Markets so far in 2022 have been unusually difficult for investors to navigate. Investors who split their portfolios between equities and bonds, hoping that when equities fall, bonds would provide a safe haven, have suffered. With a retreat from highly valued company shares combined with central banks raising interest rates, and higher inflation, both equities and bonds have suffered. It has not been easy for investors to find diversification.

 

The Jupiter Merian Global Equity Absolute Return Fund (GEAR) has historically offered a good source of diversification because it has had low correlation to both equities and bonds. In the 13 years since the fund’s inception, the fund has been uncorrelated with the MSCI World index.

Rolling correlation of the Jupiter Merian Global Equity Absolute Return strategy with the MSCI World Index
3 month rolling correlation of the Jupiter Merian Global Equity Absolute Return strategy with the MSCI World Index

Past performance is no indication of current or future performance. Source: Jupiter, as at 30.06.2022. Updated on an annual basis. Three month rolling correlation with MSCI World index.

GEAR has also been uncorrelated with the Bloomberg Global Aggregate, an index of global bonds.
Rolling correlation of the Jupiter Merian Global Equity Absolute Return strategy with the Bloomberg Global Aggregate Index
3 month rolling correlation of the Jupiter Merian Global Equity Absolute Return strategy with the Bloomberg Global Aggregate Index
Past performance is no indication of current or future performance. Source: Jupiter, as at 30.06.2022. Updated on an annual basis. Three month rolling correlation with Bloomberg Global Aggregate index.
Correlation matters
Correlation is a statistical relationship between two different securities – such as two different shares, or two different funds, or two different asset classes – and it measures how much they have moved together. Two securities that are correlated have tended to move together – so up together and down together. Two securities that are uncorrelated have moved independently – there may be no relation between them at all, one could have moved up when the other went down. Investors are rightly keen to reduce risk by building diverse portfolios from assets that have been uncorrelated – in the hope that this will continue and not everything will fall at once. Traditionally, diversification has been achieved by including bonds as well as equities, because often when equity markets fall, bond markets have risen. But 2022 has been different year to date: both global equities and global bonds have fallen, and so many investors have found their portfolios are less diversified than they had hoped. That is why some investors are looking afresh at alternative assets that may be uncorrelated both to equities and to bonds – such as GEAR.

How has GEAR achieved its long record of being uncorrelated with both equities and bonds? As a market neutral fund, we construct the portfolio carefully to hold its long and short books in balance. By having a short book, the fund may be able to profit even when equity markets fall. And by holding its short book in balance with its long book, the fund has a low dependency on the equity market in general.
Source: Jupiter, as at 30.06.2022.
Past performance is no indication of current or future performance, and does not take into account commissions and costs incurred on the issue/redemption of shares. Returns may increase or decrease as a result of currency fluctuations.
Year to date, to end June 2022, despite falling equity markets, the fund has had a positive return, following on from a very strong calendar year 2021. In the year to date the fund has benefitted from the continued unwinding of some of the very high valuations last year of certain stocks, particularly in the technology sector. These excessively high valuations have some similarities with the dot com bubble prior to the market correction in 2000. What such events teach us is that the momentum factor (trend following) can be profitable for a while, but when the reversal comes, it can be aggressive. This is why we have low weighting to generic momentum currently.

