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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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Please be aware of the upcoming merger, as communicated in the mailing to the existing unitholders on 22/03/2019, ASI have proposed that the Donor funds merge into the Host funds as detailed in the brief sheet below.

Unitholders were invited to vote at the EGM on 12/04/2019, and following approval of the proposal, the merger will take place with the effective date of 03/05/2019.

Electronic Re-registrations will be restricted in the Donor funds from 12:00 on 25/04/2019, it will be possible to instruct re-registrations by fax, telephone or post up to 12:00 on 02/05/19.

Donor fund repurchase instructions that are received after 12:00 on 02/05/19 will be dealt into the Host fund for value date 07/05/19.

Donor fund instructions to invest that are received after the cut off; 12:00 on 02/05/2019 will be rejected.

Donor Funds

Host Funds

MyFolio Multi Manager Income I Fund

MyFolio Multi Manager I Fund

MyFolio Managed Income I Fund

MyFolio Managed I Fund

MyFolio Managed Income II Fund

MyFolio Managed II Fund

MyFolio Managed Income III Fund

MyFolio Managed III Fund

MyFolio Managed Income IV Fund

MyFolio Managed IV Fund

MyFolio Managed Income V Fund

MyFolio Managed V Fund

MyFolio Multi Manager Income V Fund

MyFolio Multi Manager V Fund


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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Due to a ten-day ‘Golden Week’ holiday period in Japan this year, non-dealing days will be declared on the Threadneedle Japan Fund from Friday 26 April until Monday 6 May 2019 inclusive This means that investors will be unable to buy, sell, ISA transfer or switch shares in the Threadneedle Japan Fund during this period until the Fund reopens for dealing on Tuesday 7 May 2019.   

Please note that STP dealing will be restricted between these dates.

The ISINs for the share classes impacted are listed below:  

   

GB0030810351  

Threadneedle Japan Fund Institutional Accumulation JPY  

GB0002770641  

Threadneedle Japan Fund Retail Accumulation JPY  

GB0001448678  

Threadneedle Japan Fund Institutional Accumulation GBP  

GB0001529121  

Threadneedle Japan Fund Retail Accumulation GBP  

GB00B0WHP703  

Threadneedle Japan Fund Retail Accumulation EUR  

GB00B7TRT705  

Threadneedle Japan Fund Z Accumulation GBP  

GB00BP8XYF86  

Threadneedle Japan Fund Institutional X Income GBP  

GB00BWTW3J01  

Threadneedle Japan Fund Institutional X Accumulation GBP  

GB00BDZYJJ99  

Threadneedle Japan Fund Institutional X Accumulation GBP  

GB00BDZYJK05  

Threadneedle Japan Fund L Accumulation GBP  

GB00B1DD8L98  

Threadneedle Japan Fund Institutional X Accumulation JPY Hedged  

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Effective 1 May 2019 the dividend distribution frequency of the Invesco European Equity Income Fund (UK) will change from semi-annual to quarterly. 

The new distribution dates are as follows:

Current distribution payment dates

Future distribution payment dates

30 June

30 June

30 September

31  December

31 December

31 March

 

This change affects the following share classes:

 

Share Class Name

ISIN

European Equity Income (UK) Accumulation Shares

GB00B28J0S09

European Equity Income (UK) Income Shares

GB00B28J0T16

European Equity Income (UK) (No Trail) Accumulation Shares

GB00B28J0V38

European Equity Income (UK) (No Trail) Income Shares

GB00B28J0W45

European Equity Income (UK) (Y) Accumulation Shares

GB00BJ04G289

European Equity Income (UK) (Y) Income Shares

GB00BJ04G396

European Equity Income (UK) (Z) Accumulation Shares

GB00B8N44L32

European Equity Income (UK) (Z) Income Shares

GB00B8N44M49

 

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From 29 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.

The Japanese Equity team will be unable to trade and pricing issues may arise, Invesco have marked the days of Golden Week as non-dealing days for both the
Invesco Japan Fund (UK) and the Invesco Japanese Smaller Companies Fund (UK).

No prices will be issued for the funds 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.

You can download a copy of the client mailings
here.


Fund facts as at 28 February 2019

Fund name: Invesco Japan Fund (UK) Launch date: 7 May 1988 Fund size: £289.6m  

    

Share types               SEDOL            ISIN                MEXID     Citi Codes  

Accumulation                3302811     GB0033028118     PPJG           PE29  

Accumulation (No Trail) B3RS847     GB00B3RS8478     BRIVSC       FCW0  

Y (Accumulation)          BJ04J30      GB00BJ04J309      BRAAHR      K63C  

Z (Accumulation)          B8N44W4    GB00B8N44W47   BRGAAR      GUVL  

      

Fund name: Invesco Japanese Smaller Companies Fund (UK) Launch date: 6 September 1983 Fund size: £61.8m  

    

Share types                SEDOL            ISIN                MEXID     Citi Codes  

Accumulation                 3303041       GB0033030411     BRJSA       BR26  

Accumulation (No Trail)   B3RSBS2     GB00B3RSBS25     BRPPTC     FCT0  

Y (Accumulation)            BJ04J52       GB00BJ04J523      BRAAHT    K63D  

Z (Accumulation)            B8N46G2     GB00B8N46G29     BRJASM     GUXW  

    

Should you have any questions or require additional information please contact your Relationship Manager.
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This message is relevant to any shareholders with holdings in the Sterling Fund (ISIN’s shown below)  

With effect 1st May 2019, the Sterling 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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Merian Global Investors has appointed FNZ as its UK Transfer Agent and will replace DST as administrator effective from 1 April 2019.

Please arrange to hold any trading from 12pm 29 March 2019 via STP or fax until the fund range has been transferred to FNZ from Monday 1 April 2019. 

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 29 March 2019 for Merian funds

We will be closing Electronic Re-Registration for Merian between 25 March 2019 and 29 March 2019 (inclusive).

Any electronic trades submitted after the above suspension times will be automatically rejected. You will need to refer to the new Transfer Agent for the updated hub IDs to use. 

STP Settlement –CREST & CTN NS

We will be closing CREST & CTN NS for Merian funds between 25 March 2019 and 29 March 2019 (inclusive). The last traded Valuation Point to settle via CREST & CTN NS will be 22 March 2019.

Please note the CREST service will remain open for reconciliation and transferring of units between CREST participants under the existing CREST IDs over this period.

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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Shareholders in RBS Investment Funds ICVC (IF) and RBS Investment Options ICVC (IO) have voted in favour of the mergers shown below:


The intended effective date of the Mergers will be 17 May 2019. Upon completion of the Mergers each of the Existing Funds will be terminated.

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Please click here for details of Liontrust change of administration.
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