The Fund aims to achieve a return on your investment, through a combination of capital growth and income on the Fund’s assets, which reflects the return of the Markit iBoxx USD Liquid Investment Grade Ultrashort Index, the Fund’s benchmark index (Index). The Fund aims to invest so far as possible and practicable in the fixed income (FI) securities (such as bonds) that make up the Index and comply with its credit rating requirements. If the credit ratings of the FI securities are downgraded, the Fund may continue to hold these until they cease to form part of the Index and it is practicable to sell the position. The Index measures the performance of US Dollar denominated investment grade ultrashort FI securities. The FI securities included in the Index are corporate fixed rate FI securities maturing between 0 and 1 year and corporate floating rate FI securities with a time to maturity between 0 and 3 years. The FI securities will, at the time of inclusion in the Index, have an average rating of investment grade (i.e. meet a specified level of creditworthiness) by Fitch, Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services. The Index uses a market-value weighted methodology with a cap on each issuer of 3%. The Fund uses optimising techniques to achieve a similar return to its Index. These may include the strategic selection of certain securities that make up the Index or other FI securities which provide similar performance to certain constituent securities. These may also include the use of financial derivative instruments (FDIs) (i.e. investments the prices of which are based on one or more underlying assets). FDIs may be used for direct investment purposes. The use of FDIs is expected to be limited.