It is easy for investors to anchor prices to their peak – ‘anchoring’ being a well-known behavioural or psychological bias. Our process is intended to take advantage of behavioural biases in the market. Investors may feel subjectively that prices deserve to be at their peak, but history shows they can continue to fall very far from that level.
Volatility target limit
As well as low correlation, another important aspect of the fund is its low volatility. GEAR has a targeted limit of 6% annualised volatility. Again, careful portfolio construction is key to maintaining this. Although the fund is constructed from positions in equities, it has not behaved at all like equity markets do. Its overall behaviour, due to our portfolio construction, has been quite different from the equity market.
The strategy has had well managed volatility, typically remaining below the 6% targeted limit
The strategy has had well managed volatility, typically remaining below the 6% targeted limit
Past performance is no indication of current or future performance. Source: Jupiter, as at 30.06.2022. Updated on an annual basis. Rolling volatility of the strategy.
To put the fund’s volatility in context, the average volatility of the MSCI World index has typically been more than double our 6% targeted limit.
Volatility of MSCI World Index
Volatility of MSCI World Index
Source: Jupiter, as at 30.06.22. Updated on an annual basis.
An evidence-based investment process
We analyse the fundamentals of thousands of stocks every day. We look at several aspects of each stock such as its value, quality and growth. But we recognise that markets can often depart from fundamentals like these. So we complement our fundamental analysis by also analysing sentiment metrics, such as from funds flows, and management earnings calls, as well as technical indicators. When we buy a stock, its because it has scored high on a number of criteria, not just one. We feel this makes the decision to buy far more diversified and helps us to de-risk the trade.
Performance
Jupiter Merian Global Equity Absolute Return Fund (I USD Acc)

Past performance is no indication of current or future performance, and does not take into account commissions and costs incurred on the issue/redemption of shares. Returns may increase or decrease as a result of currency fluctuations.
Source: Morningstar, NAV to NAV, gross income reinvested, net of fees, in USD, to 30.06.22.

The value of active minds: independent thinking

A key feature of Jupiter’s investment approach is that we eschew the adoption of a house view, instead preferring to allow our specialist fund managers to formulate their own opinions on their asset class. As a result, it should be noted that any views expressed – including on matters relating to environmental, social and governance considerations – are those of the author(s), and may differ from views held by other Jupiter investment professionals.

Fund specific risks

  • Investment risk – there is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its objective. A capital loss of some or all of the amount invested may occur.
  • Furthermore, the Fund may exceed its volatility limit. A capital loss of some or all of the amount invested may occur.
  • Company shares (i.e. equities) risk – the value of Company shares (i.e. equities) and similar investments may go down as well as up in response to the performance of individual companies and can be affected by daily stock market movements and general market conditions. Other influential factors include political, economic news, company earnings and significant corporate events.
  • Derivative risk – the Fund uses derivatives to generate returns and/or to reduce costs and the overall risk of the Fund. Using derivatives can involve a higher level of risk. A small movement in the price of an underlying investment may result in a disproportionately large movement in the price of the derivative investment. Derivatives also involve counterparty risk where the institutions acting as counterparty to derivatives may not meet their contractual obligations.
  • Currency risk – the Fund can be exposed to different currencies and may use techniques to try to reduce the effects of changes in the exchange rate between the currency of the underlying investments and the base currency of the Fund. These techniques may not eliminate all the currency risk. The value of your shares may rise and fall as a result of exchange rate movements.
  • Stock connect risk – the Fund may invest in China A-Shares through the China-Hong Kong Stock Connect (“Stock Connect”). Stock Connect is governed by regulations which are untested and subject to change. Trading limitations and restrictions on foreign ownership may constrain the Fund’s ability to pursue its investment strategy.

 

The fund may be subject to other risk factors, please see the Prospectus for further information.

 

This is a marking communication. Please refer to the latest sales prospectus of the fund and to the Key Investor Information Document (KIID), particularly to the fund’s investment objective and characteristics including those related to ESG (if applicable), before making any final investment decisions. These are available from the document library

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Important Information

Important Information: Market and exchange rate movements can cause the value of an investment to fall as well as rise, and you may get back less than originally invested.

 

The views expressed are those of the speaker at the time of recording, are not necessarily those of Jupiter and may change in the future. This is particularly true during periods of rapidly changing market circumstances.

 

This is a marketing communication. Please refer to the latest sales prospectus of the sub-fund and to the Key Investor Information Document (KIID), particularly to the sub-fund’s investment objective and characteristics, before making any final investment decisions.
This document is intended for investment professionals and is not for the use or benefit of other persons, including retail investors.


This document is for informational purposes only and is not investment advice. Market and exchange rate movements can cause the value of an investment to fall as well as rise, and you may get back less than originally invested. Initial charges are likely to have a greater proportionate effect on returns if investments are liquidated in the shorter term.


