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IN BRIEF: Weiss Korea underperforms benchmark in first half

19th Sep 2023 18:36

Weiss Korea Opportunity Fund Ltd - South Korea-focused investor in preference shares - Reports a net asset value of GBP1.72 per share as at June 30, down from GBP1.83 as at December 31. NAV total return is negative 3.4%, underperforming against its benchmark, which has a total return of positive 6.7% over the six month period. Notes persistent high core consumer prices index inflation in South Korea and "significant" household debt. "While year-on-year CPI increases moderated to 2.7% in June 2023 from a high of 6.3% in July 2022, core CPI increases remained in the 4% range in June 2023 from a high of 5% in January 2023," Weiss Korea emphasised. Highlights that it is not a macro fund, with the information offered to help characterise its performance relative to a market in which it is the most active.

Current stock price: 155.00 pence closed 5.2% lower on Tuesday in London

12-month change: down 18%

By Tom Budszus, Alliance News reporter

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