For those investing in Asia this might be a fund to consider. The title is slightly misleading. The fund aims to deliver a positive return from Asia with less volatility, but it doesn’t guarantee that there won’t be periods where the fund delivers a negative return.
This means that the team are constantly looking for stocks with can provide upside potential. So there are specific companies they will avoid, which includes state owned companies because they cannot trust the management of these firms.
The fund is driven by having capital preservation as its key strategy, and this means employing investment instruments to protect against short term market corrections and currency movements. These strategies may not appeal to all investors as they can be tricky to understand.