FAQ

Mutual funds combine the capital from a large number of investors, investing it in equities, bonds and other securities (such as real estate and commodities). The investor buys shares in a basket of securities managed by professionals. In contrast to purchases of individual shares or bonds, success is not dependent on a single investment. The effect of a poor performance of one security can be absorbed by good performances of others.

The price or value (net asset value) of a fund unit varies over time. It is linked to the performance of the securities and assets held by the fund. The price is calculated daily. The fund price already includes the management fee. However, the initial charge, which falls due at the time of purchase and the other fees, as for instance individual account and deposit fees, are not taken into account.

You can begin investing in fund units with very small amounts. Our s Fonds Plan allows you to put aside regular amounts, from as little as EUR 30 a month.

So you only need a small sum to start investing in the international securities markets.

You can buy or sell all Erste Asset Management mutual funds on any day. The fund unit issue and redemption prices are calculated daily using objective and verifiable valuation methods.

The KIDs and factsheets offer you more detailed information on the respective mutual funds.

Mutual fund units are available from Erste Bank, Sparkasse and all other banks. Your advisor will be happy to help you choose the most suitable fund. You can also buy fund units online.

Mutual funds qualify as special funds. Even if the fund company or custodian bank were declared insolvent, the fund assets would not be considered part of the bankruptcy assets: they remain separate. In addition, fund providers are subject to constant monitoring and surveillance by the Austrian Financial Market Authority (FMA) and external auditors.

Our service is based on the "SRRI indicator", which ranges from 1 (low risk) to 7 (high risk). Please note that this indicator can change in the future.

Basically you can sell your fund at any time. The recommended holding period for the investment funds of Erste Asset Management is based on the "Synthetic Risk and Reward Indicator" (SRRI, see also Fund Glossary). This risk indicator is calculated according to the regulations issued by the European Securities and Markets Authority and forms an integral part of the key investor information documents (also referred to as KIID). You can find the recommended holding period in the overview of the respective fund or in the fund fact sheet that can also be downloaded. The minimum recommended holding period for a fund with an SRRI of 1 or 2 is three years, while it is five years for a fund with an SRRI of 3 or 4, and seven years for a fund with an SRRI of 5, 6, or 7. The minimum recommended holding period of an equity fund is seven years, for example. 

Disclaimer

This document is an advertisement. All data is sourced from Erste Asset Management GmbH, unless indicated otherwise. Our languages of communication are German and English.

The prospectus for UCITS (including any amendments) is published in Amtsblatt zur Wiener Zeitung in accordance with the provisions of the InvFG 2011 in the currently amended version. Information for Investors pursuant to § 21 AIFMG is prepared for the alternative investment funds (AIF) administered by Erste Asset Management GmbH pursuant to the provisions of the AIFMG in connection with the InvFG 2011.

The fund prospectus, Information for Investors pursuant to § 21 AIFMG, and the key investor document/KID can be viewed in their latest versions at the  web site www.erste-am.com within the section mandatory publications  or obtained in their latest versions free of charge from the domicile of the management company and the domicile of the custodian bank. The exact date of the most recent publication of the fund prospectus, the languages in which the key investor document is available, and any additional locations where the documents can be obtained can be viewed on the web site www.erste-am.com. A summary of investor rights is available in German and English on the website www.erste-am.com/investor-rights as well as at the domicile of the management company.

The management company can decide to revoke the arrangements it has made for the distribution of unit certificates abroad, taking into account the regulatory requirements.

This document serves as additional information for our investors and is based on the knowledge of the staff responsible for preparing it at the time of preparation. Our analyses and conclusions are general in nature and do not take into account the individual needs of our investors in terms of earnings, taxation, and risk appetite. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of the future performance of a fund.

The public sale of shares in the specified fund in Germany was registered with the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority, Bonn, pursuant to the German Kapitalanlagegesetzbuch (KAGB). The payment and information office in Germany is HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt AG, Königsallee 21–23, D-40212 Düsseldorf. Orders for the return of shares in the fund(s) can be submitted to the German payment and information office, and share redemption proceeds, any dividends or other payments can be paid out to Shareholders (in cash in the local currency) by the German payment office upon request. In addition, all information required by investors before and after the conclusion of an investment agreement – i.e. the fund terms and conditions, the fund prospectus, the Information for Investors pursuant to § 21 AIFMG, and the key investor document and the annual and semi-annual reports – is available free of charge at the German payment and information office. In Germany, the issue and return prices of shares are published in electronic form on the web site www.erste-am.com (and also at www.fundinfo.com). Any other information for Shareholders is published in the Bundesanzeiger, Cologne.