Heightened market volatility episodes in Asia Pacific ex Japan 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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This 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 Read more..

  • USD 14.657
    NAV as of 23 May 2024
  • $-0.04 arrow icon
    Daily $ Change
  • -0.24 % arrow icon
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  • Morningstar rating*
    30 Apr 2024

Fund performance

 

Fund returns

All data as at 31 March 2024

  1 m 3 m YTD 1 y 3 y
(p.a)
5 y
(p.a)
10 y
(p.a)
Since inception
(p.a)
Bid-Bid 1.7% 5.9% 5.9% 19.0% 3.3% 3.5% - 4.9%
Offer-Bid -3.4% 0.6% 0.6% 13.0% 1.6% 2.4% - 4.2%
Benchmark 0.4% 1.4% 1.4% 6.5% -1.5% 1.4% - 5.8%

(p.a.): per annum. Source: Eastspring Investments (Singapore) Limited. Returns are based in share class currency and computed on bid-bid basis with net income reinvested, if any. Offer-bid is inclusive of sales charge which is subject to changes. Since inception returns for periods less than a year are not annualised. The benchmark for the hedged share classes, if any, is also calculated on a hedged basis. Calendar year returns are based on the share class performance for the year, and if the share class was incepted during a particular year, the returns shown relate to the performance of the share class since its inception to the end of that calendar year. Wef July 2018, the monthly fund and benchmark returns calculated are aligned to the last NAV date of the fund for the month. Past performance information presented is not indicative of future performance.

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 methodCash
  • ISIN codeLU1522347837
  • Bloomberg tickerESALVAU LX
  • Minimum initial investmentUSD1,000+
  • Minimum subsequent investmentUSD100
  • Inception date 23 Nov 2016
  • Base currencyUSD
  • Initial sales chargeMax 5.00%
  • Annual management fees1.0%
  • Benchmark indexMSCI AC Asia Pacific Ex Japan Minimum Volatility Index
  • Morningstar rating *
    30 Apr 2024

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^Distribution disclosure

For distributing share classes: ADM, ASDM, ASDM (hedged). Distribution payouts can be made out of (a) income; or (b) net capital gains; or (c) capital of the Fund or a combination of any of (a) and/or (b) and/or (c). For further details on historical distributions and their compositions for the last 12 rolling months, please refer to our website. Please refer to the full distributions disclosure at the end.