The Fund aims to provide a return, from a combination of capital growth and income over the long term (5 years or more).
The Fund invests at least two-thirds of its assets in shares (equities) and equity-related securities of smaller companies, in any industry, in Europe (including UK). Companies will have their registered office in or do most of their business (directly or through subsidiaries) in this region.
The Fund may also invest in other assets including companies of any size, in any region, cash and money market instruments.
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 Euromoney Europe Smaller Companies 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, but at times the Fund may hold investments similar to the index.
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