The importance of the energy transition is becoming increasingly clear.
In order to achieve climate change targets, a transition to a low-carbon world will be needed. This will transform the way we produce, distribute and consume energy.
With $120 trillion* of investment into renewable energy required by 2050 to meet climate targets, the investment opportunity is huge.
All investments involve risk, including the loss of principal. The market value of the portfolio may decline as a result of a number of factors, including adverse economic and market conditions, prospects of stocks in the portfolio, changing interest rates, and real or perceived adverse competitive industry conditions. Investing overseas involves special risks including among others, risks related to political or economic instability, foreign currency (such as exchange, valuation and fluctuation) risk, market entry or exit restrictions, illiquidity and taxation. These risks exist to a greater extent in emerging markets than in developed markets.
The counterparty to a derivative or other contractual agreement or synthetic financial product could become unable to honor its commitments to the portfolio, potentially creating a partial or total loss for the portfolio.
The portfolio can be exposed to different currencies. Changes in foreign exchange rates could create losses.
A derivative may not perform as expected and may create losses greater than the cost of the derivative.
Equity prices fluctuate daily, based on many factors including general, economic, industry or company news.
The portfolio uses derivatives for leverage, which makes it more sensitive to certain market or interest rate movements and may cause above-average volatility and risk of unlimited loss.
In difficult market conditions, the portfolio may not be able to sell a security for full value or at all. This could affect performance and could cause the portfolio to defer or suspend redemptions of its shares.
Failures at service providers could lead to disruptions of fund operations or losses.
The portfolio may be concentrated in a limited number of geographical regions, industry sectors, markets and/or individual positions. This may result in large changes in the value of the portfolio, both up or down, which may adversely impact its performance.
These are not a comprehensive list of risks. Please see prospectus for more risk disclosures.
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