Main Feature: British stocks ripe for a foreign takeover

A weak currency and cheap valuations make the UK a happy hunting ground for deal-makers

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The Fund aims to achieve a positive absolute return in excess of the UK base interest rate, after charges (but before the deduction of any performance fees) over the long-term (rolling 3 year periods) regardless of market conditions. The Fund aims to provide an absolute (more than zero) return, typically over a 12-month period. An absolute return performance is not guaranteed over this, or any other, time period and consequently your capital is at risk. The Fund will typically invest at least 60% in shares or derivatives of UK companies . The Fund takes long positions on shares it believes will rise and short positions in shares it believes will fall. A substantial proportion of the Funds assets may at any time consist of cash and near cash. The Fund may also invest up to 40% in shares or derivatives of companies outside of the UK. The Fund makes extensive use of derivatives to obtain both its long and short investment exposure.

Luke Newman is a Fund Manager of UK equities at Janus Henderson Investors, a position he has held since he joined Henderson in 2011 as part of the Gartmore acquisition. From 2009 to 2011, Luke worked at Gartmore as co-manager on a number of funds. Prior to this, he was a fund manager at Altima Partners LLP from 2008 and F&C Asset Management from 2005. He began his career in 2000 with Deutsche Asset Management running high performance retail and institutional mandates. Luke graduated with a BSc degree (Hons) in economics and politics from the University of Warwick. He has 19 years of financial industry experience.

Ben Wallace is a Senior Investment Manager of UK equities at Janus Henderson Investors, a position he has held since joining Henderson in 2011 as part of the Gartmore acquisition. Prior to that, he was a senior investment manager at Gartmore. Before coming to Gartmore in 2002, he worked at Deutsche Asset Management, where he managed UK equity funds from 1997 to 2002. Ben graduated with a BCom degree (Hons) from the University of Edinburgh. He is an associate member of the Society of Investment Professionals (ASIP) and has 22 years of financial industry experience.

Please remember that past performance is not a guide of future returns. The value of investments and the income from them can go down as well as up as a result of currency exchange and market fluctuations and investors may not get back the amount originally invested.

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