Amundi Funds Absolute Volatility World Equities - AU
Asset class / Geographical area:Absolute Return / World Benchmark:None Minimum recommend investment period:3 years
Share Class Launch Date11/15/2007
Data as of 05 March 2015
Reference Currency : USD
Other dealing currency : EUR
Net assets (in M) : 908.72
NAV acc. share : 114.70
NAV distr. share : 102.88
Country of registration:Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom
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Past performance does not guarantee future returns. The value of an investment can rise or fall with market fluctuations, and you may lose the amount originally invested. The material is based upon information that we consider reliable as of the date shown, but we do not represent that it is accurate, complete, valid or timely, in particular any data communicated to us by a third party, and it should not be relied on as such for any particular purpose. All material is subject to change.
The fund performance is calculated net of investment management fees including commissions and custody fees. The benchmark performances are calculated with net dividend reinvested when applicable. Both performances for funds and benchmarks are calculated using internal software fed by external sources (predominantly Datastream).
The exchange rates used to convert the benchmark and investment funds are the rates published by WM/Reuters at 16:00 (London time) on the last day of the month.
Value as of 05 March 2015
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NAV in USD as of 02/20/2015 to 03/05/2015
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Equity markets were off to a mixed start in 2015. The Eurozone rose sharply (EuroStoxx50 up 6.7%) and the US markets ended down more than 3%, while Japan ticked up slightly. Trends were similarly varied for one-year implied volatilities, with the S&P500 up 0.8% and the EuroStoxx50 up 0.5%, while the Nikkei's volatility fell 2.2%. In Europe, the steep rise in the markets was accompanied by sharp upward and downward movements; the EuroStoxx50's historical volatility during January was therefore above 28%. There was also renewed intraday volatility, with a nearly 5% high-low range on certain days. As a result, one-year implied volatility in January increased with the rise in the equity markets. The directional driver made a positive contribution for the fifth month running, due to our average exposure of 1.26 over the period and the 0.1% increase in the basket's implied volatility to 19.2%. There were a few opportunities to readjust sensitivity and the second performance driver (vol of vol) was neutral. Replication costs have been limited in the current environment, with sufficient historical volatility to protect the time value of our options and the ability to maintain an average maturity of one year without too much cost. In terms of geographical allocation, our slight overweight position on Japan hurt us during the month. We reinforced this management decision with a weight of 24% in Asia, 54% in the US and 22% in Europe. The fund's sensitivity was 1.27 at month-end, far below the target of +2 provided in the grid. We are using our leeway to limit the impact of a potential lull, which will then be a good opportunity to again increase our sensitivity. Our scenario for 2015 remains unchanged and active management will remain the primary source of value added in an uncertain environment.
Over a minimum investment horizon of three years, the sub-fund aims to achieve a gross performance of 7% per annum within a framework of controlled risk. To reach this objective, the management team sets up an exposure to volatility of the world equity markets: positive when volatility is low and negative when volatility is high.
Distr. share : 15 November 2007
Acc. share : 15 November 2007
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Institutional Sub-Class (Sub-Class I): Shares of this sub-class are only available to institutionals subscribing for their own account or within the framework of a collective savings or any comparable scheme, as well as UCITS. As such this Sub-Class benefits from the reduced "taxe d abonnement" of 0,01%. The minimum investment in this Sub-Class is USD 500,000. Classic Sub-Class (Sub-Class C): Share of this sub-class are available to all investors. There is no minimum investment requirement in this sub-class.
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