Investments Update

BNY Mellon Name Change - June 2019

BNY Mellon have notified us that they are aligning the names of the Sub-Funds in BNY Mellon Investment Funds, effective 10 June 2019. Please follow the link to see the list of changes.

Japanese Golden Week Temporary Suspension

Various notifications have been received in relation to the Japanese Golden Week holiday that has been declared in Japan, which this year this has been extended in order to celebrate the abdication of Emperor Akihito. As a result of this, Japanese stock markets will be closed throughout the period and a number of funds are subsequently being temporarily suspended from 26/04/2019 to 03/05/2019.
Any model portfolios which contain the Fund will be impacted. Please follow the link to see a list of affected funds.

F&C name changes - November 2018

We have received a notification from F&C that the current range of funds will be renamed from F&C to BMO, effective from 12/11/2018, as shown in the table below. Please follow the link to see a share class breakdown of the changes.

Old Mutual Funds - Change of Name - September 2018

We have received a notification from Old Mutual that OMGI will be rebranded as Merian Global Investors. As a result of this, various fund names will be changing, effective from 28/09/2018. Please follow the link to see the list of changes.

Invesco Funds - Change of Name

We have received a notification from Invesco detailing their intention to move to a unified global brand; as such they will be changing the names of numerous funds. These changes will be effective from 01/10/2018. Please follow the link to see the list of changes.

Schroder Name changes

We have received notification from Schroder that the naming convention for the Schroder International Selection Fund will be changing. The change will be effective 11/09/2018. Please follow the link to see a full breakdown of name changes. 

Liontrust Funds OCF Change

We have received notification from Liontrust of changes to the OCF for various Liontrust Funds. These changes will be effective from 01/09/2018. Please follow the link to see a share class breakdown of the changes.

Old Mutual Funds - Change of Name 

We have received a notification from Old Mutual that the name of various funds will be changing. This change will be effective as of 29/06/2018. Follow link to see list of affected funds.

Baring Funds - Change of OCF

We have received notification from Barings of updated OCFs. Please note these have been rounded to two decimal places.
These changes were effective from 30/04/2018 and will be reflected on our investment list once our third party data provider updates the feeds. Follow the link the see the list of funds and new OCFs.

Aberdeen Global - Name Changes

We have received notification from Aberdeen that effective 18/12/2017 they will be changing the name of the R2 and D2 share classes to A and X share classes respectively. Please follow the link for a breakdown of the changes for all share classes affected.

Old Mutual Funds - Charge Changes

From 01/03/2018 Old Mutual are introducing a ‘Fixed Ongoing Charge’ across a number of their funds. This single figure will replace the existing annual management charge (‘AMC’) and the administration costs of the funds. There will be no change to the funds’ Ongoing Charge (OCF) as a result of the move to a Fixed Ongoing Charge. Follow the link for a list of affected funds.

Old Mutual Funds - Dual to Single Pricing

We have received notification from Old Mutual that effective 29/01/2018 a number of funds will change from dual to single pricing, removing the bid/offer spread. Follow the link for a list of funds and share classes affected.

Jupiter UK Unit Trusts - Dual to Single Pricing

We have received notification from Jupiter that effective 22/01/2018 all UK units trusts will change from dual to single priced. Follow the link for a list of funds and share classes affected.

Standard Life Investments MyFolio Fund range AMC Reduction

With effect from 01/11/2017 Standard Life Investments are reducing the AMC on the majority of their share classes across the MyFolio Fund range. Follow the link for a list of the affected funds/share classes.

Henderson fund ranges domiciled in UK, Luxembourg, Singapore and Ireland - Name Changes

We have received notification from Janus Henderson Investors of upcoming name changes to all Henderson fund ranges domiciled in the UK, Luxembourg, Singapore and Ireland, with an effective date of 15/12/2017. Henderson are making these changes to align their product names with their new corporate name Janus Henderson Investors. Please follow the link to see the funds affected. 

Vanguard Investment Series Funds - Changes to Pricing Structure

We have received notification from Vanguard Investment Manager regarding changes to the pricing of the Vanguard Investment Series Funds. With immediate effect, Vanguard are changing the pricing from Single to Swing. This means that, where there are sales or purchases that exceed the threshold, the price will be adjusted to counteract the potential impact on the fund. This change is being made because Swing Pricing is widely used throughout the fund industry and they believe it is a fair way of allocating the costs of dealing in the Fund’s investments. The implementation of Swing Pricing is across all Ireland and UK domiciled fund ranges, excluding ETFs. Please follow link for a list of those Funds affected.

Reduction of AMC - Baillie Gifford UK OEIC and Irish UCITS funds

We have received notification from Baillie Gifford that, with effect from 01/10/2017, they have reduced the Annual Management Fee for a number of their UK OEIC and Irish UCITS funds.

BlackRock renaming certain sub-funds in index mutual fund ranges to iShares brand

BlackRock Collective Investment Funds will be named iShares Collective Investment Funds as of 30/06/2017. The iShares rebranding will be passed on to all sub funds as of the effective date.

Cavendish Asset Management Change of Authorised Corporate Director

In accordance with the change of Authorised Corporate Director from Cavendish Asset Management to TUTMAN LLP effective as of 2/05/2017 several funds are changing name.

Invesco Perpetual Gross to Standard Conversions

We have received notification from Invesco Perpetual of the conversion of all gross share classes to the equivalent standard share class. The conversion is effective as of the weekend of 27/05/2017.