Alterações significativas nos fundos

Please read this important information regarding important changes we have made, or are planning to make to our Fund Range.

Scheme of arrangement: The Lux funds

We recently informed you that we will transfer the assets of certain share classes of the below listed UK-based funds into an equivalent fund within our established Luxembourg fund range. Please note these changes do not impact GBP share classes.

  • American Smaller Companies Fund (US)
  • European Smaller Companies Fund
  • Global Emerging Markets Equity Fund
  • Global Equity Income Fund

We are pleased to confirm that the transfers have now been successfully completed. Further information can be found below.

Investor letter

Q&A

Guide to Investing (SICAV)

Scheme of arrangement: The Lux Funds

We recently informed you that we will transfer the assets of certain share classes of the below listed UK-based funds into an equivalent fund within our established Luxembourg fund range. Please note these changes do not impact GBP share classes.

  • American Fund
  • American Select Fund
  • European Select Fund
  • UK Equity Income Fund
  • UK Fund

We are pleased to confirm that the transfers have now been successfully completed. Further information can be found below.

Investor letter

Q&A

Guide to Investing (SICAV)

Transfer of customer assets (Scheme of arrangement)

We have written to investors about a proposed change to the following funds.

  • American Extended Alpha Fund
  • Asia Fund
  • Global Extended Alpha Fund
  • Global Select Fund
  • UK Absolute Alpha Fund

We are planning to transfer the assets of investors in certain share classes of each fund listed above into an equivalent share class within our established Luxembourg fund range. The transfers will be made by a process called a scheme of arrangement.

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Scheme of Arrangement EGM update

We recently informed you of our proposal to transfer the assets of certain share classes of the below listed UK-based funds into an equivalent fund within our established Luxembourg fund range.

  • American Smaller Companies Fund (US)
  • European Smaller Companies Fund
  • Global Emerging Markets Equity Fund
  • Global Equity Income Fund

Following the shareholder vote at the extraordinary general meetings, the results of the vote are detailed in the investor letter below.

Investor letter

Q&A

Cross-border Mergers: Threadneedle Credit Opportunities Fund

We recently informed you that we will transfer the assets of the Threadneedle Credit Opportunities Fund into Threadneedle (Lux) - Credit Opportunities, an equivalent fund within our established Luxembourg fund range. We are pleased to confirm that the transfer was successfully completed on 20 October 2018. Further information can be found below.

Investor letter

Q&A

Guide to Investing (SICAV)

Scheme of Arrangement EGM update

We recently informed you of our proposal to transfer the assets of certain share classes of the below listed UK-based funds into an equivalent fund within our established Luxembourg fund range. Following the shareholder vote at the extraordinary general meetings held on 10 October 2018, we can confirm that the proposed transfers have now been approved.

  • American Fund
  • American Select Fund
  • European Select Fund
  • UK Equity Income Fund
  • UK Fund

We will be communicating with all impacted clients and outlining the options available to them ahead of the merger date.

Investor letter

Q&A

Cross-border mergers: The Lux funds

We recently informed you that we will transfer the assets of the below listed UK-based funds into an equivalent fund within our established Luxembourg fund range (the "Lux Funds"). We are pleased to confirm that the transfers have now been successfully completed.

  • European Corporate Bond Fund
  • European High Yield Bond Fund
  • Pan European Fund
  • Pan European Smaller Companies Fund
  • Pan European Equity Dividend Fund

Further information can be found below.

Investor Letter
Q&A
Guide to Investing (SICAV)

Transfer of customer assets (Scheme of arrangement)

We have written to investors about a proposed change to the following funds.

  • American Smaller Companies Fund (US)
  • European Smaller Companies Fund
  • Global Emerging Markets Equity Fund
  • Global Equity Income Fund

We are planning to transfer the assets of investors in certain share classes of each fund listed above into an equivalent share class within our established Luxembourg fund range. The transfers will be made by a process called a scheme of arrangement.

Find out more

Transfer of customer assets (Scheme of arrangement)

We have written to investors about a proposed change to the following funds.

  • American Fund
  • American Select Fund
  • European Select Fund
  • UK Equity Income Fund
  • UK Fund

We are planning to transfer the assets of investors in certain share classes of each fund listed above into an equivalent share class within our established Luxembourg fund range. The transfers will be made by a process called a scheme of arrangement.

Find out more

Cross-border merger EGM update

We recently informed investors of our proposal to transfer the assets of each fund listed below (the "Existing Funds") into an equivalent fund within our established Luxembourg fund range (the "Lux Funds"). Following the shareholder vote at the extraordinary general meetings (EGMs) held on 24 August 2018, we can confirm that the transfers have been approved for all the affected funds.

