Strong gains mark out Asia ex-Japan sector


A good month for nearly all of the Asian funds rounded off the third quarter. Most funds in the sector are now sitting on very strong gains.

Hamon Oriental is up 103.06% for the year to date following a 6.63% September return, while an estimated 8.95% monthly gain took WF Asian Reconnaissance Fund’s year-to-date figures to 89.65%. Pangolin Asia is up 72.74% on the year after a 3.11% September return.

It has been a strong year for APS Asia Pacific, which saw a 4.93% September taking year-to-date returns to 85.52%. During the month, long holdings performed well, including Panin Life,