Ward Ferry funds deliver in both large and small caps

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Strong long exposures on key markets such as India, Indonesia and the Philippines helped Hong Kong-based manager Ward Ferry deliver in a remarkable fashion across its set of Asia-focused funds in September.

Its long/short flagship fund, WF Asia Fund gained 4.7% in September bringing year-to-date returns to 20.30%.

The Cayman-registered fund was 21% long and 7.1% short on India during the month.

The fund has delivered an impressive annualised return of 10.98% since it was launched in February 2001.

AsiaHedge’s database places the fund’s total AUM at between $200-300 million.

The group’s second fund, the WF Asian Smaller