July 16, 2018 / 2:07 PM / 3 months ago

TABLE-BlueOrchard, GCC equity top EM fund rankings in H1 2018-Lipper

    LONDON, July 16 (Reuters) - Below are the tables for the
best and worst performing actively-managed emerging market
equity and bond funds in the first half of 2018, based on data
from Lipper Global, a Thomson Reuters company. The returns are
measured in the fund's local currency.
    The tables only include funds available for sale in Britain
and exclude those with less than $50 million under management.
    For a story on fund performance in the first half of 2018
and how the top performing managers are positioning for the
second half:
    
    Top 5 EM Equity Funds in H1 2018
 FUND NAME                                         H1 (%)
 1. DGC QIC GCC Equity B USD                       14.99
 2. JPM Emerging Middle East Equity A USD          14.45
 3. Ashmore SICAV Middle East Equity USD           13.91
 4. Franklin MENA A USD                            10.19
 5. Allan Gray Africa ex-SA Equity                 10.11
 
    Bottom 5 EM Equity Funds in H1 2018   
 FUND NAME                                         H1 (%)
 1. UBS (Lux) Equity S - Brazil (USD)              -22.4
 2. JPM Brazil Equity A USD                        -20.9
 3. PARVEST Equity Brazil C C USD                  -19.95
 4. Jupiter JGF India Select USD                   -19.17
 5. Jupiter India                                  -18.71
 
    Top 5 EM Bond Funds in H1 2018  
 FUND NAME                                         H1 (%)
 1. BlueOrchard Microfinance P USD                 1.79
 2. Ashmore SICAV 2 EM Debt Fixed Maturity Fund    -0.93
 2021 USD                                          
 3. Neuberger Berman Short Duration EM Debt USD    -1.17
 4. Principal GI Finisterre Unconstrained EM       -1.49
 Fixed Income USD                                  
 5. Franklin Emerging Market Debt Opportunities    -1.67
 USD                                               
 
    Bottom 5 EM Bond Funds in H1 2018  
 FUND NAME                                         H1 (%)
 1. Wellington Opportunistic EM Debt II EUR        -10.61
 Hedged                                            
 2. Amundi Funds Bond Global Emerging Hard         -10.21
 Currency                                          
 3. BGF Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond USD   -10.13
 4. Raiffeisen-Osteuropa-Rent R A                  -9.55
 5. Baillie Gifford Emerging Markets Bond Inc      -9.53
 
    SOURCE: Lipper, owned by Thomson Reuters, is a fund research
and analysis organisation providing independent insight on
investment including mutual funds, retirement funds, hedge
funds, fund fees and fund expenses.

 (Reporting by Claire Milhench; Editing by Hugh Lawson)
  
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