Investment in a diversified portfolio of equity securities and equity-related securities of companies located in or exposed to growth in the Central and Eastern European countries which joined the EU in 2004 and 2007 or are expected to join within the near future. The fund is therefore investing in countries which still undergoing transition following the end of the Cold War in 1989. The portfolio may also invest into companies with a business focus in the countries or regions above. In addition the Sub-Fund may invest in equity warrants and participation certificates in any currency issued by the companies domiciled in the above mentioned countries or regions.
This Sub-Fund may also invest in investment funds which primarily invest in the same type of securities as described above. The Sub-Fund may also invest in warrants.
The Sub-Fund may use derivatives either for investment purposes or for hedging the risk of the portfolio.