State Street Global Advisors’
UK-domiciled pooled fund range
If you have any queries about Managed Pension Fund (MPF) or other investment products from State Street Global Advisors, please contact your Relationship Manager or:
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Life Company Managed Pension Funds Limited
Investment Manager State Street Global Advisors Limited
Custodian State Street Bank and Trust Domicile United Kingdom
Fund Structure Nominal pooled fund structure
In-Specie Transfer Capabilities Yes (please contact SSGA)
Holdings Type Uncertificated Life Policy
Auditors Ernst & Young LLP
Accounting Dates Annual on 31 December
Investment Styles Passive, Active, Enhanced, Currency Hedged
Type of Unit Accumulation
Pricing Basis Mid/Bid/Offer, except As Of Priced Funds which use Single Swinging Pricing
Dealing Frequency Daily
Notification Deadline One day before dealing date, by 10am
Valuation Point Relevant market close
Settlement Timeframes Contributions and Redemptions: Dealing day +3
Registered Office 20 Churchill Place, Canary Wharf, London E14 5HJ +44 (0)20 3395 6000
This document highlights some key features of Managed Pension Funds Limited. Investors should review the Contract of Linked Long-Term Insurance, Fee and Instruction Letter, Strategy Disclosure Document and Embedded Charges information available on ssga.com. Investors should consult with their legal, tax and financial advisors before investing. Unless otherwise stated, this document is accurate as at 31 July 2014, but is subject to change.
GLOBAL REACH +
LOCAL MARKET EXPERTISE
State Street Global Advisors is a leading provider of investment management services with over £1.45 trillion in assets under management. We have 29 offices and 10 investment centres across five continents.
Over 30 years, we’ve built experienced teams in index and active equity, fixed income, currency management, cash management, multi-asset class solutions, liability-driven investing and alternative investments.
In the UK we work with a diverse client base including defined benefit and defined contribution pension schemes, public funds, third-party distributors and charities to meet a variety of investment objectives.
Our investment services cover a wide range of asset classes, investment approaches and styles, implemented through both pooled and segregated structures. We also partner with clients and their consultants to provide customised investment solutions.
State Street Global Advisors is a leading
provider of investment management services
and one of the world’s largest institutional asset
managers with over £1.45 trillion in assets under
We have investment centres in
London, Boston, Dublin, Hong Kong, Montréal,
Paris, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and Toronto,
and offices in 29 cities worldwide.1
We have been
operating in London since 1990 and now rank as
one of the major investment managers in the UK.2
State Street Global Advisors Limited is a wholly
owned subsidiary of State Street Global Advisors
International Holdings Inc., which is ultimately
owned by State Street Corporation. State Street
Corporation is listed on the New York Stock
Exchange (NYSE: STT).
You can learn more about us and our range of
investment offerings and research at ssga.com
Pension Fund Clients1
MPF Assets Under Management1
AT A GLANCE
Managed Pension Funds Limited (MPF) is State Street Global Advisors’ flagship UK-domiciled pooled fund vehicle for pension fund investors — including both defined benefit and defined contribution schemes. MPF is generally available to pension schemes registered with HM Revenue and Customs for the purposes of Chapter 2 of Part IV of the Finance Act 2004.3 In the case of non-UK
pension schemes, MPF is available to those schemes which satisfy the applicable requirements set out in the Pension Schemes (Categories of Country and Requirements for Overseas Pension Schemes and Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes) Regulations 2006. The vehicle offers a suite of pooled funds across the major asset classes and provides investors with cost-effective access to a broad range of investment strategies.
As of 30 June 2014, MPF had £37.1 billion under
management for 196 pension fund clients.4
MPF is a limited liability insurance company of which State Street Corporation is the sole shareholder. Investors in MPF become policyholders of Managed Pension Funds Limited, which assigns investment management, marketing and client relationship functions to State Street Global Advisors Limited. Custody and fund pricing services are provided to MPF by State Street Bank and Trust, while securities lending services are provided to MPF by State Street Bank GmbH.
MPF has five Board members (including two independent Non-Executive Directors), an Actuarial Function Holder and a Compliance Officer.
MPF is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and PRA. It is subject to periodic reviews and is required to maintain a high quality governance framework in adherence to PRA and FCA requirements.
Investment Strategies in MPF
MPF is designed to provide defined benefit and defined contribution schemes and fund platforms with cost-effective access to a broad range of investment strategies, many of which capitalise on our strengths in index investment management.
