Public Bank’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Public Mutual, declared distributions for five of its funds. The total gross distributions declared for the financial year / period ended 31 January 2010 are as follows:
Fund Gross Distribution / Unit
Public Index Fund 5.00 sen per unit
Public Far-East Property & Resorts Fund 0.50 sen per unit
Public Islamic Optimal Growth Fund 0.50 sen per unit
Public Enhanced Bond Fund 2.00 sen per unit
Public Money Market Fund 2.50 sen per unit
Public Mutual Chief Executive Officer Ms. Yeoh Kim Hong said Public Index Fund and Public Far-East Property & Resorts Fund have generated one-year returns of 45.43% and 92.41% respectively for the period ended 8 January 2010, according to The Edge-Lipper Fund Table dated 18 January 2010. While Public Islamic Optimal Growth Fund, which is a EPF approved fund has generated a one-year return of 35.38% for the same period.
As for Public Enhanced Bond Fund, it has generated a one-year return of 10.99% for the period ended 8 January 2010. Public Money Market Fund, on the other hand, has generated a one-year return of 2.14% for the period ended 8 January 2010.
Public Mutual is Malaysia’s largest private unit trust company with 73 funds under management. It has over 2,000,000 accountholders and as at 31 December 2009, the total net asset value of the funds managed by the company was RM35.6 billion. .