12 March 2013

New Fund: AmAsia Pacific Leisure Dividend

Do you like to go on a holiday spree in Asia Pacific region? If yes, then this fund may suit your appetite. On top of that, you can expect some dividends from this new fund launched by AmMutual. Please read on.

The fund aims to provide regular income and to a lesser extent capital appreciation over the medium to long term by investing in equities and equity-related securities of leisure industry across Asia Pacific region.

To achieve its objective, the fund seeks will be investing 70%-98% in a diversified portfolio of equities related to leisure industry. Who were they? They may include issuers engaged in the design, production and distribution of products and services related to leisure industry. These companies operate in the following sectors within the leisure industry such as hotel, retail, publishing, advertising, beverages, audio/video, broadcasting radio/television, cable and satellite, motion picture, recreation services and entertainment, toy, gaming and tobacco.

Where were they?

These companies are listed in the Asia Pacific region, which includes but not limited to Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand. However, the fund will not invest into Japan.

Investment Strategy...

The investment manager combines top-down asset allocation process with a bottom-up security selection process. The asset allocation will be reviewed periodically depending on the macroeconomic, industry trends, respective country's economic and stock market outlook. The asset allocation decision is made after a review of macroeconomic trends in Asia Pacific economies. As for bottom-up security selection, the investment manager will focus on undervalued companies which demonstrate sound corporate fundamentals, which are expected to provide dividends yield above market average, and sustainable dividend yield on a medium to long term basis. Stock valuation fundamentals considered are earnings per share growth rate, return on equity, price earnings ratio and price to book multiples.

Source: AmMutual

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