The value of investments will fluctuate, which will cause fund prices to fall as well as rise and you may not get back the original amount you invested. The level of any income earned by the fund will fluctuate. Past performance is not a guide to future performance. The performance data does not take account of the commissions and costs incurred on the issue and redemption of units.
The fund launched on 28 February 1973.
The fund re-launched on 17 November 2000. On this date the fund’s name, objective, performance comparative index and sector changed.
On 17 November 2017, the fund’s name, objective, policy, and performance comparative index changed.
Past performance shown in the graph and table to 16 November 2017 is the FTSE Global Basics Composite Index (comprising of all subsectors of the FTSE World Index except media, IT, telecommunications, financials and healthcare). Past performance shown from 17 November 2017 is the MSCI All Country World Index.
Source: Price: State Street. Performance: Morningstar. Performance figures are shown on a price to price with net income reinvested basis. Performance figures may not reflect all relevant charges.