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To provide capital growth through diversified investment across global markets with a bias towards equities.This is one of a range of actively managed Global Strategy Portfolios offered at five different risk levels. The Fund is rated as 5, where 1 is a lower level of risk and 5 is a higher level of risk. The Fund is managed in line with its agreed long term risk profile and is periodically rebalanced. Any potential gains are likely to be limited by the risk profile of the Fund.To achieve its objective the Fund invests substantially in collective investment schemes, including exchange traded funds, which aim to track the performance of market indices. Such assets shall, in turn, invest in equities, fixed interest securities and property securities that make up the relevant index.The collective investment schemes that the Fund invests in will, where possible, be those managed or operated by the ACD or an associate of the ACD. Where this is not possible the Fund may invest in collective investment schemes operated by third party fund providers.The Fund may also invest directly in equities, fixed interest securities and property securities where exposure to an asset class can be adequately achieved with a relatively low number of holdings. The Fund may also invest in money market instruments, deposits and cash to manage day-to-day cash flow requirements.Additionally, the Fund may use exchange traded and over the counter derivatives and forward currency contracts for efficient portfolio management, including hedging, purposes and for investment purposes. Investing in derivatives for investment purposes means, in particular, maintaining positions in these investments for the long term rather than just for tactical short-term purposes. However, it is envisaged that the use of derivatives for investment purposes will not be extensive and will not affect the overall risk profile of the Fund.As at the date of this Prospectus:- the Fund invests in corporate bonds, equities and property securities through investment in collective investment schemes, including exchange traded funds, which aim to track the performance of an appropriate market index.- 99% of the Fund invests in collective investment schemes that aim to track the performance of an index.Derivatives may be used with the aim of hedging to reduce market risk and to reduce the impact of currency movements but also with the aim of generating returns to assist the Fund in meeting its investment objective. Exchange traded futures may be used to gain or reduce exposure to certain asset classes. Forward currency contracts may be used to gain exposure to currencies or for hedging to reduce the impact of currency movements for certain asset classes that are not denominated in Sterling.Under normal market conditions, the portfolio will have the following asset class exposures. It should be noted that these percentages will fluctuate based upon market movement and adjustments to the asset allocation to enable the Fund to meet its aim.Asset class Exposure as a percentage of the FundEquity 75% - 100%Fixed interestGlobal Developed Market Government Bonds 0% - 25% Global Investment Grade Corporate Bonds 0% - 25%Property securities 0% - 15%