Category: Open Ended Investment Company
The Share Class is a share class of a Fund which aims to achieve a return on your investment, through a combination of capital growth and income on the Fund’s assets, which reflects the return of the S&P 500 Capped 35/20 Energy Index, the Fund’s benchmark index. The Share Class, via the Fund, invests in equity securities (e.g. shares) that, so far as possible and practicable, make up the benchmark index. The benchmark index measures the performance of stocks from the S&P 500 Index which are within the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) energy sector. The S&P 500 measures the performance of 500 stocks from top US companies in leading industries of the US economy which meet S&P’s size, liquidity and free-float criteria. The GICS energy sector comprises companies which businesses are dominated by any of the following activities: The construction or provision of oil rigs, drilling equipment and other energy related service and equipment, companies engaged in the exploration, production, marketing, refining and/or transportation of oil and gas products. The benchmark index may not include and/or may not be limited to every category comprising the sector listed here. Companies are included in the benchmark index on a free float-adjusted market capitalisation weighted basis. Free float-adjusted means that only shares available to international investors, rather than all of a company’s issued shares, are used to calculate the benchmark index. Free float market capitalisation is the share price of a company multiplied by the number of shares available to international investors. The benchmark index caps the weight of the largest companies at each rebalance to ensure index diversification. The weight of the largest group entity in the benchmark index is capped at 33% and the remaining group entities at 19%. The Fund intends to replicate the benchmark index by holding the equity securities, which make up the benchmark index, in similar proportions to it. The Fund may also engage in short-term secured lending of its investments to certain eligible third parties to generate additional income to off-set the costs of the Fund. The investment manager may use financial derivative instruments (FDIs) (i.e. investments the prices of which are based on one or more underlying assets) to help achieve the Fund’s investment objective. FDIs may be used for direct investment purposes. The use of FDIs is expected to be limited for this Share Class. Recommendation: This Fund is suitable for medium to long term investment, though the Fund may also be suitable for shorter term exposure to the Index. Your shares will be accumulating shares (i.e. income will be included in their value). Your shares will be denominated in US Dollar, the Fund's base currency. The shares are listed on one or more stock exchanges and may be traded in currencies other than their base currency. The performance of your shares may be affected by this currency difference.