State Street Pacific Ex-Japan ESG Screened Index Equity Fund (the "Fund") (Fund name was State Street Ex-Japan Index Equity Fund prior to 28 May 2021), is an index fund. The investment policy of the Fund is to track the performance of the MSCI Pacific ex Japan ex UNGC and CW Index (the “Index”) (Benchmark was MSCI Pacific Ex-Japan Index prior to 28 May 2021) as closely as possible while seeking to minimize as far as possible the tracking difference between the Fund’s performance and that of the Index.
The Index measures the performance of equities from Pacific ex-Japan. Securities are weighted by market capitalisation after screening out securities based on an assessment of their adherence to ESG criteria i.e. non-compliance with UNGC principles (international norms in relation to the environment, human rights & communities, labor rights & supply chains, customers and governance) and controversial weapons.
Investment in the Fund involves risks, which include index tracking risk, equity and equity related securities risk, currency hedging risk, securities lending risk, share class risk, integrating sustainability risk, screened indices risk and SFDR - fund classification risk. Equity markets tend to move in cycles, which may cause stock prices to fall over short or extended periods of time and the portfolio may suffer significant losses.
Before you decide to invest, you should make sure the intermediary has explained to you that the fund is suitable to you.
Investors should not rely on this document alone to make investment decisions. Please refer to the Prospectus and Product Key Facts for full details about the risks associated with this Fund.
The Fund is not classified as a green or ESG fund in Hong Kong pursuant to the SFC’s Circular to management companies of SFC-authorised unit trusts and mutual funds on Green or ESG funds dated 11 April 2019 as may be amended from time to time.
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