MORLEY INTRODUCES EURO-HEDGED SHARE CLASS FOR ATAA FUNDDocument Transcript
26 November 2007
MORLEY INTRODUCES EURO-HEDGED SHARE CLASS FOR ATAA FUND
Morley the fund management arm of Aviva plc, is pleased to announce the introduction of a new
Euro-hedged share class for the Aviva Morley Absolute TAA Fund.
The fund, which will be managed by Morley Interim Chief Investment Officer Adrian Jarvis and Steve
Cleal, is a Sub-Fund of the Aviva Morley SICAV and will invest in global equities, bonds and
TAA, or Tactical Asset Allocation, strategies seek to evaluate the attractiveness of a range of asset
classes across all regions and countries and to position a portfolio to benefit from pricing inefficiencies.
The Euro-hedged share class is designed for institutional investors seeking to diversify their existing
portfolio. It uses Index Futures and Forward Foreign Exchange contracts to establish active positions,
ensuring that trading costs are low compared to physical securities. This structure means that a small
amount of capital can be used with the aim of generating significant additional return.
“We’re excited to announce the launch of the Euro-hedged share class in response to demand from
our Euro investors who are becoming less and less inclined to bear any currency exposure,” Mr Jarvis
“Absolute return assets are gaining in popularity, particularly with the recent stock market rout and
accompanying sharp decline in government bond yields.
“These factors have only served to illustrate the merits of greater diversification at a time when
volatility in global markets means that tactical asset allocation strategies are coming into their own
and making assets such as the Absolute TAA Fund more popular,” Mr Jarvis said.
Morley’s specialist Strategy and Multi Asset Funds team currently manages Global Tactical Asset
Allocation (GTAA) overlays on assets in excess of 118.9 billion euros (as of 29 June, 2007).
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The value of an investment in the fund can go down as well as up and can fluctuate in response to changes in
exchange rates. Investor may not get back the original amount invested. Past performance is not a guide to the
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