Invesco Global Targeted Returns FundAlternatives | Global Macro
Objective & Strategy
The Fund’s investment objective is to seek a positive total return over the long term in all market environments.
Investing in ideas
A strategy typically consisting of 20 to 30 good long-term investment ideas combined in a single risk-managed fund. The team targets a positive return with less risk than global equities in all market environments.
Finding independent sources of return
Traditionally, multi-asset investing has been based on using different asset classes to achieve returns and diversification.1 In the Multi Asset team's approach, the idea comes first.
They search the world for good long-term investment ideas that they believe can provide a positive return, looking across asset classes, currencies, geographies and sectors.
The team believes this approach has the potential to help investors' portfolios weather tough markets by introducing additional, independent sources of return, beyond traditional markets such as stocks and bonds.
Ideas can be expressed through a range of asset types globally
For illustrative purposes only.
1 The Fund seeks diversification through exposure to different asset types, but has non-diversified SEC classification. Diversification does not guarantee a profit or eliminate the risk of loss.
Aim to get it right
Designed to generate positive returns with less volatility
The fund seeks to achieve its return and volatility targets by investing in a portfolio of ideas that the investment team believes work best together.
- Target return: 5% above three-month US Treasuries over a rolling three-year period
To meet this return target, the fund needs to take on enough risk to drive return across the ideas. This reflects the concept that you can't get something (return) for nothing (without risk).
- Target volatility: < ½ the volatility of global equities1 over a rolling three-year period
Like a harmony created by blending the tones of individual instruments that relate differently to each other in a single symphony, the team seeks to reduce volatility by blending ideas — which relate differently to each other — in a single fund.
Seeking lower volatility
Like a symphony, the fund can combine instruments that relate differently to each other
1 There is no guarantee this target will be achieved. Global equities represented by MSCI World Index.
Focus on not getting it wrong
Accounting for the "what if"
For an idea to be included in the fund, the team has to believe it can provide a positive return in the context of their central economic outlook over the next two to three years.
But the team is also focused on what could happen to the fund if their outlook turns out to be wrong. They evaluate the potential impact of different economic scenarios on the fund and incorporate relevant insights through a repeatable feedback cycle.
Constructing a more robust portfolio through rigorous risk management that accounts for the "what if"
For illustrative purposes only.
Investments in this strategy are subject to certain risks. There can be no guarantee that the investment techniques used will be successful. Investors should consider or speak with their financial advisor about their own situation and risk tolerance before investing.
Average Annual Returns (%)
|YTD (%)||1Y (%)||3Y (%)||5Y (%)||10Y (%)|
Annualized Benchmark Returns
|Index Name||1 Mo (%)||3 Mo (%)||1Y (%)||3Y (%)||5Y (%)||10Y (%)|
|T-Bill 3 Month Index||0.00||0.00||0.02||0.05||0.06||1.24|
|T-Bill 3 Month Index||0.00||0.00||0.02||0.05||0.06||1.24|
|T-Bill 3 Month Index||0.00||0.00||0.02||0.05||0.06||1.26|
|T-Bill 3 Month Index||0.00||0.00||0.02||0.05||0.06||1.26|
Source: Lipper Inc.
Source: Lipper Inc.
An investment cannot be made directly in an index.
Expense Ratio per Prospectus
|Total Other Expenses||1.41|
|Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses (Underlying Fund Fees & Expenses)||0.50|
|Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses||3.66|
|Net Expenses - PER PROSPECTUS||1.80|
|Net Expenses - With Additional Fee Reduction||1.80|
|Ex-Date||Income||Short Term||Long Term|
|Number of Securities||11|
|Wghtd Med Mkt Cap MM$||$0.00|
Source: Lipper Inc., StyleADVISOR
Risk-based Allocation (%) 1
|Credit - European Curve Flattener||0.76|
|Credit - High Yield||0.68|
|Currency - Indian Rupee vs Chinese Renminbi||0.73|
|Currency - Japanese Yen vs Korean Won||0.59|
|Currency - Norwegian Krone vs UK Pound||0.37|
|Currency - US Dollar vs Canadian Dollar||0.26|
|Currency - US Dollar vs Euro||0.55|
|Equity - EM vs US||0.45|
|Equity - European Divergence||0.90|
|Equity - Global||0.61|
|Equity - Selective Asia Exposure||0.79|
|Equity - Sell Puts as Long German Equity||0.66|
|Equity - Sell Puts as Long Japanese Equity||0.44|
|Equity - UK||0.08|
|Equity - US Large Cap vs Small Cap||0.47|
|Equity - US Staples vs Discretionary||0.47|
|Interest Rates - Australia vs Europe||0.54|
|Interest Rates - Selective EM Debt||0.62|
|Interest Rates - UK||0.69|
|Volatility - Asian Equities vs US Equities||0.57|
|Volatility - Australian Dollar vs US Dollar||0.62|
|Volatility - UK Equity vs Rates||0.17|
|Cash and residual FX||0.07|
|Total independent risk2||12.09|
1 Risk-based allocation - Since the fund will make significant use of derivatives in implementing investment ideas, measuring the contribution of each idea to portfolio risk is a better reflection of how the fund is invested.
