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Amundi VAR8 Absolute Return - Managed Fund

Fund Performance Comparison

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Fees Comparison

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Fund performance

  1M 3M 6M 1Y p.a. 2Y p.a. 3Y p.a. 5Y p.a. 10Y p.a.
Total return -0.45 2.08 0.31 -0.69 8.99 6.2 - -
Growth return -0.45 2.08 0.31 -2.53 5.9 3.62 - -
Income return 0 0 0 1.84 3.09 2.58 - -
Market index (RBA Bank accepted Bills 90 Days)
Total return 0.07 0.22 0.45 1.16 1.57 1.63 1.8 2.74
As as 31 Mar 2011. Returns for periods greater than 1 year are annualised. All figures are percentages.

Asset Allocation

Amundi VAR8 Absolute Return
International Equities
Fixed Interest
Australian Equities
Average Allocation of Peers
International Equities
Fixed Interest
Australian Equities

General Information

Fund Details
Type Description
Amundi VAR8 Absolute Return (Wholesale)
Equity Trustees Ltd
Alternative Strategies
starstarstarstar (as at 31 Mar 2011)
Investment Fund
29 Jun 2007
$70.71 million (as at 31 Aug 2009)
$1.0093 (as at 20 Apr 2011)
$1.0073 (as at 20 Apr 2011)
Fund Objective
The Fund's objective is to outperform the Benchmark (ie Australian dollar 3 month BBSW) by 4% p.a. net of fees, over a minimum investment horizon of four years, while applying Ex-ante Value at Risk (VaR) checks.
Fund Strategy
The Fund's investment universe is broad and diversified and particularly includes: International bonds, both corporate and governmental, All currencies, Equities issued by a selection of emerging and developed countries, Positions maybe be held directly or indirectly ie through another management fund. The fund management team takes advantage of opportunities in fixed income, currency and equity markets using both strategic and tactical positions as well as arbitrage strategies.
Offer information
Type Description
Indirect Cost Ratio (ICR) 0.98% (as at 30 Jun 2009)
Minimum initial investment $50,000
Minimum additional investments $10,000.00
Minimum redemption amount $10,000.00

Fund data sourced from Morningstar. Some material is copyright and published under licence from ASX Operations Pty Limited ACN 004 523 782 ("ASXO"). Data and content is provided for personal use only. Whilst every care has been taken in producing these numbers, neither Morningstar nor InvestSMART cannot make any guarantees around the complete accuracy of these figures. Should you decide to change investments, please read all relevant disclosure documents including the Product Disclosure Statements and if required, you may consider speaking to a financial professional for further guidance. A tax event may be realised as a result of switching investments. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.

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Returns Since Inception
InvestSMART International Equities 10.83%
InvestSMART High Growth 8.40%
InvestSMART Growth 7.73%
Intelligent Investor Equity Growth 7.69%
InvestSMART Property and Infrastructure 7.18%
InvestSMART Balanced 6.30%
Intelligent Investor Equity Income 6.25%
InvestSMART Conservative 4.96%
Intelligent Investor Australian Small Companies Fund 4.39%
InvestSMART Hybrid Income 3.69%
InvestSMART Interest Income 3.59%