The Fund’s investment objective is capital appreciation, which it seeks through investment primarily in Singapore equity securities. The Fund also, to a lesser degree, invests in equity securities issued by companies in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (the “ASEAN Group”) countries.
Under normal circumstances, the Fund invests at least 80% of its net assets in Singapore equity securities.
International investing entails special risk considerations, including currency fluctuations, lower liquidity, economic and political risks, and differences in accounting methods; these risks are generally heightened for emerging market countries.
Concentrating investments in the Singapore region subjects the Fund to more volatility and greater risk of loss than geographically diverse funds. Equity stocks of small and mid-cap companies carry greater risk, and more volatility than equity stocks of larger, more established companies.