Bonds trump commodities in latest Lipper ranking of performance

A Malaysian bond fund has seen off stiff competition from precious metals and agricultural commodities to be ranked the best performer globally by percentage growth over one year, according to data from Lipper.

The ranking of these 50 top performing funds are based on total return percentage growth over one year, in local currency terms, giving the purest measure of fund performance without being impacted by exchange rate fluctuations. The funds are included regardless of domicile, and are drawn frmo teh Lipper Global universe, covering 80 countries. The Sharpe Ratio is calculated using fund-specific benchmarks and risk-free rates. The % figures are based on bid-bid, income reinvested.


NameLipper Global sector% Growth 1yr to 31/08/2011Sharpe Ratio 1yrFund value £mFund Management CompanyDomicile
CIMB-Principal Institutional BondBond MYR1093.090.2924.4CIMB-Principal Asset Management Berhad Malaysia
Oceanico II – FEIIFReal Estate European478.430.236.25Interfundos – Gestão de Fundos de Investimento ImoPortugal
ETFS Leveraged Precious MetalsUnclassified145.090.5610.64ETFS Commodities Securities LtdJersey
db Physical Silver ETCUnclassified118.130.4632.43Deutsche Bank AG (London)Jersey
ETFS Physical SilverUnclassified118.060.46589.73ETFS Fund Management Company LimitedJersey
Julius Baer Physical Silver-USD ACommodities117.260.46113.24Swiss & Global Asset Management AGSwitzerland
ETFS SilverUnclassified111.80.4564.41ETFS Commodities Securities LtdJersey
Orey CS – FEIIFReal Estate European102.50.2812.09Orey Gestao de Activos SGFIMPortugal
Direxion Daily Energy Bull 3x SharesEquity North America95.750.29268.82Rafferty Asset Management LLCUSA
Euro B Type Investment Trust JSCMixed Asset TRY Conservative93.90.157.15Euro Yatirim Menkul Degerler A.S.Turkey
Japan Physical Silver ETF 92.540.454.49Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking CorpJapan
ETFS Leveraged AgricultureUnclassified88.290.3917.94ETFS Commodities Securities LtdJersey
Clal (L) Monthly Income (0B)Bond ILS Government81.56910.55Clal Finance Mutual Funds Management LtdIsrael
ProShares UltraPro QQQEquity North America81.430.35116.63ProShare Advisors LLCUSA
ETFS SugarUnclassified79.290.3819.19ETFS Commodities Securities LtdJersey
SafePort Physical Silver 95+ FundCommodities77.890.345.76CAIAC Fund Management AGLiechtenstein
Global X Silver Miners ETFEquity Sector Gold&Prec Metals77.710.4296.64Global X Management Company LLCUSA
UBS E-TRACS S&P 500 Gold Hedged IndexCommodities72.01 9.05UBS Global Asset ManagementUSA
S&P GSCI Corn Source T-ETCUnclassified70.40.520.51Source Investment Management LtdIreland
ZKB Silver ETF A (CHF)Commodities69.850.341210.84Balfidor Fondsleitung AGSwitzerland
ETFS CornUnclassified68.80.4757.29ETFS Commodities Securities LtdJersey
FI Multimercado VeronaMixed Asset BRL Conservative68.720.48872.28Citibank DTVM SABrazil
Incrementum Fund UnoCommodities68.270.724.1Independent Fund Management AGLiechtenstein
RK Exclusivo FI em AcoesEquity Brazil67.930.4428.6Santander Brasil Asset Management DTVM SABrazil
ProShares Ultra Oil & GasEquity North America67.310.34194.44ProFunds GroupUSA
Odyssey Philippine High Conviction Equity FundEquity Philippines66.840.4675.39BPI Asset Management, IncPhilippines
Ausbil Investment Tr-Ausbil MicroCapEquity Australia Sm&Mid Cap66.470.5224.31Ausbil Dexia LimitedAustralia
ProFunds Oil Equipment Services & Dist UltSec;InEquity North America65.980.3518.92ProFunds GroupUSA
SF T1ps Smaller Companies GoldEquity Sector Gold&Prec Metals65.710.3422.02t1ps Investment Management LimitedUK
GOLDIST Istanbul Gold ETFCommodities64.20.4951.18Finans Asset Management S.ATurkey
STABILITAS – SILBER+WEISSMETALLE PEquity Sector Gold&Prec Metals63.490.3334.78IPConcept Fund Management SALuxembourg
S&P GSCI Softs Source T-ETCUnclassified62.610.4625.55Source Investment Management LtdIreland
TEB B Type GoldCommodities62.580.528.65TEB Portfoy Yonetimi A.S.Turkey
Caixa Catalunya 2-A, FIGuaranteed62.250.4714.08Catalunyacaixa Inversio SGIICSpain
ETFS SoftsUnclassified61.870.4814.22ETFS Commodities Securities LtdJersey
Garanti Bank B Type GoldCommodities61.770.5172.69Garanti Asset Management IncTurkey
Samsung Kodex Autos ETFEquity Korea61.720.3931.97Samsung Investment Trust ManagementKorea (Republic of)
HSBC YMD B Type GoldCommodities60.770.5133.22HSBC Portfoy Yonetimi A.S.Turkey
ETFS Precious MetalsUnclassified60.610.57131.54ETFS Commodities Securities LtdJersey
Direxion Daily Natural Gas Related Bull 2X SharesEquity North America60.070.2813.27Rafferty Asset Management LLCUSA
ETFS Physical PM BasketUnclassified59.520.6272.87ETFS Fund Management Company LimitedJersey
FI Multimercado CITIBRAZIL Bond FIEBond BRL Short Term59.150.2345.31Citibank DTVM SABrazil
Yapi ve Kredi Bank Gold FundCommodities59.040.533.11Yapi Kredi Portfoy Yonetimi A.S.Turkey
Akbank B Type GoldCommodities58.940.4998.76Ak Asset Management IncTurkey
Legg Mason Japan Equity AEquity Japan58.910.7177.04Legg Mason Investment Funds LimitedUK
Prestasi Alokasi Portfolio InvestasiBond IDR58.780.257.01PT Kresna Graha SekurindoIndonesia
Ziraat Bank B Type GoldCommodities58.50.4754.96Ziraat Portfoy Yonetimi A.S.Turkey
FICFI Multimercado RinterMixed Asset BRL Flexible58.350.2121.23BTG Pactual Servicos Financeiros SA DTVMBrazil
SafePort Silver Mining FundEquity Sector Gold&Prec Metals58.070.2711.34CAIAC Fund Management AGLiechtenstein
db Physical Palladium ETCUnclassified57.790.566.25Deutsche Bank AG (London)Jersey
ETFS Physical PalladiumUnclassified57.730.56222.96ETFS Fund Management Company LimitedJersey


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