MPF offers funds across a range of asset classes and investment styles, including index equity and fixed income, cash, enhanced equity, active equity, currency-hedged index equity, fund of funds and
diversified growth. Specialist default solutions for defined contribution plans are also available, including our suite of Timewise Target Retirement Funds.™ We can provide flexible asset allocation across the sub-funds to help clients build diversified portfolios tailored to their investment objectives. The pooled structure of MPF means the asset class components can be used as building blocks to created bespoke solutions for pension schemes.
Expanding the Opportunity Set – Exchange Traded Funds
We have added to MPF a new suite of pooled funds that aim to provide cost effective passive exposure to an even broader range of investments — including previously difficult to access asset classes such as dividend tilted equities. Access to these asset classes is gained by wrapping ETF assets within the designated sub-funds.
This solutions-oriented approach means that UK pension funds can access the ETF asset classes without the need to trade them directly or the need for a custodial account (as MPF has the custody arrangements for holding ETFs). Investors simply invest in MPF as they would for any other sub-funds available in the vehicle. The ETFs accessed are State Street Global Advisors’ highly regarded SPDR ETF funds.
Always at the forefront, we continue to evolve indexing expertise and capabilities — most recently through innovations in systematic, rules-based Advanced Beta strategies.
Also known as Smart Beta, with these strategies investors can venture beyond simple market capitalization-weighted approaches to explore other sources of return, diversify portfolios or express specific investment views. These strategies are designed to maintain the low cost and transparency of traditional passive investing. Within MPF, investors can currently choose from Fundamental Index® funds that target low price-to-fundamental factor stocks, or a proprietary passive strategy that is designed to identify high quality and low volatility stocks across both developed and emerging markets.
3 The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) is a registered scheme under the Act. 4 Source: State Street Global Advisors, as at 30 June 2014.
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Opportunities for Defined Contribution Schemes
We recognise the unique requirements of defined contribution (DC) pension savers, schemes and fund platforms. This is why our philosophy in developing funds for the DC sector is to create investment strategies that are sophisticated in their assumptions and design, yet straightforward and clear for investors.
For trustees and scheme sponsors our Timewise Target
Retirement FundsTM are designed as a comprehensive
default investment option. With an intelligently devised and value driven combination of assets, which adapt and evolve over time, the funds can offer a powerful and flexible investment solution for people in workplace pension schemes.
Asset allocation within the Timewise funds is based on State Street Global Advisors’ investment insights. We assess a range of factors to determine what combination of investments we believe are typically appropriate for investors looking to retire on the target retirement date of each fund.
Glide path helps to manage risk. Our glide path and
built-in risk management tools are designed to help
address the common risks members face when investing for retirement including shortfall, inflation and market volatility risks.
Broad asset class exposure improves diversification.
As a result of diversification, members’ investments can benefit from reduced volatility with the potential to improve the risk-return trade off over time.
Continual asset class evolution. We design portfolio
asset allocations using our proprietary macroeconomic forecasts combined with our decades of institutional portfolio management experience.
More value for workplace savers. A foundation of
index investments, combined with our own investment architecture, is designed to provide increased value for workplace pension schemes.
Within MPF, we also offer a range of funds that are structured specifically to suit DC platform models, as well as a suite of net funds for DC schemes that invest in MPF either directly or via an administrator. The net funds deduct management fees from the unit price to facilitate ease of administration in relation to fees and fund costs.
MPF offers funds across a range of asset classes and investment styles, including
index equity and fixed income, cash, enhanced equity, active equity, currency-hedged
index equity, fund of funds and diversified growth. Specialist default solutions for
defined contribution plans are also available, including our suite of Timewise Target
. We can provide flexible asset allocation across the sub-funds to
help clients build diversified portfolios tailored to their investment objectives. The
pooled structure of MPF means the asset class components can be used as building
blocks to created bespoke solutions for pension schemes.