Past performance is not a guide to future performance. Company/Holding/Stock examples are for illustrative purposes only and are not a recommendation to buy or sell. Quoted yields are not a guide or guarantee for the expected level of distributions to be received. The yield may fluctuate significantly during times of extreme market and economic volatility. Awards and Ratings should not be taken as a recommendation. The views expressed are those of the Fund Manager(s) / author(s) at the time of preparation, are not necessarily those of Jupiter as a whole and may be subject to change. This is particularly true during periods of rapidly changing market circumstances. Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided but no assurance or warranties are given.


This is not an invitation to subscribe for shares in the Jupiter Asset Management Series plc (the Company) or any other fund managed by Jupiter Asset Management (Europe) Limited or Jupiter Investment Management Limited. The Company is an investment company with variable capital established as an umbrella fund with segregated liability between sub-funds which is authorised and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland pursuant to the European Communities (Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities) Regulations 2011, as amended. Registered in Ireland under registration number 271517. Registered office: 33 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland.
This information is only directed at persons residing in jurisdictions where the Company and its shares are authorised for distribution or where no such authorisation is required.


The sub fund(s) may be subject to various other risk factors, please refer to the latest sales prospectus for further information.


Prospective purchasers of shares of the sub fund(s) of the Company should inform themselves as to the legal requirements, exchange control regulations and applicable taxes in the countries of their respective citizenship, residence or domicile. Subscriptions can only be made on the basis of the latest sales prospectus and the Key Investor Information Document (KIID), accompanied by the most recent audited annual report and semi-annual report. These documents are available for download from www.jupiteram.com or can be obtained free of charge upon request from any of:


EU/EEA countries in which the Company is registered for distribution: Unless otherwise specified in this document, Citibank Europe plc (the Company’s Administrator) is responsible for processing subscription, repurchase and redemption orders and making other payments to Shareholders. Citibank Europe plc, 1 North Wall Quay, Dublin 1, Ireland, email: [email protected]

 

The following information and documents are available from www.eifs.lu/jupiteram: Information on how orders (subscription, repurchase and redemption) can be made and how repurchase and redemption proceeds are paid; Information and access to procedures and arrangements related to investors’ rights and complaints handling; Information in relation to the tasks performed by the Company  in a durable medium; The latest sales prospectus, the articles of association, the annual and semi-annual reports and the Key Investor Information documents. The Manager may terminate marketing arrangements. Information on sustainability-related aspects are available from jupiteram.com.

 

Austria: Erste Bank der oesterreichischen Sparkassen AG (Austrian Facilities Agent), Am Belvedere 1, 1100 Vienna, Austria.

 

France: BNP Paribas Securities Services, Les Grands Moulins de Pantin, 9 rue du Debarcadère 93500  Pantin,  France. 

 

Germany: GerFIS – German Fund Information Service UG (Haftungsbeschränkt), Zum Eichhagen 4, 21382 Brietlingen, Germany.

 

Hong Kong: Jupiter Asset Management (Hong Kong) Limited, Suite 1706, Alexandra House, 18, Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong. 

 

Italy: Allfunds Bank S.A.U., Milan Branch, Via Bocchetto, 6, 20123 Milano, Italia; Societe Generale Securities  Services S.p.A, Via Benigno Crespi 19A – MAC2, Milan. The sub-fund has been registered with the Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa (CONSOB) for the offer in Italy to retail investors.

 

Luxembourg: BNP Paribas Securities Services, Luxembourg Branch, 60, avenue J-F Kennedy L-1855 Luxembourg Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg.  

 

Spain: Allfunds Bank, C/ La Estafeta 6, Edificio 3, 28109 Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain. For the purposes of distribution in Spain, the Company is registered with the Spanish Securities Markets Commission – Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores (“CNMV”) under registration number 301, where complete information, including a copy of the marketing memorandum, is available from the Company authorised distributors. Subscriptions should be made through a locally authorised distributor. The net asset value is available on www.jupiteram.com.

 

Sweden: Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (“SEB”), Kungsträdgårdsgatan 8, SE-106 40, Stockholm, Sweden.

