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


Last NAV 14.3800 USD as of 18/02/20


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 www.msci.com.


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 : 31/12/19

Asia Pacific markets (excluding Japan) had a strong final quarter of the year, with an improvement in the US-China relationship and its potential positive impact on global growth supporting performance. Chinese stocks, in particular, surged during the quarter, also helped by the People’s Bank of China amending its benchmark lending rates, which could lower borrowing costs and fuel economic expansion. Hong Kong stocks managed to post strong gains over the quarter, with trade advancements outweighing the negative impact of ongoing domestic political protests. Australian stocks were also up, rising on hopes of continued monetary easing from the Reserve Bank of Australia. The Fund rose in value but underperformed its benchmark index during the quarter, net of fees and expenses applicable to the A USD share class. Underperformance was driven by the unfavourable risk positioning and stock selection, with industry exposures showing neutral impact. Among style risk factors, the strategy’s focus on identifying companies that are relatively cheap compared to their book value was unrewarded. The Fund’s greater bias to smaller companies, which underperformed their larger peers, also detracted from relative returns. From an industry standpoint, the benchmark-relative overweight positions in IT hardware-related areas were among the most significant tailwinds to returns, as the sector was supported by strong expectation of the semiconductor equipment market’s recovery in 2020. The positions in Taiwan’s Mediatek and Walsin Technology, South Korea’s SK Hynix all featured among the top contributors. In contrast, consumer staples proved to be the most challenging area over the quarter. As investors remained in a risk-on mood defensive sectors underperformed, with consumer staples the main laggard. The above-benchmark holding in telecommunication companies China Telecom and Telekomunikasi Indonesia, utilities companies Gail India and Power Grid Corp of India also proved detrimental to relative returns.


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First NAV date 28/02/05


Distribution country

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United Kingdom


Ongoing Charges 1.74%

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 5,000 Minimum subsequent investment: USD 2,000