Important Information: This article is provided for the sole use of the intended recipient and it shall not and does not constitute an offer or solicitation of an offer to make an investment into any fund managed by Polar Capital. It may not be reproduced in any form without the express permission of Polar Capital and is not intended for private investors. This article is only made available to professional clients and eligible counterparties. The law restricts distribution of this article in certain jurisdictions; therefore, persons into whose possession this article comes should inform themselves about and observe any such restrictions. The information contained in this article is not a financial promotion. It is not designed to contain information material to an investor’s decision to invest in Polar Capital Funds PLC – Automation & Artificial Intelligence Fund, Polar Capital Funds PLC – Global Technology Fund and Polar Capital Global Technology Trust plc, which is an Alternative Investment Fund under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive 2011/61/EU (“AIFMD”) managed by Polar Capital LLP the appointed Alternative Investment Manager. In relation to each member state of the EEA (each a “Member State”) which has implemented the AIFMD, this article may only be distributed and shares may only be offered or placed in a Member State to the extent that (1) the Fund is permitted to be marketed to professional investors in the relevant Member State in accordance with AIFMD; or (2) this article may otherwise be lawfully distributed and the shares may otherwise be lawfully offered or placed in that Member State (including at the initiative of the investor). As at the date of this article, the Fund has not been approved, notified or registered in accordance with the AIFMD for marketing to professional investors in any member state of the EEA. However, such approval may be sought or such notification or registration may be made in the future. Therefore this article is only transmitted to an investor in an EEA Member State at such investor’s own initiative. SUCH INFORMATION, INCLUDING RELEVANT RISK FACTORS, IS CONTAINED IN THE FUND’S OFFER DOCUMENT WHICH MUST BE READ BY ANY PROSPECTIVE INVESTOR.
This article is only aimed at professional clients and eligible counterparties as defined by the European Directive n° 2004/39/EC dated 21 April 2004 (MIFID) as the same has been applied into French law by articles D. 533-11 and D.533-13 of the French Code monétaire et financier. This article is not destined for non professional clients who do not have the experience, knowledge or competence needed to take their own investment decisions and correctly evaluate the risks involved. Shares in the Fund should only be purchased by professional investors. Any other person who receives this presentation should not rely upon it. The law restricts distribution of this article in certain jurisdictions, therefore, persons into whose possession this article comes should inform themselves about and observe any such restrictions. It is the responsibility of any person or persons in possession of this article to inform themselves of, and to observe, all applicable laws and regulations of any relevant jurisdiction. This article does not provide all information material to an investor’s decision to invest in the Fund. Before any subscription, it is recommended that you read carefully the most recent prospectus and review the latest financial reports published by the Fund. The Key Investor Information Document, full prospectus, articles and latest annual report are freely available upon request from BNP Paribas Securities Services, the centralising agent of the Fund in France: BNP Paribas Securities Services, 66, rue de la Victoire, 75009 Paris, France. Contact: Zaher Aridi, Tel: +33(0)1 42 98 50 57.
Please note that the prospectus of Polar Capital Funds plc and the supplement in relation to the Fund are only available in English.
The European Directive on collective investment schemes n° 2009/65/EC dated 13 July 2009 (UCITS) established a set of common rules in order to permit the cross border marketing of collective investment schemes complying with the directive. This common foundation did not prohibit different methods of implementation. This is why a European collective investment scheme may be marketed in France even though the activity of such scheme would not respect rules identical to those which are required for the approval of this type of product in France. The Fund received an authorisation for marketing in France from the Autorité des Marchés Financiers on 14 January 2014.
Statements/Opinions/Views: All opinions and estimates constitute the best judgment of Polar Capital as of the date hereof, but are subject to change without notice, and do not necessarily represent the views of Polar Capital. This material does not constitute legal or accounting advice; readers should contact their legal and accounting professionals for such information. All sources are Polar Capital unless otherwise stated. Third-party Data: Some information contained herein has been obtained from third party sources and has not been independently verified by Polar Capital. Neither Polar Capital nor any other party involved in or related to compiling, computing or creating the data makes any express or implied warranties or representations with respect to such data (or the results to be obtained by the use thereof), and all such parties hereby expressly disclaim all warranties of originality, accuracy, completeness, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose with respect to any data contained herein. Holdings: Portfolio data is “as at” the date indicated and should not be relied upon as a complete or current listing of the holdings (or top holdings) of the Companies or Fund. The holdings may represent only a small percentage of the aggregate portfolio holdings, are subject to change without notice, and may not represent current or future portfolio composition. Information on particular holdings may be withheld if it is in the Companies or Fund’s best interest to do so. It should not be assumed that recommendations made in future will be profitable or will equal performance of the securities in this article. A list of all recommendations made within the immediately preceding 12 months is available upon request. This article is not a recommendation to purchase or sell any particular security. It is designed to provide updated information to professional investors to enable them to monitor the Companies or Fund. No other persons should rely upon it. Benchmarks: The following benchmark indices are used: MSCI All Country World Index/Healthcare, NASDAQ Biotechnology Index and MSCI World Daily Total Return Net Healthcare Index. These benchmarks are generally considered to be representative of the Healthcare Equity universe. These benchmarks are broad-based indices which are used for comparative/illustrative purposes only and have been selected as they are well known and easily recognizable by investors. Please refer to www.msci.com and https://indexes.nasdaqomx.com for further information on these indices. Comparisons to benchmarks have limitations as benchmarks volatility and other material characteristics that may differ from the Companies or Fund. Security holdings, industry weightings and asset allocation made for the Companies or Fund may differ significantly from the benchmark. Accordingly, investment results and volatility of the Companies or Fund may differ from those of the benchmark. The indices noted in this article are unmanaged, unavailable for direct investment, and are not subject to management fees, transaction costs or other types of expenses that the Companies or Fund may incur. The performance of the indices reflects reinvestment of dividends and, where