The Sub-Fund aims to provide capital growth in line with a systematic strategy on selected equities as described below (the “Derivative Investment Strategy”) and with the performance of a portfolio of transferable debt securities which are actively managed.
The Derivative Investment Strategy has an anticipated life of 10 years beginning on July 8, 2014 (strike date) and maturing on July 8, 2024 (the “Investment Period”). The Derivative Investment Strategy’s objective across the Investment Period is based on a performance valuation mechanism of an equally weighted reference basket of twenty (20) equities, according to the points a), b), c) and d) below :
a) An equally weighted portfolio of the following twenty (20) equities has been constructed.
Substitution of share(s) in case of corporate action(s) may occur during the Investment Period.
b) For the performance calculation of the basket of the twenty (20) equities, the calculation periods are defined as follows :
c) For the first Calculation Period, the performance of the two highest performing equities is recorded and locked for the rest of the Investment Period at a minimum of 0%. For each of the above Calculation Periods:1) the basket of 20 equities is composed of locked equities from previous Calculation Periods (2 per each Calculation Period) and non-locked equities, 2) the performance of the two highest performing equities amongst the remaining non-locked equities is recorded and locked for the rest of the Investment Period at a minimum of 0%.
d) The Derivative Investment Strategy’s payoff at maturity equals the average of the locked performances of the equities in the basket at the last (10th) Calculation Period (the “Pay-off”).
2.2. Investment policy
The Sub-Fund seeks to achieve its Investment Objective as follows :
The swap counterparty/ies will be selected from the following credit institutions : Barclays Bank PLC ; BNP Paribas S.A. ; Deutsche Bank A.G. ; JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. ; Royal Bank of Scotland PLC ; Société Générale S.A., Eurobank Ergasias S.A., Credit Agricole S.A., HSBC Bank PLC, Credit Suisse, UBS AG, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citigroup Global Markets Ltd, Morgan Stanley & Co International PLC.
The name(s) of the Swap counterparty/ies and the signed Swap(s) will be made available for inspection, upon investor(s) request, during normal business hours at the registered office of the Management Company.
The Swap counterparty/ies pay to or receive from the Sub-Fund during the Investment Period amounts described in the Swap(s) ; payment flows will contribute to realization of the Derivative Investment Strategy.
The Net Asset Value of the Sub-Fund, and therefore the value of the Sub-Fund’s Units will increase (or decrease) in line with the valuation of both the portfolio of securities and the Swaps. The Swaps’ aggregate notional amount will on Strike Date correspond to the Sub-Fund’s Net Asset Value and will be adjusted on an ongoing basis based on the applicable valuation of the Swaps provided on a daily basis by the Swap counterparty/ ies to take into account subscription and redemption requests in the Sub-Fund.
The ability of the Sub-Fund to meet its Investment Objective is dependent on the ability of the Swap counterparty/ies to meet their obligations under the Swaps. Also, the aforementioned ability of the Sub-Fund to meet its Investment Objective is dependent on the performance of the investment portfolio (i.e. the investors could materialize a loss on their capital in the case of issuers’ defaults in the investment portfolio).
The Swap(s) govern(s) any substitution of share(s) in case of corporate action(s).
Liquidities, securities lending and repurchase agreements may be used within the limits described in sections 3.1 and 4 of the Prospectus.
The Directors will decide before maturity of the Derivative Investment Strategy, whether the Sub-Fund will be liquidated, prolonged for a new term with a new Investment objective and policy (in which case the prospectus will be amended accordingly) or contributed to another Sub-Fund of the Fund. Unit holders will be informed accordingly in due course after the maturity of the Derivative Investment Strategy. Should the Directors decide that the Sub-Fund will be prolonged for a new term or contributed to another Sub-Fund of the Fund, unit holders will be offered a one month period during which they will have the possibility to redeem their Units free of charge before such changes become effective. After the Swaps’ termination date and before the changes become effective, assets held by the Sub-Fund will be cash and money markets instruments only.
The Sub-Fund has a high-risk profile, mainly associated with the use of financial derivative instruments, linked to equity exposure. The Sub-Fund is addressed to investors with a long-term investment horizon and who are seeking returns from exposure to international equity markets.
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