The Most Popular HK SFC Funds in H1 2018 Compared with H2 2017

HONG KONG, Aug. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent research on the most popular funds in 1H 2018 from FE Analytics shows the Allianz Income and Growth and Allianz Dynamic Asian High Yield Bond ranked first and second in terms of popularity among our investors. Michael Li, Head of Asia at FE commented:

"We found the most researched fund in the first half of 2018 was the Allianz Income and Growth, a popular mixed asset strategy focusing on high yielding assets. In fact, strategies offering high income remained in vogue for investors under the current interest rate environment and this group pretty much dominated the top 10 most researched funds over this period."

We looked at all the funds within the SFC Authorised Mutual Universe for 1H 2018 and compared how they ranked against 2H 2017 using Analytics Market Intel (MI) data, which indicates what fund our clients are researching on FE Analytics Platform.

FE saw an increase in the popularity for funds which invest into US equities. On the other hand, funds investing into Greater China / China equities saw their popularity wane somewhat. This trend simply reflects how markets have performed; as US equities were the best performing market in the first half of the year; whereas the performance of Greater China / China equities was less impressive, in sharp contrast to their strong rally in 2017.

Top 20 funds that have risen the most in popularity in 1H 2018 VS 2H 2017

  • Capital Group US Corporate Bond (LUX) | Fixed Int -- US Dollar | +926 places
  • Allianz Global Artificial Intelligence | Equity -- TMT | +709 places
  • Pictet Asian Equities Ex Japan | Equity -- Asia Pacific ex Japan | +661 places
  • Threadneedle (Lux) Asia Contrarian Equity | Equity -- Asia Pacific ex Japan | +550 places
  • NB US Small Cap Equity | North America Small/Mid Cap | +532 places
  • Allianz Global Fundamental Strategy | Mixed Asset -- International | +532 places
  • First State Japan Equity | Equity -- Japan | +531 places
  • Franklin Global Listed Infrastructure | Equity -- Infrastructure | +513 places
  • Investec All China Bond | Fixed Int -- RMB | +503 places
  • Fidelity Global Multi Asset Income | Mixed Asset -- International | +474 places
  • Pictet Global Environmental Opportunities | Equity -- International | +464 places
  • Schroder ISF Global Credit Income | Fixed Int -- Global | +456 places
  • BNY Mellon Small Cap Euroland | Equity -- Europe Small/Mid Cap | +449 places
  • Morg Stanley US Growth | Equity -- North America | +443 places
  • BOC-Prudential Hong Kong Dollar Bond | Fixed Int -- Hong Kong Dollar | +435 places
  • Janus Henderson Opportunistic Alpha | Equity -- North America | +404 places
  • Janus Henderson US Forty | Equity -- North America | +400 places
  • First State Global Property Securities | Property | +399 places
  • MFS Meridian US Concentrated Growth | Equity -- North America | +395 places
  • Capital Group Global Allocation (LUX) | Mixed Asset -- International |+394 places

Top 20 funds that have fallen the most in popularity in 1H 2018 VS 2H 2017

  • Templeton Select Global Equity | Equity -- International | -1230 places
  • Barings Global Multi Asset Income | Mixed Asset -- International | -1062 places
  • Franklin Select Global Multi-Asset Income | Mixed Asset -- International | -904 places
  • Barings Greater China Equity | Equity -- Greater China | -896 places
  • Allianz Selection European Equity Dividend | Equity -- Europe inc UK | -853 places
  • Da Cheng China Balanced | Mixed Asset -- Asia Pacific | -801 places
  • Allianz Euro High Yield Bond | Fixed Int -- Euro High Yield | -741 places
  • Da Cheng Overseas China Concept | Equity -- Greater China | -619 places
  • Value Partners China Greenchip | Equity -- Greater China | -591 places
  • Allianz Selection US High Yield | Fixed Int -- US Dollar High Yield | -563 places
  • Allianz Selection Income and Growth | Mixed Asset -- International | -539 places
  • AB Asia Pacific Local Currency Debt Portfolio | Fixed Int -- Asia Pacific | -537 places
  • Value Partners Classic | Equity -- Greater China | -507 places
  • BlackRock GF European High Yield Bond | Fixed Int -- Europe | -423 places
  • Allianz HKD Income | Fixed Int -- Hong Kong Dollar | -410 places
  • HSBC Asian High Yield Bond | Fixed Int -- US Dollar High Yield | -397 places
  • Eastspring Investment Asian Equity | Equity -- Asia Pacific ex Japan | -394 places
  • Xtrackers MSCI Pacific ex Japan UCITS ETF | Equity -- Asia Pacific ex Japan | -392 places
  • Templeton China Opportunities | Equity -- China | -388 places
  • Wells Fargo Worldwide US Small Cap Value | Equity -- North America Small/Mid Cap | -362 places

NOTES TO EDITORS

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