Alternative funds are available for investors seeking very specific risk exposures that have typical low correlations with equity and / or fixed income. Alternative funds include commodities funds and hedge funds etc.
Commodity funds are funds which allow you to participate in commodity markets, such as precious metals, energy or other commodities. Some commodity funds hold the physical commodities in which they have invested. Most funds, however, hold derivatives such as futures, options or swaps. Some of them can be in long and / or short positions to certain extents.
Hedge funds are funds which may employ a variety of alternative strategies, including long and short position strategies as well as derivatives with potential leveraging. It allows for specific risk exposure targeting while attempting to avoid or hedge away unwanted risks such as market risks.
This product may not be suitable for all types of investors. For more information on the features, benefits and risks of this type of investment, please contact your Relationship Manager.
Funds are investment products. The investment decision is yours but you should not invest in the product unless the intermediary who sells it to you has explained to you that the product is suitable for you having regard to your financial situation, investment experience and investment objectives.