• Equity funds that seek to track their designated index with low tracking error volatility relative to the benchmark
• The trade-off between tracking error and transaction costs is managed to optimise performance • Fund range includes global,
regional and country index tracking opportunities • An additional selection of
dividend-tilted index funds that use innovative access to the SSGA’s SPDR Exchange Traded Funds as underlying assets
INDEX FIXED INCOME
• Fixed income funds that seek to track their designated index with low tracking error volatility relative to the benchmark
• Well-defined and transparent indices
• Control risk through disciplined exposure-management process across currency, duration, yield curve, sector and issuer • Use index replication for UK
gilts; stratified sampling for corporate bonds
• Seek to outperform their benchmark, using quantitative stock-selection techniques • Invest in a sample of equities
with characteristics similar to the benchmark, while seeking to limit unintended risk exposures
• Model-driven stock evaluation process, using fundamental (value, growth, and quality) and technical (sentiment) factors • Low turnover to minimise
• A selection of funds that target returns above the benchmark index • Quantitative stock-selection
strategy provides core exposure to designated developed and emerging market equities • Model-driven stock evaluation
process, using fundamental (value and growth) and technical (sentiment) factors
• More concentrated than enhanced equity portfolios, with fewer holdings and larger positions
• Our Advanced Beta funds represent passive investment opportunities beyond those that track traditional market cap-weighted indices • Fundamental Index® funds
utilise an alternative approach to security weighting, targeting low price-to-fundamental factor stocks across developed, or developed and emerging, markets globally
• A proprietary passive strategy designed to identify both high quality and low volatility stocks across developed and emerging markets
• Index and active approaches to emerging markets equities • Emerging Markets Select Equity
Fund uses a proprietary stock selection model to build a concentrated portfolio of stocks • The Fund’s risk controlled
investment process targets an investment return in excess of the performance of the MSCI Emerging Markets Free Index over the long term
• Single Stock Gilt Funds offer exposure to long-duration gilts, to help extend portfolio duration and hedge inflation
• The funds are designed to be a simple, liquid and cost effective way to extend the duration of asset portfolios to achieve a better match between scheme assets and liabilities
• Pooled fund structure incorporates custody and collateral management • Can be used in tailored
combinations with Leveraged Gilt and Swap Funds (available to qualifying investors) to suit the objectives and risk tolerances of the scheme • The funds can also complement
conventional bond index funds to help structure stable and cost effective hedging portfolios
CURRENCY HEDGED EQUITY
• Currency volatility, a by-product of investing in international assets, can be reduced through currency hedging using forward foreign exchange contracts — an approach which is available within a number of index equity funds in MPF
• Passive hedges of 50%, 75% and 100% to Sterling available
• Dynamic strategic currency hedging also available — seeking to reduce currency losses without necessarily eliminating currency gains • Dynamic strategic hedging systematically adjusts the currency hedge ratio to Sterling or Euro between 0%–100%
• Preservation of capital is paramount across cash management strategies • MPF cash funds invest in
high-quality money market instruments, as rated by external ratings agencies
• Specialist credit research analysts approve and monitor all issuers
• Diversified Beta and Diversified Alternatives seek to reduce the risk of exposure to a single asset class by offering a portfolio of traditional equities and bonds — as well as property, hedge funds, commodities, high yield and emerging market debt, infrastructure and other alternative asset classes
• The portfolios are structured with passively implemented strategies in order to target lower costs • A Dynamic Diversified Fund
(DDF) is also available – this is an absolute return fund that proactively switches between defensive, medium and higher-risk assets based on market conditions, targeting timely and profitable exposure to the right assets at the right time
• Investors can use the DDF as the growth-seeking asset in their portfolio in place of a traditional equity allocation, as a complement to an LDI-type strategy or as a core, default investment through the accumulation phase of a DC plan
• Timewise Target Retirement Funds are designed to be a comprehensive default investment option for DC scheme members • Asset allocation for the funds
is based on our proprietary investment glide path that seeks to ensure DC scheme members are invested in the right asset classes at the right time — throughout all the phases of their working lives
• With an intelligently devised and value driven combination of assets, the funds can offer a powerful and flexible investment solution for people in workplace pension schemes
The economies of scale that can be gained from investors pooling their assets has been accepted by pension funds for many years. Within MPF, transaction costs are kept low by seeking to deal in the most cost-effective way. This involves using the internal State Street crossing network, as well as other trading strategies. We seek to match buyers and sellers at the unit level, allowing them to cross with each other at no cost. We do not set a minimum size for clients to access this crossing opportunity. Clients invest in MPF by means of an insurance contract and because of this, management fees are not generally subject to VAT.
Assets held within MPF’s unit-linked funds are classified as pension business for UK tax purposes. Any dividends received and capital gains arising are therefore exempt from UK corporation tax. In addition, dividends and capital gains arising on overseas assets held in most jurisdictions generally benefit from a tax treatment which is preferential to most tax payers. This is by virtue of being classified as tax exempt pension business, or through the operation of double taxation agreements, or a combination of the two. Further details are available on request. You should consult with your tax or financial advisor to ensure that your scheme qualifies to invest in MPF’s range of funds.
