The fund, which uses machine learning to optimise investment strategy and returns, targets a compound annual growth rate of 8 percent and is open-ended. It is invested in over 1,300 stocks listed in 17 markets, including Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, the United States, and Germany.
As part of the listing, investors can subscribe to an ADDX-exclusive share class, which has a minimum ticket size of S$10,000. Investors will not be charged any performance fees and management fees are waived till Dec 31, 2025.
In comparison, investors who subscribe directly via AAM typically have to invest a minimum of S$100,000 and be subject to varying management as well as performance fees.
ADDX chief executive Choo Oi-Yee said that the fund strikes a balance between value and growth stocks, which are two different approaches to unlocking the potential for substantial returns in equity investing. Value stocks offer the promise of steady, consistent growth as they recover from their perceived undervaluation, while growth stocks have the potential for explosive growth and market dominance at higher risk and volatility, Choo noted.
Incepted in 2012, the fund’s strategy of acquiring stocks at a discounted price has delivered a compound annual growth rate of 6.1 percent.
Fund managers started to use artificial intelligence (AI) technology to enhance stock-picking methodology in 2021.
AAM founder and executive director Eric Kong noted that since the adoption of AI in managing the fund, it has beaten its benchmark, the MSCI AC Asia Pacific Index, by 35 percent.
But the fund’s analysts are still in charge of performing qualitative checks on every stock the AI picks, Kong added.
“Our AI will always be an enhancement, not a replacement, of our analytical process,” he stressed.
ADDX’s Choo said: “The future of investing is evolving, where data-driven strategies and artificial intelligence have converged to create new possibilities for investors, and ADDX is excited to be a part of this technological revolution in investing.”