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PUBLIC BALANCED FUND (PBF)
Fund Objective
To provide a steady income and capital growth over the medium to long-term period.
3-Year
Fund Volatility
8.5
low
Lipper Analytics
10 Apr 2022
Launch Date
07 June 1995
Performance of PBF vs its Benchmark Index Over the Following Periods Ended 29/04/2022
PBF (%) Benchmark (%) PBF (%) Benchmark (%)
Total Return Annualised Return
1.94 0.86 1.94 0.86
21.19 2.02 6.61 0.67
19.85 0.59 3.68 0.12
52.28 16.15 4.29 1.51
313.00 116.45 5.43 2.92
*Source: Lipper, as at 29 Apr 2022
Performance of PBF and Benchmark Index (Since Fund Commencement* to 29/04/2022)
Benchmark: A composite of 60% the returns of the Kuala Lumpur Composite Index (Prior 6 July 2009), 60% FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (w.e.f. 6 July 2009) and 40% the returns on 3-month Kuala Lumpur Interbank Offered Rates (KLIBOR).
* Commencement Date - 06 July 1995
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  • Public Balanced Fund (PBF or the Fund) adopts a balanced asset allocation approach whereby the Fund may invest up to 60% of its net asset value (NAV) in equities and up to 60% of NAV in fixed income securities. Additionally, up to 30% of the Fund’s NAV may be invested in foreign markets to tap into the broader scope of investment opportunities globally.
  • As at 31 March 2022, 57.9% of PBF ’s NAV was invested in equities while 33.0% and 9.1% of NAV was invested in fixed income securities and money market instruments respectively. The Fund ’s equity portfolio focused on sectors such as Financial, Communications, Consumer, Basic Materials and Technology in the Malaysia, U.S. and Asian markets.
  • For the 10-year period up to 31 March 2022, the Fund generated a return of +53.51% to outperform its benchmark ’s return of +14.50%. This outperformance was underpinned by its holdings of Financial, Technology and Healthcare stocks which benefitted from the improving domestic economy, the structural digitalisation trend, as well as the surging demand for gloves during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • For the 3-year and 5-year periods ended 31 March 2022, the Fund also registered respective returns of +23.41% and +22.47% to outperform its benchmark ’s respective returns of +1.53% and +1.10%.
  • Going forward, the Fund will look to be positioned in sectors such as Financial and Basic Materials which stand to benefit from rising interest rates and the current inflationary environment, as well as the Technology sector which is leveraged to the structural growth of the digitalisation trend.


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