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5G Connectivity Fund

A thematic, forward-looking, global equity portfolio investing in key enablers and beneficiaries of 5G and future connectivity.

  • A portfolio focused on the key enablers and beneficiaries in 5G Network Infrastructure, Internet of Things (IoT) Devices and Applications & Services
  • Research-intensive, bottom-up approach that leverages Neuberger Berman’s research team sector experts in identifying market leaders with sustainable competitive advantages and attractive financial metrics
  • Typically owns 40-60 stocks across all market capitalization with differentiated holdings in small and mid-cap
  • Experienced investment team with more than two years of track record in the strategy

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This is a marketing communication in respect of the Neuberger Berman 5G Connectivity Fund. Please refer to the fund prospectus and offering documents, including the Key Information Document (“KID”), before making any final investment decisions. Investors should note that by making an investment they will own shares in the fund, and not the underlying assets.

The fund complies with the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (the “SFDR”) and is classified as an Article 8 SFDR fund. Neuberger Berman believes that Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) factors, like any other factor, should be incorporated in a manner appropriate for the specific asset class, investment objective and style of each investment strategy. For information on sustainability-related aspects pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 November 2019 on sustainability‐related disclosures in the financial services sector please visit When making the decision to invest in the fund, investors should take into account all the characteristics or objectives of the fund as described in the legal documents.

Key Risks

Market Risk: The risk of a change in the value of a position as a result of underlying market factors, including among other things, the overall performance of companies and the market perception of the global economy.
Liquidity Risk: The risk that the portfolio may be unable to sell an investment readily at its fair market value. In extreme market conditions this can affect the portfolio’s ability to meet redemption requests upon demand.
Emerging Markets Risk: Emerging markets are likely to bear higher risk due to a possible lack of adequate financial, legal, social, political and economic structures, protection and stability as well as uncertain tax positions which may lead to lower liquidity. The NAV of the portfolio may experience medium to high volatility due to lower liquidity and the availability of reliable information, as well as due to the portfolio's investment policies or portfolio management techniques.
Stock Connect Risk: The Shanghai/Shengzen-Hong Kong Stock Connect are relatively new trading programmes, where many of the relevant regulations are untested and subject to change at any moment as well as not as active as exchanges in more developed markets which may affect the ability to sell your shares. Additional risks need to be considered and you should refer to the 'investment risk' section of the prospectus for details.
Smaller Companies Risk: In respect of Portfolios which may invest in small capitalisation companies, such investments involve greater risk than is customarily associated with larger, more established companies due to the greater business risks of small size, limited markets and financial resources, narrow product lines and a frequent lack of depth of management.
Counterparty Risk: The risk that a counterparty will not fulfill its payment obligation for a trade, contract or other transaction, on the due date.
Operational Risk: The risk of direct or indirect loss resulting from inadequate or failed processes, people and systems including those relating to the safekeeping of assets or from external events.
Currency Risk: Investors who subscribe in a currency other than the base currency of the portfolio are exposed to currency risk. Fluctuations in exchange rates may affect the return on investment. If the currency of investment is different from your local currency, then you should be aware that due to exchange rate fluctuations the performance shown may increase or decrease if converted into your local currency.

For full information on the risks please refer to the fund prospectus and offering documents, including the KID.


Fund performance is representative of the share class specified in the Fund Facts section and has been calculated to account for the deduction of fees. Fund performance does not take account of any commission or costs incurred by investors when subscribing for or redeeming shares. Investors who subscribe in a currency other than the base currency of the Fund should note that returns may increase or decrease as a result of currency fluctuations. The fees and charges paid by the Fund will reduce the return on your investment. Where a benchmark is shown, the benchmark shown is provided in the base currency of the fund and therefore may not be a fair representative comparison to the hedged share classes denominated in other currencies. The difference in the currency exposure and currency fluctuations in an unhedged benchmark may cause an unintended differential in any performance or risk comparison. The Fund is actively managed, which means that the investments are selected at the discretion of the investment manager. The Fund is not constrained by its benchmark, which is used for comparison purposes only.


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Neuberger Berman 5G Connectivity Fund USD I Accumulating Class - - - - - - - 31.16 -35.23 10.11
MSCI AC World Index (Net) - - - - - - - 28.64 -15.88 13.95

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Management Team

Yan Taw (YT) Boon
Head of Thematic – Asia
12 Years of Industry Experience
9 Years with Neuberger Berman
Hari Ramanan
CIO - Research Funds
23 Years of Industry Experience
4 Years with Neuberger Berman
Timothy F. Creedon, CFA
Director of Global Equity Research
25 Years of Industry Experience
23 Years with Neuberger Berman