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DST Financial Services Europe Limited (DST) will take over the administration of the following FundRock sponsors effective from 15th July 2019;

 

Foresight

Luceo

Miton

Mattioli Woods

Octopus (additional fund range)

 

From this date, the fund range will be held under EMX participant ID “IFDS” and Calastone trading BIC reference “CLAOGB2LFPW”. The funds applicable to this change are as follows:

 

Fund Name ISIN Providers Product Currency
FP Foresight UK Infrastructure Income Fund A Inc GBP GB00BF0VS815 000088 GBP
FP Foresight UK Infrastructure Income Fund A Acc GBP GB00BF0VS922 000088 GBP
FP Foresight Global Real Infrastructure Fund A Inc GBP GB00BK0TB032 000088 GBP
FP Foresight Global Real Infrastructure Fund A Acc GBP GB00BK0T9T82 000088 GBP
FP Mattiioli Woods Balanced Fund B Inc GBP GB00BF475Y04 000089 GBP
FP Mattiioli Woods Balanced Fund C Acc GBP GB00B5ZMXX91 000089 GBP
FP Mattiioli Woods Balanced Fund C Inc GBP GB00BF475Z11 000089 GBP
FP Mattiioli Woods Balanced Fund D Inc GBP GB00BZCN8H48 000089 GBP
FP Mattiioli Woods Balanced Fund E Inc GBP GB00BZCN8J61 000089 GBP
FP Mattiioli Woods Cautious Fund B Inc GBP GB00BZCN8C92 000089 GBP
FP Mattiioli Woods Cautious Fund C Inc GBP GB00BZCN8D00 000089 GBP
FP Mattiioli Woods Cautious Fund D Inc GBP GB00BZCN8F24 000089 GBP
FP Mattiioli Woods Cautious Fund E Inc GBP GB00BZCN8G31 000089 GBP
FP Mattiioli Woods Growth Fund B  Inc GBP GB00BZCN8K76 000089 GBP
FP Mattiioli Woods Growth Fund C Inc GBP GB00BZCN8L83 000089 GBP
FP Mattiioli Woods Growth Fund D Inc GBP GB00BZCN8M90 000089 GBP
FP Mattiioli Woods Growth Fund E Inc GBP GB00BZCN8N08 000089 GBP
FP Mattiioli Woods Adventurous Fund B Inc GBP GB00BZCN8P22 000089 GBP
FP Mattiioli Woods Adventurous Fund C Inc GBP GB00BZCN8Q39 000089 GBP
FP Mattiioli Woods Adventurous Fund D Inc GBP GB00BZCN9153 000089 GBP
FP Mattiioli Woods Adventurous Fund E Inc GBP GB00BZCN9260 000089 GBP
FP Luceo 3 AAcc GBP GB00BYZWW357 000085 GBP
FP Luceo 4 AAcc GBP GB00BYZWW464 000085 GBP
FP Luceo 5 AAcc GBP GB00BYZWW571 000085 GBP
FP Luceo 6 AAcc GBP GB00BYZWW688 000085 GBP
FP Luceo 7 AAcc GBP GB00BYZWW795 000085 GBP
FP Miton Inc Fund AAcc GBP GB00B1RQR625 000086 GBP
FP Miton Inc Fund AInc GBP GB00B1RQN640 000086 GBP
FP Miton Inc Fund BAcc GBP GB00B29LZ803 000086 GBP
FP Miton Inc Fund BInc GBP GB00B29LZ795 000086 GBP
FP Octopus UK Micro Cap Growth Fund P Acc GBP GB00BYQ7HN43 000092 GBP
FP Octopus UK Micro Cap Growth Fund S Acc GBP GB00BYQ7HP66 000092 GBP
FP Octopus UK Multi Cap Income Fund S Acc GBP GB00BG47Q333 000092 GBP
FP Octopus UK Multi Cap Income Fund S Inc GBP GB00BG47Q440 000092 GBP
FP Octopus UK Multi Cap Income Fund I Acc GBP GB00BG47Q556 000092 GBP
FP Octopus UK Multi Cap Income Fund I Inc GBP GB00BG47Q663 000092 GBP
FP Octopus UK Multi Cap Income Fund R Acc GBP GB00BG47Q770 000092 GBP
FP Octopus UK Multi Cap Income Fund R Inc GBP GB00BG47Q887 000092 GBP


The below are the product providers: 

000085  FP Luceo Inv OEIC

000086  FP Miton Income Fund

000088  FP Foresight OEIC

000089  Mattioli Woods ICVC

000092  FP Octopus Inv UCITS

Please note, If you previously held account level coverall with the previous administrator, this will NOT be applied to your holding within the FundRock environment. If we do NOT notify you that there is a client level coverall in place, we will require you to complete a new client level coverall and submit to us. New account numbers and clarification as to whether any coveralls in place will be communicated to you by Thursday 11th July.