The State Street securities lending programme covers equity and fixed income assets around the world. MPF funds participate in the programme, providing the potential to generate incremental returns for investors in a risk controlled manner. The programme is managed by State Street Securities Finance (SSSF), a division of State Street’s Global Markets area. SSSF is a key global player in securities lending, with lendable assets of approximately $3.1 trillion, 128 borrower relationships and more than 210 employees dedicated to securities lending activities.5
At present, lending in relation to which State Street acts as lending agent for MPF is collateralised by non-cash collateral with a margin of 102%–110%.6 It is marked to market on a
daily basis. Collateral types and collateralisation levels are under continual review. MPF benefits from a counterparty default indemnity from State Street Bank & Trust Company. Revenue generated from securities lending is allocated 70% to MPF in respect of the investors and 30%7 to State
Street, which pays all costs associated with the lending programme. Please contact us to find more about the potential benefits of securities lending within MPF, as well as our risk management process.
Proxy Voting and Corporate Governance
We consider proxy voting an opportunity to improve shareholder value, in addition to our fiduciary responsibility to vote. Our proxy voting policy and procedures seek to ensure that our clients receive the best possible returns on their investments, and that companies have effective management controls in place to mitigate risk. We regularly engage with companies to discuss a variety of corporate governance issues, with the goal of providing insight on the principles and practices that drive our voting decisions. Pension schemes may have their own proxy voting policies that lead to different views on voting issues. We can accommodate client-directed voting — please contact your Relationship Manager for more information. Our Proxy Voting and Corporate Governance Policy, a quarterly Company Engagement newsletter and MPF Voting Records are all available on a dedicated section of our website, ssga.com
The life policy structure of MPF may enable investors to transfer stock into and out of the fund free of UK stamp duty. Any resulting reduction in entry and exit costs can be a major competitive advantage over other pooled vehicles. Transferring assets in-specie may significantly reduce the potential for performance drag for institutional investors when they change asset managers. It may help investors to minimise costs when changing their asset managers, while retaining market exposure. Investors should obtain their own tax advice before investing in MPF.
Expertise in Transition Management
Making the decision to change investment managers is often only the beginning of the process. The practical steps to implement this change in asset allocation strategy or investment manager can sometimes be complex, time-consuming and costly for investors. We have significant experience in organising portfolio conversions and aim to make the process as simple, straight forward and cost effective as possible. Whether you make direct in-specie transfers into our pooled funds (conversions), or you require major portfolio restructuring, State Street can provide the support you need in relation to legal requirements, portfolio analysis, cost minimisation, asset allocation and co-ordination with the out-going manager. Once you have decided on your investment strategy, we will review the transition management options with you and work to ensure a smooth transition process.
5 As at 30 June 2014. Not all borrower relationships are used in relation to the
lending of MPF’s securities.
6 As at 30 June 2014.
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Once you have decided to invest in MPF, we send you the legal documentation, including an instruction letter, which tells us the funds you wish to invest in, and how you want your portfolio to be managed. Any questions or issues that may arise with the documentation can be discussed with your Client Relationship Manager. Where necessary, our dedicated New Business Team will initiate transfer arrangements including communication with the outgoing investment manager.
Please contact your relationship manager for details about fees. In addition to the Policy Charge other costs are incurred by the MPF subfunds. Details of these costs are set out in the policy documentation and on the Client’s Corner section of ssga.com
Unit Allocation and Dealing Spreads
MPF allocates notional units to the policyholders based on the underlying notional unit buy (offer) price. This is calculated using the middle market price plus transaction costs.
The redemption of notional units is based on the underlying notional unit sell (bid) price, that is, the middle market price minus transaction costs. The dealing spread – the difference between the buy and sell price – is affected by market conditions. For information on the latest indicative spreads, please contact your relationship manager.
When there are buyers and sellers of notional units, we match them in a process called “crossing”. Buyers and sellers are allocated the middle market price, without the addition (deduction) of dealing expenses on the portion of the trade that is crossed. The uncrossed portion is charged at normal spreads. A single contribution may therefore include a crossed element (called a “swap buy”) and an uncrossed element (a “buy”). Crossing is applied on a weighted basis across all transactions for all clients. MPF does not receive any fee nor retain any profits from crossing transactions.
We welcome in-specie transfers for new investments. Whenever possible, we will transfer the stock to the appropriate funds, valued at middle market prices, unless the fund manager believes that a direct transfer would affect the fund’s ability to meets its performance objectives. We work with the client to maximise the number of stocks transferred and propose trading strategies for any stock that cannot be absorbed. There may be associated costs, which are charged to the incoming client.
When a client makes a redemption, we may be able to give the new manager an in-specie stock transfer that is representative of the fund. This will depend on market conditions and the size of the transfer. In these instances, the client would generally bear the custodian costs.
