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
308.0p


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
336.9p


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
-8.6%


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 16.09.2021 based on market close mid price.

Awards & Ratings

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Association of Investment Companies (AIC) Shareholder Communication Awards 2021: Allianz Technology Trust won the award for ‘Best Report and Accounts – Specialist’. The panel thought the winning report was excellently designed and included engaging, educational content about the sector and its themes.
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Money Observer Investment Trust Awards 2020: 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 2020), 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 fund manager rating 2021: 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.
Source and copyright of Citywire. Walter Price is ‘+’ rated by Citywire for his three year risk-adjusted performance for the period 33/06/2018 to 30/06/2021. 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 (%)

Alphabet - A shares
6.6
Microsoft
5.9
Amazon
4.8
CrowdStrike
3.4
Micron Technology
3.2
Zscaler
3.0
Samsung Electronics
2.8
Asana
2.8
PayPal
2.6
Apple
2.6

Data as of 31.07.2021

Geographic Breakdown (%)

North America 85.6
Far East & Pacific 5.0
Europe ex UK 2.1
UK 1.5
Cash 5.8

Data as of 31.07.2021

Sector Breakdown (%)

Information Technology
77.0
Consumer Discretionary
8.6
Industrials
7.3
Health Care
0.8
Real Estate
0.5
Cash
5.8

Data as of 31.07.2021

Market Cap Breakdown (%)

Over US $100bn 38.7
US $10bn to 100bn 46.4
US $1bn to 10bn 8.8
Under US $1bn 0.3
Cash 5.8

Data as of 31.07.2021

Fund Manager Comments

Portfolio Overview

The Allianz Technology Trust returned 0.4% in July, underperforming the Dow Jones World Technology Index return of 1.1%. During the month, stock selection contributed and industry allocation detracted from relative performance.

Our position in collaboration software provider Asana was a top relative contributor during the period. The company’s most recent quarterly financial results exceeded expectations driven by revenue growth of 61% year-on-year. Management provided guidance ahead of expectations driven by accelerating new customer growth, expansion of current customer contracts, investments in enterprise sales capacity, product enhancements, and international expansion. Asana offers a flexible and scalable work management platform that helps individuals, teams, managers, and executives coordinate and execute activities and tasks, streamline and automate workflows, and collaborate more effectively.

Our position in cloud security company Zscaler was also a top relative contributor. The company’s most recent quarterly financial results were outstanding with revenue growth of 60%, far ahead of consensus estimates. Billings grew 71% and exceeded expectations by a wide margin as it is clear that demand for cloud security is hitting another gear of growth. We continue to view Zscaler as a company which is a first mover in cloud security that has essentially created a new market in the cyber security world. The cloud journey is still in the early innings, and Zscaler should therefore see a significant expansion in its addressable market.

Other top active contributors included an underweight position in Tencent, not owning Alibaba, and an overweight position in EPAM Systems.

Our position in Amazon.com was a top detractor during the period. The company reported mixed results, as sales growth of 27% year-on-year and 4% from the first quarter, fell short of high consensus expectations. However, profit growth was better than expected with operating profit coming in at the higher end of management’s guidance. Sales growth was particularly strong across multiple business segments with third-party seller services up 34%, subscription services up 28%, advertising services up 83% and AWS (Amazon Web Services) up 37%. Sales in the company’s online retail segment increased by 13% in the second quarter, a deceleration from previous quarters as Amazon begins to face tougher comparisons following heightened demand amid pandemic-related restrictions in the prior year. It is important to note that management sees lasting benefits from a larger Prime subscriber base as we come out of the pandemic restrictions.

Our underweight position in Microsoft, the benchmark’s second largest position at 12.7%, was also a top detractor. Microsoft reported a strong end to its fiscal year, beating expectations for revenue and earnings. Total revenue growth of 17% and commercial cloud revenue growth of 31% were both impressive for a business of this scale. The company saw solid long-term commitments to its cloud platform, with significant growth in the number of $10 million-plus Azure and Microsoft 365 contracts. Strength in Microsoft 365 has been driven by the higher tier upsells due to strong demand for security, compliance, and voice capabilities. In security alone, Microsoft reported a 70% increase year-on-year in small-to-medium sized business customers. Microsoft continues to build success in newer product areas, such as security, compliance, and collaboration. Longer term, the urgency of digital transformation has increased due to the COVID pandemic. The stock remains a top holding in the portfolio, though we maintain an underweight position relative to the benchmark’s large weight.

Other top active detractors included overweight positions in Micron and PayPal and an underweight position in Apple.

Market Outlook

In our view, the technology sector continues to benefit from strong tailwinds which should, we believe, continue to drive attractive long-term appreciation. There is no question in our minds that the COVID-19 crisis will spur the use of technology and change how we live and work in the future. Additionally, many businesses are struggling to find workers to meet customer demand and need technology solutions to improve productivity of limited staffs. As companies need to reduce costs and improve productivity, we expect to see accelerating demand for innovative and more productive solutions such as cloud, software-as-a-service, artificial intelligence, cyber security, etc. We are in a period of rapid change, where the importance of technology is key to the prosperity of most industries. We believe that this environment is likely to provide attractive growth opportunities in many technology stocks over the next several years.

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 Price19 August 2021

many businesses are struggling to find workers to meet customer demand and need technology solutions to improve productivity

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

Performance

Performance (%)

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    Cumulative Returns (%)

    3M6M1Y3Y5Y
    Share Price-0.52.827.9106.9315.0
    NAV4.67.233.4120.1304.9
    Benchmark6.613.331.7102.1228.7

    Source: Thomson Reuters DataStream, percentage growth, mid to mid, total return to 31.07.2021.1

    Discrete 12 Month Returns to 31 July (%)

    2021 2020 2019 2018 2017
    Share Price27.929.325.140.942.3
    NAV33.434.123.134.237.1
    Benchmark31.730.317.823.032.2

    Source: Thomson Reuters DataStream, percentage growth, mid to mid, total return as at 31.07.2021.1

    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 2021, 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.