American Century Investments® Concentrated Global Growth Equity Fund Honored at 2020 Lipper Fund Awards Netherlands

 

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May 7, 2020, Netherlands

American Century Investments announces that its Concentrated Global Growth Equity fund, a sub-fund of Nomura Funds Ireland, received a trophy yesterday for its three-year performance record in the Equity Global category at the 2020 Refinitiv Lipper Awards in the Netherlands.


The American Century Concentrated Global Growth fund is managed by Global Growth Equity Co-Chief Investment Officer Keith Creveling, Senior Portfolio Manager Brent Puff and Portfolio Manager Ted Harlan. The fund is a non-traditional growth strategy seeks to identify stocks showing sustainable acceleration. The Global Growth team has worked together at American Century for more than 12 years and are supported by a well-resourced group of eight analysts. The investment team meets with more than 2,000 companies annually and manages US$22 billion in assets across six strategies.

Keith Creveling, Global Growth Equity Co-CIO, said: "I'm very proud of our Global Growth team for this accomplishment. We are dedicated to servicing our clients as we work to provide them with high-quality, risk-adjusted long-term returns."

Peter Ball, Managing Director at NAM UK, commented: "We are delighted that our strategic partners American Century are being recognized for this award. Congratulations to the American Century Concentrated Global Growth Equity fund team for receiving this award."

Jamie Downing, Global Head of Institutional Distribution at American Century, commented: "This is a great accomplishment. Keith and the team have worked tirelessly to help our clients achieve their investment goals, and we are thrilled to see them receive well-deserved recognition."

The Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards, granted annually, highlight funds and fund companies that have excelled in delivering consistently strong risk-adjusted performance relative to their peers. The Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards are based on the Lipper Leader for Consistent Return rating, which is a risk-adjusted performance measure calculated over 36, 60 and 120 months. The fund with the highest Lipper Leader for Consistent Return (Effective Return) value in each eligible classification wins the Refinitiv Lipper Fund Award. For more information, see lipperfundawards.com Although Refinitiv Lipper makes reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the data contained herein, the accuracy is not guaranteed by Refinitiv Lipper.

The merit of the winners is based on objective, quantitative criteria. The influential and prestigious Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards are based on our Lipper Leaders Rating for Consistent Return. Individual classifications of three, five, and 10-year periods, as well as fund families with high average scores for the three-year period, are also recognized. The awards are based on Refinitiv Lipper's proven proprietary methodology, which can be viewed here .

Notes to Editors

A Strategic Business Partnership

On May 19, 2016, Nomura Holdings acquired a non-controlling approx. 41 percent economic interest (voting rights of 10.1 percent) in American Century Investments (ACI), an independent investment management firm in the U.S.

ACI has a strong presence in the U.S. mutual fund market, which is about 22 times the size of Japan's, and has particular expertise actively managing U.S. and global equity funds. In addition, ACI has strong connections to key distribution channels including leading global advisors, banks, and insurance companies.

Given the minimal overlap between Nomura's and ACI's investment strategies, products and regional coverage, the strategic partnership enables both firms to serve a broader array of clients, bringing value to both organizations. Nomura Group's strength in Japan and Asia makes the firm an extremely attractive strategic business partner for American Century. Nomura Asset Management is accessing and leveraging ACI's expertise to offer a wider range of investment management solutions to individual and institutional clients in Japan and the rest of the world.

American Century Investments
American Century Investments is a leading global asset manager focused on delivering investment results and building long-term client relationships while supporting research that can improve human health and save lives. Founded in 1958, American Century Investments' 1,400 employees serve financial professionals, institutions, corporations and individual investors from offices in New York; London; Hong Kong; Frankfurt, Germany; Sydney; Mountain View, Calif.; and Kansas City, Mo. Jonathan S. Thomas is president and chief executive officer, and Victor Zhang serves as chief investment officer. Delivering investment results to clients enables American Century Investments to distribute over 40 percent of its dividends to the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, a 500-person, non-profit basic biomedical research organization. The Institute owns more than 40 percent of American Century Investments and has received dividend payments of $1.6 billion since 2000. American Century Investments is a signatory to the United Nations Principles of Responsible Investing, the world's leading proponent of responsible investment. For more information about American Century Investments, visit www.americancentury.com.

Nomura Asset Management
Nomura Asset Management is a leading global investment manager. Headquartered in Tokyo, Nomura has additional investment offices throughout the world including London, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Taipei, Frankfurt and New York. With a global workforce of over 1,300 employees it has been operating in Europe for the past 30 years. Today Nomura Asset Management provides its clients with a wide range of innovative investment strategies including global, regional and single country equities, high yield bonds, alternative investments and global fixed income strategies.

The sub-fund is registered for sale in: Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Singapore (only for professional investors), Great Britain, Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland.

International investing involves special risks, such as political instability and currency fluctuations.

This communication has been prepared for information purposes only and does not constitute an offer to buy or sell any security and does not constitute an investment recommendation or investment, accounting, tax or legal advice.

The fund is a sub-fund of Nomura Funds Ireland plc, which is authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland as an open-ended umbrella investment company with variable capital and segregated liability between its sub-funds, established as an undertaking for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities under the European Communities (Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities) Regulations 2011. This document is not intended for distribution to or use by any person or entity in any jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to law or regulation. The shares in the fund have not been and will not be offered for sale in the United States of America, its territories or possessions and all areas subject to its jurisdiction, or to United States Persons. This document is not intended in any way to indicate or guarantee future investment results as the value of investments may go down as well as up. Values may also be affected by exchange rate movements and investors may not get back the full amount originally invested. Before purchasing any investment fund or product, you should read the related prospectus and fund documentation, including full details of all the risks associated with it, to form your own assessment and judgement on whether this investment is suitable in light of your financial knowledge and experience, investment objectives and financial or tax situation and whether to obtain specific advice from an investment professional. The prospectus and Key Investor Information Document are available in English from the Nomura Asset Management U.K. Ltd website at www.nomura-asset.co.uk . Nomura Asset Management U.K. Ltd. is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Portfolio data source: Nomura Asset Management U.K. Ltd.

American Century Investment Management (UK) Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

American Century Investment Management (UK) Limited is registered in England and Wales. Registered number: 06520426. Registered office: 12 Henrietta Street, 4th Floor, London, WC2E 8LH.

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