Uniquely PIAS

Investment Philosophy

PIAS adopts a disciplined investment strategy, which consists of quantitative as well as qualitative analysis and seek to deliver outperformance of the sector averages and generate growth for the investor in the medium to long-term. Our High Conviction List shortlists the best-in-class funds, spanning across different investment strategies, asset classes, sectors, geographical focus and are independent of market cycles. The 10 Model Portfolios catered for investors of varying risk profiles and objectives are then constructed using the Core-Satellite approach, utilising funds curated from the High Conviction List.
Peer-to-peer fund comparisons are conducted using a scoring system where emphasis is placed on Performance returns as well as other quantitative indicators like Sharpe Ratio, Volatility, Total Expense Ratio and Maximum Drawdown. Other qualitative factors like the background of the fund management team, attrition in key fund managers or a unique proposition for instance, contribute to the final selection of best-in-class funds. The funds used for comparison are taken from our Approved Product List, and undergo rigorous due diligence checks and regular reviews.
The Core-Satellite Investment approach is a flexible way of structuring a portfolio to meet long-term goals as well addressing short-term investment opportunities. Core funds offer stability and diversification with a clearly defined long-term strategy and remains relatively consistent. The Satellite investments within the portfolio aim to exploit opportunities present in the market that are not reflected in the core portfolio, in line with the PIAS Market Outlook. 
Other guiding principles in our Model Portfolio construction include but are not exhaustive of, concentration checks on geographical regions, correlation checks and limiting of exposure to a single fund/ Fund House. With proper asset allocation, we seek to reduce overall volatility of the portfolios with the potential to outperform any one market to aid investors in achieving their financial goals over the medium to long-term.
The PIAS Investment team and/ or Product Steering Committee (PSC) retains the discretion to select funds within the High Conviction List or to rebalance Model Portfolios due to compelling quantitative or qualitative reasons, changes in market conditions, adverse findings in funds etc., during our regular reviews.
We strongly advocate an actively monitored investment strategy to achieve potentially consistent returns over the medium to long-term. Clients are encouraged to review their portfolios with their advisors on an ongoing basis or when there are significant market movements to ensure that their investment portfolios are in line with the current market situation.
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