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American Century Global Small Cap Equity Fund
– a sub-fund of Nomura Funds Ireland

The American Century Global Small Cap Equity fund 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 companies with small market capitalizations that are located in both developed and emerging market countries.

Investment Approach

The fund seeks to invest in companies with small market capitalizations that are located in both developed and emerging markets, including the United States, 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 small capitalisation companies and emerging markets involves unique risks that make it generally riskier than investing in larger capitalisation companies and developed markets. Factors affecting the performance of American Century Global Small Cap Equity Fund include greater price volatility, substantially less liquidity and significantly smaller market capitalization of securities markets, frontier emerging market risk, currency exchange rate fluctuations, greater social, economic and political uncertainty, regulatory and settlement risk and country allocation risk. The fund may invest in derivatives. Risks related to derivatives include market risk, management risk, credit risk, counterparty risk, liquidity risk, operational risk, leverage risk and lack of availability. Additionally, the sub-fund may be subject to income, capital gains or withholding taxes.

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 Equity and Equity-Related Securities issued by small capitalisation companies in both developed and emerging countries.

Fund Size

USD 422.0 million (as at 30.09.2021)

Investment Company

Nomura Asset Management U.K. Ltd.

Fund Managers

Trevor Gurwich, Senior Portfolio Manager, American Century Investments
Federico Laffan, Portfolio Manager, American Century Investments

Launch Date

02.07.2019

Base Currency

USD

Universe Sector

Morningstar Universe: Global Small Cap Equity

Benchmark

MSCI ACWI Small Cap

Domicile

Ireland (Nomura Funds Ireland Plc)

Lead ISINs

I USD: IE00BJLN9256

For additional share class information, please contact us.

 

Fund Monthly Factsheet Commentary
Class I USD

For a full list of available share class documents including KIIDs, please visit our fund documents page.

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