PMA Capital Management, an Asian hedge fund manager, says three of its funds delivered positive returns in May.
Within the equity strategy, the PMA Pathfinder Asia Equity Fund delivered positive returns of 1.6 per cent for May, bringing YTD returns to 3.9 per cent.
The fund was able to achieve these returns while maintaining a volatility that was less than one third that of the market.
The PMA India Fund also performed well, returning 1.8 per cent in May.
Representing its ninth consecutive month of positive returns, PMA’s flagship FX and rates fund, PMA Harvester Fund, posted results of 1.04 per cent in May, bringing its YTD performance to 9.4 per cent. Harvester was able to produce these returns with low volatility, at a Sharpe Ratio of 2.50.
PMA chairman Farhat Malik says: “The continued success of our funds through markets as difficult as what we are currently facing is the ultimate validation of our uniquely prudent and institutional approach to investment. Given the uncertainty that pervades global markets today, we are more committed than ever to our stringent risk management guidelines and we are proud to be able to deliver these steady positive returns for our investors with minimal volatility.”