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Indxd Global exEurozone Equity
Fund Snapshot
Launch Date 01/04/2010
Fund Manager State Street Global Advisors
Risk Rating Risk Rating 5
Fund Type Asset Class Regional Equity Regional Equity
Diversification Diversification 4
Stocks & Holdings 1635 Equities
Regions Covered Regions Covered 7
Fund Size €111M*
Latest Bid Price €2.1679 
Price Date 22/09/2017 

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Fund Summary
The objective of this fund is to provide broad exposure to international equity markets outside of the Eurozone. It does so by aiming to track the performance of an underlying index of international shares rather than by active management.The fund is currently aiming to track the FTSE All World Developed ex Eurobloc Index through a SSgA Ireland managed fund but may elect to track other appropriate international indices. The FTSE All World Developed ex Eurobloc Index comprises of large and mid cap stocks providing coverage of world developed markets outside of the Eurozone. As an equity fund, this fund has a potentially high return but also a high risk profile given the risks inherent in investing in equities. The fund can be volatile over short to medium term periods.

Market Commentary
The second quarter of 2017 delivered largely positive returns for investors in risk assets, as the economic and political landscape became more favourable amid strengthening data and diminishing concerns about the rise of anti-EU populism. Equity markets, in general, continued their strong run over the quarter with emerging markets (EM) again outperforming: the MSCI Developed Market Index advanced 4.2% in US dollar terms, with the MSCI Emerging Market Index up 6.4%. Strength in EM occurred despite further political turmoil in Brazil, while the announcement by MSCI on 21st June that it would include China A shares in its benchmark EM index did help bolster returns.

US economic data was generally strong, although Q1 GDP growth was a disappointing 2.1% annualised. However, the jobs market remains strong, with the unemployment rate now down to 4.3%, consumer confidence is high and the forward-looking survey data from the Institute of Supply Managers suggest that both the manufacturing and services sectors are expanding strongly. Data out of the eurozone was generally positive with first-quarter GDP growth reported at 0.6%, suggesting that growth can at least match last year's 1.8% number. UK data has held up well despite expectations that Brexit would weigh on the economy. First-quarter GDP growth was weak (only up 0.2%), but the labour market and forward-looking indicators suggest that there is still economic momentum. The Japanese economy continues to grow at modest rates (0.3% in the first quarter). And despite ongoing labour market strength (the unemployment rate is at 3.1%), inflation remains quiescent with the headline rate at 0.4% and core at -0.2%. The Nikkei 225 Index recovered from a poor start to 2017, posting a 6.0% gain in Q2.

(30th June 2017)

Additional Information

Management Charge
0.65% pa of fund assets. Please refer to policy conditions for policy charges.

Geographical Split as at 30/06/2017

Top 10 holdings as at 30/06/2017

NESTLE 0.82%

This fund should be considered as being a medium-long term investment. Access to your investment in this fund may in periods of adverse investment conditions be restricted for up to one month. Asset Information source: Asset Information source: SSgA, unless otherwise stated. State Street Global Advisors Ireland Limited is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. Performance figures are as per 'price date'. * Fund size refers to assets under management in underlying fund.

The returns shown include the reinvestment of net income and are net of trading costs and management fees but before other insurance contract charges and as such do not represent the returns on insurance contracts linked to these funds. Details of all charges for a particular product are available on request.

The information in this document does not constitute investment advice. It does not take into account the investment objectives, financial position or needs of any particular investor. Before making an investment decision, you should consult suitably qualified and independent investment, taxation, and regulatory advisors to discuss your specific situation and investment objectives. The investment strategies and risk profiles outlined in this document may not be suitable for your specific investment needs.

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  1. Performance Fees: The growth of the Insight Currency fund will be subject to a 20% monthly performance fee which only applies when the growth rate exceeds 7% p.a. The Market Neutral Equity fund will be subject to a performance fee of 10% of any growth achieved above cash returns (specifically 3-month EURIBID).
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