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Various changes – Schroder ISF Funds

Schroder International Selection Fund ("Schroders") has announced various changes to its fund range which will take effect 3 September 2021.

Available in our open-architecture products

Various funds affected by this notification feature in our open-architecture products and will be subject to changes detailed in the Schroders notification documents opposite.


Available in our defined fund range products


Click on the sliders below to see details of the changes for each fund.


Schroder ISF BRIC Fund (the "SISFB fund")

The SISFB fund can be found in our defined fund range products Oracle, Paragon, Quantum, Regular Savings Plan (including Malaysia Variants). Schroders has advised that the investment policy of the Fund has been updated to reflect the following changes.


(i) Remove the SISFB fund’s typical holding range


(ii) To clarify the SISFB fund’s investments in China B-Shares and China H-Shares


(iii) Reflect the increase of the SISFB fund’s investment limit from no more than 5% to less than 20% of the SISFB fund’s assets (on a net basis) in China A-Shares through the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect and Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect (collectively, “Stock Connect”). Indirect exposure to China A-Shares may also be sought for the SISFB fund through investment in financial instruments such as China market access products and other funds with China access through qualified foreign investor status.


(iv) Change of benchmark as detailed in the table below.


Current benchmark

New benchmark

MSCI BRIC (Net TR) index

MSCO BRIC (Net TR) 10/40 index


Schroders have confirmed that there is no change in the SISFB fund’s investment style, investment philosophy, investment strategy, operation or risk profile following these changes.


You can view a copy of the Schroders notification document opposite titled (Schroder ISF Bric Fund notification) for a detailed breakdown of all the changes.



Schroder ISF Emerging Markets Fund (the "SISFEM fund")

The SISFEM fund can be found in our defined fund range products Oracle, Paragon, Quantum, Regular Savings Plan (including Malaysia Variants).


Schroders has advised that the investment policy of the SISFEM fund has been updated to permit increased exposure to China A-Shares (no more than 5% to less than 20% of the SISFB fund’s assets (on a net basis)) and to clarify the SISFEM fund's investment in China B-Shares and China-H Shares. The SISFEM fund may invest directly in China B-Shares and China H-Shares and may invest directly or indirectly through derivatives in China A-Shares through the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect and Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect (collectively, “Stock Connect”).


Schroders have confirmed that all other key features of the SISFEM fund and its risk profile will remain the same.


You can view a copy of the Schroders notification document opposite titled (Schroder ISF Emerging Markets Fund notification) for a detailed breakdown of all the changes.



Schroder ISF Global Emerging Market Opportunities Fund (the "SISFGEMO fund")

The SISFGEMO fund can be found in our defined fund range products Oracle, Paragon, Quantum, Regular Savings Plan (including Malaysia Variants).


Schroders has advised that the investment policy of the SISFGEMO fund has been updated to remove the typical holding range, to clarify the SISFGEMO fund’s investments in China B-Shares and China H-Shares and to increase the SISFGEMO fund’s investment limit from no more than 5% to less than 20% of the SISFGEMO fund’s assets (on a net basis) in China A-Shares through Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect and Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect (collectively, “Stock Connect”).


Schroders have confirmed that all other key features of the SISFGEMO fund and its risk profile will remain the same.


You can view a copy of the Schroders notification document opposite titled (Schroder ISF Global Emerging Markets Opportunities Fund notification) for a detailed breakdown of all the changes.



Various funds - Change of benchmark"

The Schroder ISF Global Equity Fund and the Schroder ISF Global Smaller Companies Fund, collectively known as (the "Funds") can be found in our defined fund range products Oracle, Paragon, Quantum, Regular Savings Plan (including Malaysia Variants).


The Funds will be subject to a change of target benchmark. A summary of the changes to the target benchmark are detailed in the table below. You can view a copy of the Schroders notification documents opposite titled (Schroder ISF Global Smaller Companies Fund and Japanese Equity Fund notification) and (Schroder ISF Global Equity Fund notification) for a detailed breakdown of all the changes.


Fund name

Current benchmark

New benchmark

Schroder ISF Global Equity



Schroder ISF Global Smaller Companies

MSCO World (Net TR) index



S&P Developed Small Cap (Gross TR) index

MSCI All Country (AC) World (Net TR) index


S&P Developed Small Cap (Net TR) index


The Schroder ISF Japanese Equity Fund (the "Fund") can be found in our defined fund range products Preference.


The Fund will be subject to a change of target benchmark. A summary of the changes to the target benchmark are detailed in the table below. You can view a copy of the Schroders notification documents opposite titled (Schroder ISF Global Smaller Companies Fund and Japanese Equity Fund notification) for a detailed breakdown of all the changes.


Fund name

Current benchmark

New benchmark

Schroder ISF Japanese Equity


Tokyo Stock Exchange 1st Section index (TOPIX) (TR)

Tokyo Stock Exchange 1st Section index (TOPIX) (Net TR)





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