Middle market prices are used to calculate valuations and investment performance. All funds are priced at close of business. Bid-based reporting can be provided on request.
Sell and buy orders settle on the dealing date plus three working days (T+3).
The late arrival of monies to purchase notional units, or the early settlement of redemptions, may be subject to an interest charge.
Instructions to buy or sell notional units must be received by 10:00am, one day prior to the dealing date (T-1).
Our dedicated Shareholder Services team is available to answer questions, take dealing instructions and process transactions. Responsive and flexible, they aim to handle all client queries within 24 hours.
Shareholder Services is able to address most transactional issues. However, when investors wish to discuss investment updates, strategy changes, asset allocation, benchmarks or legal matters, a dedicated Client Relationship Manager should be the first point of contact. Client Relationship Managers also update investors on fund developments and attend trustee meetings when requested.
Contact information is provided on the inside front cover of this document.
Every quarter, clients receive a detailed report about their investment. Fund factsheets provide performance data, a performance review, an asset allocation summary and relevant market reviews.
This information is also available online at ssga.com
Clients can view their fund information and other data online via our website,
ssga.com. This allows access to Client’s Corner, a password-protected area
containing investment data, as well as information on our products and research not available on our public website. With their clients’ consent, consultants may also access this data via Consultant’s Corner.
• The following information and facilities are available:
• View portfolio value, transaction history and investment performance • Obtain the most recent Embedded Costs and Spreads applicable for
• Submit requests for bespoke reports
• Download data to incorporate into other documents • View and print factsheets
• Access information on our investment capabilities, thought leadership and in-house research in various media formats, including video • Email links to the Shareholder Services team and your Client
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Clients can view their
fund information and
other data online via
our website at ssga.com
Our range of MPF funds is shown below and these can be used in any combination. Further information about each of the funds, including investment policies and latest performance data can be found in the quarterly fund factsheets, accessible online at ssga.com
This section is accurate as at 31 July 2014, but is subject to change.
Please contact us to find out the current position regarding information in this section.
Index Equity Funds Benchmark1 Indexation Methodology2
UK Equity FTSE® All Share Replication
World UK Equity FTSE® All-World UK Replication
North America Equity FTSE® All-World Developed North America Replication
Europe ex UK Equity FTSE® All-World Developed Europe ex UK Replication
Japan Equity FTSE® All-World Japan Replication
Asia Pacific ex Japan Equity FTSE® All-World Developed Asia Pacific ex Japan Replication
Middle-East and Africa Equity FTSE® All-World Developed Middle-East and Africa Replication
Emerging Markets Equity FTSE® All-World All Emerging Markets Replication/
Advanced Emerging Markets Equity FTSE® All-World Advanced Emerging Markets Replication/
Emerging Markets Dividend S&P Emerging Markets Dividend Opportunities Index Fund of Funds (ETF)
Euro Dividend Aristocrats S&P Euro High Yield Dividend Aristocrats Index Fund of Funds (ETF)
UK Dividend Aristocrats S&P UK High Yield Dividend Aristocrats Index Fund of Funds (ETF)
US Dividend Aristocrats S&P High Yield Dividend Aristocrats Index Fund of Funds (ETF)
Global Dividend Aristocrats S&P Global Dividend Aristocrats Index Fund of Funds (ETF)
Emerging Markets Corporate Bond BofA Merrill Lynch Emerging Markets Diversified Corporate ex-144A Index Fund of Funds (ETF) Emerging Markets Inflation Linked
Local Bond Index Barclays Emerging Markets Inflation Linked 20% Capped Index Fund of Funds (ETF)
Emerging Markets Local Bond Barclays EM Local Currency Liquid Government Index Fund of Funds
