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Aberdeen Asset Management and Standard Life will be sending communications to distributors on 27th September 2018 providing details of the merger of their UK investment business to Aberdeen Standard Investments. The change will take effect from 10th December 2018.

Please click here to view a copy of the communication sent.
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Please click here to view key information regarding the upcoming Aberdeen and Standard Life merger.
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Please click here to view key information regarding the upcoming Aberdeen and Standard Life merger.
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With effect from 4 January 2019 we shall be making changes affecting dealings in shares of the Architas Diversified Real Assets Fund. The Dealing cut-off and valuation point will be changing to 12:00 noon.

For this Fund only there will be two valuation points on Monday 7 January 2019, the final 08:00 valuation point and the first new 12:00 noon valuation point. Please refer to the schedule below which shows how deals placed during the transition will be affected.

Additionally, for this Fund only, we will be ‘disconnecting’ Calastone between 12:01 Friday 4 January and 08:00 Monday 7 January. Any deals placed via Calastone during this period will be rejected, so please delay sending via Calastone until after 08:00 Monday 7 January. Any faxes received after 12.01 Friday 4 January will be held and placed after 08:00 Monday 7 January.

 

 

Current Dealing cut off

New Dealing cut off

Valuation Point

Price Release

Trades received after 12:00 on 3 Jan and before 12:00 on 4 Jan

Trades received after 12:00 on 4 Jan and before 12:00 on 7 Jan

Fund

Transaction date

Time

Transaction date

Time

Current

New

Current

New

VP Received

VP Received

Architas Diversified Real Assets Fund

T-1

12:00

T

12:00

08:00

12:00

12:00

15:00

07/01/2019 08:00

07/01/2019 12:00

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Please be advised that we have recently intercepted a fraudulent request.  In this case a letter was addressed to a nominee appearing to be from one of our Management Companies informing them of a change to settlement bank details.

At first glance this letter appears to be legitimate and was on headed paper with a templated format; however this letter was in fact fraudulent and has been confirmed that this was in fact not sent by the Management Company or DST.

Please be vigilant with any requests or notifications regarding change of bank details. Please be advised that a number of management companies host their bank details on the Distributor Portal and if there are any changes to bank details the new details would be reflected on here.

Should you be in any doubt regarding the authenticity of any correspondence received from a Management Company, please do not hesitate to contact us for clarification.

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Further to the recent mailing to notify current Donor share class unit holders of the proposed event, dealing in the donor share classes will be suspended after the 12:00VP on 31/12/2018 to allow the holdings in the donor share classes 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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Further to the recent mailing to notify unit holders of the proposed fund closure, dealing in the closing share class will be suspended
after the 12:00VP on 31/12/2018 to allow the holdings to be force redeemed in on 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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Please click here for a full list of Fund Group Christmas and New Year VP changes.
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Please find the recent Q&As here surrounding Columbia Threadneedle's decision to amend the pricing bases of the Property funds as at today's valuation point, 13 December 2018.
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Further to our recent shareholder communication regarding the repositioning of the Legg Mason IF Martin Currie European Equity Income Fund, the extraordinary resolution to reposition the fund to the Legg Mason IF Martin Currie European Unconstrained Fund was approved by shareholders on 10th December 2018.

This reposition will be effective from 17th December 2018. Fund and share class identifiers will remain the same.

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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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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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 Monday 10th December9 2018, the relevant share classes will be known as JPM US Small Cap Growth 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 1st November 2018; this note is purely a reminder of this forthcoming action.

Current Share Class Name

ISIN

New Share Class

JPM US Smaller Companies Fund A Accumulation

GB0030880032

JPM US Small Cap Growth Fund A Accumulation

JPM US Smaller Companies Fund I Accumulation

GB0030880149

JPM US Small Cap Growth Fund I Accumulation

JPM US Smaller Companies Fund A Income

GB00B1XN4Y45

JPM US Small Cap Growth Fund A Income

JPM US Smaller Companies Fund B Accumulation

GB00B2359Z32

JPM US Small Cap Growth Fund B Accumulation

JPM US Smaller Companies Fund C Accumulation

GB00B8H99P30

JPM US Small Cap Growth Fund C Accumulation

JPM US Smaller Companies Fund C Income

GB00B88VFM76

JPM US Small Cap Growth Fund C Income

JPM US Smaller Companies Fund B Income

GB00B235B351

JPM US Small Cap Growth Fund B Income

JPM US Smaller Companies Fund A Accumulation

GB0030880032

JPM US Small Cap Growth Fund A Accumulation

JPM US Smaller Companies Fund I Accumulation

GB0030880149

JPM US Small Cap Growth Fund I Accumulation

JPM US Smaller Companies Fund A Income

GB00B1XN4Y45

JPM US Small Cap Growth Fund A Income

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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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Please note that the 'AXA Framlington Financial Fund' has changed name to The 'AXA Framlington FinTech Fund' with effect from 20th November 2018
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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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Further to the recent mailing to notify current Donor shareclass unitholders of the upcoming event, dealing in the donor shareclasses will be suspended after the 12 noon VP on 24/01/2019. All shares in the donor class will be converted to the host share class as detailed in the below table on the effective date of 25/01/2019

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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Following the recent Investor mailings advising of the forthcoming fund closures, please be aware that the funds detailed below will be closing on 14 January 2019 (the effective date). Please note that dealing in the fund will cease from 12 noon on Friday 11th January 2019 to allow for commencement of closure of the Trust 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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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 08/11/2018 until 12/11/2018. 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.



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 09/11/2018.
  • Prices will not be calculated on 12/11/2018 but published prices will be issued on this date which will be the same as the prices made on 09/11/2018.
  • Usual pricing will resume on 13/11/2018.
  • 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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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 Monday 31st October 2018, the relevant share classes will be known as JPM Global Macro 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 31st August 2018; this note is purely a reminder of this forthcoming action.

Current Share Class Name

ISIN

New Share Class Name

JPM Global Macro Balanced Fund A Accumulation

GB00B09RGK38

JPM Global Macro Fund A Accumulation

JPM Global Macro Balanced Fund A Income

GB00B09RGL45

JPM Global Macro Fund A Income

JPM Global Macro Balanced Fund B Accumulation

GB00B1YWMZ79

JPM Global Macro Fund B Accumulation

JPM Global Macro Balanced Fund C Accumulation

GB00B235HC61

JPM Global Macro Fund C Accumulation

JPM Global Macro Balanced Fund C Income

GB00B235HG00

JPM Global Macro Fund C Income

 

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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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