10 May 2012

New Fund: AmAsia Pacific Equity Income

If you think that Asia Pacific will remain the main engine growth driver of world economy, then you should look into this fund launched by AmMutual. The Fund is a feeder fund, which will invest into the BlackRock Global Funds-Asia Pacific Equity Income Fund (the “Target Fund”), a sub-fund of the BlackRock Global Funds (BGF) domiciled in Luxembourg.

The Fund seeks to provide income and to a lesser extent Long Term capital growth by investing in the Target Fund which has an investment focus on Asia Pacific ex-Japan equities. The Fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing a minimum of 95% of the Fund’s NAV in the BlackRock Global Funds-Asia Pacific Equity Income Fund at all times. This implies that this Fund has a passive strategy.


BlackRock Global Funds (“the Company”) is incorporated in Luxembourg as an open-ended investment company under the laws of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and qualifies as a Part I UCITS (Undertaking for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities). 

The Company has adopted an “umbrella structure”, which allows it to offer investors within the same investment vehicle, a choice of investments in one or more sub-funds (each “sub-fund” and collectively the “sub-funds”) in respect of which a separate portfolio of investments is held, which are distinguished by their specific investment objectives, policies and/or currency of denomination.

The Target Fund is a sub-fund under the Company. The Target Fund was launched on 18 September 2009 and the total fund size of the Target Fund was USD64.50 million as at 29 April 2011. The Target Fund is regulated by Luxembourg Supervisory Authority, the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (“CSSF”).


The Target Fund seeks an above average income from its equity investments without sacrificing long term capital growth. The Target Fund invests at least 70% of its total assets in equity securities of companies domiciled in, or exercising the predominant part of their economic activity in the Asia Pacific region excluding Japan. Predominant part of the economic activity generally means that a major portion of a company’s business (which includes but is not limited to the company’s sales, earnings or assets) is derived from or located in the Asia Pacific region excluding Japan relative to that particular company’s business derived from or located in other regions. The remaining 30% of the total assets may be invested in financial instruments of companies or issuers of any size in any sector of the economy globally.

AmAsia Pacific Equity Income is suitable for investors who seek:

  • regular income from their investment;
  • Long Term capital growth on their investment;
  • participation in the upside potential of the Asia Pacific ex-Japan market; and
  • medium to high risk investment vehicle.

Source: Fund Prospectus

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