All World Developed Equity Hedged
Target Volatility 90% FTSE All World Developed Index, with 50% of the non-Sterling currency exposure hedged back to Sterling; 10% 7-Day LIBID GBP Fund of Funds Emerging Markets Equity Target Volatility 90% FTSE All World All Emerging Index; 10% 7-Day LIBID GBP Fund of Funds
Advanced Beta Funds Benchmark1 Indexation Methodology2
Fundamental Index® Global Equity FTSE® RAFI® All-World 3000 Optimised Sampling
Fundamental Index® World
Developed Equity FTSE® RAFI® Developed 1000 Optimised Sampling
All World Equity Low Volatility /
High Quality Screened Index SSGA Global Low Volatility/High Quality Screened Index
Index Fixed Income Funds Benchmark1 Indexation Methodology2
UK Conventional Gilts All Stocks FTSE® Actuaries UK Gilts British Government All Stocks Replication
UK Conventional Gilts Over 15 Years FTSE® Actuaries UK Gilts British Government Over 15 Years Replication
UK Index Linked Gilts All Stocks FTSE® Actuaries UK Gilts British Government Index Linked All Stocks Replication UK Index Linked Gilts Over 5 Years FTSE® Actuaries UK Gilts British Government Index Linked Over 5 Years Replication UK Index Linked Gilts Over 15 Years FTSE® Actuaries UK Gilts British Government Index Linked Over 15 Years Replication
Sterling Non Gilts Bond All Stocks Barclays Sterling Aggregate 100mm Non Gilts Index Stratified Sampling
Fund Range (continued)
Index Fund of Funds Benchmark1 Structure
Asia Pacific Equity FTSE® All-World Developed Asia Pacific Fund of Funds
Balanced 80% Global Equity (50/50), 6% UK Conventional Gilts All Stocks,
Fund of Funds 6% Sterling Non Gilts All Stocks, 3% UK Index Linked Gilts All Stocks, 5% Sterling Liquidity
Fund of Funds
Global Equity (70/30) 70% FTSE® All Share and 30% FTSE® World ex UK Fund of Funds
Global Equity (50/50) 50% FTSE® All Share and 50% International Equities3 Fund of Funds
International Equity FTSE® World ex UK Fund of Funds
All World Developed Equity FTSE® All-World Developed Fund of Funds
All World Equity FTSE® All-World Fund of Funds
Diversified Funds Benchmark1 Structure
Dynamic Diversified GBP 7-day LIBID Fund of Funds
Diversified Beta 60% FTSE® All-World Developed Fund of Funds
40% FTSE® Gilts All Stocks Fund of Funds
Diversified Alternatives GBP 7-day LIBID plus 2.5% Fund of Funds
Active Equity Funds Benchmark1
Emerging Markets Select MSCI Emerging Markets
North America Active Equity FTSE® All-World Developed North America
Europe ex UK Active Equity FTSE® All-World Developed Europe ex UK
Enhanced Equity Funds Benchmark1
Asia Pacific Enhanced Equity FTSE® All-World Developed Asia Pacific
Europe ex UK Enhanced Equity Index FTSE® All-World Developed Europe ex UK Index
Cash Funds Benchmark1 Structure
Sterling Liquidity GBP 7-day LIBID (Sterling London Interbank 7 Day Deposit Rate) Fund of Funds
Euro Liquidity EUR 7-day LIBID (Euro London Interbank 7 Day Deposit Rate) Fund of Funds
Passive Currency Hedged Index Funds Benchmark1 Structure
North America Equity (100% Hedged) FTSE® All-World Developed North America 100% Hedged to Sterling Fund of Funds + Currency Forwards
North America Equity (75% Hedged) FTSE® All-World Developed North America 75% Hedged to Sterling Fund of Funds
North America Equity (50% Hedged) FTSE® All-World Developed North America 50% Hedged to Sterling Fund of Funds
Europe ex UK Equity (100% Hedged) FTSE® All-World Developed Europe ex UK 100% Hedged to Sterling Fund of Funds +
Europe ex UK Equity (75% Hedged) FTSE® All-World Developed Europe ex UK 75% Hedged to Sterling Fund of Funds
Europe ex UK Equity (50% Hedged) FTSE® All-World Developed Europe ex UK 50% Hedged to Sterling Fund of Funds
Japan Equity (100% Hedged) FTSE® All-World Japan 100% Hedged to Sterling Fund of Funds +
Japan Equity (75% Hedged) FTSE® All-World Japan 75% Hedged to Sterling Fund of Funds
Japan Equity (50% Hedged) FTSE® All-World Japan 50% Hedged to Sterling Fund of Funds
Asia Pacific ex Japan Equity (100% Hedged) FTSE® All-World Developed Asia Pacific ex Japan 100% Hedged to Sterling Fund of Funds + Currency Forwards Asia Pacific ex Japan Equity (75% Hedged) FTSE® All-World Developed Asia Pacific ex Japan 75% Hedged to Sterling Fund of Funds Asia Pacific ex Japan Equity (50% Hedged) FTSE® All-World Developed Asia Pacific ex Japan 50% Hedged to Sterling Fund of Funds Middle-East and Africa Equity
