American Century US Focused Innovation Equity Fund
a sub-fund of Nomura Funds Ireland

Investment Approach

The American Century US Focused Innovation Equity fund facilitates a growth-orientated investment process seeking a total return that exceeds the MSCI USA Growth Index. Our goal is to invest in a portfolio of 30-45 quality, high profitability companies in their early stages the investment team believes are capable of sustaining high growth rates.



  • Differentiated Growth Opportunity: Mainly investing in companies during their early and rapid stages of growth – a strategy that seeks differentiation from the benchmark and peers.
  • A Focused, High-Conviction Portfolio: Employing a focused investment approach – typically 30-45 high-conviction holdings. These innovation-focused ideas generate long-term portfolio potential.
  • Returns driven by Stock Selection: Drive portfolio returns through expert stock picking, not through macro or sector calls.
  • Team with Unique Insights: With an average of 15+ years of industry experience, a dedicated team that includes industry practitioners with direct experience in the areas they cover.


Potential Significant Risks

International investing involves special risk considerations, including economic and political conditions, inflation rates and currency fluctuations.

For additional strategy information, please visit the American Century Investments® website. (Please note that the link will access a website for contents of which we take no responsibility and to which our data protection rules do not apply.)

To learn about our strategic relationship with American Century Investments, please visit our Strategic Partnership page.

Investment Objective

The investment objective of the sub-fund is to provide a total return that exceeds the benchmark using a growth-oriented investment process that identifies companies with significant long-term growth potential.

Fund Size

USD 89.0 million (as per 31.10.2023)

Investment Company

Nomura Asset Management U.K. Ltd.

Fund Managers


Keith Lee, Senior Portfolio Manager, American Century Investments

Michael Li, PhD, Senior Portfolio Manager, American Century Investments

Henry He, CFA, Portfolio Manager, American Century Investments

Launch Date


Base Currency



Equity US Growth


MSCI USA Growth Index


Ireland (Nomura Funds Ireland plc)

Lead ISINs



A USD: IE000344W214

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Class A USD
Class I GBP

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Important Information

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