Maximize returns from a portfolio of Philippine Government securities.

Investment Objective

The Fund aims for capital preservation and income generation from investments in a diversified portfolio consisting of selected government securities that can provide higher yields.

Investment Policy

The Fund may invest in deposits in Trustee’s bank or in other banks and in securities issued or guaranteed by the Philippine Government or the BSP. The Fund may also avail itself of financial derivative instruments solely for the purpose of hedging risk exposures, subject to the guidelines set by the BSP for such activities and likewise duly approved by the Trustee’s Trust Committee. 

Client Suitability

The Fund is suitable for individual and corporate investors with moderate risk appetite and who are looking for investments that have moderate risks. In order to minimize risks and maximize earning potential, participants/trustors are recommended to stay invested in the Fund for at least three (3) years.

Fund Facts

Bloomberg Ticker EPCIBGS PM
Fund Type Medium Term Bond Fund
Inception Date May 3, 2005
Benchmark Markit iBoxx ALBI Philippines 1-5 (Domestic) Index
Initial NAVpU PhP 100.00
Minimum Investment PhP 10,000.00
Minimum Additional / Minimum Maintaining Participation PhP 10,000.00
Minimum Holding Period 30 calendar days
Early Redemption Fee 0.50% of Original Participation Amount
Management Fee 1.00% p.a.
NAVpU Availability Every trading day at 7:30 p.m.
Dealing Period Up to 2:30 p.m. of any banking day
Settlement Period One (1) banking day after notice of redemption is received
Custodian Deutsche Bank AG, Manila Branch
External Auditor Punongbayan & Araullo


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