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ObjectiveThe Fund objective is to provide a positive absolute return, net of fees, higher than 3-month LIBOR, or a future replacement index* independent of market conditions over a 3-year rolling period. Capital invested in the Fund is at risk and there is no guarantee that the investment objective will be achieved over the 3-year rolling periods or in respect of any other time period. *LIBOR will be replaced by SONIA in 2021.PolicyThe Fund can invest in a wide range of assets to achieve its investment objective, including shares of companies, fixed interest securities and entering into derivative transactions for investment purposes.

James joined Jupiter in 2013. He is currently Head of Strategy, Absolute Return and manages the Jupiter Absolute Return Fund (Unit Trust) as well as the Jupiter Global Absolute Return and Global Levered Absolute Return funds (SICAV). Before joining Jupiter, James worked at Scottish Widows Investment Partnership as an Investment Director of equities, and managed a long/short equity fund and UK long-only funds. James was a senior lecturer in finance at the University of Edinburgh between 2003 and 2007, prior to which he worked as Head of Global Equities at Aberdeen Asset Management and Director and Head of Asset Allocation at Murray Johnstone International. James gained a degree and PhD from Edinburgh University and is a CFA charterholder.

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.