KBC ExpertEase Defensive Balanced - a sub-fund of KBC Horizon, strives to achieve the highest possible return by investing the funds raised in accordance with the investment policy of KBC Asset Management NV. In order to achieve return, investment management focuses twice as much on reducing risk than on the potential for investment growth. This means that the part of the portfolio that can be converted into lower risk investments (such as cash) is larger than the part that would be obtained if equal attention was paid to both reducing risk and the potential for investment growth. The fund invests directly or indirectly in various asset classes, such as shares and/or equity-related investments (“equity share”), bonds and/or bond-related investments (“bond share”), money market instruments, cash and cash equivalents and/or alternative investments (including real estate as well as financial instruments related to commodity market price movements).
When applying the investment policy of KBC Asset Management NV, an analysis of the financial and economic development and the prospects for specific regions, sectors and spheres is made. If financial market conditions are uncertain, volatile, or both, part of the portfolio may also be converted to lower-risk investments (such as cash). If the equity share performs better than the bond share or vice versa, the investment management may use part of the portfolio to purchase additional assets of the best performing class between these two classes and to sell assets of the class with the worst results.
The target asset allocation is 30% investments in shares and/or investments related to shares (“equity share”) and 70% investments in bonds and/or investments related to bonds (“bond share”). The target allocation may deviate in accordance with the investment policy of KBC Asset Management NV. Therefore, the fund may invest in asset classes that are not included in the target allocation. The equity share can increase up to a maximum of 45% of the fund’s assets. The equity share is invested in a selection of shares from worldwide, regardless of region, sector or sphere.
|Fund type||Balanced fund|
|Fund rating||3, based on a scale from 1 (low risk) up to 7 (high risk)|
|Risk/Return Indicator||A value of 3 indicates that this fund invests a larger proportionate volume in bonds and interest-bearing instruments with short term-to-maturity, than in shares.|
|Legal form||Sub-fund of the Bevek Horizon Belgian mutual fund|
|Initial subscription price||Capitalized and allocated shares of EUR 1 000 each|
|Initial offerring date||31 January 2017|
|Net asset value||Use this link and fill-in BE6290498482 in the field “Name ISIN”, so that you can check the current net asset value as of the last date of publishing, as well as detailed information in English for the respective fund.|
|Liquidity and availability||Daily|
|Custody||Custody is free of charge for units of the sub-fund that are held in a deposit account with a KBC Group company.|
|Tax-reporting and taxation||Ownership of units in KBC ExpertEase Defensive Balanced fund is subject to reporting in the Annual Tax Return under Art. 50 of the Natural Persons' Income Tax Act, as the profit is not taxable.|
|Redemption fee up to a 1-month holding period||5%|
|Redemption fee after 1-month holding period||None|
|Annual distribution fee||0.987%|
|Annual management fee||0.423%|
|Other annual fees||0.614%|
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