Pacific Mutual: Focus Remains on Dividend Plays

RM38 million income distributions for Pacific Mutual's investors
2016-04-01 11:00 3562

PETALING JAYA, Malaysia, April 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In a statement today, Pacific Mutual Fund Bhd, an investment management company under the OCBC Group, with internal resources to manage both local and global investments for its clients, said that the Company remains focused on the dividend theme when it comes to stock selection.

Teh Chi-cheun, Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Pacific Mutual Fund Bhd
Teh Chi-cheun, Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Pacific Mutual Fund Bhd

According to the Company's chief executive officer, chief investment officer and executive director, Teh Chi-cheun, most central banks are expected to retain expansionary monetary policies in the face of lacklustre global growth. The US Federal Reserve has revised their guidance such that they will increase rates by less than what they guided for in late 2015.

"In this environment of low, and even negative interest rates, strong liquidity is present, and this should sustain risk-on behaviour. Our theme of dividend plays remains, especially those with a growth angle," says Teh.

"Sentiment on the local market has improved. Better data is seen in corporate earnings beat-to-miss ratio and EPS downgrade decelerated in 4Q15 results season. Our Ringgit has been strengthening against the greenback. Domestically, sector-wise, we favour construction, utilities and dividend yielding sectors such as REITs and media," adds Teh.

In the same statement, Pacific Mutual also announced income distributions amounting to RM38 million for five of its Funds for the financial year ended 31 March 2016:

Pacific Pearl Fund


7.50 sen per unit

Pacific Dana Aman


4.00 sen per unit

Pacific Dana Murni


1.75 sen per unit

Pacific Focus China Fund


2.00 sen per unit

Pacific Cash Fund


0.40 sen per unit (quarterly distribution)

PACIFIC MUTUAL FUND BHD is a subsidiary of Lion Global Investors Limited (formerly known as Lion Capital Management Limited), a company incorporated in Singapore since 1986. Both companies are members of the OCBC Group. As at the end of March 2016, Pacific Mutual manages close to RM1.5 billion on behalf of its unit trust investors and private mandate clients.

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Source: Pacific Mutual Fund Bhd