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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.
The BRI is one of the largest* global infrastructure projects in the history of economic expansion and the massive capital requirements for building it could lead to various investment opportunities.
The project has five key themes: improving financial strength; expanding infrastructure networks; increasing energy, commodities, agriculture and raw material production; raising local income and consumption; and modernizing economic corridors.
We believe that economic improvement that is triggered by the BRI could benefit both government and corporate bond issuers** along the Belt & Road, as well as investors.
LARGE LONG-TERM GROWTH POTENTIAL FOR THE BRI REGION
China is expected to invest USD 150-200 billion per annum in Belt & Road countries; the USA, the EU, the UK and Japan have each announced billions of USD in investments***.
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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.
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* 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
*** Sources: Bloomberg, HSBC, JPMorgan, Invesco. Data as at 10 August 201
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