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Emerging Markets Enhanced Strategy

Investment Objective

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

BENCHMARK: MSCI Emerging Markets Index

Investment Strategy

Equities of companies in the MSCI EM World Investable Market Index; and may include other companies. Additionally, a screen (the "Screen") of certain criteria is applied.

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, the company's balance sheet and cash flows, 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 macroeconomic environment and responsive to changing conditions. The Portfolio aims to have a minimum of 90% of its weight in stocks in the benchmark index, and may invest in smaller capitalization companies within the investable universe. A Portfolio may also invest in the securities of Chinese companies, normally restricted to residents of the People's Republic of China (commonly known as "A Shares" or "China A Shares"), through the Stock Connect program or other channels.

SSGA maintains the proprietary Screen which is intended to screen out those companies which engage in manufacturing of "controversial" weapons, or which have major ongoing controversies, and is reviewed on a quarterly basis.

SSGA seeks to outperform the Index by 75 to 100 basis points (on an annualized basis) over the long term, with a projected active risk* of approximately 25 to 175 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.


The MSCI Emerging Markets 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.