Eastspring Investments - Asia ESG Bond Fund - A

Important information

  • Eastspring Investments – Asia ESG Bond Fund is referred to as the ‘Fund’.
  • The Fund invests in bonds and is subject to interest rate fluctuation and exposed to credit default, valuation and credit rating risks as well as credit risk of the counterparties with which it trades and sovereign debt risk. Pertaining to investments in unrated/non-investment grade bonds /non-investment grade sovereign bonds, these securities may be subject to higher credit risks and liquidity risks, compared with investment grade bonds, with an increased risk of loss of investments. Investment grade bonds are subject to the risks of credit rating downgrades.
  • The Fund may be affected by the ESG Principles and eligibility criteria. The Fund may have a concentration in investments with an ESG focus, and its value may be more volatile than a more diverse portfolio of investments. The Fund’s investments may be subject to ESG risks. The ESG risks may not necessarily have an impact on the Fund’s returns, as it would depend on other factors.
  • 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 investment in securities issued or guaranteed by governments may be exposed to political, social, and economic risks. The Fund may suffer significant loses when there is a default of sovereign debt issuers.
  • The Fund invests primarily in the Asia and may be more volatile than a diversified fund.
  • The Fund’s investment in emerging markets subject it to greater political, tax, economic, foreign exchange, liquidity and regulatory risks.
  • The Fund’s investments in bonds in Asian markets may be subject to higher volatility and lower liquidity compared to more developed markets. The prices of securities traded in such markets may be subject to fluctuations. The Fund may incur substantial losses if it is unable to sell those investments with high 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'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.

Fund objective

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The Fund seeks to maximize total returns over time through investing at least 70% of its assets in debt securities denominated in US dollars, Euro, as well as the various Asian currencies which are issued or guaranteed by Asian governments and quasi-governments, or corporates or supranationals that Read more..

  • USD 10.448
    NAV as of 14 Jun 2024
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  • Morningstar rating*
    31 May 2024

Fund features

  • equity

    Protect long term value of investment

    Invest in bonds issued by Asian issuers who are aligned to ESG principles, with the ...

    Invest in bonds issued by Asian issuers who are aligned to ESG principles, with the aim of delivering sustainable returns to investors over time. We believe that companies, which are quick to identify critical ESG risks in their businesses and can prepare adequately for the challenges and gain competitive advantage to thrive over time.

  • equity

    Multiple value-added sources

    Flexibility to invest in both hard currency and local currency bonds, to capitalise on ...

    Flexibility to invest in both hard currency and local currency bonds, to capitalise on value opportunities that may arise within the Asian fixed income universe. We adopt a benchmark-unconstrained approach to maximise total returns through opportunities in the Asian bond market.

  • equity

    Proprietary ESG process

    Active investment approach with robust credit selection process that incorporates ESG ...

    Active investment approach with robust credit selection process that incorporates ESG consideration. We assess the materiality of ESG risks of each company given its industry / geographical backdrop and how this changes over time. Equally important to us is the company’s response to these risks and how it seeks to mitigate them over time.

Fund performance

 

Past performance data

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Returns (%) - - - - - 6.1 -0.7 -10.7 8.2

Fund facts

  • Asset classBond
  • ClassA
  • Subscription methodN.A.
  • ISIN codeLU2068974737
  • Bloomberg tickerESASBAU LX
  • Minimum initial investmentUSD 500
  • Minimum subsequent investmentUSD 50
  • Inception date 16 Dec 2019
  • Base currencyUSD
  • Initial sales chargeMax 3%
  • Annual management feesMax 1%
  • Morningstar rating *
    31 May 2024

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

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Disclaimer

All data are from Eastspring Investments (Singapore) Limited.

The Fund is a sub-fund of the Eastspring Investments funds, an open-ended investment company with variable capital (société d''investissement à capital variable) registered in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg on the official list of collective investment undertakings pursuant to part I of the Luxembourg law of 17 December 2010 relating to undertakings for collective investment (the "2010 Law") and the Directive 2009/65/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 (the "UCITS Directive"). The Fund is authorized by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission ("SFC"). SFC authorization is not a recommendation or endorsement of the Fund nor does it guarantee the commercial merits of the Fund or its performance. It does not mean the Fund is suitable for all investors nor is it an endorsement of its suitability for any particular investor or class of investors. The Eastspring Investments has appointed Eastspring Investments (Hong Kong) Limited as its Hong Kong Representative. This information is not an offer or solicitation of an offer for the purchase of investment units in the Fund. An offering documents in relation to the Fund is available and may be obtained through Eastspring Investments (Hong Kong) Limited or any of its appointed distributors. All applications for units in the Fund must be made on the application forms accompanying the offering documents. Potential investors should read the offering documents (including the risk factors stated therein in details and the risk factors in particular those associated with investments in emerging markets, if applicable) before deciding whether to subscribe for or purchase units in the Fund. An investment in units of the Fund is subject to investment risks, including the possible loss of the principal amount invested. Past performance is not necessarily a guide to the future or likely performance of the Fund. The value of the units in the Fund and any income accruing to the units, if any, may fall or rise. US/HK dollar-based investors are exposed to currency fluctuations where the Fund is denominated in currencies other than US/HK dollar. The information contained herein does not have any regard to the specific investment objective(s), financial situation or the particular needs of any person. Potential investors may wish to seek advice from a financial adviser before purchasing units in the Fund. In the event that potential investors choose not to seek advice from a financial adviser, they should consider whether the Fund is a suitable investment for them. Eastspring Investments (Hong Kong) Limited is an ultimately wholly owned subsidiary of Prudential plc of the United Kingdom.Eastspring Investments Eastspring Investments (Hong Kong) Limited and Prudential plc are not affiliated in any manner with Prudential Financial, Inc., a company whose principal place of business is in the United States of America or with the Prudential Assurance Company, a subsidiary of M&G plc, a company incorporated in the United Kingdom.

 

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