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Morgan Stanley are undertaking a Share class conversion the 5th November 2019 , for full information please click Here


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Please be advised there will be an outage on the below dates.  

  • Saturday 26th October from 14:00 until Midday Sunday 27th October  
  • Saturday 9th November from 14:00 until Midday Sunday 10th November.  
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Liontrust Asset Management PLC has completed the acquisition of Neptune Investment Management Ltd, which became effective on 1 October 2019.

The SS&C administered Neptune funds have been renamed to align with the Liontrust branding as shown in the below table:

 

Neptune Investments Funds: OEICs

 

Liontrust Investment Funds: OEICs

 

Neptune China Fund

 

Liontrust China Fund

 

Neptune European Opportunities Fund

 

Liontrust European Opportunities Fund

 

Neptune Global Alpha Fund

 

Liontrust Global Alpha Fund

 

Neptune Global Equity Fund

 

Liontrust Global Equity Fund

 

Neptune Global Income Fund

*

Liontrust Global Dividend Fund

*

Neptune Income Fund

 

Liontrust Income Fund

 

Neptune India Fund

 

Liontrust India Fund

 

Neptune Japan Opportunities Fund

 

Liontrust Japan Opportunities Fund

 

Neptune Latin America Fund

 

Liontrust Latin America Fund

 

Neptune Russia Fund

 

Liontrust Russia Fund

 

Neptune UK Mid Cap Fund

 

Liontrust UK Mid Cap Fund

 

Neptune UK Opportunities Fund

 

Liontrust UK Opportunities Fund

 

Neptune US Income Fund

 

Liontrust US Income Fund

 

Neptune US Opportunities Fund

 

Liontrust US Opportunities Fund

 

 

 

 

 

Neptune Investment Funds II

 

Liontrust Investment Funds II

 

Neptune Emerging Markets Fund

 

Liontrust Emerging Markets Fund

 

Neptune Global Smaller Companies Fund

 

Liontrust Global Smaller Companies Fund

 

 

 

 

 

Neptune Investment Funds IV

 

Liontrust Investment Funds IV

 

Neptune Global Technology Fund

 

Liontrust Global Technology Fund

 

Neptune Japan Equity Fund

 

Liontrust Japan Equity Fund

 

 

 

 

 

Neptune Balanced Fund (Unit Trust)

 

Liontrust Balanced Fund (Unit Trust)

 

 

There have been no changes to any further fund or settlement details at present and you can continue to trade in line with the current EMX and CTN hubs for Neptune.

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


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The annual Chinese ‘Golden Week’ holiday period will take place from Tuesday 1 October to Monday 7 October 2019 inclusive. This means investors will be unable to buy, sell, switch or convert shares or units in the below affected fund until dealing recommences on Tuesday 8 October 2019.    

This applies to the following fund:    

ASI China A Share Equity Fund  

ISIN FUND NAME   SHARE CLASS  
GB00BJR5NM39   ASI China A Share Equity Fund I Acc GBP 
GB00BJR5NN46   ASI China A Share Equity Fund K Acc GBP
GB00BJR5NP69   ASI China A Share Equity Fund M Acc GBP 
GB00BJR5NQ76   ASI China A Share Equity Fund Z Acc GBP  
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CRUX Asset Management Limited (“CRUX”) change of ACD from FundRock Partners Limited (“FPL”) to Thesis Unit Trust Management Limited (“TUTMAN”)     

The existing authorised corporate director ("ACD") of the CRUX funds, FPL is retiring and will be replaced by Tutman on 28th September 2019 resulting in some changes applicable to the following funds:

GBP ISINs:

GB00BYQJX104

GB00BYQJX435

GB00BYQJXM18

GB00BYQJXV09

GB0030613276

GB00B56N2X45

GB00B05MF837

GB00B5839S67

GB00BF5LQ488

GB00BTJRPV05

GB00BTJRPW12

GB00BTJRPZ43

GB00BTJRQ064

GB00BG5Q5X24

GB00BG5Q5Y31

GB00BG5Q5Z48

GB00BG5Q5V00

 

EUR ISINs:

GB00BYQJXG57

GB00BYQJXH64

GB00BG5Q6065

GB00BTJRPX29

GB00BTJRQ171

 

In line with this change of ACD, we are communicating changes that will apply to existing holdings.