Electronic Re-Registration BICs are available on the electronic re-registration section of the 'documents and guides' tab.

For information on bank details, correspondence addresses and other useful information, please select the relevant sponsor pages that will be available on 15 July 2019 on www.dstdistributorportal.com/fund-rock.
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Please note that the Investec OEIC Series iv Global Dividend Fund will be closing on Wednesday 7th August 2019. The final day for dealing is Tuesday 6th August 2019 and trade orders need to be received before the 12 noon valuation point on this day. Any investor remaining in the Fund on Wednesday 7th August 2018 will have their holding compulsorily redeemed on this day. 

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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Please click here for more information on the Investec Short Dated Bond Closure.
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Subject to Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") approval, the termination of JPM America Equity Fund is scheduled for 30 August 2019. This covers the below ISINs:  


Fund Name SEDOL ISIN
JPM America Equity Fund A Accumulation   BGSHG95   GB00BGSHG957  
JPM America Equity Fund A Income   BGSHG84   GB00BGSHG841  
JPM America Equity Fund B Accumulation   BGSHGB7   GB00BGSHGB71  
JPM America Equity Fund C Accumulation   BGSHGD9   GB00BGSHGD95  
JPM America Equity Fund C Income   BGSHGC8   GB00BGSHGC88  
JPM America Equity Fund B Income   BM7SDL2   GB00BM7SDL21  
JPM America Equity Fund S Accumulation (suspended)   BYMFGC4   GB00BYMFGC43  
JPM America Equity Fund S Income (suspended)   BYMFGD5   GB00BYMFGD59  

   
Please click here for more information.









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With our aim to continue to improve your experience of our Distributor Portal, we are delighted to announce that we have launched our Help Centre to make all of our lives easier! This will help you to find answers to questions that you may never knew you had. This is the beginning for the help centre and incorporates articles from “how to open an account” to “what is go secure”. Why not take a look?

To access from the DST Distributor Portal, just click ‘Help!’ in the menu bar.


We are adding new items all the time and would love to hear any feedback you have, just search the help centre for ‘Feedback’ for anything you would like to see mentioned or added.

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DST have been working with Euroclear to enhance our EMX service, and move away from FIX to a new ISO connection.  As part of the preparation to achieve this, we will be implementing a change effective 8 July 2019.  

This change will result in DST no longer supporting account opening via EMX, which will be managed by making the account reference mandatory.  Therefore from Monday 8 July if the account reference field is blank when submitting an order, the request will be rejected.

Please ensure all relevant teams are aware of this change in readiness for 8 July 2019.

This affects the following Fund Groups

 

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Jupiter has received FCA approval for clarificatory changes to its fund objectives and policies and the introduction of non-dealing days. Please find attached a copy of the circular which we have posted to unitholders and agents on the 28th June 2019. We have also taken the opportunity in the circular to notify a change in the funds’ Depositary and fund accounting provider.

The Effective Date will the 6th September 2019.

Copy of Circular

Notification of Change

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With effect 1st July 2019, the Ethical UK Equity Fund & the UK Overseas Earnings Fund will have a change of name. All associated share class codes, on-going charges figures etc will remain the same; it is only the fund name which is changing as shown below:  

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Please be aware that the FundRock Carmignac fund range launched 15th May  2019, under the administration of DST Financial Services Europe Limited (DST).

 

From this date, the fund range will be held under EMX participant ID “IFDS” and Calastone BIC reference “CLAOGB2LFPW”

 

For further details of the fund range and the required application forms, please visit https://www.fundrock.com/fund/Carmignac
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Golden Week is a Japanese national holiday (based around a number of national holidays) that take place at the end of April / early May each year. This year Golden Week has been extended to 10 days in honour of the succession of a new Emperor starting on Saturday 27 April 2019. This has resulted in the Tokyo Stock Exchange being closed for 6 days from Monday 29 April 2019 to Monday 6 May 2019 inclusive. This has impacted a subset of fund ranges under DST's administration, but please note that not all fund managers are treating this the same way:  