2 Independent risk - The potential volatility, as measured by the standard deviation, that could result from the implementation of individual investment ideas.
3 Portfolio risk is the potential volatility that results from combining the individual investment ideas into a single portfolio.
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1 Please note, there is not a guarantee this gross performance target or volatility target will be achieved.
Commodities Tax Risk. The tax treatment of commodity-linked derivative instruments may be adversely affected by changes in legislation, regulations or other legally binding authority. If, as a result of any such adverse action, the income of the Fund from certain commodity-linked derivatives was treated as non-qualifying income, the Fund might fail to qualify as a regulated investment company and be subject to federal income tax at the Fund level. The Internal Revenue Service has issued a number of private letter rulings to other mutual funds, including to another Invesco fund (upon which only the fund that received the private letter ruling can rely), which indicate that income from a fund's investment in certain commodity linked notes and a wholly owned foreign subsidiary that invests in commodity-linked derivatives, such as the Subsidiary, constitutes qualifying income. However, the Internal Revenue Service suspended issuance of any further private letter rulings in July 2011 pending a review of its position. Should the Internal Revenue Service issue guidance, or Congress enact legislation, that adversely affects the tax treatment of the Fund's use of commodity-linked notes or the Subsidiary (which guidance might be applied to the Fund retroactively), it could limit the Fund's ability to pursue its investment strategy and the Fund might not qualify as a regulated investment company for one or more years. In this event, the Fund's Board of Trustees (the Board) may authorize a significant change in investment strategy or Fund liquidation. The Fund also may incur transaction and other costs to comply with any new or additional guidance from the Internal Revenue Service.
Commodity-Linked Notes Risk. The Fund's investments in commodity-linked notes may involve substantial risks, including risk of loss of a significant portion of their principal value. In addition to risks associated with the underlying commodities, they may be subject to additional special risks, such as the lack of a secondary trading market and temporary price distortions due to speculators and/or the continuous rolling over of futures contracts underlying the notes. Commodity-linked notes are also subject to counterparty risk, which is the risk that the other party to the contract will not fulfill its contractual obligation to complete the transaction with the Fund.
Commodity Risk. The Fund may from time to time have significant investment exposure to the commodities markets, and/or a particular sector of the commodities markets, which may subject the Fund to greater volatility than investments in traditional securities, such as stocks and bonds. The commodities markets may fluctuate widely based on a variety of factors, including changes in overall market movements, domestic and foreign political and economic events and policies, war, acts of terrorism, changes in domestic or foreign interest rates and/or investor expectations concerning interest rates, domestic and foreign inflation rates and investment and trading activities of mutual funds, hedge funds and commodities funds. Prices of various commodities may also be affected by factors such as drought, floods, weather, livestock disease, embargoes, tariffs and other regulatory developments. The prices of commodities can also fluctuate widely due to supply and demand disruptions in major producing or consuming regions. Because the Fund's may be linked to the performance of potentially volatile commodities, investors should be willing to assume the risks of potentially significant fluctuations in the value of the Fund's shares.
Credit Risk. The issuer of instruments in which the Fund invests may be unable to meet interest and/or principal payments, thereby causing its instruments to decrease in value and lowering the issuer's credit rating.
Currency/Exchange Rate Risk. The dollar value of the Fund's foreign investments will be affected by changes in the exchange rates between the dollar and the currencies in which those investments are traded.
Debt Securities Risk. The Fund may invest in debt securities that are affected by changing interest rates and changes in their effective maturities and credit quality.
