NOTICES TO INVESTORS

07/08/2019 – Clarification of fund objectives and policies for Merian Investment Management Limited’s UK fund range

Please note that on 7th August 2019, clarifications were made to the Investment Objectives and Policies of the following funds:

  • Merian Corporate Bond Fund
  • Merian Monthly Income Bond Fund
  • Merian UK Alpha Fund
  • Merian UK Equity Income Fund
  • Merian UK Mid Cap Fund
  • Merian UK Opportunities Fund
  • Merian UK Smaller Companies Fund
  • Merian Asia Pacific Fund
  • Merian European Equity (ex UK) Fund
  • Merian Global Equity Fund
  • Merian Global Strategic Bond Fund
  • Merian North American Equity Fund

These clarifications do not affect the risk profile of the funds or the way the funds are managed. Further details can be found in this shareholder notice and the relevant Prospectus. Prospective investors should refer to the relevant KIID before investing in the funds.

Merger of Merian UK Equity Fund, a sub-fund of the Merian Investment Funds Series II (the “Discontinuing Fund”) and Merian UK Alpha Fund, a sub-fund of the Merian Investment Funds Series I (the “Receiving Fund”)

A proposal to merge the Merian UK Equity Fund, a sub-fund of the Merian Investment Funds Series II (the “Discontinuing Fund”) and Merian UK Alpha Fund, a sub-fund of the Merian Investment Funds Series I (the “Receiving Fund”) was put to the shareholders of the Discontinuing Fund at an Extraordinary General Meeting (the “EGM”) held on 21 June 2019.  The Extraordinary Resolution detailed in the notice of the EGM and the proposal for a scheme of arrangement dated the 17 May 2019 was approved at the EGM. Shareholders should note that the scheme of arrangement, whereby the assets of the Discontinuing Fund passed to the Continuing Fund, was completed on 28th June 2019 as described in the notice which can be found here.

Results of Annual General Meeting of the Company

The Directors of Merian Global Investors Series plc (the “Company”) wish to announce that the Annual General Meeting (the “AGM”) of the Company was held on 19 September, 2018, at 33 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2. The resolutions detailed in Appendix A of the Notice of AGM issued to Shareholders on 22 August, 2018 were approved at the AGM, and as a result, the change of name of the Company and changes to the Memorandum and Articles of Association will take effect on 28 September, 2018.

A copy of the AGM notice detailing the changes can be viewed here.

Proposal to merge the Old Mutual Absolute Return Government Bond Fund (the “Merging Fund”) and Old Mutual Strategic Absolute Return Bond Fund (the Receiving Fund). 

A proposal to merge the Old Mutual Absolute Return Government Bond Fund (the “Merging Fund”) and Old Mutual Strategic Absolute Return Bond Fund (the Receiving Fund) was put to the shareholders of the Merging Fund at an Extraordinary General Meeting held on 12 July 2018 (the “EGM”). The resolutions detailed in the Notice of EGM and the Circular to Shareholders dated the 8th June 2018 shareholder notice were approved at the EGM and the merger took effect on 27th July 2018.

The 2018 reporting funds report of the Merging Fund for 2018 can be found here.

 

 

 

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