 

The account numbers held for your CRUX fund range will stay the same within the TUTMAN environment from 30th September 2019. Any agent codes applied on accounts that hold Crux funds will also stay the same within the new environment.

 

Distributor Online Reporting

For accounts that you wish to be linked to Distributor Online Reporting, we will require new linking forms submitted to us alongside letters of authority. For forms that are provided to us prior to Friday 28th September 2019 we will link the accounts in readiness for the live date. Any forms provided to us after this date will need to be submitted via our Distributor Online Reporting (DOLR) Team.

 

Automated Dealing

 

EMX:

Dealing will be suspended from 12pm on Friday 27th September 2019 for all the above listed CRUX funds. The restrictions will apply to all the below FPL EMX hubs:

 

IFDS: GBP Funds

FUPA1: EUR Funds

 

Please be aware any trading submitted after the 12pm VP on Friday 27th September will be rejected until the funds are re-opened from 9am on Monday 30th September 2019 under TUTMAN:

 

GBP EMX participant ID: TUNIT 
Product code for Crux OEIC: 000127

EUR EMX participant ID: THUIT
Product code for Crux OEIC: 000126 

Calastone:

From 12pm on 27th September 2019 the above mentioned funds will be suspended from trading. Please be aware any trading submitted after the 12pm on 27th September will be rejected until the funds are re-opened at 9am on Monday 30th September 2019 under TUTMAN.

 

Electronic Re-Reg:

We will be restricting Electronic Plan and ISA transfers (TeX transfers) for the CRUX funds. The last traded valuation point will be 20th September 2019 and the service will be re-enabled from 9am on Monday 30th September 2019 under TUTMAN. If you have any urgent transfers to be completed during this time please submit these by post to the administration address which can be found on www.dstdistributorportal.com

 

New Company Name: Thesis Asset Management (Crux)

Brand: Crux

Business Entity BIC (BIC11): ALUSGB21CRU

SWIFT DN: ou=cru,ou=atgfunds2,o=alusgb2l,o=swift

 

Manual Dealing and Settlement

 

Manual Dealing:

Please refrain from any manual dealing after 12pm on 27th September 2019 and submit them from 9am on Monday 30th September 2019 instead. Any trades submitted after 12pm on Friday 27th September will be rejected due to the legal entity change of the ACD.

 

Settlement:

 

We will be closing CREST Settlement for the GBP CRUX funds prior to the transition. The last traded valuation point will be 12pm on Monday 23rd September 2019. No CREST settlement will then take place following this time until CREST is re-enabled at 9am on Monday 30th September.  Any trades placed after 12pm on Monday 23rd September to 12pm on Friday 27th September will need to be settled manually. We have contacted CREST users directly in line with this change.

 

CREST settlement will be re-opened on 30th September 2019 under the following ID:

 

Registrar Participant ID:

1TUAJ
Sponsored Product Provider Participant ID:

R098

 

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

 

For updated contact details, bank details and forms please refer to the below link on the live date 30th September 2019: https://www.dstdistributorportal.com/thesis

 

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Further to the recent communication to Natixis investors confirming that the below funds will close on 14/10/2019

The last valuation point for each share class will be 12:00 noon on the 14/10/2019 . Please note that business as usual dealing in the share classes listed below will cease at 12:00 on 08/10/2019.



Should you have any queries on this communication please contact the SS&C Distributor Client Services Team, our contact details can be found by clicking Here.
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Please click Here for further information relating to the Artemis Fund Closures on the 27th Of September.
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Please click here for more information on the Jupiter US Small & Midcap Companies Fund Closure
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Please click here for more information on the Standard Life Short Term Duration Money Market Fund Closure.
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The name of the Fund will change from Quilter Investors Global Best Ideas Fund to Quilter Investors Global Unconstrained Equity Fund.

There will also be a new charging structure by introducing a fixed charge element, the “Fixed Ongoing Charge”. This will replace the existing annual management charge (“AMC”).

