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North America Enhanced Strategy


Investment Objective


The Strategy seeks to provide a total investment return in excess of the performance of its benchmark index (the "Index") over the long term.

BENCHMARK: MSCI North America Index


Investment Strategy


Equities of companies in the MSCI North America Index; and may include other companies.

SSGA uses in-depth investment analysis to construct a portfolio which we believe has the potential to outperform the Index. In performing this analysis, SSGA considers factors such as relative valuations, the quality of a company's earnings, growth prospects, and investor sentiment. We also incorporate in our model an evaluation of the macroeconomic environment, to take into account prevailing market conditions. This process seeks to maintain a disciplined approach that is adaptive to the current macroeconomic environment and responsive to changing conditions. SSGA seeks to outperform the Index by 50 to 100 basis points (on an annualized basis) over the long term, with a projected active risk* of approximately 50 to 200 basis points. There can of course be no assurance that any Portfolio will achieve that level of performance or will maintain that level of active risk.

As part of its proxy voting program, SSGA is offering eligible investors that hold units in certain Portfolios a range of voting policies that can be applied to the voting of shares held in that Portfolio. Investors in these select Portfolios may, from time to time, enter into arrangements with SSGA pursuant to which such investors direct that a pro rata portion of shares held by the Portfolio attributable to such investors be voted pursuant to a voting policy made available by a third party proxy voting administrator. For a Portfolio structured as a pooled investment vehicle, an investor’s choice of voting policy and the voting of shares in accordance with such policy may not reflect, and may in fact conflict with, the concerns and values of one or more other investors in the Portfolio. To the extent that shares held by the Portfolio are voted pursuant to SSGA’s proxy voting program, there is a risk that such shares may be voted in a way that is different to how other equivalent shares held by the Portfolio are being voted. Please also refer to “Essential SSGA: A Summary of State Street Global Advisors’ U.S.-Domiciled Commingled Funds, U.S.-Managed Separately Managed Accounts and Related Conflicts of Interest” for additional information on SSGA’s policy on proxy voting and the risk factors associated with the SSGA proxy voting program.

The availability of the SSGA proxy voting program is subject to any applicable regulatory, operational (including in respect of fractional voting rights), local market (including any applicable local restrictions on split voting), tax, cost or other constraints of the third party proxy voting or SSGA. SSGA reserves the right to suspend or cancel, in full or in part, the SSGA proxy voting program (in any one instance or more broadly), including with immediate effect, if required by applicable law or regulation or if SSGA otherwise considers that such action is appropriate. This may result in shares being voted in accordance with the SSGA’s proxy voting policy rather than in accordance with an investor’s choice of voting policy.


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Note:

The MSCI North America Index is a trademark of MSCI Inc.

There are risks involved with investing, including possible loss of principal. You should refer to the Strategy's Disclosure Document (SDD) for a complete description of the risks of investing in the Strategy. Please contact SSGA's relationship management team for a copy of the SDD.