  • European Corporate Bond Fund
  • European High Yield Bond Fund
  • Pan European Fund
  • Pan European Smaller Companies Fund
  • Pan European Equity Dividend Fund
  • Credit Opportunities Fund

We will be communicating with all impacted clients and outlining the options available to them ahead of the merger date.

Investor Letter
Q&A

Transfer of customer assets (Cross-border merger)

We have written to investors about a proposed change to the following funds.

  • European Corporate Bond Fund
  • European High Yield Bond Fund
  • Pan European Fund
  • Pan European Smaller Companies Fund
  • Pan European Equity Dividend Fund
  • Credit Opportunities Fund

We are planning to transfer the assets of each fund listed above into an equivalent fund within our established Luxembourg fund range. The transfer will be made by a process called a 'cross-border merger'.

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Compulsory share class conversion

We will be applying compulsory conversion to some of our Funds with effect from 16 June 2018. We have written to investors in the funds impacted by the change.

More information and the list of funds and share classes can be found here.

Transfer of EU customer assets to our Luxembourg fund range

On 9 May we announced plans to transfer EU customer assets from our UK OEIC fund range to equivalent funds in our established Luxembourg SICAV range, to best serve European clients after the UK departs from the European Union.

When the UK leaves the EU (and at the end of any transition period), it's highly likely that UK-based OEIC funds will lose their UCITS status. By transferring assets to our Luxembourg fund range, we can provide certainty for our EU-based investors and ensure they remain in a UCITS-compliant fund, regardless of the final agreement between the UK and the EU.

A total of 20 funds from the Threadneedle OEIC range will be impacted. The transfers are subject to shareholder approval.

For further information please refer to the press release and Q&A.

Changes to investment policies of certain Threadneedle funds

From 14 May 2018, the funds listed below will be able to invest through Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect and Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect (together, Stock Connect) in mainland Chinese shares, called China A Shares.

Which funds are affected by the changes?

The following funds are affected by the changes:

  • Threadneedle Asia Fund
  • Threadneedle China Opportunities Fund
  • Threadneedle Global Emerging Markets Equity Fund
  • Threadneedle Global Select Fund
  • Threadneedle Global Extended Alpha Fund
  • Threadneedle Global Equity Income Fund

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Fee reductions

In our latest review of fees and charges, we identified opportunities to reduce charges on a number of our funds and in certain share classes. These changes will reduce the ongoing charges figures (OCF) and improve value for money for investors. The new fees and charges come into effect from 1 February 2018 and will:

  1. Reduce registrar fees on a number of our UK regulated funds and in certain share classes
  2. Reduce operating expenses on a number of our Luxembourg regulated funds and in certain share classes
  3. Reduce the annual management charge (AMC) on a range of funds and share classes.

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Prospectus changes: Compulsory conversion

From 1 February 2018 we will be updating our prospectuses to include the ability for us to convert investors' shares in a fund from one share class of the fund to another share class of that same fund. This is known as compulsory conversion.

We will only apply compulsory conversions if it is in the best interests of investors to do so. Ahead of any compulsory conversions we will write to investors in the Fund to explain what is happening, the reasons for it and to give notice of the date that the change will be taking place and we will explain what you can do if you disagree with the changes we plan to make.

For full details please read the Prospectus update section in the Investor Update.

CHANGE TO MANAGEMENT OF THE THREADNEEDLE JAPAN FUND

On 1 November 2017 we will be making changes to the way the Threadneedle Japan Fund is managed.

Threadneedle Asset Management Limited (TAML), the investment manager of the Fund, will be able to delegate investment decisions for the Fund to Columbia Management Investment Advisers, LLC (CMIA), which is a US-based investment manager in the Columbia Threadneedle group of companies.

This means that the Fund will benefit from the additional research capability from a large US-based team to complement our strong research base in the UK and US-based fund managers can be involved in making investment decisions for the Fund.

Investor letter
Q&A
Draft KIID

UK Growth & Income Policy Change

The Threadneedle UK Growth & Income Fund is altering its investment policy to remove the reference to "blue chip large capitalised UK companies" and replacing it with "larger capitalised UK companies".

Client Letter

Q and A

Changes within the depositary/custodian/trustee

From 1 January 2016, the following changes will take place within Citibank, which acts as the depositary/custodian/trustee for some of our funds.

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TIF American Smaller Companies Fund

We will be expanding the definition of smaller companies within the investment policy of the Fund.

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TIF and TSIF Deferred Redemptions

Introduction of a new deferred redemption policy.

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TIF and TSIF US Equity Funds

From 1 June 2015 Columbia Management Investment Advisers, LLC (Columbia) will be formally appointed as an investment adviser to the US equities funds

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