Last valuation point today (Thursday 25 April 2019) - Any trades instructed after the VP of 25th April 2019 will be placed but will go forward to the next available valuation point of Tuesday 7th May 2019:
T Rowe Price - https://www.dstdistributorportal.com/news/entry/t-rowe-price-japan-golden-week
Aberdeen Standard Investments - https://www.dstdistributorportal.com/news/entry/asi-japan-golden-week
Quilter Investors - https://www.dstdistributorportal.com/news/entry/quilter-investors-japan-golden-week
JP Morgan - https://www.dstdistributorportal.com/news/entry/j-p-morgan-japan-golden-week
Invesco - https://www.dstdistributorportal.com/news/entry/invesco-golden-week-tokyo-stock-exchange-closure
Janus Henderson - https://www.dstdistributorportal.com/news/entry/janus-henderson-japan-golden-week

Last valuation point today (Friday 26 April 2019) - Any trades instructed after 26th April 2019 12:00 pm VP will be placed but will go forward to the next available valuation point of Tuesday 7th May 2019.
Neptune - https://www.dstdistributorportal.com/news/entry/Neptune-japan-golden-week  

Last valuation point today (Thursday 25 April 2019) – After today’s VP’s, no trades will be able to be placed and any instructions will be rejected for the impacted funds. STP Rejections will go back via EMX and Calastone at the time the trade is submitted during the restriction period between 12:01 pm on Thursday 25 April 2019 and 8:00 am Tuesday 7 May 2019. Please review the below news stories for funds applicable to this change:

Columbia Threadneedle - https://www.dstdistributorportal.com/news/entry/columbia-threadneedle-japan-golden-week-japan-fund-dealing-rejections
M&G - https://www.dstdistributorportal.com/news/entry/m-g-japan-golden-week
Man GLG - https://www.dstdistributorportal.com/news/entry/man-glg-change-of-administration

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Advanced notice – Non-Dealing days – Golden Week

 

Neptune Investment Management  have declared a number of non-dealing days in the below Funds. Non-dealing days will be in place from Monday 29 April to Monday 6 May 2019. This is due to the ten day ‘Golden Week’ holiday declared in Japan which will see stock markets and banks closed for six days.

 

We have decided that as the Funds will be unable to implement any investment decisions or raise cash that it is in the interest of all investors to not allow dealing in shares in the Funds during this holiday period.

We would like to apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but believe this is the best course of action to take.

 

Neptune Japan Equity Fund

Neptune Japan Opportunities Fund

Long Name

Sedol

ISIN

Neptune Japan Equity Fund C Accumulation Hedged USD

BXDZFL8

GB00BXDZFL82

Neptune Japan Equity Fund C Accumulation Hedged Euro

BXDZFJ6

GB00BXDZFJ60

Neptune Japan Equity Fund C Accumulation

BXDZFF2

GB00BXDZFF23

Neptune Japan Equity Fund C Accumulation Hedged

BXDZFG3

GB00BXDZFG30

Neptune Japan Equity Fund D Accumulation

BDHXQZ9

GB00BDHXQZ93

Neptune Japan Opportunities Fund A Accumulation

3207604

GB0032076043

Neptune Japan Opportunities Fund A Accumulation USD

B60T5H0

GB00B60T5H09

Neptune Japan Opportunities Fund B Accumulation

3207615

GB0032076159

Neptune Japan Opportunities Fund C Accumulation

B3Z0Y81

GB00B3Z0Y815

Neptune Japan Opportunities Fund C Accumulation USD

B60T5J2

GB00B60T5J23

Neptune Japan Opportunities Fund D Accumulation

BFZC760

GB00BFZC7603

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Advanced notice – Non-Dealing days – Golden Week

 

Janus Henderson have declared a number of non-dealing days in the below Funds. Non-dealing days will be in place from Friday 26 April to Monday 6 May 2019. This is due to the ten day ‘Golden Week’ holiday declared in Japan which will see stock markets and banks closed for six days.

 

We have decided that as the Funds will be unable to implement any investment decisions or raise cash that it is in the interest of all investors to not allow dealing in shares in the Funds during this holiday period.

We would like to apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but believe this is the best course of action to take.

UK Domiciled Funds:

Janus Henderson Japan Opportunities Fund

Janus Henderson Institutional Japan Index Opportunities Fund

  

Long Name

ISIN

Sedol

Janus Henderson Institutional Japan Index Opps Fund I Acc

GB00B0LZBB16

B0LZBB1

Janus Henderson Institutional Japan Index Opps Fund Z Acc

GB00B0LYSG21

B0LYSG2

Janus Henderson Institutional Japan Index Opps Fund Y Acc

GB00B0LYSF14

B0LYSF1

Janus Henderson Institutional Japan Index Opps Fund C Acc

GB00B4KX5S91

B4KX5S9

Janus Henderson Institutional Japan Index Opps Fund A Acc

GB00B4JTJZ34

B4JTJZ3

Janus Henderson Japan Opportunities Fund A Acc

GB0007683203

0768320

Janus Henderson Japan Opportunities Fund I Acc

GB0007685026

0768502

 

 

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Man GLG has appointed Bank of New York Mellon as its UK Transfer Agent and will replace DST as administrator effective from 29 April 2019.

