The US Equity Feeder Fund allows you to
invest in the world’s biggest economy.
The SB US Equity Index Feeder Fund aims to invest in large, mid, and small cap US equities with diversified growth and value styles through a Target Fund. The Fund seeks to track the performance of the CRSP US Total Market Index.
We will be changing our Fund’s custodian from HSBC to Standard Chartered as part of our continuous efforts in finding the best rates for our customers. The shift shall lower our fund administration costs, ultimately boosting the returns of our Funds. This will be reflected in the KIDS as of April 2019.
The SB US Equity Feeder Fund is suitable for investors who:
|Fund Type||Equity Index Feeder Fund|
|Inception Date||July 2, 2018|
|Benchmark||CRSP US Total Market Index|
|Initial NAVPU||USD 1.00|
|Business Day||A day (other than a Saturday or Sunday) on which banks are generally open for the transaction of business in Manila, Philippines and is a Banking Day of the Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (the “Target Fund”). Target Fund Name: Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF|
|Order Date (T)||Any Business Day within the Subscription Cut-Off Time and/or Redemption Cut-Off Time.|
|Trade Date (T)||A Business Day where the subscription and/or redemption order is executed. Order Date is the Trade Date.|
|Redemption & Subscription Cut-Off Time||Up to 1:30pm of any Business Day|
|Subscription Settlement Date||On Order Date|
|Redemption Settlement Date||Up to seven (7) Business Days after receipt of Redemption Notice and/or Redemption Confirmation within the Redemption Cut-Off Time.|
|Valuation Date||The Business Day at which the Fund’s assets are valued. In case of Subscription and/or Redemption, the Valuation Date is the Trade Date.|
|Trust Fee (p.a.)||Class A: 0.71% Class B: 0.51% Class F: 0.51%|
Applicable holidays for this Fund: US, Singapore, and Philippine holidays
|Class||Minimum Initial Participation||Minimum Subsequent Participation||Minimum Redemption||Minimum Holding Amount|
Class A – This Unit Class is open to all individuals and institutions and it is recommended but not limited to those who want to invest in small amounts. This is for individuals and Institutions looking for the flexibility to be able to invest in small amounts with no commitments of additional future subscriptions.
Class B – This Unit Class is only open to institutional investors that are duly registered with Securities and Exchange Commission and existing under the laws of the Philippines, such as partnerships, corporations, government financial institutions, educational institutions, organizations, and foundations, all subscribing on their own behalf, and the structures which such Institutional investors put into place for the management of their own assets. This is for institutions who deal in very large amounts and foresee themselves making very large individual transactions.
Class F – This Unit Class is open to individual investors that meet the Minimum Initial Participation required for the F Unit Class. This is primarily intended for High Net Worth Individuals looking to invest in the amount of USD 5,000 and above and foresee themselves making additional investments in the amount of USD 1,000 and above.
*High Net Worth (HNI) refers to a Wealth Management customer
After experiencing its swiftest fall from bull to bear, US equity markets recovered surprisingly fast, as can be seen in the table below. The S&P rose 20% in the second quarter for its best quarterly gain since 1998. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite’s 30.6% jump over the same period was its best performance since 1999.
Since the early June high of 3,227 the S&P500 has been directionless as price action drifts sideways above key support provided by the 200-day MA and April/May highs at the 2,943-3,017 area. A trading range between 2,943-3,017 and 3,300-3,394 sits within the large broadening pattern which has formed off the January 2018 highs with a series of higher highs and lower lows. The upper boundary of this larger pattern provides resistance at the 3,450-3,500 area. Should the S&P500 fail to hold the 2,943-3,015 support level we would anticipate a lower range to form between 2,700-2,730 support and 2,943-3,017 resistance
June has seen a renewed wave of the virus in some US states and it is starting to weigh again on economic activity. Indeed, the US states with faster case growth are now underperforming economically based on high-frequency indicators. As of this writing, US Covid-19 cases reached over 2.9mn with daily new cases breaching 50,000.
This stagnation across the large US states masks some convergence between red and blue states.
At the June FOMC meeting, Chair Powell’s press conference reaffirmed that the Committee has a cautious view on the economic outlook. Fed Chair Powell said that he is not even “thinking about thinking about raising rates.” Looking ahead, the Fed has made clear it will use all of its tools for as long as it takes to secure the recovery.
A survey conducted by UBS on 450 US companies showed that CEOs and CFOs expect sales to slow dramatically in the next twelve months, three times worse than a similar survey they did in May 2018. Nearly 60% of companies with less than $500mn in sales expect a slowdown in the pace of revenue growth in the next 12 months compared to the last 12 months.
|Target Fund||Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF|
|Benchmark||CRSP US Total Market Index|
|ETF total net assets||$143,380 Million|
|Inception date||May 24, 2001|
|Johnson & Johnson||1.2%|
|Berkshire Hathaway Inc.||1.1%|
|Procter & Gamble Co.||1.0%|
|United Health Group Inc.||0.9%|
|VTI (Inception 05/24/2001)||Quarter||Year to date||1 year||3 years||5 years||10 years||Since inception|
|Net asset value (NAV) return||22.09%||-3.41%||6.44%||10.04%||10.02%||13.73%||7.21%|
|Market price return||22.06||-3.39||6.47||10.03||10.02||13.74||7.21|
|Spliced Total Stock Market Index||22.09||-3.40||6.47||10.04||10.03||13.74||7.22|
Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Index (formerly known as the Dow Jones Wilshire 5000 Index) through April 22, 2005; MSCI US Broad Market Index through June 2, 2013; and CRSP US Total Market Index thereafter.
Investments (and risk) are spread across various assets industry-wide.
You can subscribe and redeem on any banking day.
You can start investing in UITFs with just $1,000 (SB dollar account required).
You can check the value of your investment daily with NAVPU.
Interest Rate Risk – The possibility of an investment to experience losses due to change in interest rates.
Market/Price Risk – The possibility for an investor to experience losses due to changes in the market prices.
Liquidity Risk – The possibility for an investor to experience losses due to inability to sell or convert assets into cash immediately or in instances where conversion to cash is possible but at a loss.
Credit Risk/Default Risk – The possibility for an investor to experience losses due to borrower’s failure to pay principal and/or interest in a timely manner.
Reinvestment Risk – The possibility of having lower returns of earnings when maturing funds or the interest earnings of funds are reinvested.
Foreign Exchange Risk – The possibility of an investment to experience losses due to fluctuations in foreign exchange rates.
Country Risk – The possibility of an investment to experience losses from an investment in a security issued by a foreign country due to changes in political, economic, and or social structures.
Other Risks – For Feeder Funds, the possibility of an investment to experience losses due to the Target Fund investing in emerging markets that may carry a higher risk than developed markets.
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