Eastspring Investments - Asian Low Volatility Equity Fund - ASDM

SGD 9.751
NAV as of 17 Jan 2019
$-0.01
Daily $ Change
-0.10 %
Daily % Change

Morningstar rating*: No rating

Fund objective

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 their area of primary activity in the Asia Pacific ex-Japan Region. The Fund may also invest in depository receipts including ADRs and GDRs, debt securities convertible into common shares, preference shares and warrants.

Returns

1M 1Y 3Y
(p.a.)
5Y
(p.a.)
10 yrs
(p.a.)
Since inception
(p.a.)
Offer-bid -4.1% -7.5% -- -- -- 0.4%
Bid-bid 0.9% -2.6% -- -- -- 2.8%
Benchmark 2.5% 2.5% -- -- -- 11.4%

Returns (%) as of 30-Nov-2018

(p.a.): per annum. Source: Eastspring Investments (Singapore) Limited. Returns are based in the 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. From inception to 31-Jan-2018, the benchmark was the MSCI AC Asia Pacific ex Japan Index. Past performance and the predictions, projections, or forecasts on the economy, securities markets or the economic trends of the markets are not necessarily indicative of the future or likely performance of Eastspring Investments or any of the funds managed by Eastspring Investments. There are limitations to the use of indices as proxies for the past performance in the respective asset classes/sector.

Fund facts

Asset class Equity
Class ASDM
Subscription method Cash
ISINCode LU1497733631
Minimum initial investment SGD 1,000+
Minimum subsequent investment SGD 100
Inception date 07 Oct 2016
Base currency SGD
Initial sales charge Max 5.00 %
Annual management fees 1.50 %
Benchmark index MSCI AC Asia Pacific Ex Japan Minimum Volatility Index
Morningstar rating* No rating

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Fund managers

Kenneth Tan

Portfolio Manager

Kenneth Tan joined Eastspring Investments, the Asian asset management business of Prudential plc, as Assistant Director, in August 2015.   He is part of the Global Asset Allocation team and is responsible for designing, implementing and managing systematic equity funds. He is also involved in research and back-testing of systematic alpha and smart beta investment strategies.   Prior to joining Eastspring Investments, Kenneth was the Head of Asia Quantitative Research with UBS Investment Bank, Hong Kong, responsible for research and advice on various aspects of the investment process including country and sector effects, fundamental and macroeconomic factor efficacy, systematic investment models, portfolio construction and risk management. He led his team to second place for quantitative analysis in Asiamoney investor poll, and has individually ranked among the top five quantitative analysts in Asia by Asiamoney. Kenneth holds a Master degree in Mathematics & Finance from the Imperial College London and a Bachelor Degree (Hons) in Actuarial Science from University of London.

This document is issued by Eastspring Investments (Singapore) Limited (UEN: 199407631H). Eastspring Investments (Singapore) Limited is the appointed Singapore Representative and agent for service of process in Singapore. This document has not been reviewed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

The Fund is a sub-fund of Eastspring Investments, an open-ended investment company with variable capital (Société d’Investissement à Capital Variable or SICAV) registered in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, which qualifies as an Undertaking for Collective in Transferable Securities (“UCITS”) under relevant EU legislation. The Management Company of the SICAV is Eastspring Investments (Luxembourg) S.A., Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg.

All transactions into the Fund should be based on the Singapore Prospectus and Product Highlights Sheet (“PHS”). Such documents, together with the articles of incorporation of the SICAV and the most recent financial reports, may be obtained free of charge from Eastspring Investments (Luxembourg) S.A., or at relevant Eastspring Investments business units/website and their distribution partners.

This document is solely for information and does not have any regard to the specific investment objectives, financial or tax situation and the particular needs of any specific person who may receive this document. This document is not intended as an offer, a solicitation of offer or a recommendation, to deal in shares of securities or any financial instruments.

Please refer to the offering documents for details on fees and charges, dealing and redemption, product features, risk factors and seek professional advice before making any investment decision. An investment in the Fund is subject to investment risks, including the possible loss of the principal amount invested. The value of shares in the Fund and the income accruing to the shares, if any, may fall or rise. Where an investment is denominated in a currency other than the base currency of the Fund, exchange rates may have an adverse effect on the value price or income of that investment. Investors should not make any investment decision solely based on this document. Investors may wish to seek advice from a financial adviser before purchasing shares of the Fund. In the event that an investor may choose not to seek advice from a financial adviser, the latter should consider carefully whether the Fund in question is suitable for him.

Past performance and the predictions, projections, or forecasts on the economy, securities markets or the economic trends of the markets are not necessarily indicative of the future or likely performance of Eastspring Investments or any of the funds managed by Eastspring Investments. There are limitations to the use of indices as proxies for the past performance in the respective asset classes/sector.

The Fund may use derivative instruments for efficient portfolio management and hedging purposes.

Distributions are not guaranteed and may fluctuate. Past distributions are not necessarily indicative of future trends, which may be lower. Distribution payouts and its frequency are determined by the Board of Directors, and 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). The payment of distributions should not be confused with the Fund’s performance, rate of return or yield. Any payment of distributions by the Fund may result in an immediate decrease in the net asset value per share.

The preceding paragraph is only applicable if the Fund intends to pay dividends / distributions.

Eastspring Investments companies (excluding JV companies) are ultimately wholly-owned / indirect subsidiaries / associate of Prudential plc of the United Kingdom. Eastspring Investments companies (including JV's) 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.