For individual investors in the UK

Sustainable Future Technologies Fund

By focusing on companies that provide technology solutions with a positive impact on the environment and society, our approach aims to deliver attractive long-term capital returns.

ISIN
GB00BN7CMW56

NAV
GBP 94.92p
As of 12 Aug 2022

1-Day Change
GBP -0.20p (-0.21%)
As of 12 Aug 2022


Morningstar ratings are based on the representative share class of this fund and are dated to the last month-end upon availability from Morningstar.

Overview

DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS OF OUR STRATEGY

  • UK-based team of sector experts with over 80 years’ combined industry experience navigating the hype cycle of technology.
  • Positive screening of sustainable technology themes providing solutions to key global environmental and social challenges.
  • Negative screening to avoid investing in companies with goods or services that contribute to environmental or societal harm.
  • Disciplined valuation approach seeks to identify underappreciated earnings power and rational growth at a reasonable price.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

  • We believe technology is the science of solving problems and responsible innovation and disruption can be a positive force.
  • Our deep knowledge and extensive experience enables us to navigate the technology hype cycle to identify persistent, underappreciated growth opportunities that provide solutions to the global challenges faced by humanity – technology for good.
  • We believe this approach will provide clients with positive environmental and social benefits from the development of a sustainable global economy, as well as the potential for attractive long-term returns.
Past performance does not predict future returns. 
 

KEY DOCUMENTS

Investment Principles

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INVESTMENT OBJECTIVE

The Fund aims to provide capital growth over the long term (5 years or more) by investing in technology-related companies that contribute to the development of a sustainable global economy.

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The Fund invests at least 90% of its assets in shares (also known as equities) of technology-related companies, of any size, in any country, whose products and services are considered by the Investment Manager as contributing to positive environmental or social change, thereby having an impact on the development of a sustainable global economy. The Fund’s investment universe is defined by technology and technology-related companies that derive at least 50% of their current or future expected revenues from the sustainable technology themes identified by the Investment Manager. The Fund will avoid investing in companies that the Investment Manager considers could contribute to significant environmental or societal harm.
The Fund may also invest in other assets including Collective Investment Schemes (including those managed by Janus Henderson) and cash.
The Investment Manager may use derivatives (complex financial instruments) to reduce risk or to manage the Fund more efficiently.
The Fund is actively managed with reference to the MSCI ACWI Information Technology Index, which is broadly representative of the companies in which it may invest, as this can provide a useful comparator for assessing the Fund's performance. The Investment Manager has discretion to choose investments for the Fund with weightings different to the index or not in the index.
As an additional means of assessing the performance of the Fund, the IA Technology and Technology Innovations sector average, which is based on a peer group of broadly similar funds, may also provide a useful comparator.

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The value of an investment and the income from it can fall as well as rise as a result of market and currency fluctuations and you may not get back the amount originally invested.
Potential investors must read the prospectus, and where relevant, the key investor information document before investing.
This website is a Marketing Communication and does not qualify as an investment recommendation.

Investment into the fund will acquire units / shares of the fund itself and not the underlying assets owned by the fund.

PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

Graeme Clark

Portfolio Manager

Industry since 1994. Joined Firm in 2013.

Alison Porter

Portfolio Manager

Industry since 1995. Joined Firm in 2014.

Richard Clode, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Industry since 2003. Joined Firm in 2014.

Performance

Past performance does not predict future returns. All performance data includes both income and capital gains or losses and reflects the deduction of any ongoing charges or other fund expenses.
Discrete Performance (%)
As of 30 Jun 2022
I Acc (Net) MSCI ACWI Information Technology GR IA Technology and Technology Innovations
 
Quarter End
As of 30 Jun 2022
Jun-2021 - Jun-2022 Jun-2020 - Jun-2021 Jun-2019 - Jun-2020 Jun-2018 - Jun-2019 Jun-2017 - Jun-2018
I Acc (Net) - - - - -
MSCI ACWI Information Technology GR - - - - -
IA Technology and Technology Innovations - - - - -

Index Description

The MSCI ACWI (All Country World Index) Information Technology Index is a measure of the performance of large and medium sized information technology companies from developed and emerging stock markets around the world. It provides a useful comparison against which the Fund's performance can be assessed over time.

