Portfolio & Performance

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Share Price is the price of a single ordinary share, as determined by the stock market. The share price above is the mid-market price at market close.
Share Price
1970.0p


Net Asset Value (NAV) per Share is calculated as available shareholders’ funds divided by the number of shares in issue, with shareholders’ funds taken to be the net value of all the company’s assets after deducting liabilities. The NAV figure above is based on the fair/market value of the company’s long-term debt and preference shares (known as debt at market value). This allows for the valuation of long-term debt and preference shares at fair value or current market price, rather than at final repayment value (known as debt at par).
NAV per Share
1962.0p


Premium/Discount. Since investment company shares are traded on a stock market, the share price that you get may be higher or lower than the NAV. The difference is known as a premium or discount.
Premium/-Discount
0.4%


Dividend Yield is calculated using the latest full year dividend divided by the current share price. Allianz Technology Trust does not currently pay a dividend.
Dividend Yield
0.0%

Data source DataStream and Allianz Global Investors as at 19.02.2020 based on market close mid price.

Awards & Ratings

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Money Observer Investment Trust Awards 2019: Allianz Technology Trust won the Best Large Trust category, in recognition of its consistent, high achievement. The publication noted that ATT achieved the highest returns among this year’s award-winners (performance measured over three years to 31 January 2019), calling it “a worthy winner of our most prestigious sector award”. This accolade is an independent, statistical and qualitative assessment of ATT’s performance and highlights the Trust’s outperformance both in its class and against its peers.
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Money Observer Rated Fund 2019: Allianz Technology Trust has been included in Money Observer’s Rated Funds list for 2019. The list recognises open-ended funds and close-ended investment companies that have demonstrated consistent outperformance or that have been chosen as ideal routes into specific markets and sectors, reflecting the current investment environment.
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Investment Week Investment Company of the Year Award 2019, Specialist category: Allianz Technology Trust won this coveted award in November 2019, having also been victorious in 2018, 2017 and 2015. This award recognises excellence in closed-ended fund management and highlights ATT’s consistent performance over time. The judging panel was made up of some of the UK's leading researchers and investors in investment trusts and closed-ended companies, as well as several senior board members with many years' experience in the industry.
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Citywire's A fund manager rating 2020: Citywire is the only firm to exclusively rate managers, not funds. The manager’s track record is scrutinised with a methodology approved by an independent actuary. The ratings take account of a three-year performance record and is updated every month. It is entirely quantitative with the analysis being based on the information ratio, a recognised measure of risk-adjusted performance. It also takes into account career moves and all the funds a manager runs. In order to be rated, a fund manager will need to beat his or her benchmark over a three-year period. A benchmark is often the relevant stock market index. Fewer than 25% of fund managers tracked by Citywire will actually achieve this.
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Morningstar Rating: Allianz Technology Trust has a 5 star rating with Morningstar. This is a risk-adjusted, cost-adjusted comparison of fund performance within fund categories. The underlying methodology is robust and accounts for periods of volatility-downward volatility in particular-and also adjusts for fund expenses, including sales charges. That means the more expensive the fund is, the harder it will be for the fund to earn a high star rating.
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Best Investment Trust for The Online Personal Wealth Awards: We are pleased to announce that the trust has been selected as Best Investment Trust for 2018 again by the users of MoneyAM. The trust was previously selected in 2017 too.
Source and copyright of Citywire. Walter Price is ‘A’ rated by Citywire for his three year risk-adjusted performance for the period 31/01/2017 to 31/01/2020. Citywire awards apply to the Manager, rather than the Fund.
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Portfolio

The data shown is not constant over time and the allocation may change in the future. Totals may not sum to 100.0% due to rounding. All data source Allianz Global Investors unless otherwise stated.

Top 10 Holdings (%)

Microsoft
4.8
Amazon
4.0
CrowdStrike
3.8
Paycom Software
3.8
Apple
3.4
Tesla
3.4
MongoDB
3.3
Mastercard
2.8
RingCentral
2.6
Fortinet
2.4

Data as of 31.01.2020

Geographic Breakdown (%)

North America 85.2
Europe ex UK 5.3
UK 1.4
Far East & Pacific 1.3
Cash 6.8

Data as of 31.01.2020

Sector Breakdown (%)

Technology
70.0
Consumer Services
8.4
Industrials
4.9
Consumer Goods
4.7
Financials
4.4
Utilities
0.7
Cash
6.8

Data as of 31.01.2020

Market Cap Breakdown (%)

Over US $100bn 31.2
US $10bn to 100bn 41.5
US $1bn to 10bn 19.8
Under US $1bn 0.7
Cash 6.8

Data as of 31.01.2020

Fund Manager Comments

Portfolio Overview

The Allianz Technology Trust’s NAV returned 7.5% in January, outperforming the Dow Jones World Technology Index return of 3.2%. During the month, both stock selection and industry allocation contributed to relative performance.

