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BPAS Mutual Fund Actions Bulletin Board

Date Fund/Fund Family Description
September 28, 2015 Federated The Boards of Trustees have approved proposed fund mergers for the prime, municipal and government money market funds below pending submission of proxy materials or Information Statements to shareholders, as applicable per fund. Fund mergers scheduled to occur on or about 12/11/2015.
September 22, 2015 Artisan Partners Artisan International Fund closing announcement (effective after the close of business on January 29, 2016)
September 22, 2015 Artisan Partners Artisan Global Value Fund re-opening announcement (effective after the close of business on September 30, 2015)
September 21, 2015 American Funds American Funds will be introducing a new retirement plan share class for fee-based advisors effective November 20.
September 15, 2015 Allianz AllianzGI Class D shares will change to Class A shares. Attached you will find the list of AllianzGI funds and highlighted yellow are the ones BPAS are trading.
September 09, 2015 Aberdeen Effective Monday, November 2, 2015 the Aberdeen US Equity fund will change it’s name to Aberdeen US Multi-Cap Equity fund.
September 03, 2015 T. Rowe Price T. Rowe Price is introducing a new low-cost share class, known as the I Class, for certain equity and fixed income funds. T. Rowe Price is also introducing the Retirement I Funds–I Class, which is a new series and are not separate classes of any of the existing Retirement Funds.
August 31, 2015 Quasar Distributors The Glenmede Small Cap Equity fund (GTCSX) is going to close to new investors effective end of business day, September 30, 2015.
August 28, 2015 Wells Fargo Effective December 15, 2015, Wells Fargo Advantage Funds will remove the word Advantage from the fund family name and be simply known as Wells Fargo Funds.
August 26, 2015 Natixis On June 19th, the Fund’s Board of Natixis Diversified Income Fund Changes effective 08/31/2015.
August 17, 2015 Calvert Name change: Calvert Large Cap Value Fund becomes Calvert Global Value Fund
August 17, 2015 Calvert Name change: Calvert Equity Income Fund becomes Calvert Global Equity Income Fund
August 13, 2015 WellsFargo The Discovery Fund will reopen to new retirement plans and retirement plan platforms on October 1, 2015. Retirement plans are defined as 401(k), 457, profit sharing and money purchase pension, defined benefit, target benefit, and non-qualified deferred compensation plans.
July 31, 2015 Goldman Sachs Effective 8/6/15, Goldman Sachs Technology Tollkeeper Fund will change its name changed to Goldman Sachs Technology Opportunities.
July 2, 2015 BlackRock Effective September 1, 2015, all of the issued and outstanding BlackRock Shares of each Fund listed in the chart attached will be redesigned as Class K Shares.
June 23, 2015 Oppenheimer Funds Effective September 1st , Oppenheimer Small- & Mid-Cap Value Fund will change its name to Oppenheimer Mid Cap Value
June 16, 2015 Oppenheimer Funds Effective August 03, 2015 Oppenheimer Flexible Strategies Fund will change its name to Oppenheimer Fundamental Alternatives Fund.
January 13, 2015 Pimco The PIMCO RealRetirement® 2015 Fund announces fund distribution, reorganization and name change effective January 13th, 2015.
Jan. 12, 2015 Columbia The attached bulletin announces that Columbia Management will rebrand its business as Columbia Threadneedle Investments in the first half of 2015. The new global brand will represent the combined capabilities, resources and reach of Columbia Management and U.K.-based Threadneedle Investments, offering clients access to the best of both firms.
Jan. 12, 2015 Dodge & Cox Notice is attached regarding the soft close of the Dodge & Cox Int’l Stock fund
Jan. 12, 2015 Federated Update: The following has been approved.The Federated GNMA Trust will reorganize into Federated Gov’t Income Trust on 1/23/15.
Jan.12, 2015 American Century Effective March 27, 2015, the American Century One Choice 2015 Portfolio will combine into the American Century In Retirement Portfolio.
