Please consider the charges, risks, expenses and investment objectives carefully before investing. Please see a prospectus , or if available, a summary prospectus containing this and other information. Read it carefully before you invest or send money.
Foreign securities are subject to additional risks including currency fluctuations, political and economic uncertainty, increased volatility and differing financial and information reporting standards, all of which are magnified in emerging markets.
The Fund is not a capital guaranteed or insured fund. As with all investments, there are inherent risks when investing in the Fund including, but not limited to, allocation risk, maximum settlement amount risk, turnover risk, liquidation risk, opportunity cost risk, capital protection termination risk, underperformance risk and counterparty risk, each as disclosed in the Fund's Prospectuses. The protection feature only covers shareholders who hold their shares on the termination date, and is subject to various conditions and the financial payment capabilities of BNP Paribas.
The Capital Protection Agreement is a financial product that is intended to protect the Fund against significant market declines and does not in any way constitute any form of insurance. The Capital Protection Provider is not an insurance company or an insurance provider, nor is it action as an adviser or subadviser for the Fund.
Amounts owed by the Capital Protection Provider under the Capital Protection Agreement are owed directly to the Fund and not to the Fund's shareholders. As a result, a shareholder's ability to receive the Protected NAV from the Fund is dependent on the Fund's ability to collect any settlement amount due from the Capital Protection Provider, and/or the Parent Guarantor, pursuant to the terms of the Capital Protection Agreement. Fund transactions involving a counterparty, such as the Capital Protection Provider and/or the Parent Guarantor, are subject to the risk that the counterparty will not fulfill its obligation to the Fund. Counterparty risk may arise because of the counter party's financial condition (i.e. financial difficulties, bankruptcy or insolvency), market activities or developments, or other reasons, whether foreseen or not. As such, the Fund's ability to benefit from the Protection may depend on the Capital Protection Provider's, as well as its Parent Guarantor's, financial condition.
Although the risk allocation methodology is designed so that the NAV of any share class does not fall below its Protected NAV, there is the possibility that the risk allocation methodology may not work as designed and the NAV of any share class may fall below its Protected NAV. If this happens, it is expected that the Fund will liquidate as soon as possible and likely within the next several days following the event, receiving the Protection from the Capital Protection Provider.
The Fund uses short index futures and other types of derivatives in attempt to hedge risk. Derivatives can be highly volatile and involve risks in addition to the risks of the underlying referenced securities. Gains or losses from a derivative can be substantially greater than the derivative's original cost, and can therefore involve leverage.
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