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Principal Asia Pacific Dynamic Income Fund (Class USD)

Fund Performance

As at date : 30-06-2024
Year To Date Performance (%) 1Year (%) 3Year (%) 5year (%) Since Inception (%) NAV (USD) Fund Size (million)
Principal Asia Pacific Dynamic Income Fund (Class USD) 11.89% 14.82% -11.08% 19.85% 75.32% 0.8171 82.19
Benchmark 3.90% 8.01% 25.98% 46.95% 96.95%
Benchmark : The Fund has a target return of eight percent (8%) per annum.

Income Distribution History

Period Gross (Sen/ Unit) Annualised Yield (%)
Jun-2024 0.58 2.84
Mar-2024 0.55 2.79
Aug-2023 0.22 1.25
Apr-2023 0.58 3.16
Jan-2023 0.55 2.80
Oct-2022 0.54 3.20
Jul-2022 0.58 3.04
Apr-2022 0.65 3.20
Jan-2022 0.68 2.92
Oct-2021 0.38 1.60
Jul-2021 0.83 3.44
Apr-2021 0.74 3.00
Jan-2021 0.78 3.00
Oct-2020 1.30 3.52
Jul-2020 0.77 2.36

Disclaimer : Annualised yield is calculated as the most recent monthly dividend distribution multiplied by the Fund’s dividend frequency and divided by the latest NAV.

Unit Split History

Unit Split Date Unit Split Ratio Unit Split NAV Before Unit Split NAV After
3:4 1.603 0.916

General Information

Note: This fund under EPF Members’ Investment Scheme (EPF-MIS) is suspended with effect from 10 April 2023 and will cease to accept sales or switch-in after 4 April 2023, cut off time at 4.00pm. Existing fund holders may keep your monies in the fund, switch out or redeem.

The Fund is an open-ended equity fund issued by Principal Malaysia. The Fund aims to provide regular income by investing primarily in the Asia Pacific ex Japan region and at the same time aims to achieve capital appreciation over the medium to long term. As the Fund is a Qualifying CIS under the ASEAN CIS Framework, there are Classes that may be offered to investors in other countries that participate in the ASEAN CIS Framework.

This is neither a capital protected fund nor a capital guaranteed fund.

Fund is suitable for investors who :

  • have a medium to long term investment horizon;
  • want a well diversified portfolio of Asia Pacific ex Japan region;
  • seek regular income; and/or
  • can accept that returns may fluctuate over the investment period

Fund Details

Distribution PolicyDepending on the level of income (if any) the respective Class generates, the Class aims to distribute part or all of its distributable income on a quarterly basis.
Investment Time HorizonRefers to a period of three (3) years or more.
Initial Investment#Minimum USD1,000 or such other amount as the Manager may from time to time decide.

#The minimum initial investment for EPF-MIS (where available) shall be MYR1,000 (or such other amount as may be determined by EPF) or as per the amount stated above, whichever is higher. Please note that there may be changes to the status of the eligibility of the Fund under the EPF-MIS from time to time. Please refer to our website at www.principal.com.my or www.kwsp.gov.my for updated information. 
Additional InvestmentMinimum USD100 or such other amount as the Manager may from time to time decide.
Cooling off period

For first time individual investor investing with us, you have six (6) Business Days after your initial investment (i.e. from the date the complete application is received and accepted by us or any of our Distributors) to reconsider its appropriateness and suitability for your investment needs. Within this period, you may withdraw your investment at the same NAV per unit when the units were purchased or prevailing NAV per unit at the point of cooling-off (whichever is lower) (“Refund Amount”). We will pay the Refund Amount including the Application Fee (if any) to you in the currency of the respective Class within seven (7) Business Days, from the date we receive the complete documentations. Please note that the cooling-off right is only given to first time investor investing with us or our Distributors. However, Principal Malaysia’s staff and person(s) registered with a body approved by the SC to deal in unit trust funds are not entitled to the cooling-off right.

If the Fund is an EPF-MIS approved fund and you have invested via EPF-MIS, your cooling-off right is subject to EPF’s terms and conditions.

Minimum Withdrawal100 units or such other numbers of units as Manager may decide from time to time.
Launch Date9 September 2015

Fund Partner

  • Affin Bank Bhd
  • Alliance Bank Malaysia Berhad
  • AmBank (M) Berhad
  • AmInvestment Bank Berhad
  • CIMB Bank Berhad
  • CIMB Private Banking
  • Citibank Berhad
  • Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad
  • Hong Leong Bank Berhad
  • HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad
  • iFast Capital Sdn Bhd
  • iFast Singapore
  • OCBC Bank (M) Berhad
  • Philip Mutual Berhad
  • RHB Bank Berhad
  • Standard Charted Bank (M) Berhad
  • United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Bhd
  • UOB Kayhian
  • Principal Distributors

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Fund Fees

Application Fees*Principal Distributors: Up to 6.50% of the NAV per unit.
IUTAs: Up to 5.50% of the NAV per unit.

* If the Fund is an EPF-MIS approved fund and you have invested via EPF-MIS, you may be charged an Application Fee of up to 3.00% of the NAV per unit, or such other rate as the EPF may determine.
Annual FeesManagement Fee: Up to 1.50% per annum of the NAV of the Class in Malaysia. 
Trustee Fee: Up to 0.05% per annum (including local custodian fee but excluding foreign sub-custodian fee and charges) on the NAV of the Fund. The foreign sub-custodian fee is dependent on the country invested and is charged monthly in arrears.
Switching FeesYou may be charged a Switching Fee of up to 1.00% of the NAV per unit. We have the discretion to waive the Switching Fee.
Transfer FeesA maximum of USD15 may be charged for each transfer.