Investment Policy Changes - Schroder ISF Emerging Asia Fund
Schroders are updating the investment objective and policy of the fund in order to provide investors with greater transparency on the fund's investment strategy and to highlight the fact that the fund may invest in China A-Shares through the newly available Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect program.
The investment objective and policy is being clarified from:
To provide capital growth primarily through investment in equity and equity related securities of companies in the emerging economies of Asia.
The fund aims to provide capital growth by investing in equity and equity related securities of companies in the emerging markets of Asia.
At least two-thirds of the fund's assets (excluding cash) will invest in equities of companies in the emerging markets in Asia. The fund may invest directly in China B-Shares and China H-Shares and my invest up to 10% of its assets in China A-Shares through Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect.
The fund may invest in financial derivative instruments including futures, forwards and options for the purposes of efficient portfolio management. The fund may also hold cash.
Specific Risk Consideration
Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect is a securities trading and clearing linked program developed by The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, Shanghai Stock Exchange, Hong Kong Securities Clearing Company Limited and China Securities Depository and Clearing Corporation Limited, with an aim to achieve mutual stock market access between the PRC (excluding Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) and Hong Kong. A detailed description of the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect program as well as risks linked thereto can be found in Appendix II of the Company's prospectus.
The prospectus is available at www.schroders.lu
There will be no change to the fund's investment strategy following this clarification. Neither the risk profile nor the synthetic risk and reward indicator of the fund is expected to change.