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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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Please click here for details of Liontrust change of administration.
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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 the M&G Optimal Income Fund at 12:00pm noon on 07/03/2019 until 11/03/2019. The 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 08/03/2019.
  • Prices will not be calculated on 11/03/2019 but published prices will be issued on this date which will be the same as the prices made on 08/03/2019.
  • Usual pricing will resume on 12/03/2019.
  • All sterling share classes of M&G’s other OEIC funds are not affected by these dealing suspensions and will operate as business as usual.
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On 04/03/19, a notification letter was issued to the current unitholders of the shareclasses listed below to inform them that the fund will be closing on 08/04/19.

Dealing in the closing shareclasses will continue up to the Valuation point of 12pm on 05/04/19, after this time dealing will be suspended and the fund will be closed as described in the letter.

Man GLG Unconstrained Emerging Market Equity Fund Institutional Acc Shares (Class E)

Man GLG Unconstrained Emerging Market Equity Fund Professional Acc Shares (Class C)


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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