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Fund Updates

Change of fund name and investment objective - Invesco Euro Reserve Fund - Published: 14 Nov 2018

Effective 6 December 2018, Invesco have advised that they are changing the name of the fund to Invesco Euro Ultra-Short Debt Fund and changing the investment objective accordingly.


Fund name change - Invesco Global Leisure Fund - Published: 14 Nov 2018

Effective 6 December 2018, Invesco has advised that they are changing the name of their Global Leisure Fund to the Invesco Global Consumer Trends Fund.


Fund merger - JPM Singapore fund - Published: 09 Nov 2018

JP Morgan have announced their intention to merge their JPM Singapore fund into the JPM ASEAN fund with effect from 14 December 2018.


Share class transfer - Threadneedle European Smaller Companies Fund (CHF and EUR) - Published: 05 Nov 2018

Columbia Threadneedle are mid-way through a process to transfer the assets of investors in certain funds within their UK fund range to equivalent funds in its established Luxembourg range. The CHF and EUR share classes of the Threadneedle European Smaller Companies Fund will transfer to the equivalent share classes in a new Luxembourg domiciled fund on 24 November 2018. For our guided-architecture products we have now closed this fund to new business and switches in. The receiving fund will only be available from 26 November 2018.


Fund mergers and share class transfers - Columbia Threadneedle UK domiciled funds - Published: 26 Oct 2018

Between September and December 2018 Columbia Threadneedle will be transferring EU customer assets from its UK fund range to its Luxembourg fund range. This is to ensure that its EU-based investors remain invested in funds that have a UCITS status, because Columbia Threadneedle believe it is likely that when the UK leaves the European Union UK domiciled funds will lose this status.


Share class transfer - Threadneedle Global Emerging Markets Equity Fund (EUR and USD) - Published: 26 Oct 2018

Columbia Threadneedle are mid-way through a process to transfer the assets of investors in certain funds within their UK fund range to equivalent funds in its established Luxembourg range. The EUR and USD share classes of the Threadneedle Global Emerging Markets Equity Fund will transfer to the equivalent share classes in a new Luxembourg domiciled fund on 24 November 2018. For our guided-architecture products we have now closed this fund to new business and switches in. The receiving fund will only be available from 26 November 2018.


Change of brand - Invesco Perpetual - Published: 17 Sep 2018

Invesco Perpetual will move to a unified brand across the globe - Invesco - with effect 1 October 2018. This will affect its UK ICVC range, which will see the removal of 'Perpetual' from fund names and branding. ISINs and Sedols will remain unchanged. This impacts our guided-architecture products Oracle, Paragon, Quantum, Quantum Malaysia, LifePlan, Protected Lifestyle, Preference and Kudos.


Fund merger - Threadneedle Pan European Fund - Published: 11 Sep 2018

Columbia Threadneedle will merge its UK-based Pan European Fund into its Luxembourg Pan European Equities Fund on 6 October 2018. This is part of a process to transfer all EU customer assets in its UK-based funds over to its Luxembourg equivalent funds. The merger affects guided-architecture products Oracle, Paragon, Quantum and Quantum Malayasia.


Fund mergers - Invesco Irish domicile to Luxembourg domicile - Published: 11 Sep 2018

In order to streamline its UCITS range of funds, during September and October 2018 Invesco will merge a number of Irish domicile funds into its Luxembourg range, then close down the Irish funds. The mergers affect our guided architecture products Oracle, Paragon, Quantum, Quantum Malaysia, LifePlan, Protected Lifestyle, Preference and Kudos.


Fund merger - Janus Henderson World Select Fund - Published: 11 Sep 2018

Janus Henderson will merge its World Select Fund into its Global Equity Fund on 20 September 2018. The merger affects our guided-architecture product Preference.


Fund Launch - RL360 Multi-Asset Portfolios - Published: 13 Aug 2018

On 21 September 2018, we will be launching a range of 16 multi-asset portfolios as a replacement for the RL360 Capital Protected fund range.


Fund closure - RL360 Tranche Maturity Cash Fund - Published: 25 Jun 2018

On 21 September 2018, the Tranche Maturity Cash Fund will be closed and all holdings transferred to a similar RL360 cash deposit fund. The closure affects a number of limited issue products originally sold under our Scottish Life International brand.


