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Column: Drawdown Risk in Emerging Markets

Column: Drawdown Risk in Emerging Markets

Published on february 19, 2019

Investors in emerging markets are often being exposed to more risk than necessary. Index products like ETF’s do not protect against major drawdowns. Often the risk in these markets is measured b... Read more

New fact sheets equity funds

New fact sheets equity funds

Published on february 14, 2019

In the first month of the year the share price of the Global Frontier fund went up by 6.37%. The fund outperformed the index, which rose by 4.77%. Both measured in euro on total return. Read more

Outlook Frontier Markets 2019

Outlook Frontier Markets 2019

Published on january 22, 2019

After a correction of more than 12% in 2018 we think that frontier markets are likely to rise in 2019. Corrections in the frontier and smaller emerging markets universe are often followed by a quick r... Read more

New fact sheets equity funds

New fact sheets equity funds

Published on january 15, 2019

Despite the complex development of the global economy, Vietnam recorded impressive economic results in 2018. The national gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 7.08 percent, the highest level since 200... Read more

New fact sheets equity funds

New fact sheets equity funds

Published on december 13, 2018

The Vietnam fund gained 2.5% this month outperforming the benchmark ETF by 1.8%. The market in general was positive after the more than 7% decline for the FTSE Vietnam index during October. Only ... Read more

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Equity Fund Vietnam

Fund profile

TCM Vietnam High Dividend Equity is an equity fund. At least half of the fund capital will be invested in listed shares on the exchanges of Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. At the most 20% of the fund can be invested in the Vietnamese OTC market. This depends on the liquidity of this market. The funds investment policy will be aimed at achieving capital growth as well as dividend pay outs. The risk profile is high, due to investments being channelled into frontier markets in Vietnam. The benchmark of the fund is the FTSE Vietnam Index (Total Return). The relationship between global financial markets and the Vietnamese markets is low, because the latter are less sensitive to international developments. 
TCM Vietnam High Dividend Equity is a subsidiary fund of Intereffekt Investment Funds N.V. (IIF), established with a so-called umbrella structure.

TCM has entered into an agreement with Sustainalytics for the screening of the portfolios of the TCM equity funds on ESG criteria (UN Global Compact and Controversial Weapons).

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The Fundmanger writes

Vietnamese CEOs full of confidence, but FLC Faros Construction atracks most attention
An overwhelming majority of Vietnamese CEO’s are confident about growing revenues and profits in the coming years and preparing to adapt to the fourth industrial revolution (the so called Industry 4.0). The PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) survey found 92% of CEO’s of Vietnamese businesses expects higher future earnings and profits. While most CEO’s agreed that that automation will be a major progressive development in the future, they also saw that preparations in Vietnam were lagging. But despite this, Vietnam is still seen as one of the fastest growing nations in information technology and this will attrack more future technology investments. According to the PwC survey Vietnam could be among the top 20 economies in the world, surpassing several more advanced economies, such as the Netherlands in 2030 and Australia in 2040.
The fund experienced a rather strange month with a rise of “only” 0.3%. The Vietnamese Dong gained 1.4% versus the euro. The most remarkable performance this month came from FLC Faros Construction JSC. The stock rose during the last two weeks of October with 82% and over the month with almost 90%. Since the stock is one of the heavy weights in the FTSE Vietnam (9.4%), accounted for almost 5% of the performance of the benchmark this month. The stock is obviously being revalued without a broader known reason. With a current P/E at 180, the market seems to be looking for a pile of good news.
Since the introduction in September 2016 FLC Faros increased its marketcap from $ 170 million to $3.6 billion. The sharp run up seems to be excellerated by the buying of the ETF’s to keep track with the marketcap development of the stock. We stay far away from these kind of investments, as they offer only speculative value to traders and speculators.

Within the benchmark also the largest holding Vingroup JSC had a strong month with a rise of 14%. Vingroup currently trades at a P/E of 50, also beyond the scope of the High Dividend strategy of the fund. We as stated before feel more comfortable with the current names in portfolio, with an average dividend yield of 4.7% and a P/E of 11.5.

The fund currently holds 55 positions across a number of sectors. Industry and Consumer Goods are the main themes weighting 21.44% and 17.89%. Within these sectors we currently find the most high dividend stocks which meet our criteria. The weighting of a sector in the fund depends mainly on the relative attractiveness of a stock/sector versus other stocks/sectors. The fund allocation can therefore deviate strongly from the Vietnamese benchmark indices.


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Factsheet Vietnam 2019-01

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Factsheet Vietnam 2018-12

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Key Investor Information Document (only available in Dutch)
Semi-annual report 2018
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Financial Report 2017 (Caceis)
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Prospectus (only available in Dutch)
Semi-annual report 2017
Financial-Report-2016 (Caceis)
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Annual report 2016
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Change of conditions 2016-12
Conflict of interest policy 2017-12 (Trustus)
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Name change funds 2015-10
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