applicable, capital gain distributions. Therefore, investors should carefully consider these limitations and differences when evaluating the comparative benchmark data performance. Information regarding indices is included merely to show general trends in the periods indicated and is not intended to imply that the Fund was similar to the indices in composition or risk. Regulatory Status: Polar Capital LLP is a limited liability partnership number OC314700. It is authorised and regulated by the UK FCA and is registered as an investment adviser with the US Securities & Exchange Commission (“SEC”). A list of members is open to inspection at the registered office, 16 Palace Street, London, SW1E 5JD. FCA authorised and regulated investment managersare expected to write to investors in funds they manage with details of any side letters they have entered into. The FCA considers a side letter to be an arrangement known to the investment manager which can reasonably be expected to provide one investor with more materially favourable rights, than those afforded to other investors. These rights may, for example, include enhanced redemption rights, capacity commitments or the provision of portfolio transparency information which are not generally available. The Fund and the Investment Manager are not aware of, or party to, any such arrangement whereby an investor has any preferential redemption rights. However, in exceptional circumstances, such as where an investor seeds a new fund or expresses a wish to invest in the Fund over time, certain investors have been or may be provided with portfolio transparency information and/or capacity commitments which are not generally available. Investors who have any questions concerning side letters or related arrangements should contact the Polar Capital Desk at the Administrator on 0800 876 6889 (PCGH) or +353 1 434 5007 (UCITS). The Fund is prepared to instruct the custodian of the Fund, upon request, to make available to investors portfolio custody position balance reports monthly in arrears. Information Subject to Change: The information contained herein is subject to change, without notice, at the discretion of Polar Capital and Polar Capital does not undertake to revise or update this information in any way. Forecasts: References to future returns are not promises or estimates of actual returns Polar Capital may achieve. Forecasts contained herein are for illustrative purposes only and does not constitute advice or a recommendation. Forecasts are based upon subjective estimates and assumptions about circumstances and events that have not and may not take place. Performance/Investment Process/Risk: Performance is shown net of fees and expenses and includes the reinvestment of dividends and capital gain distributions. Factors affecting the Companies or Fund’s performance may include changes in market conditions (including currency risk) and interest rates and in response to other economic, political, or financial developments. The Companies’ investment policy allows for it to enter into derivatives contracts. Leverage may be generated through the use of such financial instruments and investors must be aware that the use of derivatives may expose the Companies to greater risks, including, but not limited to, unanticipated market developments and risks of illiquidity, and is not suitable for all investors. Those in possession of this article must read the Companies’ Investment Policy and Annual Report for further information on the use of derivatives. Past performance is not a guide to or indicative of future results. Future returns are not guaranteed and a loss of principal may occur. Investments are not insured by the FDIC (or any other state or federal agency), or guaranteed by any bank, and may lose value. No investment process or strategy is free of risk and there is no guarantee that the investment process or strategy described herein will be profitable. Allocations: The strategy allocation percentages set forth in this article are estimates and actual percentages may vary from time-to-time. The types of investments presented herein will not always have the same comparable risks and returns. Please see the private placement memorandum or prospectus for a description of the investment allocations as well as the risks associated therewith. Please note that the Companies or Fund may elect to invest assets in different investment sectors from those depicted herein, which may entail additional and/or different risks. Performance of the Companies or Fund is dependent on the Investment Manager’s ability to identify and access appropriate investments, and balance assets to maximize return to the Fund while minimizing its risk. The actual investments in the Companies or Fund may or may not be the same or in the same proportion as those shown herein. Country Specific disclaimers: The Companies or Fund have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the "Investment Company") and the holders of its shares will not be entitled to the benefits of the Investment Company Act. In addition, the offer and sale of the Securities have not been, and will not be, registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"). No Securities may be offered or sold or otherwise transacted within the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of U.S. Persons (as defined in Regulation S of the Securities Act). In connection with the transaction referred to in this article the shares of the Fund will be offered and sold only outside the United States to, and for the account or benefit of non U.S. Persons in "offshore- transactions" within the meaning of, and in reliance on the exemption from registration provided by Regulation S under the Securities Act. No money, securities or other consideration is being solicited and, if sent in response to the information contained herein, will not be accepted. Any failure to comply with the above restrictions may constitute a violation of such securities laws. Country Specific disclaimers: This article has not been registered as a prospectus with the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Accordingly, this article and any other article or material in connection with the offer or sale, or invitation for subscription or purchase, of Shares may not be circulated or distributed, nor may Shares be offered or sold, or be made the subject of an invitation for subscription or purchase, whether directly or indirectly, to persons in Singapore other than (i) to an institutional investor Pursuant to Section 304 of the Securities and Futures Act, Chapter 289 of Singapore (the “SFA”) or (ii) otherwise pursuant to, and in accordance with the conditions of, any other applicable provision of the SFA. The Prospectus and Information Memorandum are available to download at www.polarcapital.co.uk alternatively; you can obtain the latest copy from the Polar Capital Investor Relations team. The Fund is a collective investment scheme but is not authorised under Section 104 of the Securities and Futures Ordinance of Hong Kong by the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong. Accordingly the distribution of this article, and the placement of interests in Hong Kong, is restricted. This article may only be distributed, circulated or issued to persons who are professional investors under the Securities and Futures Ordinance and any rules made under that Ordinance or as otherwise permitted by the Securities and Futures Ordinance Country Specific disclaimers: Polar Capital LLP (Investment Manager) is exempt from the requirement to hold an Australian financial services licence in respect of the financial services it provides to wholesale investors in Australia and is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority of the UK under UK laws which differ from Australian laws.