Public Bank’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Public Mutual, declares distributions for four of its funds. The total gross distributions declared for the financial year ended 30 November 2009 are as follows:
Fund Gross Distribution / Unit
Public Far-East Dividend Fund 0.25 sen per unit
Public Select Alpha-30 Fund 0.75 sen per unit
Public Islamic Sector Select Fund 0.50 sen per unit
Public Islamic Balanced Fund 0.25 sen per unit
Public Mutual Chief Executive Officer Ms. Yeoh Kim Hong said that the above funds have performed well and managed to deliver respectable double digits returns for the period ended 6 November 2009.
According to The Edge-Lipper Fund Table dated 16 November 2009, Public Far-East Dividend Fund generated a one-year return of 45.53% for the period ended 6 November 2009. At the same period, Public Select Alpha-30 Fund, which was launched in April this year, generated a six-month return of 24.27%.
Public Islamic Sector Select Fund, which was launched in November 2007, generated a one-year return of 33.70% for the period ended 6 November 2009. This fund is open for EPF Members Investment Scheme.
Meanwhile, Public Islamic Balanced Fund recorded a one-year return of 21.45% for the period ended 6 November 2009.
Public Mutual is Malaysia’s largest private unit trust company with 72 funds under management. It has over 2,000,000 accountholders and as at 31 October 2009, the total net asset value of the funds managed by the company was RM34.3 billion.