(100% Hedged) FTSE® All-World Developed Middle-East and Africa 100% Hedged to Sterling Fund of Funds + Currency Forwards Middle-East and Africa Equity (75% Hedged) FTSE® All-World Developed Middle-East and Africa 75% Hedged to Sterling Fund of Funds Middle-East and Africa Equity (50% Hedged) FTSE® All-World Developed Middle-East and Africa 50% Hedged to Sterling Fund of Funds Global Equity (50/50) (50% Hedged) 50% FTSE® All Share, 50% International Equities, 50% Hedged to Sterling4 Fund of Funds
International Equity (100% Hedged) FTSE® World ex UK 100% Hedged to Sterling Fund of Funds
(100% Hedged) Currency Forwards Fundamental Index® Global Equity
(75% Hedged) FTSE® RAFI® All-World 3000 75% Hedged to Sterling Fund of Funds
All World Equity Low Volatility /
High Quality Screened Hedged Sub-Fund SSGA Global Low Volatility/High Quality Screened Index 100% Hedged to Sterling Fund of Funds + Currency Forwards
Dynamic Currency Hedged Index Fund Benchmark1 Structure
North America Equity (GBP Dynamic
Currency Hedged) FTSE® All-World Developed North America 50% Hedged to Sterling Fund of Funds + Currency Forwards
Europe ex UK Equity (GBP Dynamic
Currency Hedged) FTSE® All-World Developed Europe ex UK 50% Hedged to Sterling Fund of Funds + Currency Forwards
Japan Equity (GBP Dynamic
Currency Hedged) FTSE® All-World Japan 50% Hedged to Sterling Fund of Funds + Currency Forwards
Asia Pacific ex Japan Equity
(GBP Dynamic Currency Hedged) FTSE® All-World Developed Asia Pacific ex Japan 50% Hedged to Sterling Fund of Funds + Currency Forwards International Equity
(GBP Dynamic Currency Hedged) FTSE® World ex UK 50% Hedged to Sterling Fund of Funds + Currency Forwards
As Of Priced Funds4 Benchmark1 Structure
As Of Priced Net UK Conventional
Gilts All Stocks Index FTSE® Actuaries British Government All Stocks Replication
As Of Priced UK Index Linked
Gilts Over 5 Years FTSE® Actuaries UK Gilts British Government Index Linked Over 5 Years Replication
As Of Priced Diversified Beta 60% FTSE® All-World Developed, 40% FTSE® Gilts All Stocks Fund of Funds
As Of Priced Global Equity (30/70) 30% FTSE® All Share, 70% FTSE® World ex UK 75% Hedged to Sterling Fund of Funds
As Of Priced Sterling Liquidity GBP 7-day LIBID (Sterling London Interbank 7 Day Deposit Rate) Fund of Funds
As Of Priced Pre-Retirement Fund of Funds
As Of Priced All World Equity
(75% Hedged) Index FTSE® All World Net UK Tax Fund of Funds
As Of Priced Fundamental Index®
Global Equity (75% Hedged) FTSE® RAFI All World 3000 Index Fund of Funds
As Of Priced All World Equity (Hedged) Low
Volatility/High Quality Screened Index SSgA Global Low Volatility/High Quality Screened Hedged Index Fund of Funds As Of Priced Fundamental Index® Global
Equity (100% Hedged) FTSE® RAFI All World 3000 100% Hedged Net UK Tax Fund of Funds
Net Funds5 Benchmark1 Structure
Net UK Equity FTSE® All Share Replication
Net UK Conventional Gilts All Stocks FTSE® Actuaries UK Gilts British Government All Stocks Replication
Net UK Conventional Gilts Over 15 Years FTSE® Actuaries UK Gilts British Government Over 15 Years Replication Net Index Linked Gilts Over 5 Years FTSE® Actuaries UK Gilts British Government Index Linked Over 5 Years Replication
Net Sterling Non Gilts Bond All Stocks Barclays Sterling Aggregate 100mm Non Gilts Index Stratified Sampling
Net Balanced Index BNY Mellon CAPS Discretionary Portfolio Survey Median Fund
ex Property Fund of Funds
Net Global (50/50) Index Fund 25% FTSE® All Share + 25% FTSE® World ex UK + 50% UK Conventional
Gilts Over 15 Years Fund of Funds
Net Global Balanced (50/50) 25% FTSE® All Share
25% FTSE® World ex UK
50% FTSE® Actuaries British Government Over 15 Years
Fund of Funds
Net Global Equity (50/50)
Index Sub-Fund N12 50% in the UK Equity Index,16.7% in the North America Equity Index, 16.7% in the Europe ex UK Equity Index, 8.3% in the Japan Equity Index and 8.3% in the Asia Pacific ex Japan Equity Index
Net Global Equity (50% UK /
50% International) 50% FTSE® All Share 50% FTSE® World ex UK Fund of Funds
1 Where relevant, performance is measured against a total return benchmark, net of
withholding tax payable by a UK pension fund investor.
