Volatile and divergent performance for Asia ex Japan market

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The Asian region suffered in the second half of January from inflation worries and the knock-on effects of tensions in the Middle East. Although the MSCI Asian ex Japan index ended the month up by 1.2%, this concealed a lot of volatility and dispersion amid the average market performance.

CC Asia Absolute Return was down by 1.91% on the month to leave three-month figures at 11.8% while Knight Asia Contrarian Fund was up by an estimated 3.67%, taking three-month numbers to 7.73%. Stretto Panther was up 1.43% to leave three-month returns at 6.84% and Asean Small Cap Fund