Ext Code Long Name
Z63 Quilter Investors Global Best Ideas Fund A GBP Acc
Z78 Quilter Investors Global Best Ideas Fund R GBP Acc
Z97 Quilter Investors Global Best Ideas Fund U1 GBP Acc
Z88 Quilter Investors Global Best Ideas Fund U2 GBP Acc
E05 Quilter Investors Global Best Ideas Fund A EUR Acc
U28 Quilter Investors Global Best Ideas Fund A USD Acc
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  Current With effect from 9 September 2019

Name

AXA Framlington Blue Chip Equity Income Fund

AXA Framlington UK Equity Income Fund

Investment 
objective

The aim of this Fund is to produce higher than average income with long-term growth of income and capital.

The aim of this Fund is to produce higher than average income with long-term growth of income and capital. The Manager also intends to achieve a yield of distributable income in excess of 100% of the FTSE All Share yield at the Fund’s year end on a rolling 3 year basis, and in excess of 90% on an annual basis.

Investment 
policy

The Fund invests in shares of companies, primarily listed in the UK, which the Manager believes are leading companies within their sector and will provide above-average returns. The Fund invests generally in large companies. The Manager selects shares based upon analysis of a company’s prospects for future growth in dividend payments, financial status, quality of its management, expected profitability and prospects for growth. 

The Manager expects that the Fund’s portfolio will typically consist of shares of between 30-50 different companies, although the actual number of holdings could be greater or less than this range. The Fund may also invest in other transferable securities and units in  collective investment schemes. The Fund may use derivatives for Efficient Portfolio Management. Use may be made of borrowing, cash holdings, hedging and other investment techniques permitted in the applicable Financial Conduct Authority rules.

The Fund has at least 70% of its investments in shares of companies domiciled, incorporated or having significant business in the UK, which the Manager believes are leading companies within their sector and will provide above-average returns. The Fund has at least 51% of its investments in companies which are in the FTSE 100 index.  

The Manager selects shares based upon analysis of a company’s prospects for future growth in dividend payments, financial status, quality of its management, expected profitability and prospects for growth. The Manager expects that the Fund’s portfolio will typically consist of shares of between 30-50 different companies, although the actual number of holdings could be greater or less than this range.

The Manager has full discretion to select investments for the Fund in line with the above investment policy and in doing so may take into consideration the FTSE 350 Total Return index. The FTSE 350 Total Return index is designed to measure the performance of the shares of the 350 largest UK listed companies. This index best represents the types of companies in which the Fund predominantly invests. 

The Fund may also invest in other transferable securities, cash, deposits, units in collective investment schemes (including those managed or operated by, or whose authorised corporate director is, the Manager or one of its associates) and money market instruments. The Fund may use derivatives for Efficient Portfolio Management. Use may be made of borrowing, cash holdings, hedging and other investment techniques permitted in the applicable Financial Conduct Authority rules. The Fund invests in shares of companies primarily listed in the UK.

The FTSE 350 index may be used by investors to compare the Fund’s performance.

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This message is relevant to any shareholders with holdings in the UK Corporate Bond Fund.

With effect 2 September 2019, the UK Corporate Bond 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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On 14 August 2019, Architas Multi-Manger is launching the Architas Positive Future Fund, which will offer a simple approach to sustainable and responsible investing for consumers and their advisors.  
   
It aims to provide a first step solution into a curated portfolio of positively screened, esg integrated, impact investing and sustainable themed assets. Using a blend of active and passive funds, this multimanager UCITS fund will invest globally across equity, fixed income and alternative funds, guided by the UN Social Development Goals.
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Further to the recent Shareholder Circular informing current donor shareclass unitholders of the proposed Corporate Action events, these actions were subsequently approved at the Extraordinary General Meeting held on 22nd July 2019.  Dealing in the donor shareclasses will be suspended after the 12:00 VP on 22/08/2019 to allow the holdings in the donor shareclasses to be converted into the host share classes as detailed in the below table.

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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Further to the client notification letter that was sent on 24/05/2019 to notify the current unitholders of the upcoming closure, please be aware that the Absolute Return Bond Fund will be closed to dealing instructions at 12:00 on 23/07/19.

On 26/07/2019, the holdings in the closing shareclasses will be repurchased and the settlement proceeds will be issued to the unitholders.



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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Following the recent Investor mailing advising of the forthcoming fund closure,  please be aware that the fund detailed below will be closing on 21 August 2019 (the effective date).  Please note that dealing in the fund will cease from 12 noon on Tuesday 20th  August 2019 to allow for commencement of closure of the Fund on the effective date.

If 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 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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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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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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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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