Featured Fund

Fund Objective
To achieve capital growth over the medium to long-term period by investing in a portfolio of investments in South-East Asia markets.
Fund Volatility
Lipper Analytics
10 May 2023
Launch Date
02 October 2007
Performance of PSEASF vs its Benchmark Index Over the Following Periods Ended 31/05/2023
PSEASF (%) Benchmark (%) PSEASF (%) Benchmark (%)
Total Return Annualised Return
2.14 2.50 2.14 2.50
36.59 31.34 10.93 9.49
11.56 4.00 2.21 0.79
40.98 29.18 3.49 2.59
106.65 57.24 4.76 2.94
*Source: Lipper, as at 31 May 2023
Performance of PSEASF and Benchmark Index (Since Fund Commencement* to 31/05/2023)
Benchmark: A composite of 35% Straits Times Index, 30% Kuala Lumpur Composite Index (Prior 6 July 2009), 30% FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (w.e.f. 6 July 2009), 15% Jakarta Composite Index, 15% Stock Exchange of Thailand Index and 5% Philippine Stock Exchange Index (Prior 30 Apr 2010), FTSE/ASEAN 40 Index (w.e.f. 30 Apr 2010).
* Commencement Date - 22 October 2007

  • Public South-East Asia Select Fund (PSEASF or the Fund) seeks to achieve capital growth over the medium- to long-term period by investing in a portfolio of investments in the South-East Asia markets.
  • As at 28 April 2023, 94.3% of PSEASF’s net asset value (NAV) was invested in equities while 5.7% of its NAV was invested in money market instruments. The Fund focused on sectors such as financial, consumer, industrial and energy across the South-East Asia markets.
  • For the 10-year period up to 28 April 2023, the Fund registered a total return of +42.20% to outperform its benchmark’s return of +26.41%. This outperformance was led by the Fund’s selected investments in the financial and consumer sectors which are leveraged to the resilient domestic demand and consumer spending within the region.
  • For the 3- and 5-year periods ended 28 April 2023, the Fund registered respective returns of +40.81% and +7.31% to also outperform its benchmark’s respective returns of +32.20% and -1.32%.
  • Going forward, the Fund may look to be positioned in selected financial stocks which stand to benefit from the recovery of the domestic economy, as well as selected gaming and consumer stocks which are beneficiaries of the re-opening of international borders globally.

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