 

Switzerland: Copies of the Memorandum and Articles of Association, the Prospectus, KIIDs and the annual and semi-annual reports of the Company may be obtained free of charge from the Swiss representative First Independent Fund Services Ltd., Klausstrasse 33, CH-8008 Zurich. BNP Paribas Securities Services, Paris, succursale de Zurich, Selnaustrasse 16, CH-8002 Zurich is the Swiss paying agent. 

 

Taiwan: Capital Gateway Securities Investment Consulting Enterprise, 9F/9F-1, No. 171, Songde Road, Xinyi District, Taipei City, Taiwan, R.O.C. 

 

United Kingdom: Jupiter Investment Management Limited (UK Facilities Agent), The Zig Zag Building, 70 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6SQ, United Kingdom. The Fund is recognised by the FCA.

 

Issued by Jupiter Asset Management (Europe) Limited (JAMEL, the Manager), The Wilde-Suite G01, The Wilde, 53 Merrion Square South, Dublin 2, D02 PR63, Ireland which is registered in Ireland (company number: 536049) and authorised and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland (number: C181816).

 

No part of this document may be reproduced in any manner without the prior permission of JAMEL.

For professional investors in Hong Kong only

Past performance is not a guide to future performance and may not be repeated. Investment involves risk. The value of investments and the income from them may go down as well as up and investors may not get back the amount originally invested. Because of this, an investor is not certain to make a profit on an investment and may lose money.  Exchange rates may cause the value of overseas investments to rise or fall.

 

This communication provides information relating to Jupiter Merian Global Equity Absolute Return Fund (the “Fund”), which is a sub-fund of Jupiter Asset Management Series plc. Jupiter Asset Management Series plc is an investment company with variable capital established as an umbrella fund with segregated liability between sub-funds which is authorised and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland pursuant to the European Communities (Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities) Regulations 2011, as amended. Registered in Ireland under registration number 271517. Registered office: 33 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland.

 

This communication has been prepared for general information only. It does not purport to be all-inclusive or contain all of the information which a proposed investor may require in order to make a decision as to whether to invest in the Fund. Nothing in this communication constitutes a recommendation suitable or appropriate to a recipient’s individual circumstances or otherwise constitutes a personal recommendation. No investment decisions should be made without first reviewing the offering document (including the risk factors) and the key fact statement of the Fund (if applicable) which can be obtained from www.Jupiteram.com. This communication has not been reviewed by the SFC.

 

This communication is issued by Jupiter Asset Management (Asia Pacific) Limited which is licensed to carry out Type 1 and Type 4 regulated activities in Hong Kong.

 

The Fund is not authorised by the Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) in Hong Kong. and is not available to retail investors in Hong Kong. This document is distributed to professional investors only and has not been reviewed by any regulatory body in Hong Kong. It is for reference only and for those persons or entities in any jurisdiction or country where the information in this document and use thereof is not contrary to local law or regulation. It is intended solely for the use of the person to whom it has been addressed and delivered and shall not be reproduced in any form or transmitted to any other third party. In particular: (i) no offer or invitation to subscribe for shares in the Fund may be made to the public in Hong Kong; (ii) this document has not been approved by the SFC or any other regulatory authority in Hong Kong and accordingly shares in the Fund may not be offered or sold in Hong Kong by means of this document or any other document other than in circumstances which do not constitute an offer to the public for the purposes of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Ordinance (“SFO”), as may be amended from time to time. If you are in doubt, please consider seeking independent professional advice.

 

The net asset value of the Fund may have high volatility due to the nature of the asset class invested. Your attention is drawn to the stated investment policy which is set out in the Fund’s prospectus.

For Institutional investors in Singapore only

Past performance is not a guide to future performance and may not be repeated. Investment involves risk. The value of investments and the income from them may go down as well as up and investors may not get back the amount originally invested. Because of this, an investor is not certain to make a profit on an investment and may lose money.  Exchange rates may cause the value of overseas investments to rise or fall.

