investment management. In a year of dramatic change across the global economy, climate, the environment and political cultures, it has never been more important to have your investments entrusted with talented and experienced professionals. The Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards recognize those exceptional managers and fund management groups who navigate these changes and steer your savings into outperforming returns”, said Robert Jenkins, Head Of Research, Lipper, Refinitiv. “We at Refinitiv congratulate the 2020 Refinitiv Lipper Fund Award winners for delivering outstanding performance to their investors and wish HLAM continued success.”
Group Award
Best Equity Award – Malaysia Provident
Fund Award
5-year Return (%)*
10-year Return (%)*
Hong Leong Penny Stock Fund
Equity Malaysia - Malaysia Provident, 5 years & 10 years
3-year Return (%)*
5-year Return (%)*
Hong Leong Dividend Fund
Equity Malaysia Income - Malaysia Provident, 3 years & 5 years
Hong Leong Growth Fund
Equity Malaysia Diversified - Malaysia Provident, 3 years & 5 years
Hong Leong Dana Makmur
Equity Malaysia - Malaysia Islamic, 3 years & 5 years
Equity Malaysia - Global Islamic, 3 years & 5 years
Hong Leong Asia-Pacific Dividend Fund
Equity Asia Pacific ex Japan – Malaysia, 3 years
*source: Lipper, as at 31 December 2019
Before investing, investors are advised to read and understand the contents of the following:
  • Hong Leong Master Prospectus dated 23 August 2019, its First and Second Supplementary Master Prospectus dated 18 November 2019 and 27 March 2020 respectively and the Product Highlight Sheet.
The Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards, granted annually, highlight funds and fund companies that have excelled in delivering consistently strong risk-adjusted performance relative to their peers.
The Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards are based on the Lipper Leader for Consistent Return rating, which is a risk-adjusted performance measure calculated over 36, 60 and 120 months. The fund with the highest Lipper Leader for Consistent Return (Effective Return) value in each eligible classification wins the Refinitiv Lipper Fund Award. For more information, see lipperfundawards.com. Although Refinitiv Lipper makes reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the data contained herein, the accuracy is not guaranteed by Refinitiv Lipper.

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