Incoming — find robust income with dividends and yield (Fund Digest September 2022)
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Incoming — find robust income with dividends and yield (Fund Digest September 2022)

Mar 2023
Oct 2022
Income funds and income investment portfolios - Fund Digest Sept 2022

Want distributions from your Endowus investments to go straight into your pockets? Now you can — Endowus has added a new function so investors can choose to receive distributions instead of reinvesting them. 

This new function comes as investors may be looking closer at income-focused funds. With that in mind, the Investment Office has curated a list of funds with robust levels of payouts and that are backed by unique investment strategies. These are easily available on Fund Smart — to filter for income-focused funds, simply tick "dividend/income" under the "Investment Style" filter on the Endowus Investment Funds List

Spotlight on income-focused funds

Fund name, ISIN 12-month yield* 3-year annualised returns**
Aberdeen Standard SICAV I - Global Dynamic Dividend Fund
SGD Dist: LU2237443549
A globally diversified equity fund with high dividend targets
7.17% 1.26%
Allianz Income and Growth Fund
SGD Dist: LU0943347566
A multi-asset portfolio of US and Canadian large-cap stocks, convertibles, and high-yield bonds
10.06% 3.83%
BGF European Equity Income Fund
SGD Dist: LU2357541858
A balanced exposure to quality, growth, and income via a basket of European equities
4.36% 1.20%
Manulife Preferred Securities Income Fund
SGD Dist: LU1850216372
A diversified basket of US preferred securities, an attractive asset class with yields similar to high-yield bonds but with a credit rating that is, on average, investment grade
7.39% -2.14%
PIMCO GIS Income Fund
SGD Dist: IE00BSTL7535
High-yielding and high-quality assets from various global fixed income sectors, allocated dynamically based on PIMCO’s macroeconomic views
4.81% -0.60%

*The 12-month yield for a single fund is the sum of the fund’s total trailing 12-month interest and dividend payments divided by the last month’s ending share price (NAV) plus any capital gains distributed over the same period.
**The three-year annualised returns are calculated based on the returns of the target share class, and the oldest share class of the fund where the target share class is younger than three years. Three-year annualised returns are based on the period from Oct 2019 to Sept 2022 unless otherwise stated. Returns are translated into SGD (except for non-SGD funds) and are net of fund-level fees.

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Passive income solutions for every stage of life

Besides investing in single funds on our Fund Smart platform, investors may also consider the Endowus Income Portfolios, which have a specific goal in mind — to pay out an income stream to investors.

These three portfolios are designed for different life stages, whether you’re a retiree seeking regular, passive income, a working adult with a family to support, or a young adult with major life goals ahead.

Portfolio Current payout target* Who is it for? Portfolio-level fee after rebate**
Stable Income 4.0% to 5.0% Retirees or those who want a stream of regular passive income to meet expenses reliably 0.64% p.a.
Higher Income 5.0% to 6.0% Working adults with higher living expenses and a family to support, and aiming to grow wealth moderately in the long run 0.78% p.a.
Future Income 3.0% to 4.0% Younger adults with a greater focus on long-term goals, and looking for some regular income to offset expenses today 0.70% p.a.

*Current payout targets are not guaranteed and are estimates only.
**Endowus does not charge a preliminary sales charge or any other additional fees, other than the all-in Endowus Fee.

Funds for accredited investors (AIs) only

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

Want to know more about the funds available on Endowus Fund Smart? Refer to our investment funds list here for a quick overview in a single glance.

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


Before you proceed, note that income investing — be it through single funds or an income portfolio — may not be the most suitable for everyone, depending on your financial situation, goals, time horizon, and risk tolerance.

Our licensed representatives are here to offer you advice in line with your investment objectives before you make a decision. To reach out to them, simply schedule an advisory call here.


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