Investment objective

Overview

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.

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Classifications

Risk rating

Ratings and awards

Morningstar 2 Star
Performance

Past performance is not a guide to future performance. 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

Cumulative performance

Top 10 holdings
Geographic breakdown
Sector breakdown
Dividends
Key data

General risks
  • ​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 is not a guide to future performance.
  • ​You should note that your tax treatment in relation to any investments held outside an ISA will depend on your individual circumstances and may be subject to change in the future. Governments may change the tax rules which affect you or the Funds in which you have invested.
  • ​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.
  • Third party data is believed to be reliable, but its completeness and accuracy is not guaranteed.
Specific risks
  • This fund is designed to be used only as one component of several in a diversified investment portfolio. Investors should consider carefully the proportion of their portfolio invested into this fund.
  • This Fund may have a particularly concentrated portfolio relative to its investment universe or other funds in its sector. An adverse event impacting even a small number of holdings could create significant volatility or losses for the Fund.
  • 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.
  • Emerging markets expose the Fund to higher volatility and greater risk of loss than developed markets; they are susceptible to adverse political and economic events, and may be less well regulated with less robust custody and settlement procedures.
  • Shares 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 the Fund holds assets in currencies other than the base currency of the Fund or you invest in a share class of a different currency to the Fund (unless 'hedged'), the value of your investment may be impacted by changes in exchange rates.
  • The Fund endeavours to reduce risk by investing in a range of companies and sectors that operate in, provide services to, or benefit from technology. However, the Fund may be less diversified than other investment products and suffer proportionately higher loss should a particular investment decline in value.
  • The Fund may be denominated in a different currency than the share class of your investment. The value of your shares may rise and fall as a result of exchange rate movements between currencies.
  • The Fund may hold investments denominated in currencies other than the base currency of the Fund. Fluctuations in exchange rates may expose the Fund to losses independent of investment performance.
  • Investing in developing markets exposes the Fund to higher levels of possible risk and return. Developing markets are not always well regulated and may be subject to less developed custody and settlement procedures.
  • The Fund uses specialist financial derivative instruments (FDI) that can multiply gains and losses significantly in excess of the FDI's original cost, thus significantly increasing risk. We aim to reduce this risk by using a robust risk management process that will aim to limit the maximum potential loss. The use of these instruments involves other risks, in particular, counterparty risk, which is the risk to each party to a contract that the other party will not live up to its contractual obligations.
  • The value of investments held in the Fund and the income from them may rise or fall. The Fund may not achieve its investment objectives.
  • Some of the securities and currencies in which the Fund invests can be difficult to sell which may lead to fluctuation in the price and may mean that the Fund does not get the price it would like when selling such a security or currency.
  • Smaller or newer companies are subject to greater risk and reward potential. Investments may be volatile or difficult to buy or sell.
  • Shares of small and mid-size companies can be more volatile than shares of larger companies, and at times it may be difficult to value or to sell shares at desired times and prices, increasing the risk of losses.
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