Threadneedle (Lux) Global Technology Fund

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Reasons to invest

Resourced for success

Paul Wick is the longest tenured portfolio manager in the US technology sector and is supported by one of the largest and most experienced global technology teams in the industry. The 12-strong team is able to leverage the wider resources of the Columbia Threadneedle Investments’ group, drawing on a range of expert knowledge and macro, top-down insights.

High-conviction global approach

While most of the prominent tech companies are American, there are a number of powerhouses outside the US. This actively managed fund offers investors access to a concentrated ‘best ideas’ portfolio of technology and technology-related companies from around the globe. Our approach is not benchmark-oriented: we will hold companies where the team has a high degree of conviction and insight.

Contrarian in nature

We follow a disciplined investment process using fundamental analysis to identify companies that have the best growth prospects, are trading at attractive valuations and have the potential to deliver solid investment returns over time. Contrarian in nature, we seek to take advantage of misunderstood and under-researched companies to benefit from trends before they are fully appreciated by the market.

Driven by high-quality research

Meeting companies and conducting our own fundamental research drives our decision-making and lies at the heart of our stock-picking approach. As the only major tech team based in California’s Silicon Valley, we are at the heart of the technology industry, with direct access to major companies and innovative start-ups. compañías importantes e innovadoras start-ups.

Validated by performance

We have a proven track record of strong long-term returns and protecting assets at times of market stress. Being valuation aware reduces volatility and has helped the fund to outperform its peers when markets are rising and through various crises, including the global financial crisis.

Key facts

Strategy inception date:
30 April 1997

Benchmark index:
MSCI World – Information Technology

Peer group:
GIFS Offshore – Sector Equity Technology

Investment approach

The Global Technology team assesses a company’s future growth and capital appreciation potential against its current valuation when constructing a concentrated and conviction-weighted portfolio. This investment approach of balancing growth with valuation awareness has allowed the strategy to meaningfully participate in rising markets, while protecting capital in higher risk environments.

The large and experienced team is led by the longest tenured fund manager in the technology sector and has offices strategically located in Menlo Park, California (Silicon Valley) and New York City. Fundamental investment analysis focuses on free cash flow generation, competitive advantages, current or nearterm path to profitability and valuations that allows for future appreciation. Detailed analysis combined with industry knowledge seeks to exploit significant technological trends that are not yet appreciated by the marketplace; the team’s investment theses are often considered contrarian in nature.

The portfolio manager will sell companies that exhibit slowing revenue or earnings growth, whose business franchises are threatened by an industry shift or technological innovation, that exhibit a deterioration in their financial position or that approach established valuation targets.

Identifying the best growth opportunities

Identifying the best growth opportunities

Share classes available

Share
Class
Curr
Tax
AMC
Entry charge
Min Inv.
Launch
ISIN
SEDOL
BBID
WKN/Valor/ CUSIP
Hedged
AU
Acc
USD
Gross
1,65%
5,00%
2.5
3/12/2010
LU0444971666
BD34WQ9
TNGTEAU LX
A1CU1W
No
AEH
Acc
EUR
Gross
1,65%
5,00%
2.5
5/13/2013
LU0444972557
TNGTEAH LX
A1CU1Z
Yes
ZU
Acc
USD
Gross
0,85%
5,00%
2.000.000
9/22/2014
LU0957808578
BQ3BG36
TNGTZUU LX
A12ACH
No

Fund Manager

Paul Wick
Portfolio Manager

Key Risks​

Investment risk

The value of investments can fall as well as rise and investors might not get back the sum originally invested.

Currency risk

Where investments are in assets that are denominated in multiple currencies, or currencies other than your own, changes in exchange rates may affect the value of the investments.

Effect of portfolio concentration

The Fund has a concentrated portfolio (holds a limited number of investments and/or has a restricted investment universe) and if one or more of these investments declines or is otherwise affected, it may have a pronounced effect on the fund’s value.

Derivatives for epm / hedging

The investment policy of the fund allows it to invest in derivatives for the purposes of reducing risk or minimising the cost of transactions.

High volatility risk

The fund typically carries a risk of high volatility due to its portfolio composition or the portfolio management techniques used. This means that the fund’s value is likely to fall and rise more frequently and this could be more pronounced than with other funds.

Important Information

Important information: Threadneedle (Lux) is a Luxembourg domiciled investment company with variable capital (“SICAV”), managed by Threadneedle Management Luxembourg S.A.. This material should not be considered as an offer, solicitation, advice or an investment recommendation. This communication is valid at the date of publication and may be subject to change without notice. Information from external sources is considered reliable but there is no guarantee as to its accuracy or completeness. The SICAV´s current Prospectus, the Key Information Document (KID) and the summary of investor rights are available in English and/ or in local languages (where applicable) from the Management Company Threadneedle Management Luxembourg S.A., International Financial Data Services (Luxembourg) S.A., your financial advisor and/or on our website www.columbiathreadneedle.com. Threadneedle Management Luxembourg S.A. may decide to terminate the arrangements made for the marketing of the SICAV.


Issued by Threadneedle Management Luxembourg S.A. registered with the Registre de Commerce et des Sociétés (Luxembourg), Registered No. B 110242, 44 rue de la Vallée, L-2661 Luxembourg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.


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