Data as of 19/10/2017

Risk level

Low

High

Recommended investment horizon : > 10 years

average annual performance since launch

3,35 %


Performance as at 19/10/2017

FUNDS
2014 ---
2015 -9,90 %
2016 0,51 %
Since 01/01/2017 23,11 %
Over the last 12 months 13,79 %
Over 3 years 10,49 %
Since launch 12,98 %

Investment objective and policy

BL-Equities Asia invests in Asian equities (excluding Japan) with no restriction with regard to market capitalisation. The structure of this fund is not linked to a benchmark index, but results from the addition of individual investment opportunities. The fund aims to achieve longterm capital gains.

Management report - 2nd Quarter 2017

In the second quarter of 2017, the Asian markets' equity index, the MSCI AC Asia ex Japan, gained 6.2% in dollars. For its part, the fund recorded a gain of 4% in USD. The Chinese and Korean stock markets posted the quarter's best performances with gains of 11% and 9.69% (in USD) respectively. In contrast, the Thai stock market lagged behind, up just 2.1% (in USD). Korean equities were boosted by Mr Moon's victory in the presidential elections as well as by Samsung Electronics' decision to cancel its treasury shares, which account for over 13% of its stock market capitalisation. This action, on top of the decisions to buy back more shares and increase the dividend, could be a sign that Korean companies are at last moving forward in terms of good capital management for investors. The political change in South Korea is a strong step in this direction, especially as the new president has put reform of the Chaebols and strengthening the rights of minority shareholders at the heart of his programme. From a sector point of view, information technologies continued to post the best performance (+15.6% in USD), led by the two 'juggernauts' of the Chinese index, Tencent (+25%) and Alibaba (+30.7%). Alibaba was boosted in June by a sharp upward revision of its 2017 sales forecasts. Other sectors posted more measured progress over the quarter. The manager opened some new positions in the portfolio: Hyundai Mobis and Nongshim in South Korea, Sunny Friends Environmental Technology in Taiwan, and Vietnam Dairy Products in Vietnam.

General information

Net Asset Value 
Calculated Every business day
NAV class B capitalisation shares (19/10/2017) 111,32 USD
NAV class A capitalisation shares (19/10/2017) 108,67 USD
Latest dividend 0,63 USD
Date of last dividend payment  01/02/2017
CODES Internal capitalisation code : 16623961
Internal distribution code : 16623947
ISIN capitalisation code : LU1008593946
ISIN distribution code : LU1008593862
WKN capitalisation code : A1XBEX
WKN distribution code : A1XBEW
Net assets (million) 329,08 USD
Launch date 30/01/2014

European tax regime

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Belgian tax regime

27% on dividends (distribution shares)

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