2 Indexation Methodologies:
Replication – This methodology builds a portfolio that mirrors the benchmark, so that the stock weights of the portfolio are almost identical to the stock weights of the index. A portfolio that is replicated should not require any trading until something changes, either in the portfolio, such as a cash flow, or in the index. This tends to be the most effective and efficient indexing approach when the portfolio has sufficient asset size and the index is liquid.
Stratified Sampling – When full replication is not possible we utilise a stratified sampling strategy. This involves investing in a sufficiently diversified portfolio with the aim of minimising risk exposures and limiting trading costs to achieve consistent performance and tracking error.
Optimised Sampling – Under this methodology, the portfolio owns a broad representative sample of the index. It analyses the historical relationship of a range of financial variables and how these factors impact security movement. The methodology is typically applied when the asset size of a portfolio is small, when the benchmark is extremely broad with many illiquid constituents, or when certain stocks or industry groups are restricted.
3 Allocated 1/3 FTSE All-World Developed North America, 1/3 FTSE All-World
Developed Europe ex UK, 1/6 FTSE All-World Developed Asia Pacific ex Japan, 1/6 FTSE All-World Japan.
4 Historically priced funds available only to Defined Contribution schemes using fund
platforms, enabling the policy holder to purchase and redeem units on an ‘as of’ basis.
5 Net-of-management fee funds available to Defined Contribution pension schemes
investing in MPF directly or via an administrator.
Fund Range (continued)
Net Sterling Liquidity GBP 7-day LIBID (Sterling London Interbank 7 Day Deposit Rate) Fund of Funds
Net Global Equity (50/50) (50% Hedged) 50% FTSE All Share
50% FTSE® World ex UK 50% Hedged to Sterling Fund of Funds
Net Dynamic Diversified GBP 7-day LIBID plus 4% Fund of Funds
International Equity Index Fund " I "
(Net price) FTSE World ex UK Index Fund of Funds
Sterling Liquidity Fund " I " (Net price) London Interbank 7 day deposit rate Fund of Funds
UK Equity Index Fund " I " (Net price) FTSE All-Share Index Replicated
UK Index Linked Gilts Over 5 Years
Index Fund " I " (Net price) FTSE Actuaries British Government Over 5 Years Index Linked Gilts Index Replicated
Liability-Driven Investing Benchmark1 Structure
UK Conventional Gilt Dec 2049 Barclays UKTI 4.25% Dec 49 TRI Replication
UK Conventional Gilt Dec 2055 Barclays UKTI 4.25% Dec 55 TRI Replication
UK Conventional Gilt Jan 2060 Barclays UKTI 4.00% Jan 60 TRI Replication
UK Index Linked Gilt Nov 2027 Barclays UKTI 1.250% Nov 27 TRI Replication
UK Index Linked Gilt Nov 2032 Barclays UKTI 1.250% Nov 32 TRI Replication
UK Index Linked Gilt Nov 2037 Barclays UKTI 1.125% Nov 37 TRI Replication
UK Index Linked Gilt Nov 2042 Barclays UKTI 0.625% Nov 42 TRI Replication
UK Index Linked Gilt Nov 2047 Barclays UKTI 0.75% Nov 47 TRI Replication
UK Index Linked Gilt Mar 2050 Barclays UKTI 0.500% Mar 50 TRI Replication
UK Index Linked Gilt Nov 2055 Barclays UKTI 1.25% Nov 55 TRI Replication
UK Index Linked Gilt Mar 2062 Barclays UKTI 0.375% Mar 62 TRI Replication
UK Index Linked Gilt Mar 2068 Barclays UKTI 0.125% Mar 68 TRI Replication
Pooled Swap Funds Please contact us for details
Leveraged Gilt Funds Please contact us for details
Transition Fund Please contact us for details
Timewise Target Retirement funds Fund of funds
Timewise Target Retirement 2015 Sub-Fund Fund of funds
Timewise Target Retirement 2020 Sub-Fund Fund of funds
Timewise Target Retirement 2025 Sub-Fund Fund of funds
Timewise Target Retirement 2030 Sub-Fund Fund of funds
Timewise Target Retirement 2035 Sub-Fund Fund of funds
Timewise Target Retirement 2040 Sub-Fund Fund of funds
Timewise Target Retirement 2045 Sub-Fund Fund of funds
Timewise Target Retirement 2050 Sub-Fund Fund of funds
Timewise Target Retirement 2055 Sub-Fund Fund of funds
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