The investment objective of the Company is to obtain current income and achieve incidental capital appreciation from investment in long-term debt securities. The Company may invest up to 80% of total assets in securities issued by Asian entities.
In order to achieve its investment objective, the Company may invest up to 80% of its total assets in "Asian-Pacific debt securities", and may be denominated in an Asian-Pacific Country currency or in Australian, New Zealand or U.S. dollars. At least 20% of the Company's total assets will be invested in "Australian debt securities".
The information contained above provides only a brief summary description of the Company's investment objective and investment policies. Please contact Investor Relations should you wish to receive more detailed information regarding the Company.
Shareholders should consult with their tax advisors regarding the taxation of dividends received on shares of the Company and any disposition of shares of the Company. In general, dividends received by a Canadian resident holder of shares of the Company (including dividends reinvested in shares of the Company) must be included in computing the income of the holder for Canadian tax purposes. The gross-up and dividend tax credit rules applicable to dividends received from taxable Canadian corporations will not be applicable, as the Company is not a Canadian corporation.
The Fund pays dividends monthly out of net investment income and realized capital gains, and to the extent necessary, paid in capital.