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Launched in 2013 by Chinese president Xi Jinping, the “One Belt, One Road Initiative”, better known as the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI), may be best described as an ambitious project to boost trade and stimulate economic growth. As a long-term initiative and significant development strategy to promote the land and sea connectivity along Asia, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, it strives to establish and strengthen economic partnerships and cooperation along these regions.
At Invesco we have been early movers, seeing to capture a wide range of interesting investment themes arising.
CHINA AS A GROWTH DRIVER
China was the only major economy in the world to record positive GDP growth in 2020. Also in 2021 the country has seen strong growth. With its high FX reserves, China’s ability to support the development in the B&R region remains strong.***
The value of investments, and any income from them, will fluctuate. This may partly be the result of changes in exchange rates. Investors may not get back the full amount invested.
Debt instruments are exposed to credit risk which is the ability of the borrower to repay the interest and capital on the redemption date.
Changes in interest rates will result in fluctuations in the value of the fund.
The fund uses derivatives (complex instruments) for investment purposes, which may result in the Fund being significantly leveraged and may result in large fluctuations in the value of the fund.
As a large portion of the fund is invested in less developed countries, you should be prepared to accept significantly large fluctuations in the value of the fund.
Investments in debt instruments which are of lower credit quality may result in large fluctuations in the value of the Fund.
The fund may invest in a dynamic way across assets/asset classes, which may result in periodic changes in the risk profile, underperformance and/or higher transaction costs.
As this fund is invested in a particular sector, you should be prepared to accept greater fluctuations in the value of the fund than for a fund with a broader investment mandate.
The fund may invest in certain securities listed in China which can involve significant regulatory constraints that may affect the liquidity and/or the investment performance of the fund.
* Source: WorldBank, Belt and Road Portal (https://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/regional-integration/brief/belt-and-road-initiative)
** A corporate bond is debt issued by a company in order for it to raise capital
*** Source: Invesco, 31.03.2022
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Data as at 27 June 2022 unless otherwise stated.
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