RETAIL FUNDS | Cesar Tordesillas, Malaysia

Public Bank launches 3 new funds

Public Bank launched three news funds, namely PB Asia Emerging Growth Fund, PB Bond Fund and PB Sukuk
Fund. It is managed by its wholly owned subsidiary, Public Mutual.

Public Mutual's Chief Executive Officer Yeoh Kim Hong, said the growth prospects for Asia were supported
by resilient consumption expenditure amid sustained income levels, rising urbanisation rates and favourable demographic trends.

PB Asia Emerging is an equity fund which will seek to achieve capital growth over the medium- to long-term period by investing primarily in stocks of emerging small- to medium-sized companies in domestic and regional markets.

PB Bond provides annual income through investments in fixed income securities and money market instruments
while PB Sukuk will invest in sukuk and Islamic money market instruments.

Yeoh said PB Asia Emerging would offer investors the opportunity to invest in companies with promising growth prospect, which may include foreign markets such as South Korea, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and other permitted markets.

PB Bond would allow investors access to the bond market, usually inaccessible to the average investors being a market mainly for institutional investors where the standard transaction is RM5 million per lot while PB Sukuk would allow investors access to the sukuk market.

The initial issue price of PB Asia Emerging is 25 sen per unit while PB Bond and PB Sukuk prices are both RM1 per unit during the 21-day initial offer period starting tomorrow until Sept 26, 2011.

The full story is available at Bernama.

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