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Change of Name and Investment Policy - Franklin Mutual Beacon Fund - Published: 29 Jan 2018

With effect 31 January 2018, the fund will change name to Franklin Mutual U.S. Value and the investment policy will be reclarified to better reflect its actual investment policy. The changes affect our guided-architecture product Preference.


Fund Closure - Baring UK Growth Trust - Published: 25 Jan 2018

Barings closed the fund by way of liquidation and compulsory redemption on 28 November 2017. The closure follows a review which identified the Trust's inability to operate in a cost-effective manner due to its small fund size. The closure affects our guided-architecture product Preference.


Change of Name and Depositary - CF Miton Cautious Multi-Asset fund - Published: 03 Jan 2018

Effective 18 December 2017, the fund will be changing name to reflect the change of name for the Authorised Corporate Director. The Depositary for the fund is also changing. The changes affect our guided-architecture products Quantum, Quantum Malaysia, Oracle and Paragon. Investors do not need to take any action.


Change of Investment Policy and Objective - Invesco Euro Corporate Bond Fund - Published: 03 Jan 2018

Effective 8 March 2018, Invesco are amending Appendix A of the fund Prospectus, with the investment policy and objective to change to allow greater flexibility in the implementation of the investment strategies. The changes affect our guided-architecture products Quantum, Quantum Malaysia, Oracle and Paragon and our open-architecture product PIMS. Investors do not need to take any action.


Change of Investment Manager - Ashburton Global Investment Funds - Published: 14 Dec 2017

We have been advised of the intention of Ashburton Global Investment Funds Limited to merge Ashburton Fund Managers Limited and Ashburton (Jersey) Limited in March 2018 for cost saving and administrative purposes. The changes affect our guided-architecture product Lifeplan.


Fund Prospectus Changes - VAM Driehaus funds - Published: 14 Dec 2017

Effective 31 December 2017, VAM Driehaus have made changes to Appendix II of the fund prospectus. The changes affect our guided-architecture products Quantum, Quantum Malaysia, Oracle and Paragon.


Change of Investment Policy and Performance Fee Calculation Period - Amundi Equity Greater China Fund - Published: 22 Nov 2017

Effective 20 December 2017, the fund will change its investment policy and will modify the measurement period for performance fee calculations. The changes affect our guided-architecture products Quantum, Quantum Malaysia, Oracle and Paragon. Investors do not need to take any action.


Fund Changes - Aberdeen Global, Aberdeen Islamic and Aberdeen Liquidity - Published: 22 Nov 2017

Standard Life Aberdeen plc have proposed a number of changes to their Global, Islamic SICAV and Liquidity (Lux) funds, including changes to share class naming and various other changes.


Fund Name Changes - Henderson and Janus Fund Ranges - Published: 20 Oct 2017

As a result of the recent merger of fund management companies Henderson and Janus, with effect from 15 December 2017 fund names will be updated with the new pre-fix “Janus Henderson”. This will encompass funds under the following umbrella structures; Henderson OEIC, Henderson Horizon Fund, Henderson Gartmore Fund and Janus Capital Funds.


Change of Name and Investment Policy - Parvest Equity World Energy Fund - Published: 13 Oct 2017

Effective 16 November 2017, the fund will change name to Parvest Energy Innovators and its objective will be updated accordingly. The changes affect our guided-architecture products Quantum, Quantum Malaysia, Oracle and Paragon. Investors do not need to take any action.


Fund Closure - Templeton Shariah Asian Growth Fund - Published: 13 Oct 2017

Due to its small fund size, Franklin Templeton have announced the closure of the Templeton Shariah Asian Growth Fund on 12 December 2017. Affected policyholders have been written to regarding the action we will be taking ahead of the closure date.


Investment Objective and Policy Changes - Schroder UK Opportunities Fund - Published: 10 Oct 2017

Effective 23 October 2017, Schroder will update the wording of the investment objective and policy to make the language consistent with other funds in the Schroders’ UK fund range. There will be no change in how the fund is managed and the change does not impact existing holdings.


Investment Objective, Policy and Name Change - AXA Rosenberg Pacific Ex-Japan Small Cap Alpha - Published: 03 Jul 2017

On 13 July 2017 the investment objective and policy will be amended to allow for investment in both emerging and developed market countries. In line with this, the fund name will change to AXA Rosenberg All Country Asia Pacific Ex-Japan Small Cap Alpha. The changes affect our guided-architecture products Quantum, Quantum Malaysia, Oracle and Paragon.


Fund Changes - Baring High Yield Bond - Published: 31 Mar 2017

With effect from 23 February 2017 Baring High Yield Bond Fund changed its name and took on new sub-investment managers of the fund. The changes have not resulted in any shift in the overall risk profile or the investment objective and policy and have not resulted in any change to the current fee structure.


Investment Objective and Policy Changes – Investec Asset Management UK Alpha Fund - Published: 24 Mar 2017

On 7 April 2017 Investec Asset Management will make changes to the investment objective and policy of their UK Alpha Fund. The risk profile of the Fund will not change as a result of these proposals.


Investment Policy Changes - Allianz GEM Equity High Dividend Fun - Published: 09 Mar 2017

Allianz has notified us that they will be making changes to the Investment Objective and Investment Principles of their GEM Equity High Dividend Fund and these will come in effect on 15 March 2017.


Objective Change - Fidelity Multi Asset Strategic Fund - Published: 08 Mar 2017

With effect from 15 February 2017 Investment objective is revised to provide further clarity about how the Investment Manager invests.