In preparation for this change, we will not be releasing Cheque payments for any trades due to settle on or after 15th April 2019. For any payments that are due to be released by Cheque, we will be in contact to arrange for the payment to be released electronically.

STP Trading – EMX & CTN

Electronic trading via EMX and CTN will be temporarily suspended in line with the below valuation points;

12pm VP – Suspended from 12pm 25 April 2019 due to Japan Golden Week:

Man GLG Japan CoreAlpha Fund Retail Acc Shares (Class A) GB00B0119933
Man GLG Japan CoreAlpha Fund Retail Income Shares (Class B) GB00B3F46Y30
Man GLG Japan CoreAlpha Fund Prof Acc Shares (Class C) GB00B0119B50
Man GLG Japan CoreAlpha Fund Prof Income Shares (Class D) GB00B3F47512
Man GLG Japan CoreAlpha Fund Inst Acc Shares (Class E) GB00B0119C67

5pm cut off - Suspended from 5pm 25 April 2019:

Man Dynamic Allocation Professional Accumulation Class C GB00BDTYMJ68
Man Dynamic Allocation Prof Acc Sterling Hedged Class CH GB00BDTYNF95
Man Dynamic Allocation Professional Income Class D GB00BDTYNG03
Man Dynamic Allocation Prof Income Sterling Hedged Class DH GB00BDTYNH10
Man Dynamic Allocation Institutional Accumulation Class E GB00BDTYNJ34

All other funds administered by DST with 12pm VP – Suspended from 12pm 26 April 2019.

We will be closing Electronic Re-Registration for Man GLG between 22 April 2019 and 26 April 2019 (inclusive). Any electronic trades submitted after the above suspension times will be automatically rejected.

STP Settlement CTN Net Settlement

We will be closing CTN Net Settlement for Man GLG between 22 April 2019 and 26 April 2019 (inclusive). The last traded Valuation Point to settle via CTN Net Settlement will be 19 April 2019. Please see the below links for bank details for manual settlement of trades placed between these dates:

https://www.dstdistributorportal.com/fund-groups/item/man-glg-2

Please ensure you have made all relevant internal parties aware of these changes and updates are made in line with the dates above.

DST are unable to comment on the operation under the new administrators however, 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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From 26 April to 6 May 2019 the Tokyo Stock Exchange will be closed during Japan’s Golden Week holiday, which is longer than usual to mark the abdication of Japan’s emperor.

 

Jupiter have decided that utilising our standard approach to FVP (Fair Value Pricing) over the period will be sufficient to address the market closure. We therefore have no plans to suspend the fund. There will be no change to Jupiter normal trading of our Japanese funds during this period and the daily price file will continue to be released BAU.

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Due to the Imperial succession in Japan, the annual ‘Golden Week’ holiday period has been extended to 10 days. As a result the non-dealing days on impacted funds will extend from Friday 26 April until Monday 6 May 2019 inclusive. This means investors will be unable to buy, sell or switch shares or units in affected funds until dealing recommences on Tuesday 7 May 2019. 

This applies to:

Quilter Investors Japanese Equity Fund 

For a full list of affected Share Classes including codes, please click here 

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Due to the Imperial succession in Japan, the annual ‘Golden Week’ holiday period has been extended to 10 days. As a result the non-dealing days on impacted funds will extend from Friday 26 April until Monday 6 May 2019 inclusive. This means investors will be unable to buy, sell or switch shares or units in affected funds until dealing recommences on Tuesday 7 May 2019.  

   

This applies to:  

Aberdeen Japan Equity Enhanced Index Fund  

Aberdeen Japan Equity Fund  

Aberdeen Japan Equity Tracker Fund  

SLI Japan Trust   

SLI Japanese Equity Growth Fund  

SLMT Standard Life Japan   

   

For a full list of affected Share Classes including codes, please see the attached Excel document. Here

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Please click here for more information regarding the Japan Golden Week
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As a result of the scheduled ‘Golden Week’ national holidays in Japan when the Tokyo Stock Exchange will be closed M&G Securities Limited will be suspending the following OEIC funds from dealing between Friday 26 April 2019 and Monday 6 May 2019 (inclusive).