Paycom Software was a top contributor to relative performance after shares were boosted by news that the stock would be added to the S&P 500 index at the end of January. Paycom provides cloud-based payroll and human capital management software in a software-as-a-service (SaaS) format to small and medium businesses in the US. The company’s software provides unique value to customers because it typically replaces multiple systems and helps manage complex compliance requirements. We see the company as a unique cloud asset modernising the payroll market.

Our position in RingCentral was also a top relative contributor. Shares outperformed in January as analysts continued to react positively to the company’s recently announced strategic partnership with Avaya, the leader in on-premise unified communications (UC). The companies will jointly deliver a cloud UC offering leveraging Avaya’s customer base and sales network. RingCentral provides cloud-based UC services that connect multiple users over multiple devices. The company’s solution replaces legacy business communication systems and offers advantages such as minimal upfront investment, rapid deployment, increased functionality, and ease of management. RingCentral has the largest scale among its cloud-based competitors, and we believe it is well positioned to achieve growth by continuing to disrupt the business communications market in the mobile workforce era.

Other top active contributors included overweight positions in Tesla, MongoDB, and Zscaler.

Our underweight position in Microsoft was the top detractor from relative performance. The company reported strong quarterly financial results across every segment of its business, beating both revenue and earnings expectations, and management provided better than expected guidance. Revenue growth from cloud service Azure accelerated to 64% year-on-year from 63% year-on-year in the prior quarter, demonstrating continued rapid market growth. The company has done a good job of meeting the complex requirements of its enterprise customers as they begin the migration to cloud based architectures. Microsoft should continue to benefit from this shift over time given their strong long-term relationships with enterprise customers. While we are positive on the company, we are underweight relative to the benchmark’s large position in the stock. Our exposure to the cloud and artificial intelligence themes is spread across multiple companies in the portfolio, as we believe this approach offers a more attractive risk/reward profile.

Our underweight position in Apple, the largest holding in the benchmark, was also a top detractor from relative performance. The company reported strong quarterly financial results with both revenue and earnings exceeding expectations. The strength in the quarter was driven by better than expected iPhone and wearables/accessories sales. Higher than expected profitability helped generate free cash flow of $28.4 billion, which supported a robust return of capital via a cash dividend of $3.5 billion and stock repurchases of $20.7 billion. Management provided a stronger than expected outlook for the upcoming quarter, but provided a wider range given the uncertainty and fluidity of the coronavirus outbreak. While the iPhone product cycle remains uncertain, the consistent growth in the services segment is helping the company re-accelerate revenue growth. The portfolio’s weighting in Apple continues to be significantly underweight relative to the benchmark’s large position.

Other top active detractors included an overweight position in Taiwan Semiconductor, an underweight position in Alphabet (Google’s parent), and not owning Salesforce.

Market Outlook

In our view, the technology sector continues to benefit from strong tailwinds which should continue to drive attractive long term appreciation. The digital transformation is the top priority for many companies across the economy, as these technologies are increasingly becoming critical drivers of growth, productivity, and competitive positioning. If IT budgets must be cut in an economic slowdown, management teams are reporting that the budget for the digital transformation will be the last to be reduced. This transition is a multi-year process, and we believe we are still in the fairly early stages. For the semiconductors and hardware segments, we expect the environment to remain mixed as companies work through production and inventory adjustments amid the trade conflict between the US and China. From a fundamental perspective, these companies are much stronger after years of consolidation, and we expect growth to reaccelerate in 2020. We maintain exposure to companies that we believe will benefit from secular growth themes. Despite periods of volatility driven by geopolitical uncertainty, we expect the broad technology sector to see attractive growth in the future.

We continue to believe the technology sector can provide some of the best absolute and relative return opportunities in the equity markets – especially for bottom-up stock pickers.

Walter Price10 February 2020

we expect the broad technology sector to see attractive growth

This is no recommendation or solicitation to buy or sell any particular security.

Performance

Performance (%)

Select period:

    Cumulative Returns (%)

    3M6M1Y3Y5Y
    Share Price13.6-1.131.5111.1221.1
    NAV14.71.527.799.6196.2
    Benchmark11.38.435.278.5166.3

    Source: Thomson Reuters DataStream, percentage growth, mid to mid, total return to 31.01.2020.1

    Discrete 12 Month Returns to 31 January (%)

    2020 2019 2018 2017 2016
    Share Price31.511.543.945.34.7
    NAV27.712.738.738.37.3
    Benchmark35.23.727.342.84.5

    Source: Thomson Reuters DataStream, percentage growth, mid to mid, total return as at 31.01.2020.1

    1Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future returns. You should not make any assumptions on the future on the basis of performance information. The value of an investment and the income from it can fall as well as rise as a result of market fluctuations and you may not get back the amount originally invested.

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    © Allianz Global Investors GmbH 2020, Registered Office: Frankfurt am Main, Register: HRB 9340, Local court: Frankfurt am Main. All Rights Reserved. Allianz Technology Trust PLC is incorporated in England and Wales. (Company registration no. 3117355). Registered Office: 199 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3TY. VAT registration no. 678 1784 81. The Company is a member of the Association of Investment Companies - Category: Sector Specialists - Technology, Media & Telecoms.