Delivering capital growth and income with less volatility
With an estimated US$57 trillion to be invested in global infrastructure by 20301 AMP Capital expects a broad and growing range of infrastructure investment opportunities over the long term. The AMP Capital Global Infrastructure Securities Fund (Hedged) focuses on providing investors with the benefits of this expected global growth. The Fund focuses on providing a combination of capital growth and income with the option to hedge the Fund’s international investments back into Australian dollars. The Fund also offers an unhedged option.
1 McKinsey Global Institute, January 2013
"Global listed infrastructure is a young asset class with huge growth potential and strong return drivers."Giuseppe Corona, Head of Global Listed Infrastructure
By investing in both developed and emerging markets across a range of sectors, investors can participate in the economic potential of emerging markets while benefiting from the stability of existing infrastructure in developed markets.
At least 90% of each Fund is invested in ‘core and pure’ infrastructure companies at all times. In our opinion, these companies show strong monopolistic characteristics offering more stable cash flows over time.
Assets which have strong monopolistic characteristics, have little sensitivity to GDP or which have long-term contracts or stable regulation attached to them mean they are generally less volatile than other asset classes.
How does this fund fit into your portfolio?
The Funds are designed for investors seeking an investment which provides the potential for sustainable income and capital growth over the long term. They can be used to complement existing solutions in a blended portfolio or be used individually. When used with existing solutions, the Funds may fit within the growth component of an investor’s overall portfolio.
What’s the difference between hedged and unhedged?
With AMP Capital Global Infrastructure Securities Fund (Unhedged) (Unhedged Fund), investors are exposed to fluctuations in the Australian dollar. This can be a good thing if the Australian dollar falls relative to the currency in the country where the investments are held. For example, if you were invested in an unhedged US share fund and the value of the Australian dollar decreased relative to the US dollar, the value of your portfolio would increase. This is because you would receive more for your investment if you converted it back into Australian dollars.
However, foreign exchange can also work the other way around. As the Australian dollar increases in value, the value of an unhedged overseas portfolio would decrease when converted back into Australian dollars.
With AMP Capital Global Infrastructure Securities Fund (Hedged) (Hedged Fund), we use strategies to offset the impact of currency moves. The objective is to ensure the only factor influencing the return from the portfolio is the income and capital gains (or losses) generated by the underlying investments, stripping out the impact of currency movements.
With a fully hedged portfolio, you may be protected from the adverse impact of a rising Australian dollar but forgo the benefit of a falling Australian dollar.
What are the risks?
All investments involve risk and you should consider investment risks before making an investment decision. The key risks of investing in the Funds include or are associated with:
- Share market investments – adverse share market movements could result in capital losses, particularly over the shorter term
- Infrastructure investments – factors affecting direct infrastructure assets (such as a company’s ability to service debt in a rising interest rate environment) may negatively affect the value of the relevant Funds’ investments
- International investments – the relative strength or weakness of the Australian dollar against other currencies will affect the Unhedged Fund’s performance and although the Hedged Fund’s international investments are principally hedged back to Australian dollars, the Hedged Fund could incur losses related to exchange rates or hedging
- Derivatives – losses may be magnified where derivatives are used, and
- Investment management – factors such as changes to the investment team may affect the relevant Fund’s performance.
The ‘Risks of investing’ section of the Incorporated Information incorporated into the Product Disclosure Statement for the relevant Fund provides further information about the risks noted above, as well as information about other investment risks of which you should be aware.
|Investment objective||To provide total returns (income and capital growth) after costs and before tax, above the Fund's performance benchmark over the long term.|
|Minimum suggested timeframe||5 years|
|Product inception date||02 Jul 2010|
|Risk level (1-7)||6. High|
|Benchmark||Dow Jones Brookfield Global Infrastructure Net Accumulation Index Hedged AUD|
The Fund's risk level is based on the estimated number of negative annual returns for the Fund over any 20 year period and is not a complete assessment of the risks of investing in the Fund. For instance it does not detail what the size of a negative return could be or the potential for a positive return to be less than an investor may require to meet their objectives. Consequently, before choosing to invest or reinvest in the Fund, you should read the Fund's PDS and incorporated information and consider factors such as the likely investment return, the risks of investing and your investment time frame. Information about the methodology used for calculating the risk level is available here.
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