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Goldman Sachs Global Environmental Impact Equity Portfolio

The Green Revolution is Happening Now

The world faces significant challenges as as result of climate change and unsustainable environmental practices. New solutions and technologies, however, have begun to promote greater long-term environmental sustainability.

September 2021

Feeding the World: Opportunity in a Rapidly Shifting Industry

Read how investors may have opportunity as innovative solutions are created to sustainably feed the world’s growing population.

Learn more about our Goldman Sachs Global Environmental Impact Equity Portfolio

Five Critical Areas That Support Greater Global Environmental Sustainability

Clean Energy

Resource Efficiency

Sustainable Consumption

Circular Economy

Water Sustainability

  

 

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FOR FINANCIAL INTERMEDIARIES USE ONLY - NOT FOR USE AND/OR DISTRIBUTION TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC

 

This is a marketing communication. Please refer to the Prospectus of the Fund/s before making any final investment decisions.

 

There is no guarantee that objectives will be met.

 

The portfolio risk management process includes an effort to monitor and manage risk, but does not imply low risk.

 

This information discusses general market activity, industry or sector trends, or other broad-based economic, market or political conditions and should not be construed as research or investment advice. This material has been prepared by GSAM and is not financial research nor a product of Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research (GIR). It was not prepared in compliance with applicable provisions of law designed to promote the independence of financial analysis and is not subject to a prohibition on trading following the distribution of financial research. The views and opinions expressed may differ from those of Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research or other departments or divisions of Goldman Sachs and its affiliates. Investors are urged to consult with their financial advisors before buying or selling any securities. This information may not be current and GSAM has no obligation to provide any updates or changes.

 

 

Risk and Reward Profile

 

This risk profile is based on historical data and may not be a reliable indication of the future risk profile of the Portfolio. The risk category shown is not guaranteed and may change over time. The lowest category does not mean risk free. It is possible that a portfolio stated to have a lower risk profile may in fact fall in value more than a portfolio with a higher risk profile. The Portfolio is in category 6 as it mostly invests in shares and similar instruments which typically experience higher levels of price fluctuations than fixed income securities. The capital is not guaranteed.

Other Material Risks:

Market risk - the value of assets in the Portfolio is typically dictated by a number of factors, including the confidence levels of the market in which they are traded.

 

Operational risk - material losses to the Portfolio may arise as a result of human error, system and/or process failures, inadequate procedures or controls.

 

Liquidity risk - the Portfolio may not always find another party willing to purchase an asset that the Portfolio wants to sell which could impact the Portfolio's ability to meet redemption requests on demand.

 

Exchange rate risk - changes in exchange rates may reduce or increase the returns an investor might expect to receive independent of the performance of such assets. Hedging of this risk may not be fully effective and may increase other risks (e.g. derivative risk).

 

Custodian risk - insolvency, breaches of duty of care or misconduct of a custodian or sub-custodian responsible for the safekeeping of the Portfolio's assets can result in loss to the Portfolio.

 

Derivatives risk - derivative instruments are highly sensitive to changes in the value of the underlying asset that they are based on. Certain derivatives may result in losses greater than the amount originally invested.

 

Counterparty risk - a party that the Portfolio transacts with may fail to meet its obligations which could cause losses.

 

Emerging markets risk - emerging markets are likely to bear higher risk due to lower liquidity and possible lack of adequate financial, legal, social, political and economic structures, protection and stability as well as uncertain tax positions.

 

Stock Connect - Stock Connect is a new trading programme and the relevant regulations are untested and subject to change. Investments through the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect are subject to additional risks, including amongst others, quota limitations, restrictions on selling imposed by frontend monitoring, ownership of securities held on Stock Connect applicable to certain rules, participation in corporate actions and shareholders' meetings, non-protection by any investor compensation scheme, differences in trading day, operational risk, recalling of eligible stocks and trading restrictions, trading costs (including tax), local market rules, foreign shareholding restrictions and disclosure obligations, clearing, settlement and custody risk, currency risk and default risk.

 

Sustainability risk - an environmental, social or governance event or condition that could cause the value of the portfolio to go down. Examples of sustainability risks include physical environmental risks, climate change transition risks, supply chain disruptions, improper labour practices, lack of board diversity and corruption. 

 

Concentration risk - this is a concentrated asset strategy that is likely to exhibit a significantly greater fluctuations in asset values than a broad investment in a wide range of shares of companies. 

