The investment objective of the China Fund is to seek long-term capital appreciation through investment in securities listed primarily in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. The Investment Manager may also invest in companies incorporated elsewhere that have significant assets, business, production, trading activity or other interests in China, Hong Kong or Taiwan. At least two thirds of the total assets of this Fund will be invested in (i) companies having their registered office in China, Hong Kong or Taiwan (ii) companies with their registered office outside China, Hong Kong or Taiwan carrying out their business activities predominantly in China, Hong Kong or Taiwan, or (iii) holding companies, the interests of which are predominantly invested in companies with their registered office in China, Hong Kong or Taiwan. The Fund may invest in China A-Shares, directly through Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect and other eligible exchanges or indirectly through derivative instruments. Exposure to China A-Shares will not be more than 35% of the Fund’s net asset value.
The Investment Manager will adopt a broad range of investment strategies using a diversified range of instruments with a view to enhancing the performance of the Fund. Particularly, the Investment Manager will employ an approach to investment decisions using primarily a Fundamental strategy as further described under the Section ‘General Policy applicable to Funds making active use of derivatives and using a Fundamental strategy’ of this Prospectus.
The approach will be implemented by using the following instruments in accordance with the Section ‘Investment Restrictions’ of this Prospectus: quoted equity securities, structured notes, options, futures and forwards on stocks, indices, contracts for difference, OTC swaps including equity swaps and asset swaps, equity linked notes and currency forwards. On an ancillary basis, and for defensive purposes, the Fund may also invest in government, government agency and corporate bonds and their associated derivative securities, preferred stock, money market instruments and may hold cash or treasury bills pending reinvestment. The Investment Manager may from time to time consider hedging currency and interest rates exposure, but will not generally enter into contracts involving a speculative position in any currency or interest rate.