The objective of the Fund is to deliver, over the recommended investment period, absolute performance, decorrelated from equity markets, with lower volatility than equity markets gauged by the DJ Stoxx 600 index. The type of financial investment management undertaken is 'Long/Short equity'. This type of investment management is based on a discretionary stock-picking process combining: ? long positions in stocks considered undervalued ('Long' portfolio) ? short positions in stocks considered overvalued, as a hedge against the long positions ('Short' portfolio) Net portfolio exposure to the equity market ranges between -20% and +20% of assets. Gross exposure (Long + Short) is limited to 200%.
The Fund is invested in the following assets: Mainly European equities (European Economic Area) plus Swiss, US and Canadian equities; Listed or over-the-counter equity or index financial futures (0 - 100% of assets); Fixed-term deposits and negotiable debt securities issued by private or public issuers rated at least BBB- or equivalent by at least one rating agency (0 - 100% of assets); Fixed-income products rated at least BBB- or equivalent by at least one rating agency (0 - 25% of assets); Coordinated UCITS (0 - 10% of assets).