Derivatives Risk. The value of a derivative instrument depends largely on (and is derived from) the value of an underlying security, currency, commodity, interest rate, index or other asset (each referred to as an underlying asset). In addition to risks relating to the underlying assets, the use of derivatives may include other, possibly greater, risks, including counterparty, leverage and liquidity risks. Counterparty risk is the risk that the counterparty to the derivative contract will default on its obligation to pay the Fund the amount owed or otherwise perform under the derivative contract. Derivatives create leverage risk because they do not require payment up front equal to the economic exposure created by owning the derivative. As a result, an adverse change in the value of the underlying asset could result in the Fund sustaining a loss that is substantially greater than the amount invested in the derivative, which may make the Fund's returns more volatile and increase the risk of loss. Derivative instruments may also be less liquid than more traditional investments and the Fund may be unable to sell or close out its derivative positions at a desirable time or price. This risk may be more acute under adverse market conditions, during which the Fund may be most in need of liquidating its derivative positions. Derivatives may also be harder to value, less tax efficient and subject to changing government regulation that could impact the Fund's ability to use certain derivatives or their cost. Also, derivatives used for hedging or to gain or limit exposure to a particular market segment may not provide the expected benefits, particularly during adverse market conditions. These risks are greater for the Fund than most other mutual funds because the Fund will implement its investment strategy primarily through derivative instruments rather than direct investments in stocks and bonds.
Emerging Markets Securities Risk. The prices of securities issued by foreign companies and governments located in emerging markets countries may be affected more negatively by inflation, devaluation of their currencies, higher transaction costs, delays in settlement, adverse political developments, the introduction of capital controls, withholding taxes, nationalization of private assets, expropriation, social unrest, war or lack of timely information than those in developed countries.
Exchange-Traded Funds Risk. An investment by the Fund in exchange-traded funds generally presents the same primary risks as an investment in a mutual fund. In addition, an exchange-traded fund may be subject to the following: (1) a discount of the exchange-traded fund's shares to its net asset value; (2) failure to develop an active trading market for the exchange-traded fund's shares; (3) the listing exchange halting trading of the exchange-traded fund's shares; (4) failure of the exchange-traded fund's shares to track the referenced asset; and (5) holding troubled securities in the referenced index or basket of investments. Investments in exchange-traded funds may involve duplication of management fees and certain other expenses, as the Fund indirectly bears its proportionate share of any expenses paid by the exchange-traded funds in which it invests. Further, certain of the exchange-traded funds in which the Fund may invest are leveraged. The more the Fund invests in such leveraged exchange-traded funds, the more this leverage will magnify any losses on those investments.
Exchange-Traded Notes Risk. Exchange-traded notes are subject to credit risk, including the credit risk of the issuer, and the value of the exchange-traded note may drop due to a downgrade in the issuer's credit rating, despite the underlying market benchmark or strategy remaining unchanged. The value of an exchange-traded note may also be influenced by time to maturity, level of supply and demand for the exchange-traded note, volatility and lack of liquidity in the underlying market, changes in the applicable interest rates, changes in the issuer's credit rating, and economic, legal, political, or geographic events that affect the referenced underlying market or strategy. Exchange-traded notes are also subject to the risk that the other party to the contract will not fulfill its contractual obligations, which may cause losses or additional costs to the Fund.
Foreign Government Debt Risk. Investments in foreign government debt obligations involve certain risks in addition to those relating to foreign securities or debt securities generally. The issuer of the debt or the governmental authorities that control the repayment of the debt may be unable or unwilling to repay principal or interest when due in accordance with the terms of such debt, and the Fund may have limited recourse in the event of a default against the defaulting government. Without the approval of debt holders, some governmental debtors have in the past been able to reschedule or restructure their debt payments or declare moratoria on payments.
Foreign Securities Risk. The Fund's foreign investments may be affected by changes in a foreign country's exchange rates, political and social instability, changes in economic or taxation policies, difficulties when enforcing obligations, decreased liquidity, and increased volatility. Foreign companies may be subject to less regulation resulting in less publicly available information about the companies.
Fund of Funds Risk. The Fund's performance depends on the underlying funds in which it invests, and it is subject to the risks of the underlying funds. Market fluctuations may change the target weightings in the underlying funds. The underlying funds may change their investment objectives, policies or practices and may not achieve their investment objectives, all of which may cause the Fund to withdraw its investments therein at a disadvantageous time.
High Yield Bond (Junk Bond) Risk. Junk bonds involve a greater risk of default or price changes due to changes in the credit quality of the issuer. The values of junk bonds fluctuate more than those of high-quality bonds in response to company, political, regulatory or economic developments. Values of junk bonds can decline significantly over short periods of time.
