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Morningstar Announces Winners of the Singapore Fund Awards 2014
Posted March 13th, 2014 for
SINGAPORE, 13 March 2014—Morningstar Asia Limited, a subsidiary of independent investment research firm Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: MORN), today announced the winning funds and fund houses of the Morningstar Singapore Fund Awards 2014. The Morningstar Singapore Fund Awards recognize retail funds and fund houses that added the most value for investors within the context of their relevant peer group in 2013 and over the longer term. Winners are selected using a quantitative methodology with a qualitative overlay developed by Morningstar that considers the one-, three-, and five-year performance history of all eligible funds. Morningstar adjusts the returns for risk using Morningstar Risk, a measure that imposes a higher penalty for downside variation in a fund’s return than it does for upside volatility. The fund house award, Morningstar Best Equity Fund House, acknowledges the fund group with the strongest risk-adjusted performance across its fund line-up. “We are pleased to have a mix of high-quality asset managers winning awards across our equity and fixed-interest fund categories this year. Our equity fund house winner, Schroders, is an established investment manager that is well regarded by investors globally. Over the years, Schroders has delivered outstanding risk-adjusted returns across a range of equity funds that are of high relevance to investors in Singapore,” Wing Chan, Morningstar Asia’s director of fund research, said.The winners of the Morningstar Singapore Fund Category Awards 2014 are:EQUITY FUND CATEGORY and FUND SHARE CLASS WINNERAsia ex-Japan Equity: Schroder Asian Growth Fund SGD ClassAsia-Pacific Equity: Fidelity Funds – Pacific Fund A-USDEurope Equity: Franklin European Growth A Acc EURGlobal Emerging Markets Equity: Fidelity Funds – Emerging Markets Fund A-USDGlobal Equity: Natixis International Funds (Lux) I – Harris Associates Global Equity Fund R/A (USD)Greater China Equity: Schroder ISF Hong Kong Equity Class AJapan Large-Cap Equity: Parvest Equity Japan Classic CapitalisationSingapore Equity: Schroder Singapore Trust Class AU.S. Equity: Fidelity Funds – America Fund A-USDFIXED-INTEREST FUND CATEGORY and FUND SHARE CLASS WINNERAsia Bond: Eastspring Investments - Asian Bond Fund Class ADQGlobal Bond: Templeton Global Total Return Fund A (ydis) EURHigh-Yield Bond: BGF Global High Yield Bond Fund (A2 USD share class)The winner of the Morningstar Singapore Fund House Award 2014 is:FUND HOUSE CATEGORY and FUND HOUSE WINNERBest Equity Fund House: Schroder Investment Management (Singapore) Ltd.The Morningstar Singapore Fund Awards are based on Morningstar fund data for the period of 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2013. For more information about the awards and the methodology, please visit http://awards.morningstar.com. References to and commentary on the above mentioned mutual funds should not be considered a solicitation to buy or sell that fund.About Morningstar Asia Limited and Morningstar, Inc.Morningstar Asia Limited is a subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, and retirement plan providers and sponsors. Morningstar provides data on approximately 446,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 10 million equities, indexes, futures, options, commodities, and precious metals, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. Morningstar also offers investment management services through its registered investment advisor subsidiaries and had approximately U.S.$159 billion in assets under advisement and management as of Dec. 31, 2013. The company has operations in 27 countries. Morningstar expanded to Asia in April 2000 and has grown its businesses into Japan, Korea, India, mainland China, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Hong Kong. The Asia operations not only offer timely information on mutual funds, but also insightful and independent analyses, unbiased fund ratings, and sophisticated analytical tools to help both individual and professional investors make better investment decisions. # # #©2014 Morningstar, Inc. All rights reserved.
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