  • M&G Japan Fund
  • M&G Japan Smaller Companies Fund

All share classes are affected and are shown below;

Operational Details:

  • The suspension period will commence from 12pm (UK Time) on Thursday 25 April 2019 for all share classes of the funds.
  • Deals submitted during the suspension period will be rejected by M&G and will NOT be queued for trading after the suspension.
  • All share classes will resume dealing at 08:00 (UK Time) on Tuesday 7 May 2019.
  • Indicative prices will be published in the usual manner for the affected share classes between Friday 26 April 2019 and Monday 6 May 2019 inclusive, however these are not dealing prices and should only be used for portfolio valuations. These will be based on the price calculated on Thursday 25 April 2019 and adjusted on a daily basis to reflect relevant market movements during that period.
  • Trades placed prior to the dealing suspension which are in-flight during the suspension period will be not be affected and will continue to settle on usual cycles.
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Japan Golden Week 2019 - Declaration of Non-Dealing days for JPM Japan Fund  

  • The stock markets in Japan will be closed, on account of Japan Golden Week holidays, from 27 April 2019 to 6 May 2019 and will reopen on 7 May 2019.   
  • The JPM Japan Fund will be unable to process investor transactions during this period  
  • Non-dealing days have been declared for the JPM Japan Fund from 26 April 2019 to 6 May 2019 (inclusive), unless it is otherwise notified.   

No prices will be issued for the JPM Japan Fund on these days, and any dealing instructions received from 12 noon on Thursday 25 April 2019 to Monday 6 May 2019 will be processed at 12 noon on Tuesday 7 May 2019.  

Details of affected funds :

Company  

FAST Fund Code  

Ext Fund Code  

Fund Name  

Short Name  

Long Name  

SEDOL:  

ISIN:  

JPMAM  

00014  

613  

Japan A Acc  

Japan AAc  

JPM Japan Fund A Accumulation  

3087947  

GB0030879471  

JPMAM  

00074  

710  

Japan A Inc  

Japan AIn  

JPM Japan Fund A Income  

B1XMTP7  

GB00B1XMTP77  

JPMAM  

00098  

744  

Japan B Acc  

Japan BAc  

JPM Japan Fund B Accumulation  

B1YXDH9  

GB00B1YXDH97  

JPMAM  

00138  

800  

Japan C Acc  

Japan CAc  

JPM Japan Fund C Accumulation  

B235RG0  

GB00B235RG08  

JPMAM  

00139  

801  

Japan C Inc  

Japan CIn  

JPM Japan Fund C Income  

B235RJ3  

GB00B235RJ39  

JPMAM  

00286  

AD9  

Japan C AccHDG  

JapanCAcGB  

JPM Japan Fund C Accumulation (GBP Hedged)  

B9Z1HQ5  

GB00B9Z1HQ52  

JPMAM  

00346  

144  

L Japan Equity C1  

LJapanEqC1  

JPMorgan Life Japan Equity Fund Class 1  

3084722  

GB0030847221  

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This message is relevant to any shareholders with holdings in the share classes detailed below (see ‘Current Share Class Name’ and ‘ISIN’ columns).

With effect Wednesday 10th April 2019, the relevant share classes will be known as JPMorgan Life Global Equity All Countries Fund share classes. All associated share class codes, on-going charges figures etc will remain the same; it is only the fund name which is changing.

We contacted affected shareholders regarding these changes on 10th January 2019; this note is purely a reminder of this forthcoming action.

Current Share Class Name

ISIN

New Share Class

JPMorgan Life Global Dynamic All Countries Fund Class 1

GB00B58B8N83

JPMorgan Life Global Equity All Countries Fund Class 1

JPM Life Global Dynamic All Countries Fd (GBP Hedged) Class 1

GB00B584D655

JPM Life Global Equity All Countries Fd (GBP Hedged) Class 1

JPMorgan Life Global Dynamic All Countries Fund Class 3

GB00B4T02F79

JPMorgan Life Global Equity All Countries Fund Class 3

JPM Life Global Dynamic All Countries Fd Class 3 (GBP Hedged)

GB00B4WYDF30

JPM Life Global Equity All Countries Fd Class 3 (GBP Hedged)

JPM Life Global Dynamic All Countries Fd Class 5 (GBP Hedged)

GB00B50R7S25

JPM Life Global Equity All Countries Fd Class 5 (GBP Hedged)

JPMorgan Life Global Dynamic All Countries Fund Class 6

GB00B531J851

JPMorgan Life Global Equity All Countries Fund Class 6

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