Interest Rate Risk. Interest rate risk refers to the risk that bond prices generally fall as interest rates rise; conversely, bond prices generally rise as interest rates fall. Specific bonds differ in their sensitivity to changes in interest rates depending on their individual characteristics, including duration.
Investing in the European Union Risk. Many countries in the European Union are susceptible to high economic risks associated with high levels of debt, notably due to investments in sovereign debts of European countries such as Greece, Italy and Spain. One or more member states might exit the European Union, placing its currency and banking system in jeopardy. The European Union faces major issues involving its membership, structure, procedures and policies, including the adoption, abandonment or adjustment of the new constitutional treaty, the European Union's enlargement to the south and east, and resolution of the European Union's problematic fiscal and democratic accountability. Efforts of the member states to further unify their economic and monetary policies may increase the potential for the downward movement of one member state's market to cause a similar effect on other member states' markets. European countries that are part of the European Economic and Monetary Union may be significantly affected by the tight fiscal and monetary controls that the union seeks to impose on its members.
Leverage Risk. Leverage exists when the Fund purchases or sells an instrument or enters into a transaction without investing cash in an amount equal to the full economic exposure of the instrument or transaction and the Fund could lose more than it invested. Leverage created from borrowing or certain types of transactions or instruments such as derivatives, may impair the Fund's liquidity, cause it to liquidate positions at an unfavorable time, increase volatility or otherwise not achieve its intended objective. The Fund's significant use of derivatives and leverage could, under certain market conditions, cause the Fund's losses to be more significant than other mutual funds and, in extreme market conditions, could cause a complete loss of your investment.
Liquidity Risk. The Fund may hold illiquid securities that it is unable to sell at the preferred time or price and could lose its entire investment in such securities. The Fund's significant use of derivative instruments may cause liquidity risk to be greater than other mutual funds that invest in more traditional assets such as stocks and bonds, which trade on markets with more market participants.
Management Risk. The investment techniques and risk analysis used by the Fund's portfolio managers may not produce the desired results. Because the Fund's investment process relies heavily on its asset allocation process, market movements that are counter to the portfolio managers' expectations may have a significant adverse effect on the Fund's net asset value. Further, the portfolio managers' use of short derivative positions and instruments that provide economic leverage increases the volatility of the Fund's net asset value, which increases the potential of greater losses that may cause the Fund to liquidate positions when it may not be advantageous to do so.
Market Risk. The prices of and the income generated by the Fund's securities may decline in response to, among other things, investor sentiment, general economic and market conditions, regional or global instability, and currency and interest rate fluctuations.
Non-Diversification Risk. The Fund is non-diversified and can invest a greater portion of its assets in a small number of issuers or a single issuer. A change in the value of the issuer could affect the value of the Fund more than if it was a diversified fund. Non-diversification may also permit the Fund to invest a greater percentage of its assets in one particular investment strategy than would be permitted if the Fund was diversified, thereby increasing the risk of losses in the Fund due to a single strategy.
Short Sales Risk. Short sales may cause the Fund to repurchase a security at a higher price, thereby causing a loss. As there is no limit on how much the price of the security can increase, the Fund's exposure is unlimited.
Small- and Mid-Capitalization Risks. Stocks of small- and mid-sized companies tend to be more vulnerable to adverse developments and may have little or no operating history or track record of success, and limited product lines, markets, management and financial resources. The securities of small- and mid-sized companies may be more volatile due to less market interest and less publicly available information about the issuer. They also may be illiquid or restricted as to resale, or may trade less frequently and in smaller volumes, all of which may cause difficulty when establishing or closing a position at a desirable price.
Subsidiary Risk. By investing in the Subsidiary, the Fund is indirectly exposed to risks associated with the Subsidiary's investments. The Subsidiary is not registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (1940 Act), and, except as otherwise noted in this prospectus, is not subject to the investor protections of the 1940 Act. Changes in the laws of the United States and/or the Cayman Islands, under which the Fund and the Subsidiary, respectively, are organized, could result in the inability of the Fund and/or the Subsidiary to operate as described in this prospectus and could negatively affect the Fund and its shareholders.
U.S. Government Obligations Risk. The Fund may invest in obligations issued by U.S. Government agencies and instrumentalities that may receive varying levels of support from the government, which could affect the Fund's ability to recover should they default.
Volatility Risk. The Fund may have investments that appreciate or decrease significantly in value over short periods of time. This may cause the Fund's net asset value per share to experience significant increases or declines in value over short periods of time.