E Fund (HK) Greater China US Dollar Bond Fund aims to provide capital appreciation for investors.
Debt securities in general
The Sub-Fund aims to achieve its investment objective by investing not less than 70% of its Net Asset Value in a portfolio of USD denominated offshore debt securities issued or traded in Hong Kong and/or Singapore and/or other recognized debt securities markets. These debt securities are issued by or fully guaranteed by:
i. listed or unlisted corporations which have their main operations (or majority of assets) in, or have their majority of their income derived from Greater China (comprising the PRC, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan), or
ii. governments and/or government related entities in Greater China; and where the Manager believes such debt securities are being traded at significant discount to their underlying intrinsic values; and such debt securities shall be further limited to those:
(a) issued by or fully guaranteed by PRC state-owned enterprises (including local state-owned enterprises, central state-owned enterprises and local government financing platform) and/or listed or unlisted PRC-related financial institutions, or
(b) supported by standby letter(s) of credit that are provided by PRC commercial banks (each a “SBLC Bank”)
For the avoidance of doubt, the issuers of the debt securities who have a majority of their income derived from Greater China as mentioned in (i) above may be based in or outside Greater China. The Sub-Fund’s investment in a single debt security will not exceed 5% of the Sub-Fund’s Net Asset Value. The Sub-Fund will not invest more than 30% of its Net Asset Value in “Dim Sum” bonds (i.e. bonds issued outside China but denominated in RMB). The Sub-Fund will not have any onshore China exposure. The Sub-Fund will not invest in perpetual bonds, Additional Tier 1 bonds, convertible bonds, exchangeable bonds, real estate companies, stocks, warrants and other equity securities. The Sub-Fund will also exclude industries involved in the production of the following: coal, steel, cement, non-ferrous metals, chemicals, ship-building, textiles and clothing, photovoltaics, paper-making and flat glass.
The debt securities in which the Sub-Fund may invest shall include, but are not limited to, non-convertible bonds, fixed and floating rate bonds and high-yield bonds. The Sub-Fund may invest up to 100% of its Net Asset Value in urban investment bonds through offshore bond markets. Urban investment bonds are debt instruments issued by Mainland local government financing vehicles ("LGFVs") in the offshore bond markets. These LGFVs are separate legal entities established by local governments and / or their affiliates to raise financing for public welfare investment or infrastructure projects. However, the Sub-Fund will not invest in urban investment bonds issued or guaranteed by LGFVs in any of the following cities/regions in Mainland China: Tianjin, Jilin, Liaoning, Heilongjiang, Inner Mongolia, Qinghai, Yunnan, Guizhou, Henan, Gansu, Ningxia, Xinjiang, Hainan and Tibet ("Excluded Areas").
The Sub-Fund will not invest in contingent convertible bonds.
The Sub-Fund may invest in debt securities rated at least Ba1 by Moody's, BB+ by Standard & Poor’s or BB+ by Fitch Ratings. In the case of a PRC issuer or guarantor, the Manager will select securities with a minimum credit rating of at least AA+ or above assigned by a PRC local credit rating agency. For a debt security which itself does not have a credit rating, the Manager will assess the debt security by reference to the credit rating of the issuer or the guarantor. Subject to the above credit rating requirements, the aggregate investment in below investment grade securities and/or unrated securities will be limited to less than 30% of the Sub-Fund's Net Asset Value, and the Sub-Fund will not invest more than 5% of its Net Asset Value in debt securities issued and/or guaranteed by a single sovereign issuer (including its government, public or local authority) which is below investment grade and/or unrated.
"Investment grade" refers to at least Baa3 by Moody's or BBB- by Standard & Poor’s. In the limited case of a PRC issuer / guarantor, the Manager will generally select securities with a minimum credit rating of at least AA+ or above assigned by a PRC local credit rating agency. “Unrated” refers neither the bond itself nor its issuer has a credit rating.
In the event the credit ratings of a security comprising the Sub-Fund’s portfolio are downgraded to below the above credit rating requirements or unrated, the Sub-Fund may continue to hold or divest from such instruments but will not make any additional investment of such instruments.
The Sub-Fund will invest in a broadly diversified portfolio of debt securities with no fixed duration, term structure or industry sector weightings in the allocation of assets in Greater China. Selection of investments will be determined by the availability of attractive investment opportunities. It is intended that the weighted average duration of the portfolio of the Sub-Fund will be kept within 3 years.
Financial derivative instruments and other investments
The Sub-Fund may also invest in units in any unit trust or shares in any mutual fund corporation or any other collective investment scheme (including those managed by the Manager or its connected persons) authorised by the SFC or in recognized jurisdiction schemes, and/or financial bonds issued by banks or securities firms, and/or securities issued and/or guaranteed by the following sovereign countries/regions (including their governments, public or local authorities): PRC, Hong Kong, Macau, United States, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, United Kingdom, Italy, in order to achieve their investment objectives, subject to the above credit rating requirements, and may hold cash, deposits, and other money market instruments (such as but not limited to treasury bills, commercial papers, certificates of deposit as considered appropriate by the Manager). The Sub-Fund will not invest more than 30% of its Net Asset Value in such instruments/investments.
The Sub-Fund may invest in derivatives (including but not limited to swaps, futures and deliverable and non-deliverable forwards) for hedging purposes only. The Sub-Fund will not invest in any derivative instruments for investment purpose. The Sub-Fund will not invest in collateralised and/or securitised products (such as asset backed securities, mortgage backed securities and asset backed commercial papers). The Manager will not enter into any securities lending, sale and repurchase or reverse repurchase transactions or other securities financing transactions in respect of the Sub-Fund.
Class A (Acc) Hedged RMB
Class A (Dis) Hedged RMB
Class A (Acc) HKD
Class A (Dis) HKD
Class A (Acc) USD
Class A (Dis) USD
Class I (Acc) Hedged RMB
Class I (Dis) Hedged RMB
Class I (Acc) HKD
Class I (Dis) HKD
Class I (Acc) USD
Class I (Dis) USD
Management Fee (p.a.)
* (% Net Asset Value of the Sub-Fund per annum)
*Please note that these fees may be increased up to a permitted maximum on giving 1 month’s notice to unitholders. Please refer to the section of the prospectus entitled “Fees and Expenses” for further details of the fees and charges payable.
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