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International Equity Fund

The International Equity Fund is an actively managed equity fund that seeks to drive growth by investing a well-diversified portfolio of international equities and equity-based financial instruments.

Main features

  • Indicative equity range: 80% - 100% of the value of the fund.
  • Actively managed by Zurich Life.
  • Managed from the point of view of a eurozone investor.
  • Risk rating: 5

Who should invest in the fund?

  • The fund will appeal to investors seeking competitive returns over the medium to long-term from a fund with a high international equity content.
  • It is suitable for investors comfortable with a medium to high level of risk.

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How it works

The International Equity Fund seeks to maximise growth through capital gains and income from a portfolio of international equities and equity-based financial instruments.

The fund may also invest in cash or international bonds issued by governments, supranational bodies, corporate and non-sovereign bonds, as well as bond - based financial instruments.

This fund is benchmarked against the FTSE World Index and is managed by Zurich Life. In terms of currency, the fund is managed from the point of view of a Eurozone investor.

Asset Split**

Annualised Performance (%)*

*Notes: Annual management charges (AMC) apply. The fund performance shown is before the full AMC is applied on your policy.

Returns are based on offer/offer performance and do not represent the return achieved by individual policies linked to the fund.

The fund price/performance shown is for the Pension / Gross of Tax Funds category.

*Source: Zurich Life

**Note: Asset Splits are updated monthly.

Why Zurich?

Our investment team is based in Blackrock, Co. Dublin and is responsible for managing funds of approximately €21.6 billion*. The most senior members of the investment team have been together for more than fifteen years. It is the close co-operation of our fund managers in making investment decisions across assets, sectors and markets that differentiates us from other fund managers. We have an integrated team-based investment process which ensures that we implement our investment strategy quickly and effectively. We are active investment managers with a macro-economic approach, which is top-down and asset allocation driven. We construct our portfolios to allow us to take advantage of opportunities over all parts of the economic cycle. Zurich has an excellent reputation for investment performance and customer service.

*Source: Zurich, October 2017.

Warning: Past performance is not a reliable guide to future performance.
Warning: Benefits may be affected by changes in currency exchange rates.
Warning: The value of your investment may go down as well as up.
Warning: If you invest in these funds you may lose some or all of the money you invest.

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