Michael Lai, Head of Research, Wealth Management, OCBC Bank Malaysia, Member of OCBC Wealth Panel
Markets may have been quite turbulent, but fundamentals are still reasonably healthy. Hence, we do not think the recent market episode to be a precursor of another crisis or an imminent recession.
Volatility can offer opportunities not to be missed and we highlight some investment opportunities to bear in mind.
- Unit Trust: CIMB-Principal Asia Pacific Dynamic Income Fund (Risk rating: Moderate)
Eligibility: Retail and High Net Worth Investors Only
This fund invests in equities in the Asia Pacific ex-Japan region with the aim of providing regular income and capital appreciation over the medium to long term. Asia’s macroeconomic growth outlook remain strong with better policy management and higher commodity prices, improving the region’s appeal for foreign direct investment flows. The near-term momentum for equities in Asia ex-Japan remains positive as the region continues to catch up.
- Unit Trust: CIMB-Principal Global Titans Fund (Risk rating: High)
Eligibility: Retail and High Net Worth Investors
Investors seeking exposure and investment opportunities in the developed markets, i.e US, Europe and Japan may consider this fund. This fund invests at least 50% of its NAV into 3 PGI Funds and 3 Schroder funds in the global titans market of the US, Europe and the Japan. This fund also has exposure to the Malaysian equities to balance any short term volatilities. The steadily recovering global economy especially in Europe and the US remains a healthy backdrop for equities.
- Autocallable Equity-linked Structured Investment: Amazon.com Inc, Alibaba Group, Fanuc Corp and Western Digital Corp. (Risk rating: High)
Eligibility: High Net Worth Investors
Investors looking for alternative sources of income aside from traditional asset class can consider this structured investment. Invests in one of 4 underlying stocks, Amazon.com Inc, Alibaba Group, Fanuc Corp and Western Digital Corp. Potential yield of 7% – 8.5% p.a. with a structured tenure of 6 months.
WARNING: THE RETURNS ON YOUR STRUCTURED PRODUCT INVESTMENT WILL BE AFFECTED BY THE PERFORMANCE OF THE UNDERLYING ASSET/REFERENCE, AND THE RECOVERY OF YOUR PRINCIPAL INVESTMENT MAY BE JEOPARDISED IF YOU MAKE AN EARLY REDEMPTION. THIS STRUCURED INVESTMENT IS NOT INSURED BY PERBADANAN INSURANCE DEPOSIT MALAYSIA
- Unit Trust: RHB Asian Income Fund (Risk rating: Moderate)
Eligibility: Retail and High Net Worth Investors
This fund invests in one target fund, the Schroder Asian Income fund and is suitable for investors seeking income and capital growth over the medium- to long-term via an active allocation strategy. Exposure in Asia is opportunistic as we view Asia being in a relatively strong position with a high level of foreign reserves, limited external debt and improving growth potential which benefitted from structural reforms.
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Any opinions or views expressed in this material are those of the author and third parties identified, and not those of OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (“OCBC Bank”, which expression shall include OCBC Bank’s related companies or affiliates).
We recommend that you read and understand the contents of the Prospectus Issue No. M3 for the CIMB-Principal Asia Pacific Dynamic Income Fund dated 31 May 2017 by CIMB-Principal Asset Management Berhad. Investments in the Fund are exposed to country risk, credit (default) risk and counterparty risk, currency risk, interest rate risk, liquidity risk, risk associated with temporary defensive positions, risk of investing in emerging markets, stock specific risk and others as disclosed in the prospectus.
We recommend that you read and understand the contents of the Prospectus Issue No. M2 for the CIMB-Principal Global Titans Fund dated 25 January 2017, by CIMB-Principal Asset Management Bhd. Investments in the Fund are exposed to counterparty risk, country risk, currency risk, fund manager’s risk, legal and taxation risk, manager’s risk, stock specific risk and others as disclosed in the prospectus.
We recommend that you read and understand the contents of the Master Prospectus for the RHB Asian Income Fund dated 6 October 2017, by RHB Asset Management Sdn Bhd. Investments in the Fund are exposed to management risk, liquidity risk, foreign investment risks such as currency risk and country risk and others as disclosed in the prospectus.
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Partial loss of full principal investment amount possible, total loss unlikely. (‘Partial loss’ means the loss suffered by the investor can be up to 15% of the original investment principal)
Client may suffer substantial or 100% loss of principal investment amount. (‘Substantial loss’ means the loss suffered by the investor can be more than 15% of the investment principal)
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