 

This communication provides information relating to a fund known as Jupiter Merian Global Equity Absolute Return Fund (the “Fund”), which is a sub-fund of Jupiter Asset Management Series plc. Jupiter Asset Management Series plc is an investment company with variable capital established as an umbrella fund with segregated liability between sub-funds which is authorised and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland pursuant to the European Communities (Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities) Regulations 2011, as amended. Registered in Ireland under registration number 271517. Registered office: 33 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland.

 

This communication is issued by Jupiter Asset Management Series plc.

The Fund is only notified as a restricted scheme by MAS and is not allowed to be offered to the Singapore retail public. This marketing document shall be construed as part of an information memorandum for the purposes of section 305(5) of the Securities and Futures Act, Cap. 289 of Singapore (the “SFA”). Accordingly, this marketing document must not be relied upon or construed on its own without reference to the information memorandum. This marketing document is not a prospectus as defined in the SFA and accordingly, statutory liability under the SFA in relation to the content of prospectuses would not apply.

 

This document has not been registered as a prospectus by MAS, and the offer of the shares is made pursuant to the exemptions under Sections 304 and 305 of the SFA. Accordingly, the shares may not be offered or sold, nor may the shares be the subject of an invitation for subscription or purchase, nor may this marketing document or any other document or material in connection with the offer or sale, or invitation for subscription or purchase of the shares be circulated or distributed, whether directly or indirectly, to any person in Singapore other than under exemptions provided in the SFA for offers made (a) to an institutional investor (as defined in Section 4A of the SFA) pursuant to Section 304 of the SFA, (b) to a relevant person (as defined in Section 305(5) of the SFA), or any person pursuant to an offer referred to in Section 305(2) of the SFA, and in accordance with the conditions specified in Section 305 of the SFA or (c) otherwise pursuant to, and in accordance with, the conditions of any other applicable provision of the SFA.

 

The net asset value of the Fund may have high volatility due to the nature of the asset class invested. Your attention is drawn to the stated investment policy which is set out in the Fund’s prospectus.

For professional investors in US Offshore only

Past performance is not a guide to future performance and may not be repeated. Investment involves risk. The value of investments and the income from them may go down as well as up and investors may not get back the amount originally invested. Because of this, an investor is not certain to make a profit on an investment and may lose money.  Exchange rates may cause the value of overseas investments to rise or fall.

 

The Jupiter Merian Global Equity Absolute Return Fund has not been registered under the United States Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, nor the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended. None of the shares may be offered or sold, directly or indirectly in the United States or to any US Person, unless the securities are registered under the Act, or an exemption from the registration requirements of the Act is available. A US Person is defined as (a) any individual who is a citizen or resident of the United States for federal income tax purposes; (b) a corporation, partnership or other entity created or organized under the laws of or existing in the United States; (c) an estate or trust the income of which is subject to United States federal income tax regardless of whether such income is effectively connected with a United States trade or business.

 

This presentation is for informational purposes only and is not investment advice. Market and exchange rate movements can cause the value of an investment to fall as well as rise, and you may get back less than originally invested. Initial charges are likely to have a greater proportionate effect on returns if investments are liquidated in the shorter term.

 

Past performance is no guide to the future. Company examples are for illustrative purposes only and are not a recommendation to buy or sell. Quoted yields are not a guide or guarantee for the expected level of distributions to be received. The yield may fluctuate significantly during times of extreme market and economic volatility. Awards and ratings should not be taken as a recommendation.

 

The views expressed are at a point of time and are subject to change. This is particularly true during periods of rapidly changing market circumstances. Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided but no assurance or warranties are given.

 

Issued by Jupiter Asset Management Limited (JAM), registered address: The Zig Zag Building, 70 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6SQ is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

 

No part of this presentation may be reproduced in any manner without the prior permission of JAM.

For professional investors in LATAM only

Past performance is not a guide to future performance and may not be repeated. Investment involves risk. The value of investments and the income from them may go down as well as up and investors may not get back the amount originally invested. Because of this, an investor is not certain to make a profit on an investment and may lose money.  Exchange rates may cause the value of overseas investments to rise or fall.