Jan. 6, 2015 Franklin Templeton Franklin Small Cap Growth Fund Closing to New Investors
Dec. 29, 2015 Prudential On December 10, 2014, the Board of Trustees/Directors of Target Portfolio Trust (Target) and Prudential Investments Mutual Funds approved a comprehensive set of proposals to reposition two Target portfolios and reorganize several Target portfolios and the Prudential Small-Cap Value Fund. These changes will align Prudential Investments’ mutual funds into a single, internally subadvised fund family, subject to certain exceptions. These changes should also help investors meet their financial goals by offering a robust set of investment options from a highly competitive fund family that primarily features Prudential’s institutional asset managers.The attached is a ZIP file containing all supplements regarding this announcement
Nov. 14, 2014 Virtus Virtus Mid-Cap Value Fund has been renamed to to Virtus Contrarian Value Fund
Nov. 13, 2014 AllianceBernstein AllianceBernstein Real Asset Strategy and AllianceBernstein Dynamic All Market Fund will undergo name changes effective December 15, 2014. Please see the attached Operations Announcement for more information. In addition to the Operations Announcement are the notifications provided to front office contacts. Please call your Dedicated Contact at 888-324-5060 if you have any questions.
Oct. 20, 2014 Munder Upcoming reorganization of each fund in the Munder Family of Funds into a separate, newly created series of The Victory Portfolios. As indicated in the proxy statement, the new Victory Funds will be renamed and will have updated CUSIP numbers. Please see the attached Victory/Munder Fund List for the CUSIP and name details.
Oct. 10, 2014 Allianz Effective on or about December 22, 2014, the AllianzGI Wellness Fund (the “Fund”) is changing its name to AllianzGI Health Sciences Fund. In connection with this change, there will be revisions to the Fund’s 80% investment policy relating to investments suggested by its name, effective on or about December 22, 2014.
Oct. 7, 2014 MetLife MetLife Stable Value eUpdate, a periodic glimpse into MetLife's stable value product offering. Through this publication, we will provide you with the tools to stay up-to-date with MetLife and the stable value industry.
Sept. 25, 2014 Reliance Effective October 1, 2014, Reliance Trust will reopen the following share class for the MetLife Series of stable value funds to new plan investors: MetLife Series 25157 fund share class: 68 For more information, please contact Reliance Trust at citgroup@relico.com
Aug. 15, 2014 Frost Frost announces the name change of two of it's funds. Frost Diversified Strategies Fund and the Frost Strategic Balanced Fund.
July 28, 2014 Vanguard Increased access to Admiral Shares and phaseout of Signal Shares
July 15, 2014 MFS Funds Multiple Service Matters announcements from MFS Funds
June 28, 2014 Vanguard Again, we encourage you and your clients to make the tax-free conversion from Signal Shares to Admiral Shares now at your convenience rather than waiting for the shares to convert in October.
June 25, 2014 Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management Effective with the open of business on August 11, 2014, there will be CUSIP and fund name changes under participant number 5503. An Excel file containing both the old and new fund information accompanies this notification. One tab contains information for the open-end mutual funds, a separate tab contains the information for the closed-end funds, and a third tab contains information for the institutional money funds. These name and CUSIP changes will have no effect on the day-to-day management of the funds.
June 17, 2014 JPMorgan Reorganization of JPMorgan SmartRetirement® 2010 Fund into JPMorgan SmartRetirement® Income
June 3, 2014 Franklin Templeton On May 30, 2014, shareholders of Franklin Limited Maturity U.S. Government Securities Fund approved the reorganization of the fund into Franklin Adjustable U.S. Government Securities Fund, effective June 18, 2014. The fund is expected to close to all purchases on June 11, 2014, shortly before the completion of the reorganization on June 18, 2014.
May 28, 2013 Transamerica Effective July 1st, Transamerica Funds will be changing the name of the fund listed below. Please note the fund’s number and CUSIP information will not be changing.
