Aberdeen Standard Fixed Maturity Fund

April 2021 Tranche

3% p.a.1 indicative return. Get over 5% p.a. return with financing! 

Key features for Aberdeen Standard's
Global Bond Fixed Maturity 2025 Fund 
Apr 2021 tranche

Guaranteed Returns

Over 5% p.a. with financing

3 year term

4-Year Term

Capital Guaranteed

Average Investment grade credit rating


SGD Hedged Investment

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Why Apply for SICAV IV - Global Bond Fixed Maturity 2025 Fund

The Global Bond Fixed Maturity 2025 Fund (“The Fund”) has an attractive indicative net yield of 3% p.a over a fixed 4-year period. Take advantage of the financing option on The Fund! Get back up to 85% of the value of your investment through portfolio financing to boost returns to over 5% p.a. and enhance your returns further by investing in the Best of Bond Funds. (See example below)  

Why use financing with Fixed Maturity Funds?

  • There is an expected yield differential between the Fixed Maturity Funds and the loan rate, so subcribing to The Fund and cashing out via financing means that your net cash outlay can be as low as 25% of your total investment. 
  • The Fund is designed to pay out regular dividends so that you will have liquidity for loan repayments.
  • Downside risk is closely managed through diversification. Holding bonds with a short duration to maturity, close to the 4 year period of the fund, reduces interest rate volatility.

You can also apply for portoflio financing if you have unit trusts currently with iFast. 

The Fund will be launching in a few weeks. If you are keen to subscribed, please indicate your interest above. 

Note that The Fund is classified as a Specified Investment Product and is available to Accredited Investors only or if you invest at least $200,000.

Fixed Maturity Funds are usually available through private banks only. InvestDIY is proud to be the exclusive distributor in Singapore offering this tranche of Aberdeen Standard Fixed Maturity Fund!  

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How to Apply


Indicate your interest above.

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We will invite you to fill an online application form once the Initial Offering Period starts.* You will be setting up an account with FAME/iFast during the application.

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fund the account

Transfer your funds into the trading account within the Initial Offering Period.

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authorise the trade

Near the fund inception date, you will receive a notification to authorise the trade. Please authorise it in order to proceed. We will assist with your appointment with CIMB to secure your portfolio financing if needed.

Note: The prospectus, PHS and all relevant documents will be emailed to you after you complete the online application form (Step 2 above). 

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How Does Financing Increase Your Returns?


Financing is commonly applied to Fixed Maturity Funds to boost returns because of the expected yield differential. Check out our case study on how this works below. Portfolio financing is available on The Fund through the iFast platform and is provided by CIMB.

Case Study

Ms. A, wants to invest $200,000 in The Fund first and then take out 85% of the investment amount through portfolio financing. Using the cash from financing, she then invests in InvestDIY's Best of Bond Funds.


Fixed Maturity Fund

Ms A

Ms. A

Each year, Ms. A gets $1,697 in dividends net of fees and loan interest repayments+

Total Investment Amount


Cash amount taken out once the FMP is pledged for portfolio financing


Net cash investment in The Fund


($200K - $170K)

Expected dividend over 4 years after fees and loan interest repayment


($1,697 x 4 years)


(Based on net cash outlay and high dividend from total investment)

5.7% p.a.

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Investing in the Best of Bond Funds

Ms A

Ms. A

Ms. A decides to invest the $170,000 from portfolio financing in InvestDIY's Best of Bond Funds which comprises funds from top global fund managers.

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Check out the aggregated past performance of our selected Best of Bond Funds.

1-Year Return 3-Year Return 5-Year Return
8.13% 5.23% 5.58%

As at Dec 2020.

The details of the Best of Bond Funds are here.

+ Assuming 3% p.a. return on The Fund, less fees of 0.85% p.a. and loan interest assumed at 1.53126% p.a. based on 1 month SIBOR + 1.25% p.a. Your final return will also be dependent on the ratio of your cash outlay and amount withdrawn through financing.

SICAV IV - Global Bond Fixed Maturity Fund
2025 Details


The Fund has a 4-year term provides an indicative return of 3% p.a.


Key Facts
Fund date inception 12 April 2021
Maturity date 4 years from inception
Subscriptions/redemptions Closed for subscriptions after inception; Daily liquidity for redemption
Redemption Penalty

Yes, a redemption charge or dilution adjustment will apply. **

Wrap fee p.a.

AUM at or below S$500,000: 60 bps p.a.

AUM above S$500,000: 50 bps p.a.