Fund closures - RL360 Capital Protected GBP and USD Funds - Published: 25 Jun 2018

The remaining GBP and USD Capital Protected Funds will close on 21 September 2018. Policyholders have been written to notifying them of the closures. A follow up letter will be sent in August with further details of the funds they will be switched into upon closure. The closures affect a number of products originally sold under our Scottish Life International brand.


Fund closures - RL360 Safe Combination Series 1 - 7 Funds - Published: 25 Jun 2018

The Safe Combination Series 1 – 7 Funds will close on 21 September 2018. The funds were available to the ‘Income & Growth Bonus Bond’ and ‘Select Income & Growth Bonus Bond’ products originally sold under our Scottish Life International brand. Policyholders will be transferred to a GBP cash deposit fund.


Changes to investment policies of various sub-funds of the Schroder International Selection Fund - Published: 20 Jun 2018

With immediate effect, the investment polices of sub-funds of the Schroder International Selection Fund will be amended to reflect their approach to material environmental, social and governance factors.


Changes to investment policies - Schroder ISF China Opportunities & Schroder ISF Emerging Asia - Published: 20 Jun 2018

With effect from 6 July 2018, the investment policies of the Schroder ISF China Opportunities and Schroder ISF Emerging Asia funds will be amended.


Changes to investment policies and ongoing charges - Fidelity Multi Asset fund range - Published: 12 Jun 2018

Effective 20 June 2018, Fidelity Investments International have advised that they are changing the investment policies for the Multi Asset fund range in order to benefit from underlying investments in a wider range of asset classes and investment styles. These changes will result in an increase to ongoing charges.


Change of reference index - Invesco India Bond fund - Published: 12 Jun 2018

Invesco have advised that they have changed the reference index of the Invesco India Bond fund with effect from 1 April 2018.


Withdrawal of Hong Kong authorisation for Threadneedle UK domiciled funds - Published: 30 May 2018

With effect from 29 June 2018, Threadneedle Investment Funds ICVC have decided to cease the marketing of a number of UK domiciled funds to the public in Hong Kong and apply to the SFC for withdrawal of authorisation of the funds.


Change of name, fee restructure and miscellaneous changes - Baring Global Emerging Markets fund - Published: 30 May 2018

With effect from 30 April 2018, Baring are making a number of changes to the Baring Global Emerging Markets Fund, including a name change, a restructure of fees and changes to the Hong Kong offering documents.


Fund suspension update April 2018 - EEA Life Settlements Fund - Published: 04 May 2018

RL360 has received notice from EEA Fund Management Limited, concerning pending redemptions for Q1 2018 dealing date 3 Apr 2018. These redemptions are postponed until the next dealing date, 2 Jul 2018.


Fund merger - M&G Global Leaders Fund - Published: 27 Apr 2018

Due to the impending departure of the manager of the M&G Global Leaders Fund, the fund will merge into their M&G Global Themes Fund on 25 May 2018. Click here to see how the merger impacts policyholders and the action RL360 will be taking.


Change of investment policy and objective - HSBC GIF Russia fund - Published: 18 Apr 2018

Effective 28 May 2018, HSBC Global Asset Management are to change the investment policy and objective of the fund in order to enhance and clarify the wording and align with standard disclosures for HSBC GIF sub-funds.


Second Liquidation Distribution February 2018 - Glanmore Property Fund - Published: 26 Mar 2018

A second liquidation distribution of £0.46 per share has been paid to clients for value 13 February 2018.


Liquidation Distribution February 2018 - EEA Life Settlement Run-Off Cells - Published: 06 Mar 2018

The Fund has announced its intention to process a compulsory redemption in order to pay out a distribution to those persons registered as holders as at the 12th February 2018.


Liquidators Update February 2018 - Mansion Student Accommodation Fund - Published: 06 Mar 2018

Update received from the Cell Liquidator with regards to the progress of the liquidation.


Change of Name, Investment Objective and Policy - Schroder ISF Asian Bond Absolute Return Fund - Published: 27 Feb 2018

Schroders will be changing the strategy of the fund from absolute return to total return meaning a change to the funds' name and investment objective and policy. Changes are effective from 1 March 2018.


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.