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The Fund aims to maximise the return on your investment through a combination of capital growth and income on the Funds assets. The Fund invests at least 70% of its total assets in the equity securities (e.g. shares) of smaller capitalisation companies. Smaller capitalisation companies are companies which, at the time of purchase, form the bottom 20% by market capitalisation of global stock markets. Market capitalisation is the share price of the company multiplied by the number of shares issued. The geographical focus of the Fund's investments is developed markets globally however, the Fund may also invest in the emerging markets of the world. In order to achieve its investment objective and policy, the Fund will invest in a variety of investment strategies and instruments. In particular, the Fund will use quantitative (i.e. mathematical or statistical) models in order to achieve a systematic (i.e. rule based) approach to stock selection. This means that stocks will be selected based on their expected contribution to portfolio returns when risk and transaction cost forecasts are taken into account. The Fund is actively managed, and the IA has discretion to select the Fund's investments. In doing so, the IA may refer to the MSCI ACWI Small Cap Index (the Index) when constructing the Funds portfolio, and also for risk management purposes to ensure that the active risk (i.e. degree of deviation from the Index) taken by the Fund remains appropriate given the Funds investment objective and policy. The IA is not bound by the components or weighting of the Index when selecting investments. The IA may also use its discretion to invest in securities not included in the Index in order to take advantage of specific investment opportunities. However, the market capitalisation requirements of the investment objective and policy may have the effect of limiting the extent to which the portfolio holdings will deviate from the Index. The Index should be used by investors to compare the performance of the Fund. The IA has discretion to select the Fund's investments and in doing so may take into consideration the MSCI ACWI Small Cap Index. Recommendation: This Fund may not be appropriate for short-term investment. Your shares will be non-distributing (i.e. dividend income will be included in their value).