The aim is for the investment to reflect the performance of the Nikkei Stock Average Index (Index) which is designed to reflect the performance of the Japanese stock market, specifically the 225 stocks listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange First Section. The shares of the companies comprised in the Index are reviewed periodically by the liquidity in the market and sector balance. By selecting highly liquid shares, the Index is aimed at maintaining its long-term continuity and reflecting the changes in the industry structure. The liquidity assessment involves shares being ranked by trading volume and the magnitude of price fluctuations by volume in the preceding 5 years. The Fund will attempt to replicate the Index by buying all (or, on an exceptional basis, a substantial number of) the shares in the Index in the same proportion as they have in the Index as determined by the Sub-Portfolio Manager of the Fund which is Deutsche Asset Management (UK) Limited.