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Fund objective and name changes - Aberdeen Standard Investments UK funds

Effective 7 August 2019, Aberdeen Standard Investments will be making changes to the objectives of some of its funds. At the same time it will also change fund names to bring them in line with the Aberdeen Standard branding.

Impacts on
these guided-architecture products

Impacts on
open architecture products including

  • PIMS
  • Choice
  • Select

A summary of the changes

Following new rules and guidance issued by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which regulates the financial services industry in the UK, Aberdeen Standard Investments ("ASI") will be making some changes to the investment policy of its funds to provide clarity on how the funds are managed.


At the same time ASI will be changing the names of the majority of its UK funds generally to include the ASI prefix at the beginning of each UK find name in place of "Aberdeen" or "Standard Life Investments". Certain funds (where Aberdeen Standard Capital is the sub-adviser) will have Aberdeen Standard Capital at the beginning of each name in place of Standard Life Wealth.


The changes will come into effect on 7 August 2019. ISINs and Sedol numbers for the funds remain unchanged.


Funds available in our open-architecture products

All affected funds will be renamed from "Aberdeen" or "Standard Life Investments" to "ASI" in accordance with the changes advised by ASI. These changes will be updated in our systems on or around 7 August 2019.


Funds featured in our guided-architecture fund ranges

We have a number of funds across our guided fund ranges affected by the fund name and objective changes.


We will update fund names on or around the 7 August 2019 on our systems and fund centres as per the below table.

Current fund name

New fund name

Product

Aberdeen Asia Pacific & Japan Equity A Acc GBP

Aberdeen Standard OEIC I Asia Pacific & Japan Equity A Acc GBP

Regular Savings Plan, Regular Savings Plan Malaysia, Quantum, Quantum Malaysia, Oracle, Paragon, LifePlan

Aberdeen Ethical World Equity A Acc GBP

Aberdeen Standard OEIC I Ethical World Equity A Acc GBP

Regular Savings Plan, Regular Savings Plan Malaysia, Quantum, Quantum Malaysia, Oracle, Paragon, LifePlan, Protected Lifestyle

Aberdeen UK Equity A Acc GBP

Aberdeen Standard OEIC I UK Equity A Acc GBP

Regular Savings Plan, Regular Savings Plan Malaysia, Quantum, Quantum Malaysia, Oracle, Paragon, LifePlan


A comparison of old and new investment objective and policy (IOP) for the funds affected can be found below. Sample letters issued by Aberdeen Standard can be found opposite.

IOP’s for Aberdeen UK funds

IOP’s for Standard Life UK funds

Aberdeen Funds

Multi-Manager Equity Managed Portfolio

Multi-Manager Cautious Managed Portfolio

Multi-Manager Multi-Asset Distribution Portfolio

Multi-Manager Ethical Portfolio

Multi-Manager Balanced Portfolio

Diversified Growth Fund

Diversified-Core Conservative Fund

Diversified-Core Cautious Fund

Diversified-Core Growth Fund

Diversified-Core Adventurous Fund


Aberdeen Property Unit Trust

UK Property Feeder Unit Trust Fund


Aberdeen Property ICVC

UK Property Fund


Aberdeen Multi-Manager (Fund of Funds) ICVC

Multi-Manager Diversity Fund


Aberdeen Investment Funds ICVC

Asia Pacific and Japan Equity Fund

Asia Pacific Equity Fund

Corporate Bond Fund

Eastern European Equity Fundberdeen Emerging Markets Bond Fund

Emerging Markets Equity Fund

Ethical World Equity Fund

Euro Corporate Bond Fund

European Equity Fund

European Property Share Fund

European Smaller Companies Equity Fund

Financial Equity Fund

Global High Yield Bond Fund

European High Yield Bond Fund

Japan Equity Fund

Latin American Equity Fund

Diversified Income Fund

Multi-Asset Fund

North American Equity Fund

Property Share Fund

Responsible UK Equity Fund

Sterling Bond Fund

Sterling Government Bond Fund

Sterling Index-Linked Bond Fund

Sterling Long Dated Government Bond Fund

Sterling Money Market Fund

Sterling Opportunistic Corporate Bond Fund

Sterling Short Dated Corporate Bond Fund

Sterling Short Term Government Bond Fund

Strategic Bond Fund

Target Return Bond Fund

UK Equity Fund

UK Equity Income Fund

UK Mid-Cap Equity Fund

UK Smaller Companies Equity Fund

World Equity Fund

World Equity Income Fund

World Opportunistic Bond Fund


Aberdeen Investment Funds ICVC II

UK All Share Tracker Fund

UK Equity Index Managed Fund

European Equity Enhanced Index Fund

World Equity Enhanced Index Fund

Japan Equity Enhanced Index Fund

Northern American Equity Enhanced Index Fund

UK Equity Enhanced Index Fund

Asia Pacific Equity Enhanced Index Fund

US Equity Tracker Fund

European Equity Tracker Fund

Japan Equity Tracker Fund

Asia Pacific ex-Japan Tracker Fund

Emerging Markets Equity Tracker Fund

Global REIT Tracker Fund

Global Corporate Bond Tracker Fund

Global Government Bond Tracker Fund

Sterling Corporate Bond Tracker Fund

Short Dated Sterling Corporate Bond Tracker Fund

Short Dated Global Corporate Bond Tracker Fund

Global Index-Linked Bond Tracker Fund

Short Dated Global Index-Linked Bond Tracker Fund

Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond Tracker Fund


Aberdeen Investment Funds ICVC III

Global Emerging Markets Quantitative Equity Fund


Standard Life Investment Company

AAA Income Fund


Standard Life Investment Company II

Corporate Debt Fund

Ethical Corporate Bond Fund

European Ethical Equity Fund

Global Index Linked Bond Fund

Global REIT Fund

Short Dated Corporate Bond Fund

Short Duration Global Index Linked Bond Fund

UK Equity Impact - Employment Opportunities Fund

UK Equity Income Unconstrained Fund

UK Equity Unconstrained Fund


Standard Life Investment Company III

MyFolio Managed I, II, III, IV & V Funds

MyFolio Market I, II, III, IV & V Funds

MyFolio Multi-Manager I, II, III, IV & V Funds

MyFolio Multi-Manager Income II, III & IV Funds

Enhanced-Diversification Growth Fund

MyFolio Index I, II, III, IV & V Funds


Standard Life Investments Strategic Bond Fund


Standard Life Investments Global Real Estate Fund


Standard Life Investments UK Real Estate Trust


Standard Life Strategic Investment Allocation Fund


Standard Life Investments Global Absolute Return Strategies Fund


Standard Life Investments UK Real Estate Funds ICVC


Standard Life Investments Dynamic Distribution Fund



All updates can also be located directly on the Aberdeen Standard investor communications page here



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