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Driving Innovation in the Investment Landscape: The Role of VCCs


The Variable Capital Company (VCC) structure plays a pivotal role in reshaping the way fund managers manage investments in Singapore. Unlike conventional fund structures, VCC offers flexibility for fund managers to experiment with different investment strategies within the same framework and adjust their fund composition in response to evolving market trends. This article will walk you through how VCC drives innovation in the investment industry.

1. Empowering Fund Managers to Innovate

Amidst the vibrant and diverse financial ecosystem in Singapore, VCC empowers fund managers to diversify investment approaches and test innovative ideas seamlessly. This agility comes from the VCC’s ability to accommodate multiple sub-funds under a unified structure. For example, one sub-fund might focus on technology stocks, while another targets sustainable investments. As such, fund managers can refine and implement their investment strategies based on immediate market feedback, fostering a culture of innovation.

2. Adapting to Changing Market Dynamics

The dynamic nature of the financial market often leads to increased volatility, impacting both opportunities and risks for investors and traders alike. The VCC fund ensures fund managers respond promptly to these dynamic conditions through the following ways:

  • Diversification Strategies

As market volatility increases, individual assets are prone to significant fluctuations, highlighting the importance of diversification to offset the impact of underperforming investments. With its ability to accommodate multiple sub-funds, VCC enables fund managers to diversify their portfolios effectively. 

  • Risk Mitigation

Heightened volatility typically amplifies investment risk. In anticipation of certain challenges in specific market sectors, VCC fund managers have the capability to mitigate this risk by adjusting the allocation of the portfolio accordingly.

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3. Meeting Investor Preferences with Tailored Strategies

Gone are the days when investors focused on maximising returns on their capital as the primary goal. Now, they are no longer solely motivated by financial gains. Instead, they tend to explore the impact their investments can have on society and the environment. Within the VCC framework, fund managers can design investment strategies that resonate with investors’ values, ultimately contributing to a broader trend of purpose-driven investing.

  • Upholding Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Principles

ESG considerations involve evaluating a company's environmental impact, social responsibility, and governance practices. VCCs make it possible for fund managers to integrate these principles into their investment strategies by creating specific funds aligned with ESG criteria. 

  • Thematic Investing in Niche Segments

Thematic investing is a strategy focusing on specific themes or trends expected to drive growth. VCCs make it viable to target niche segments preferred by investors, facilitating thematic investing strategies.

  • Attending to Conscious Investors

Modern investors are more aware of how their investments affect the world. VCCs respond to this change by equipping fund managers with tools to create investment plans that match the values of socially conscious investors.

Embracing the Future Through VCC

The legal framework of VCCs enables fund managers to keep abreast of global and sustainable investment trends. Beyond managing financial mechanisms, VCC fund managers play a key role in shaping the future of investment, both in Singapore and internationally.

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