The objective of the Fund is to earn income and increase the value of the Shareholder's investment over time.
The Sub-Fund invests mainly in the equities of North American companies. Specifically, at all times, the Sub-Fund invests at least two thirds of total net assets (excluding liquidities) in equities and equity-related securities of companies that have their registered office, or do most of their business, in North America. Equity-related securities can include ADRs, GDRs, options on equities, exchange-traded warrants and convertible securities, participation certificates and profit sharing certificates, among others. The Sub-Fund does not buy equity warrants but may hold any it receives in connection with equities it owns. The Sub-Fund may use derivatives for hedging and for efficient portfolio management.