 

Risks associated with investments in China: The Portfolio's operations and financial results could be adversely affected by adjustments in the PRC's state plans, political, economic and social conditions, changes in the policies of the PRC government and laws and regulations, in particular where investments are made through any of the investment regime introduced by the PRC government.

For more detailed information on the risks associated with an investment in the Portfolio, please refer to the section in the Prospectus entitled “Risk Considerations” and discuss with your professional advisers.

 

 

General Disclosures

 

Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”) strategies may take risks or eliminate exposures found in other strategies or broad market benchmarks that may cause performance to diverge from the performance of these other strategies or market benchmarks. ESG strategies will be subject to the risks associated with their underlying investments’ asset classes. Further, the demand within certain markets or sectors that an ESG strategy targets may not develop as forecasted or may develop more slowly than anticipated.

 

Please note that for the purposes of the European Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (“SFDR”), the product is an Article 8 product that promotes environmental and social characteristics. Please note that this material includes certain information on Goldman Sachs’s sustainability practices and track record, at an organizational and investment team level, which may not necessarily be reflected in the portfolio. Please refer to the offering documents of any product(s) prior to investment, for details on how and the extent to which the product(s) takes ESG considerations into account on a binding or non-binding basis.


THIS MATERIAL DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER OR SOLICITATION IN ANY JURISDICTION WHERE OR TO ANY PERSON TO WHOM IT WOULD BE UNAUTHORIZED OR UNLAWFUL TO DO SO.

 

Prospective investors should inform themselves as to any applicable legal requirements and taxation and exchange control regulations in the countries of their citizenship, residence or domicile which might be relevant.

 

This material is provided for informational purposes only and should not be construed as investment advice or an offer or solicitation to buy or sell securities. This material is not intended to be used as a general guide to investing, or as a source of any specific investment recommendations, and makes no implied or express recommendations concerning the manner in which any client's account should or would be handled, as appropriate investment strategies depend upon the client's investment objectives.

 

Views and opinions expressed are for informational purposes only and do not constitute a recommendation by GSAM to buy, sell, or hold any security. Views and opinions are current as of the date of this presentation and may be subject to change, they should not be construed as investment advice.

 

Capital is at risk.

 

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Documents providing further detailed information about the fund/s, including the articles of association, prospectus, supplement and key investor information document (KIID), annual/semi-annual report (as applicable), and a summary of your investor rights, are available free of charge in English language and as required, in your local language by navigating to your local language landing page via https://www.gsam.com/content/gsam/ain/en/advisors/literature-and-forms/literature.html and also from the fund’s paying and information agents. If GSAMFSL, the management company, decides to terminate its arrangement for marketing the fund/s in any EEA country where it is registered for sale, it will do so in accordance with the relevant UCITS rules.

 

Offering Documents: This material is provided at your request for informational purposes only and does not constitute a solicitation in any jurisdiction in which such a solicitation is unlawful or to any person to whom it is unlawful. It only contains selected information with regards to the fund and does not constitute an offer to buy shares in the fund. Prior to an investment, prospective investors should carefully read the latest Key Investor Information Document (KIID) as well as the offering documentation, including but not limited to the fund’s prospectus which contains inter alia a comprehensive disclosure of applicable risks. The relevant articles of association, prospectus, supplement, KIID and latest annual/semi-annual report are available free of charge from the fund’s paying and information agent and/or from your financial adviser.

 

Distribution of Shares: Shares of the fund may not be registered for public distribution in a number of jurisdictions (including but not limited to any Latin American, African or Asian countries). Therefore, the shares of the fund must not be marketed or offered in or to residents of any such jurisdictions unless such marketing or offering is made in compliance with applicable exemptions for the private placement of collective investment schemes and other applicable jurisdictional rules and regulations.

 

Investment Advice and Potential Loss: Financial advisers generally suggest a diversified portfolio of investments. The fund described herein does not represent a diversified investment by itself. This material must not be construed as investment or tax advice. Prospective investors should consult their financial and tax adviser before investing in order to determine whether an investment would be suitable for them. An investor should only invest if he/she has the necessary financial resources to bear a complete loss of this investment.

 

Swing Pricing: Please note that the fund operates a swing pricing policy. Investors should be aware that from time to time this may result in the fund performing differently compared to the reference benchmark based solely on the effect of swing pricing rather than price developments of underlying instruments.

 

Confidentiality: No part of this material may, without GSAM’s prior written consent, be (i) copied, photocopied or duplicated in any form, by any means, or (ii) distributed to any person that is not an employee, officer, director, or authorized agent of the recipient.