Southeast Asia stocks and a climate change strategy (Fund Digest July 2023)
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Southeast Asia stocks and a climate change strategy (Fund Digest July 2023)

Aug 2023
Jul 2023
JPM and GMO funds added to the Endowus Fund Smart platform - Southeast Asia stocks and an ESG / climate change strategy (Fund Digest July 2023)

Want to invest in high-quality companies in Southeast Asia, or participate meaningfully in the climate transition?

This month, we’re excited to introduce two new funds on Fund Smart — one managed by JP Morgan and another by GMO.

The JP Morgan ASEAN Equity Fund focuses on Southeast Asia stocks that are positioned to be long-term compounders. What’s more, this fund was recently included in the Central Provident Fund Investment Scheme (CPFIS). That means it is now available for investments with CPF savings, as well as cash and Supplementary Retirement Scheme (SRS) savings.

As for the GMO Climate Change Investment Fund, it offers ESG (environmental, social, and governance) investors exposure to companies at the forefront of the fight against global climate change — such as renewable energy players, energy-saving firms, and waste reduction companies. GMO believes such companies are positioned to benefit from efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

ASEAN equities

JP Morgan ASEAN Equity Fund

ISIN: LU0532188223 (SGD, Cash/SRS, Acc), LU2471279419 (SGD, Cash/CPF-OA, Acc), LU0441851309 (USD, Cash/SRS, Acc), LU1839390173 (USD, Cash/SRS, Dist)

Table: JP Morgan ASEAN Equity Fund - Large cap stocks; available for investments with Cash, SRS, and CPF (SGD). 3-year annualised return, fund AUM, and fund-level fees after Cashback on trailer fees. Source: Endowus

Singapore investors with an affinity for high-quality companies closer to home will find this fund interesting. Focusing on the ASEAN region, the fund is managed by a highly seasoned team of five dedicated analysts, including the lead portfolio manager with more than 20 years of experience. 

Given the investable universe, the JP Morgan ASEAN Equity Fund tends to prefer Singapore-based companies, with additional allocations to other key Southeast Asian markets such as Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Philippines.

The fund has recently been approved under the CPFIS. Click here for details on the fund share-class that’s available for CPF investing.

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ESG equities — climate change

GMO Climate Change Investment Fund


Table: GMO Climate Change Investment Fund. For ESG investors. 3-year annualised return, fund AUM, fund-level fees after Cashback on trailer fees. Source: Endowus

The fund invests in companies that are positioned to benefit from the climate transition, and has meaningful allocations in not just the themes of clean energy and energy efficiency, but also agriculture and water. 

The fund leverages on GMO’s tried-and-tested investment process of focusing on fundamentals and valuations, and offers a more differentiated basket of companies compared to other similar climate change funds that tend to be run on a less quantitative basis. For example, this fund has had lower allocations into US-based companies, and is more diversified on a geographical level.

Given the evolving nature of the climate transition theme, the GMO Climate Change Investment Fund also has a bias towards small and mid-cap companies, which may provide further diversification benefits to investors. 

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Funds for accredited investors (AIs) only

We have also added one new AI-only fund this month.

If you wish to invest in an accredited investor-only (AI-only) fund, please contact 

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We also recently gave the Fund Smart platform a massive upgrade — including wider currency options, new dividend payout options, and an improved experience for verified accredited investors. These give you more flexibility and information in selecting your own funds and building your own portfolios.

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