Important information

  • Eastspring Investments - Asian Low Volatility Equity Fund is referred to the ‘Fund’.
  • The Fund invests in equities and equity-related securities and is exposed to the risk of market price fluctuations.
  • Given the investment strategy of the Fund, investors should note that lower volatility does not necessarily mean low risk. The Fund may not produce lower price variability as compared to the overall market and the Fund may be precluded from fully capturing the upside in rising markets. The investments selected using the systematic models may perform differently than expected.
  • The Fund invests primarily in the Asia Pacific ex Japan region and may be more volatile than a diversified fund.
  • The Fund’s investments in emerging markets subject it to greater political, tax, economic, foreign exchange, liquidity and regulatory risks.
  • The Fund may incur substantial losses if it is unable to sell those investments with liquidity risks at opportune times or prices.
  • The Fund may invest in securities denominated in currencies other than the Fund’s base currency and may be exposed to currency and exchange rates risk.
  • The Fund may use financial derivatives instruments (FDIs) for hedging and efficient portfolio management purposes. Using FDIs may expose the Fund to market risk, management risk, credit risk, counterparty risk, liquidity risk, volatility risk, operational risk, leverage risk, valuation risk and over-the-counter transaction risk. The use of such instruments may be ineffective and the Fund may incur significant losses.
  • The Fund's Board of Directors may, at its discretion, pay dividends out of capital or gross income while charging all or part of the fees and expenses to the Fund’s capital, resulting in higher distributable income. Thus, the Fund may effectively pay dividends out of capital. Payment of dividends out of capital (effectively or not) amounts to a return or withdrawal of part of an investor’s original investment or from any capital gains attributable to that original investment, which will result in an immediate reduction of the net asset value per share.
  • Investment involves risk. Investors should not rely solely on this document in making investment decision. Past performance information presented is not indicative of future performance.

Heightened market volatility episodes in Asia have become frequent in recent years. Investing and staying invested in such volatile markets can be challenging for both new and seasoned investors. With a low volatility strategy, investors can better navigate market swings and limit the downside in their portfolios.

Fund objective

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The Fund aims to generate total returns in line with Asia Pacific ex Japan equity markets, via a combination of capital growth and income, but with lower volatility. The Fund will invest primarily in equities and equity-related securities of companies, which are incorporated, listed in or have their Read more..

  • USD 14.657
    NAV as of 23 May 2024
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  • Morningstar rating*
    30 Apr 2024

Fund performance

 

Past performance data

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Returns (%) - -1.7 23.0 -7.7 7.9 2.6 4.7 -12.3 18.7

Portfolio Manager

  • Chris Hughes

    Chris Hughes

    Portfolio Manager

    Chris Hughes is the Portfolio Manager for our Low Volatility strategies. He participates in designing and implementing systematic equity funds, heading up the team’s portfolio management effort and undertakes research and development of systematic investment strategies. Chris has more than 16 years of investment experience and holds a PhD in Biochemistry and a BSc. (Honours) from Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine and a MSc. (Distinction) from Kings College in England. He is also a CFA Charterholder.

Fund facts

  • Asset classEquity
  • ClassA
  • Subscription methodN.A.
  • ISIN codeLU1522347837
  • Bloomberg tickerESALVAU LX
  • Minimum initial investmentUSD 500
  • Minimum subsequent investmentUSD 50
  • Inception date 23 Nov 2016
  • Base currencyUSD
  • Initial sales chargeMax 5%
  • Annual management feesMAX 1.25%
  • Morningstar rating *
    30 Apr 2024

Footnote : * Rating should not be taken as a recommendation. © Morningstar. All rights reserved.

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