Platform fee p.a.

With portfolio financing on iFast:

First S$100,000: 28bps

Next S$150,000: 25bps

Next S$250,000: 20bps

Above S$500,000: 10bps

AUM above S$1m with iFast: Waived 

Without portfolio financing on FAME:



Here are some common questions about SICAV IV - Global Bond Fixed Maturity Fund

1. Will the fund definitely launch?

The fund will launch only if there is a total minimum amount of US$100m from all its investors. So there is a chance that the fund will not launch.


2. What happens to my money if The Fund is not launched?

Your monies will be returned to your trading account with no penalties.


3. I already have a FAME account tagged to InsureDIY. Do I need another account?

No, you do not need to set up another account unless you wish to use portfolio financing through iFast. However, if you intend to invest less than S$200,000 in The Fund, we will request documentation from you to evidence that you are an Accredited Investor.


4. Why do I have to apply for a wrap account? I already have an account with iFast/FAME with another advisor.

* You will be asked to complete the online application form when the Initial Offering Period starts. As part of the application, a wrap account will be opened for you.

The wrap account is on a platform run by iFast if you choose to pledge your assets under the iFast platform for portfolio financing and on FAME if you choose not to portfolio finance with iFast.

The platform is authorised to collect monies during the Initial Offering Period and to execute trades with fund managers like Aberdeen Standard. Your monies will be held in custody in trust. We do not collect your funds or handle your money directly.

As we are working with Aberdeen exclusively to distribute The Fund in Singapore, you would need to open a iFast / FAME account that is tagged to us so that we can help to execute the trade. The Fund is not available through any other distributor in Singapore.


5. Can I choose to use the iFast platform if I do not want to use portfolio financing.

If you do not wish to portfolio finance through iFast, then you will be directed to set up an account with FAME as the platform fee is waived on FAME.


6. Is the return or capital guaranteed?

The Fund invests in about 50 issuers to ensure that it is not overly exposed to any one issuer. While this reduces the risk of defaults, both the return and capital are not guaranteed for this product and the value of the units in the scheme and the income accruing to the units, if any, may fall or rise.


7. What is the minimum and maximum invesment amounts?

The minimum invesment is S$20,000. There is no maximum investment amount. 


8. Is there a penalty if I redeem my funds during the 4-Year period?

** The penalty is either the redemption charge or the dilution adjustment. The redemption charge is as follows:

Years to Maturity Date Redemption charge as a percentage of relevant share price (maximum)
4 2.0%
3 1.5%
2 1.0%
1 1.0%


If the sum of:

(a) any dealing charges; and/or

(b) any bid/offer spread applied 

is greater than the redemption charge, then the dilution charge will be applied. Please see details in documentation that will be provided during the Initial Offering Period.


9. What should I know about using portfolio financing?

++Like any other collateralised loan, there will be a margin call should the value of your assets used as collateral fall below the Loan-to-Value. It is therefore not advisable to drawdown entirely on the loan facility extended to you. The minimum facility limit will be S$50,000 and the maximum S$5m.

In addition, CIMB will be assessing your overall credit worthiness and there is no guarantee that CIMB will extend financing to you prior to their confirmation. CIMB will review your annual salary and other assets, but the collateral will be based on the fund value of the approved unit trusts under the iFast platform.

To qualify, you will need an existing portfolio with iFast that you are willing to pledge and open an iFast account with us and CIMB. If your current adviser has an active re-balancing strategy for you, they should be informed that you have pledged your assets.

You may have other credit facilities that provide you with low financing cost that you may wish to activate for the purposes of investing into The Fund.


10. Do I qualify as an Accredited Investor? Are only Accredited Investors allowed to invest in The Fund?

You would qualify as an Accredited Investor if:

  • Your income in the last 12 months is not less than $300,000; or
  • Your financial assets (net of related liabilities) exceeds $1m; or
  • Your net personal assets exceed $2m.

As required by the regulations, we will be requesting documentary proof of the above before you can proceed to invest in The Fund. 

In addition to Accredited Investors, you can also invest in The Fund if your investment amount is at least $200,000.


11. When should I be thinking about investing into such fixed maturity funds?

If you are keen on savings or investment products and have enough assets such that this investment is not a substantial part of your portfolio, you can consider investing in fixed maturity funds.

In addition, there should not be any factors that are expected to impact you net assets significantly. e.g. expect to use the funds to purchase property soon.

This product provides an indicative return that is higher than guaranteed return products and fixed deposits, but it also has no guarantees.


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