Investment Office Monthly Fund Digest (January 2022)
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Investment Office Monthly Fund Digest (January 2022)

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We are always working to bring best-in-class funds from the leading global and local fund managers on the Fund Smart platform. Here are eight new funds added in January. We have classified the funds according to their asset classes, sectors, or themes for your browsing — US, ESG, Commodities, Japan, and Convertibles.

Among these, Commodities and Convertibles are new asset classes that we are adding to Fund Smart, which will further enrich the range of funds available at Endowus.

The new funds are managed by top global fund managers who are leaders in their field, such as AllianceBernstein, Aviva, BlackRock, Dimensional, KBI Global Investors (Amundi), PIMCO, and UOB Asset Management.

US Funds

AB American Growth Portfolio

ISIN: LU1979441026 (SGD), LU0079474960 (USD)

AB American Growth portfolio information

Investing in attractive, large-cap growth stocks in the US, the Fund is managed by a team of veterans focusing on selecting companies of higher quality that has allowed the Fund to display excellent risk metrics compared to its peers and benchmark while delivering top-tier returns over multiple time periods.

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Dimensional US Core Equity Fund

ISIN: IE00BLFJBY96 (SGD), IE00BYTYVB81 (USD)

Dimensional US Core Equity Fund information

The Fund invests in companies in the US with a tilt to Value, Size, and Profitability factors, which are proven through academic and empirical research to deliver higher returns over the long term. The strategy is managed with Dimensional’s 40+ years of experience in systematic investing.

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ESG

BlackRock Sustainable Energy Fund

ISIN: LU2419774711 (SGD), LU0252969661 (USD)

Blackrock Sustainable Energy Fund information

The Fund focuses strongly on companies involved in the transition to a lower carbon economy, in areas such as renewable energy, alternative fuels, and energy efficiency, among others. While being an SFDR Article 9 Fund, it has demonstrated defensive characteristics and a consistent bias to quality.

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Dimensional Emerging Markets Sustainability Core Equities Fund

ISIN: IE00BLCGQY87 (SGD)

Dimensional Emerging Markets Sustainability Core Equities Fund information

The Fund provides diversified exposure to emerging markets equities across all market caps, tilting towards proven factors of return and integrating sustainability considerations using a data-driven approach.

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KBI Global Sustainable Infrastructure Fund

ISIN: IE00BN6Q9Y98 (SGD), IE00BN6Q9X81 (USD)

KBI Global Sustainable Infrastructure Fund information

We like the Fund’s unique focus on investing in infrastructures that provide sustainable and critical solutions to solve resource scarcity across water, food, and energy. KBI Global Investors is an institutional investment specialist within Amundi, and has been investing in water and clean energy as far back as 2001.

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Commodities

PIMCO GIS Commodity Real Return Fund

ISIN: IE000LKS5N98 (SGD), IE00B1BXJ858 (USD)

PIMCO GIS Commodity Real Return Fund information

The Fund provides investors with direct exposure to commodities by investing in commodity-linked derivatives while also aiming to generate alpha by actively managing its collateral portfolio of mainly global inflation-linked bonds. All in all, the Fund should serve as a hedge against inflation and provide diversification benefits for a traditional portfolio of equities and fixed income.

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Japan

United Japan Small and Mid Cap Fund

ISIN: SG9999012033 (SGD), SG9999010847 (USD)

United Japan Small and Mid Cap Fund information

Sub-managed by renowned Japanese manager Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management, the Fund focuses on achieving long-term capital growth by investing in high quality Japanese SMID companies. These SMID companies have generally outperformed their larger peers since 2000, while the portfolio manager’s preference for domestic-focused companies also helps to provide some insulation against external macro events.

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Convertibles

Aviva Global Convertibles Fund

ISIN: LU2300168288 (SGD), LU0274938744 (USD)

Aviva Global Convertibles Fund information

Convertibles are fixed income securities that can be converted into common equity and therefore have a low correlation with other traditional fixed income asset classes. It also offers a degree of hedging against rising interest rates, as convertibles are typically less sensitive to interest-rate risk. The Fund is led by a team of portfolio managers who have been working together on the Fund since 2004 and has outperformed peers consistently over the long term.

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Please contact support@endowus.com if you wish to invest into a USD fund.

Accredited Investors Only

We have also added four new AI-only funds this month.

Want to know more about the funds available on Endowus? Refer to our investment funds list here for a quick overview in a single glance, and for the list of funds available to Accredited Investors only, please contact support@endowus.com.

* Annualised returns and volatilities are calculated based on the returns of the target share class, and oldest share class of the Fund where the target share class is younger than three years. Three-year returns and volatilities are based on the period from February 2019 to January 2022 unless otherwise stated. Returns are translated into SGD (except for non-SGD funds)  and are net of fund-level fees.
** Where a fund or portfolio  has both SGD and USD share classes, the fees of the SGD share class are shown. Total Portfolio and Fund-level Fees include fund management fee.
*** Endowus does not charge a preliminary sales charge or any other additional fees, other than the all-in Endowus Access Fee.

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