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Financial glossary

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Alpha

Alpha is the component of the fund’s return that is not correlated to the markets. Hence it is a performance linked to the idiosyncratic risk of the fund.

Asset allocation 

is an investment strategy that seeks to balance the risk and rewards from investing. It entails adjusting the amount (or percentage) of money that is invested in different asset classes such as stocks, bonds, cash. This adjustment will depend on an investor’s tolerance for risk, their particular goals and investment time frame.

Investments in the aforementioned fund are subject to market fluctuation and risks inherent in investing in securities. The value of investments and the revenue they generate can increase or decrease and it is possible that investors will not recover their initial investment. Source: BNP Paribas Asset Management Holding.