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U.S. President Donald Trump has declared a U.S. day of mourning on Wednesday, 5 December to honor late U.S. Present George H.W. Bush, who passed away over the weekend.
On this day, the U.S. bond and equity markets will be closed. These closures will impact a number of funds, which were previously shown to be open for trading, within the holiday trading calendars.
The UK funds which will be closed are:

Vanguard FTSE Developed World ex-U.K. Equity Index Fund
Vanguard FTSE Global All Cap Index Fund
Vanguard Global Balanced Fund
Vanguard Global Equity Fund
Vanguard Global Equity Income Fund
Vanguard U.S. Equity Index Fund
Vanguard LifeStrategy® 100% Equity Fund
Vanguard LifeStrategy® 20% Equity Fund
Vanguard LifeStrategy® 40% Equity Fund
Vanguard LifeStrategy® 60% Equity Fund
Vanguard LifeStrategy® 80% Equity Fund
Vanguard Target Retirement 2015 Fund
Vanguard Target Retirement 2020 Fund
Vanguard Target Retirement 2025 Fund
Vanguard Target Retirement 2030 Fund
Vanguard Target Retirement 2035 Fund
Vanguard Target Retirement 2040 Fund
Vanguard Target Retirement 2045 Fund
Vanguard Target Retirement 2050 Fund
Vanguard Target Retirement 2055 Fund
Vanguard Target Retirement 2060 Fund
Vanguard Target Retirement 2065 Fund
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Due to the merger activities of non-sterling share classes between M&G Securities Ltd and M&G International Investments SA, M&G have announced the dealing suspension of related Sterling share classes of OEIC funds at 12:00pm noon on 06/12/2018 until 11/12/2018. The M&G Funds shown below will be will be suspended from dealing; individual share classes and market identifiers are shown on the following pages.

M&G OEIC Fund Name Suspension Date Next Dealing Date
M&G Global Floating Rate High Yield Fund 06/12/2018 12:00 pm 11/12/2018
M&G Emerging Markets Bond Fund 06/12/2018 12:00 pm 11/12/2018
M&G Global Dividend Fund 06/12/2018 12:00 pm 11/12/2018

Operational Details:
  • Deals received for these share classes during the suspension period will be queued and placed at the first valuation point following the unsuspension.
  • Stock transfer requests will continue to be accepted but will not be processed during the suspension period.
  • Other features of these share classes will continue to function including distribution accruals, rebate accruals and pricing.
  • The share classes will be priced and published as usual on 07/12/2018.
  • Prices will not be calculated on 10/12/2018 but published prices will be issued on this date which will be the same as the prices made on 07/12/2018.
  • Usual pricing will resume on 11/12/2018.
  • All other sterling share classes of M&G other OEIC funds are not affected by these dealing suspensions and will operate as business as usual.
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Further to the recent mailing to notify current Donor shareclass unitholders of the proposed event, dealing in the donor shareclasses will be suspended after the 12:00VP on 31/12/2018 to allow the holdings in the donor shareclasses to be converted into the host share classes as detailed in the below table on the 02/01/2019

Should you have any queries on this communication please contact the DST Distributor Client Services Team, our contact details can be found by clicking here.

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Liontrust are pleased to announced that they have received more than the 75% quorum to approve the merger of the Liontrust FTSE 100 Tracker Fund into the Liontrust UK Growth Fund (I Income units). The merger will be effective on the 25th of October 2018.

Dealing in the donor fund will cease at 12pm on the 22nd of October, 2018 and all remaining holders will then have their units switched on the merger effective date under a special 12:05pm valuation point. Deal confirmations will be available as normal shortly thereafter.

Should you have any queries on this communication please contact the DST Distributor Client Services Team, our contact details can be found by clicking here.

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