 

Legal Notice for Residents in the Republic of Argentina: This document includes a private invitation to invest in securities. It is addressed only to you on an individual, exclusive, and confidential basis, and its unauthorised copying, disclosure, or transfer by any means whatsoever is absolutely and strictly forbidden. Jupiter Asset Management (Europe) Limited, will not provide copies of this document, or provide any kind of advice or clarification, or accept any offer or commitment to purchase the securities herein referred to from persons other than the intended recipient. The offer herein contained is not a public offering, and as such it is not and will not be registered with, or authorised by, the applicable enforcement authority. The information contained herein has been compiled by Jupiter Asset Management (Europe) Limited, who assumes the sole responsibility for the accuracy of the data herein disclosed.

 

Legal Notice for Residents in Brazil: The Funds may not be offered or sold to the public in Brazil. Accordingly, the Funds have not been and will not be registered with the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (Comissão de Valores Mobiliários, the “CVM”), nor have been submitted to the foregoing agency for approval. Documents relating to the Funds, as well as the information contained therein, may not be supplied to the public in Brazil, as the offering is not a public offering of Funds in Brazil, nor used in connection with any offer for subscription or sale of Funds to the public in Brazil.

 

Aviso Legal para Residentes en Chile: ESTA OFERTA PRIVADA SE INICIA EL DÍA SEGUN LO ESTABLECIDO EN EL TITULO Y SE ACOGE A LAS DISPOSICIONES DE LA NORMA DE CARÁCTER GENERAL Nº 336 DE LA SUPERINTENDECIA DE VALORES Y SEGUROS, HOY COMISIÓN PARA EL MERCADO FINANCIERO. ESTA OFERTA VERSA SOBRE VALORES NO INSCRITOS EN EL REGISTRO DE VALORES O EN EL REGISTRO DE VALORES EXTRANJEROS QUE LLEVA LA COMISIÓN PARA EL MERCADO FINANCIERO, POR LO QUE TALES VALORES NO ESTÁN SUJETOS A LA FISCALIZACIÓN DE ÉSTA; POR TRATAR DE VALORES NO INSCRITOS NO EXISTE LA OBLIGACIÓN POR PARTE DEL EMISOR DE ENTREGAR EN CHILE INFORMACIÓN PÚBLICA RESPECTO DE LOS VALORES SOBRE LOS QUE VERSA ESTA OFERTA; ESTOS VALORES NO PODRÁN SER OBJETO DE OFERTA PÚBLICA MIENTRAS NO SEAN INSCRITOS EN EL REGISTRO DE VALORES CORRESPONDIENTE.

 

Legal Notice for Residents of Mexico: The securities have not been and will not be registered with the National Registry of Securities, maintained by the Mexican National Banking and Securities Commission and, as a result, may not be offered or sold publicly in Mexico. The fund and any underwriter or purchaser may offer and sell the securities in Mexico on a private placement basis to Institutional and Accredited Investors pursuant to Article 8 of the Mexican Securities Market Law.

 

Legal Notice for Residents of Paraguay: The Shares have not been registered with the Commision Nacional de Valores of Paraguay  (CNV), neither with the Stock Exchange of Asuncion (BVPASA) and are being placed by means of a private offer. CNV nor BVPASA has not reviewed the information provided to the investor. This document is only for the exclusive use of specific investor in Paraguay and is not for public distribution.

 

Legal Notice for Residents of Peru: The funds have not been registered before the Superintendenciadel Mercado de Valores(SMV) and are being placed by means of a private offer. SMV has not reviewed the information provided to the investor. This document is only for the exclusive use of institutional investors in Peru and is not for public distribution.

 

Legal Notice for Residents of Uruguay: The sale of the securities qualifies as a private placement pursuant to section 2 of Uruguayan law 18,627. The securities must not be offered or sold to the public in Uruguay, except in circumstances which do not constitute a public offering or distribution under Uruguayan laws and regulations.  The securities are not and will not be registered with the Financial Services Superintendency of the Central Bank of Uruguay. The securities correspond to investment funds that are not investment funds regulated by Uruguayan law 16,774 dated September 27, 1996, as amended.