To achieve steady capital growth at a rate better than the average deposit rates over a long-term period by investing in a wide portfolio of authorised securities and other investments.
Bond Fund EPF – MIS
12 December 2001
This Fund is suitable for you if you:-
have a medium to long-term investment horizon;
are a conservative investor;
are risk averse.
The Fund will focus on achieving its objective by investing a minimum 70% of the Fund’s NAV in bonds, and a maximum 30% of the Fund’s NAV in money market instruments and/or fixed deposits.
The Fund’s investment in bonds would consist of government and corporate bonds. The selection of bonds will not be constrained by credit ratings of issuances. However, the selection will depend largely on its quality where the respective issuers display strong ability to meet their financial obligations, healthy cash-flow, the collateral type, value, claims priority as well as offer highest safety for timely payment of interest and principal.
While we typically take an active trading policy, we look to maintain some core holdings that are held over the medium to long-term which is similar to a buy and hold strategy. We will also maintain a trading portion for the portfolio, which we use to take advantage by participating in investment opportunities that are set to benefit from prevailing market conditions, with the aim of boosting the Fund’s performance.
To achieve its objective, the Fund will also have the flexibility to hold exposure in collective investment schemes that have similar investment objectives to the Fund.
Temporary Defensive Position
We hold the option to take temporary defensive positions that may be inconsistent with the Fund’s principal strategy and asset allocation to protect the Fund against adverse market conditions that may impact the financial markets. To manage the risk of the Fund, we may shift the Fund’s assets to be temporarily invested in money market instruments and/or fixed deposits.
% of the Fund’s NAV
Fixed deposits and money market instruments
Minimum Initial Investment
Minimum Additional Investment
FEES & CHARGES
Sales Charge per Unit
Up to 1.00% of the NAV per Unit. *Investors may negotiate for a lower charge.
The Sales Charge for investors purchasing Units through the EMIS shall be limited to a maximum charge of 3% of the NAV per Unit or as determined by the EPF.