American Century Emerging Markets Equity Fund
– a sub-fund of Nomura Funds Ireland

The American Century Emerging Markets Equity strategy is designed to generate alpha using a time-tested growth philosophy and process that helps us to identify companies early in their growth cycle. Our goal is to construct a portfolio of emerging market stocks that are experiencing accelerating growth that we believe to be sustainable over time.

Investment Approach

The strategy seeks to invest in companies that are located primarily in emerging markets and demonstrating accelerating growth.

  • Centers on the belief that accelerating growth in earnings and revenues, rather than the absolute level of growth, is more highly correlated to stock price performance.
  • Directs us to research different companies than other growth managers, as we do not require an absolute threshold of earnings or revenue growth.
  • Allows us to take advantage of both the normal price appreciation that results from a company’s earnings growth and the market’s re-rating of a company’s price-to-earnings multiple.
Potential significant risks

Investing in securities issued by companies in Emerging Market Countries has certain unique risks that make it generally riskier than investing in companies located in more developed markets. Factors affecting the performance of American Century Emerging Markets Equity Fund include: emerging market risk, frontier emerging market risk, market risk, currency risk, growth stocks risk, operational risk, risks associated with non-recognition of ring-fencing in certain jurisdictions, currency risk, risks relating to hedged classes of shares, risks relating to the application of a dilution levy, risks relating to investment in equity securities, risks relating to securities lending, risks relating to collateral management, risks relating to investment in emerging markets, including country allocation risks, settlement risk and operating expenses. American Century Emerging Markets Equity Fund may invest in derivatives. Derivatives are financial instruments that derive their performance, at least in part, from the performance of an underlying asset, index, interest rate, or other item. Risks related to investments in derivatives include market risk, management risk, credit risk, counterparty risk, liquidity risk, operational risk, leverage risk and lack of availability. The use of financial derivatives instruments can involve significant risks of loss.

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 achieve long-term capital growth through investment in an actively managed portfolio of emerging market equity securities.

Fund Size

USD 278.3 million (as at 31.05.2022)

Investment Company

Nomura Asset Management U.K. Ltd.

Fund Managers

Patricia Ribeiro, Senior Portfolio Manager, American Century Investments
Sherwin Soo, CFA, Portfolio Manager, American Century Investments

Launch Date

02.08.2019 / 30.08.2013

(This fund was launched on the 2nd August 2019 as a result of the merger of the American Century SICAV with Nomura Funds Ireland plc. The launch date (30.08.2013) refers to the launch date of the original fund, and historical performance relates to the combined track records.)

Base Currency


Universe Sector

Morningstar Universe: Global Emerging Markets Equity


MSCI Emerging Mkts Index


Ireland (Nomura Funds Ireland Plc)

Lead ISINs



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Fund Monthly Factsheet
Class I USD
Class A USD

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