We seek an optimal blend of Growth, Defensive and Uncorrelated assets to reflect market conditions.
Returns in line with expectations of real economic growth
i.e. react positively to increasing risk appetite
Returns are positive when expectations of real economic growth are declining
i.e. safe havens in market crises
Attractive downside capture vs. key competitors
Calendar year returns* for the Fund (and peer group**); 2017: 6.0% (5.7%); 2016: 4.4% (4.1%); 2015: 0.9% (-1.7%); 2014: 3.7% (3.0%).
Source: Morningstar. Performance from inception 31.05.13 to 31.12.17, net of fees (NAV based,including ongoing charges, excluding initial charges), gross income reinvested, in USD.If the share class currency differs from the investor's home currency, returns may increase or decrease as a result of currency fluctuations. *Source: Morningstar, 4 years ending December 2017. **Peer group average based on the five largest offshore Multi-Asset income funds by AUM based on our Multi-Asset team’s analysis of the competitor landscape.
The value of investments, and any income generated from them, can fall as well as rise. Where charges are taken from capital, this may constrain future growth.
Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. If any currency differs from the investor's home currency, returns may increase or decrease as a result of currency fluctuations.
Investment objectives and performance targets may not necessarily be achieved, losses may be made.
Bond and Multi-Asset funds may invest more than 35% of their assets in securities issued or guaranteed by an EEA state.
Specific risks: Currency exchange: Changes in the relative values of different currencies may adversely affect the value of investments and any related income. Default: There is a risk that the issuers of fixed income investments (e.g. bonds) may not be able to meet interest payments nor repay the money they have borrowed. The worse the credit quality of the issuer, the greater the risk of default and therefore investment loss. Derivative counterparty: A counterparty to a derivative transaction may fail to meet its obligations thereby leading to financial loss. Derivatives: The use of derivatives may increase overall risk by magnifying the effect of both gains and losses. This may lead to large changes in value and potentially large financial loss. Developing market: These countries may have less developed legal, political, economic and/or other systems. These markets carry a higher risk of financial loss than those in countries generally regarded as being more developed. Interest rate: The value of fixed income investments (e.g. bonds) tends to decrease when interest rates and/or inflation rises. Investing in China: Investment in mainland China may involve a higher risk of financial loss when compared with countries generally regarded as being more developed. Equity investment: The value of equities (e.g. shares) and equity-related investments may vary according to company profits and future prospects as well as more general market factors. In the event of a company default (e.g. bankruptcy), the owners of their equity rank last in terms of any financial payment from that company. Government securities: The portfolio may invest more than 35% of its assets in government securities issued or guaranteed by a permitted single state.
All information is as at 31.12.17 unless otherwise stated.
1 The Synthetic Risk Reward Indicator (SRRI) which appears in the Key Investor Information Document (KIID). A number on a scale of 1 to 7 based on how much the value of a fund has fluctuated over the past 5 years (or an estimate if the fund has a shorter track record). A rating of 1 represents the lower end of the risk scale with potentially lower rewards available whilst a rating of 7 reflects higher risk but potentially higher rewards.
*These internal parameters are subject to change not necessarily with prior notification to shareholders.