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EASTSPRING INVESTMENTS FUNDS - MONTHLY INCOME PLAN
The search for income and yield continues globally with interest rates and investments remaining low. The fund seeks to address the income needs of investors by investing in a diversified portfolio of US High Yield and Asian bonds whilst retaining the flexibility of holding Asia Pacific equities and Real Estate Investment Trusts.
Highlights
Benefits from the expertise and experience of the overall fund manager in top down asset allocation and asset class specialists in bottom up bond and stock selection.
Favorable risk- return trade off with a portfolio that is less risky than equities and may offer better returns than government bonds.
Enjoys consistent annual payouts of 5 cents per unit 1 since 2006 with annual and monthly payout options available.
Managed by highly experienced teams with a good track record .
 
 
EASTSPRING INVESTMENTS - ASIAN EQUITY INCOME FUND
The fund stands to benefit from undervalued stocks in the Asia Pacific ex Japan region and is positioned to capture the market's potential. It aims to maximize income by investing primarily in equities and has exhibited lower volatility of returns than that of the broader Asia-Pacific equity market.
Highlights
Generates an attractive dividend yield relative to the Asia Pacific ex Japan benchmark and global averages.
Pays an attractive potential monthly distribution of up to 5.5% p.a2.
Enhanced distribution frequency of the fund from quarterly to monthly.
Well-positioned to capture potential market upside via investing in attractively valued stocks.
 
 
EASTSPRING INVESTMENTS – ASIAN HIGH YIELD BOND FUND
Yields of Asian high yield bonds are typically higher as compared to other fixed income segments, such as investment grade bonds, as well as similarly rated bonds in the developed markets. At the same time, the generally sound economic fundamentals and flush liquidity conditions in Asia are expected to continue to provide a constructive macroeconomic backdrop for Asian high yield bond issuers to operate in..
Highlights
Flexibility to invest across the broad spectrum of Asian high yield bonds with moderate diversification into Asian investment grade bonds and local currency bonds.
Potential for attractive monthly dividends of up to 7.5% p.a3.
Active investment approach with a robust credit selection process that identifies potential outperformers and mitigates default risks.
Managed by an established fixed income team with a strong track record.
 
 
EASTSPRING INVESTMENTS - JAPAN DYNAMIC FUND
The outlook for Japan is largely positive. The Japanese market is becoming more widely recognized for its attractively valued companies with sound fundamentals as well as a strong and healthy balance sheet. The concerted restructuring efforts of many Japanese companies also help to deliver strong earnings growth which we believe has yet to be priced in as higher share prices. As such the fund stands to benefit from these drivers of longer term sustainable earnings.
Highlights
Ample opportunities as the market has yet to fully recognise attractive valuations of many Japanese companies .
High conviction portfolio built around the most researched and best understood ideas.
Managed by a highly experienced team with a stellar track record .
Available in both SGD and USD hedged share classes to manage currency risk.
 
 
EASTSPRING INVESTMENTS - CHINA EQUITY FUND
Chinese equities are largely positive, with China having one of the highest GDP growth in the world, expected at 6.7% in 20154. This is coupled with drivers such as promised reforms, possibility of further monetary easing and consumer expenditure expected growth at 10% per annum5 for the next five years. The on-going efforts of the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect Program together with the upcoming Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect Program expected to be launched by early 2016 further strengthen the positive sentiment .
Highlights
Ample opportunities as China is attractively priced relative to its historical averages as well as to the rest of the world.
Well positioned to capture the upside of China's long term economic growth story.
The fund has one of the lowest Price to Earnings and Price to Book6 characteristics compared to its peers as it invests in stocks that are trading below their valuation.
Highly concentrated portfolio reflecting only the best ideas from the stock selection process.
 
 
EASTSPRING INVESTMENTS - WORLD VALUE EQUITY FUND
Equities performance of developed markets such as the United States, Japan and Europe has experienced gains over the last few years. However the divergence of economic growth, increase in geopolitical strife and uncertain commodity prices in 2015 makes it important to be able to actively identify investment opportunities. The fund stands to benefit from the investment team's capability in benefiting from various investment opportunities presented by developed markets.
Highlights
Unique combination of a top down asset allocation and bottom up stock selection.
Access to four of the largest developed equity markets – the US, Europe, Japan and Developed Asia representing 90% of the MSCI All Country World Index.
Active asset allocation to reflect prevailing market valuations and economic conditions.
Managed by highly experienced teams that focus on value investing.
 
 
Important Notes:
1.For Class M and A only. The name of the fund "Eastspring Investments Funds – Monthly Income Plan" should not be taken as implying that monthly or regular distributions in respect of units will be made. Distribution payout shall, at the sole discretion of the Eastspring Investments (Singapore) Limited, be made out of either (a) income; or (b) net capital gains; or (c) capital of the Fund or a combination of (a) and/or (b) and/or (c). There is no guarantee that any distribution will be made or that the frequency and amount of distributions as set out above will be met. When distributions are declared and paid out (including out of capital) with respect to the Fund, the net assets attributable to the relevant Classes of Units will stand reduced by an amount equivalent to the product of the number of Units outstanding and distribution amount declared per unit. Payout is based on the initial issue price of respective Classes of Units.
2.The Fund aims to provide potential monthly distribution rate of 4-5.5% p.a.for the SGD and USD share classes. Distribution payout shall, at the sole discretion of the Board of Directors of Eastspring Investments, be made out of either (a) income; or (b) net capital gains of the funds; or (c) capital of the funds or a combination of (a) and/or (b) and/or (c). There is no guarantee that any distribution will be made or that the frequency and amount of distributions as set out in the prospectus will be met. When distributions are declared and paid out (including out of capital) with respect to the funds, the net assets attributable to the Shares will stand reduced by an amount equivalent to the product of the number of Shares outstanding and distribution amount declared per Share..
3.The Fund aims to provide potential monthly distribution rate of 6.5-7.5% p.a. for the year 2015 for the SGD and USD share classes. Subject to approval by the Directors. Distribution payout shall, at the sole discretion of the Board of Directors of Eastspring Investments, be made out of either (a) income; or (b) net capital gains of the funds; or (c) capital of the funds or a combination of (a) and/or (b) and/or (c). There is no guarantee that any distribution will be made or that the frequency and amount of distributions as set out in the prospectus will be met. When distributions are declared and paid out (including out of capital) with respect to the funds, the net assets attributable to the Shares will stand reduced by an amount equivalent to the product of the number of Shares outstanding and distribution amount declared per Share.
4.World bank report, January 2015.
5.Euromonitor, March 2015.
6.Morningstar data as at 31 December 2014.
 
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