Peer Group Description

The Investment Association (IA) groups funds with similar geographic and/or investment remit into sectors. The Fund's ranking within the sector (as calculated by a number of data providers) can be a useful performance comparison against other funds with similar aims.

Cumulative & Annualised Performance (%)
As of 31 Jul 2022
I Acc (Net) MSCI ACWI Information Technology GR IA Technology and Technology Innovations
 
  Cumulative Annualised
1MO YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR Since Inception
3 Aug 2021
I Acc (Net) - - - - - - -9.28
MSCI ACWI Information Technology GR 11.97 -12.11 - - - - -1.44
IA Technology and Technology Innovations 8.71 -18.30 - - - - -14.40

Index Description

The MSCI ACWI (All Country World Index) Information Technology Index is a measure of the performance of large and medium sized information technology companies from developed and emerging stock markets around the world. It provides a useful comparison against which the Fund's performance can be assessed over time.

Peer Group Description

The Investment Association (IA) groups funds with similar geographic and/or investment remit into sectors. The Fund's ranking within the sector (as calculated by a number of data providers) can be a useful performance comparison against other funds with similar aims.

Calendar Year Returns (%)
As of 31 Dec 2021
I Acc (Net) MSCI ACWI Information Technology GR IA Technology and Technology Innovations
2021 2020 2019 2018 2017
I Acc (Net) - - - - -
MSCI ACWI Information Technology GR - - - - -
IA Technology and Technology Innovations - - - - -

Index Description

The MSCI ACWI (All Country World Index) Information Technology Index is a measure of the performance of large and medium sized information technology companies from developed and emerging stock markets around the world. It provides a useful comparison against which the Fund's performance can be assessed over time.

Peer Group Description

The Investment Association (IA) groups funds with similar geographic and/or investment remit into sectors. The Fund's ranking within the sector (as calculated by a number of data providers) can be a useful performance comparison against other funds with similar aims.

FEE INFORMATION
Initial Charge 0.00%
Annual Charge 0.75%
Ongoing Charge
(As of 31 Mar 2022)
0.88%

Portfolio

Top Holdings (As of 30 Jun 2022)
% OF FUND
Microsoft 5.02
TELUS 4.81
ServiceNow 3.92
Equinix 3.46
Impinj 3.39
TE Connectivity 2.67
Infineon Technologies 2.58
Adobe 2.37
Visa 2.32
Delta Electronics 2.30

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  • ​The value of the Funds and the income from them is not guaranteed and may fall as well as rise. You may get back less than you originally invested.
  • ​Past performance does not predict future returns
  • Third party data is believed to be reliable, but its completeness and accuracy is not guaranteed.
  • Shares/Units can lose value rapidly, and typically involve higher risks than bonds or money market instruments. The value of your investment may fall as a result.
  • If a Fund has a high exposure to a particular country or geographical region it carries a higher level of risk than a Fund which is more broadly diversified.
  • The Fund is focused towards particular industries or investment themes and may be heavily impacted by factors such as changes in government regulation, increased price competition, technological advancements and other adverse events.
  • The Fund follows a sustainable investment approach, which may cause it to be overweight and/or underweight in certain sectors and thus perform differently than funds that have a similar objective but which do not integrate sustainable investment criteria when selecting securities.
  • The Fund may use derivatives with the aim of reducing risk or managing the portfolio more efficiently. However this introduces other risks, in particular, that a derivative counterparty may not meet its contractual obligations.
  • If the Fund holds assets in currencies other than the base currency of the Fund or you invest in a share/unit class of a different currency to the Fund (unless 'hedged'), the value of your investment may be impacted by changes in exchange rates.
  • Securities within the Fund could become hard to value or to sell at a desired time and price, especially in extreme market conditions when asset prices may be falling, increasing the risk of investment losses.
  • The Fund could lose money if a counterparty with which the Fund trades becomes unwilling or unable to meet its obligations, or as a result of failure or delay in operational processes or the failure of a third party provider.
  • Funds incur costs as a necessary part of buying and selling the underlying investments, these are otherwise known as portfolio transaction costs, and include charges such as broker commission and Stamp Duty.
  • Before investing in any of our funds you should satisfy yourself as to the suitability and the risks involved, you may wish to consult a financial adviser.
  • If you invest through a third party provider you are advised to consult them directly as charges, performance and terms and conditions may differ materially.