AXA Rosenberg All Country Asia Pacific Ex-Japan Equity Alpha Fund


Last NAV 24.9400 USD as of 08/11/19


Investment objectives

The aim of the Sub-Fund is to provide long-term capital growth above that of the MSCI AC Asia Pacific Ex-Japan Index on a rolling three year basis.The MSCI AC Asia Pacific Ex-Japan Index is designed to measure the performance of shares of companies listed on the main stock exchanges of developed and emerging market countries in the Asia Pacific region (excluding Japan). The index's composition is available on


Synthetic Risk & Reward Information scale

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The risk category is calculated using historical performance data and may not be a reliable indicator of the Sub-Fund's future risk profile. The risk category shown is not guaranteed and may shift over time. The lowest category does not mean risk free.

Why is this Fund in this category?

The capital of the Sub-Fund is not guaranteed. The Sub-Fund is invested in financial markets and uses techniques and instruments which are subject to some levels of variation, which may result in gains or losses.

Additional risks

Counterparty Risk: failure by any counterparty to a transaction (e.g. derivatives) with the Sub-Fund to meet its obligations may adversely affect the value of the fund. The Sub-Fund may receive assets from the counterparty to protect against any such adverse effect but there is a risk that the value of such assets at the time of the failure would be insufficient to cover the loss to the Sub-Fund. Stock Lending: the Sub-Fund may enter into securities lending agreements and as a result be subject to increased counterparty risk. Should the counterparty fail financially, the securities received will be called upon. However in the event of significant market volatility at the time of default the value of those securities received could fall below the value of the lent securities. In this instance the manager would not have sufficient cash to purchase the equivalent value of securities lent out which could result in a significant negative impact on the Sub-Fund's value. Risk linked to Method and Model: attention is drawn to the fact that the Sub-Fund's strategy is based on the utilisation of a proprietary share selection model. The effectiveness of the model is not guaranteed and the utilisation of the model may not result in the investment objective being met. Operational Risk: the Sub-Fund is subject to the risk of loss resulting from inadequate or failed internal processes, people or systems or those of third parties such as those responsible for the custody of the Sub-Fund's assets.

Investment horizon

This Fund may not be suitable for investors who plan to withdraw their contribution within 5 years.

Fund manager comment : 30/09/19

Third quarter 2019 Benchmark: MSCI All Country Asia Pacific Ex-Japan (TR, Net) Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) markets fell 3.9% in US dollar terms over the quarter, as measured by the benchmark MSCI AC Asia Pacific ex Japan Index. Chinese equities were particularly hard hit by the escalating tensions with the US. The People’s Bank of China also reduced its reserve requirement ratio for banks to combat the negative effects of the trade conflict. Economic figures were also lacklustre: GDP growth in the second quarter was the slowest in almost 30 years. Hong Kong stocks also performed poorly, as domestic protests and the US-China trade tensions damaged investor sentiment. Australian equities were the notable outperformer in the region, helped by the Reserve Bank of Australia’s rate cut and a rise in resource-related stocks. The Fund dropped in value and underperformed its benchmark index during the quarter, net of fees and expenses applicable to the A USD share class. Stock selection weighed heavily on excess returns and style factors also went unrewarded; industry exposures proved modestly helpful. Among risk factors, the inherent focus on the price paid for earnings and net assets by our investment process was unrewarded, offsetting the positive contribution from the Fund’s below-average volatility profile. From a sector contribution level, the Fund’s overweight to IT stocks proved helpful as the sector led the market higher. Holding above-benchmark positions in semiconductor names Taiwan’s Nanya Technology and South Korea’s SK Hynix featured among the top contributors to relative returns. Stock selection was challenging within the financials sector, and the overweight positions in India’s Indiabulls Housing Finance, Power Finance and China’s Bank of featured among the bottom contributors to relative returns. Another weak stock pick was an overweight position in Swire Properties; the Hong Kong real estate operator saw its share price suffer from the on-going protests, which became increasingly violent.


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First NAV date 28/02/05


Distribution country

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United Kingdom


Ongoing Charges 1.09%

Fund facts

Currency USD
Start date 04/01/05
RI fund False
Legal authority Central Bank of Ireland

Portfolio management

Fund Manager Anubhuti GUPTA
Investment team MT Rosenberg Asia Equity


Investment area Asia Pacific ex-Japan
Legal form Unit Trust

Subscription and redemption

The subscription, conversion or redemption orders must be received by the Registrar and Transfer Agent, no later than 1 p.m. Irish time one business day before the relevant Dealing (business) Day. Orders will be processed at the Net Asset Value calculated for that Dealing Day.Please note that there may be additional processing time if your order is placed via intermediaries such as platforms, financial advisors or distributors.The Net Asset Value of this Sub-Fund is calculated on a daily basis. Minimum initial investment: USD 100,000 Minimum subsequent investment: USD 5,000