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Change to fund name, investment policy and investment strategy – Invesco Japan Fund (UK)

Invesco has announced a change to the fund name, investment policy and investment strategy of its Invesco Japan Fund (UK) (the "Fund") which took effect 21 June 2021.

Available in our open-architecture products

The Fund features in our open-architecture products and will be subject to changes detailed in the Invesco notification document opposite.


Available in our defined fund range products

The Fund can be found in our defined fund range product Preference. A summary of the changes to the fund name, investment objective and strategy are detailed in the tables below.


You can view a copy of the Invesco notification document opposite for a detailed breakdown of all the changes.


Current fund name

New fund name

Invesco Japan (UK) Acc GBP

Invesco Responsible Japanese Equity Value Discovery (UK) Acc GBP


Current investment policy and strategy

Revised investment policy and strategy

Policy

The Fund invests at least 80% of its assets in shares or other equity related securities of companies incorporated, domiciled or carrying out the main part of their economic activity in Japan.


In pursuing the Fund’s investment objective, the fund manager may consider it appropriate to also invest in other transferable securities (including non-Japanese companies), money-market instruments, collective investment schemes (including funds managed by the Invesco group), deposits and cash.


Derivatives use: The Fund may use derivatives for efficient portfolio management purposes only, to reduce risk, reduce costs and/or generate additional capital or income.


Securities lending: The Fund may engage in securities lending. The expected proportion of total assets that may be subject to securities lending arrangements is 20%. Such level might be exceeded or might be subject to changes in the future.


Strategy

An active investment approach based on stock selection driven by the fund manager’s assessment of valuation.


A flexible approach with no inbuilt bias to sector or company size.

Policy

The Fund invests at least 80% of its assets in shares or other equity related securities of companies incorporated, domiciled or carrying out the main part of their economic activity in Japan which meet the Fund’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria as further detailed below.


The Fund follows the following ESG methodology:


1. Negative ESG screening: The Fund will exclude companies with a certain level of involvement in some sectors, including but not limited to weapons, coal, fossil fuels, tobacco, adult entertainment and gambling, as well as companies not compliant with the UN global compact principles. The current exclusion criteria may be updated from time to time.


2. Positive ESG screening: The Fund will also increase overall exposure to those companies with sufficient practice and standards in terms of ESG and sustainable development, based on the fund manager’s proprietary rating system.


In pursuing the Fund’s investment objective, the fund manager may consider it appropriate to also invest in other transferable securities (including non-Japanese companies), money-market instruments, collective investment schemes (including funds managed by the Invesco group), deposits and cash. The Fund intends to invest 100% of its assets (excluding cash and cash equivalents) in investments meeting the ESG screening criteria described above.


Derivatives use: The Fund may use derivatives for efficient portfolio management purposes only, to reduce risk, reduce costs and/or generate additional capital or income.


Securities lending: The Fund may engage in securities lending. The expected proportion of total assets that may be subject to securities lending arrangements is 20%. Such level might be exceeded or might be subject to changes in the future.


Strategy

An active investment approach based on stock selection driven by the fund manager’s assessment of valuation and ESG characteristics.


Discovering companies that are attractively valued and demonstrate sustainable growth which are supported by sound ESG principles.


A flexible approach with no inbuilt bias to sector or company size.



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For more information about Invesco visit www.invesco.co.uk

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