May 23, 2014 MFS Due to the MFS Lifetime 2010 Fund reorganization into the MFS Lifetime Retirement Income Fund, the Class B to Class A roll scheduled to take place on Monday, June 23, 2014, has been rescheduled to Monday, June 16, 2014.
May 19, 2014 Wells Fargo Discovery Fund to remain open for certain retirement plans
May 19, 2014 Wells Fargo The Wells Fargo Advantage Discovery Fund closed to new investors on April 30, 2014. Wells Fargo Advantage Funds announced today that the Board of Trustees has approved an exception to the Discovery Fund’s closure policy to allow discretionary, firm-wide retirement plan programs with predetermined investment options to continue to add new retirement plans.
May 9, 2014 Columbia Effective July 7, 2014, the name will change for the Columbia Mid Cap Value Opportunity fund, to Columbia Small/Mid Cap Value
Nov. 14, 2014 American Century One ChoiceSM 2015 Portfolio and One ChoiceSM 2015 Portfolio R6 will close to new investors and new retirement plans
April 30, 2014 Well Fargo Effective April 30, 2014, the Wells Fargo Advantage Discovery FundSM and the Wells Fargo Advantage VT Discovery FundSM will close to new investors, with exceptions as outlined below.
April 16, 2014 Parnassus Effective May 1, 2014, the Parnassus Equity Income Fund (Tickers: PRBLX / PRILX) will be renamed the Parnassus Core Equity Fund. The name change reflects the Fund’s consistent focus to principally invest in undervalued equity securities of large-capitalization companies that have good prospects for the future. Apart from the name change, the Fund will not undergo any structural changes. The Fund will retain the same philosophy, process, risk management and ticker symbol. By prospectus, the Fund will continue to invest 75% of its total assets in securities that pay dividends. Todd C. Ahlsten and Benjamin E. Allen will continue to manage the strategy.
April 9, 2014 Legg Mason Effective January 1, 2013 To highlight Legg Mason affiliate advisor identities, Legg Mason ClearBridge and Global Currents Funds will be renamed to “ClearBridge” and Legg Mason Permal Funds will be renamed “Permal” effective January 1, 2013. Each fund name will reflect the affiliate name, plus portfolio strategy. For example, Legg Mason ClearBridge Appreciation Fund will become ClearBridge Appreciation Fund, Legg Mason Global Currents International All Cap Opportunity Fund will become ClearBridge International All Cap Opportunity Fund, and Legg Mason Permal Tactical Allocation Fund will become
April 7, 2014 The Hartford At a meeting held on December 13, 2013, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of The Hartford Mutual Funds II, Inc. (the “Company”) approved an Agreement and Plan of Reorganization (the “Reorganization Agreement”) that provides for the reorganization of The Hartford Growth Fund (“Growth”) into Hartford Growth Opportunities Fund (“Growth Opportunities” and collectively with Growth, the “Funds”), a separate series of the Company (the “Reorganization”). The Reorganization does not require shareholder approval. The Reorganization is expected to occur on or about April 7, 2014 (the “Closing Date”), at which time you will receive shares of Growth Opportunities of the same class and of equivalent dollar value to your shares in Growth as of the Closing Date.
April 3, 2014 Vanguard As part of the streamlining of its investment offerings, Vanguard will complete the planned merger of Vanguard Developed Markets Index Fund into Vanguard Tax-Managed International Fund by close of business on April 4. The combined fund will be renamed Vanguard Developed Markets Index Fund and will offer Investor, Admiral™, Institutional, Institutional Plus, and ETF Shares.
April 3, 2014 DWS The names of all classes of the DWS Global Small Cap Growth Fund and the DWS Global Small Cap Growth VIP, as well as, all classes of the DWS Health Care Fund and DWS Technology Fund are being changed.
March 27, 2014 Franklin Templeton Fund Name Changes Beginning May, 1, 2014
March 28, 2014 Oppenheimer Funds This is an important notice regarding a change in the sub-transfer agent agreement for the A, C N and Y share classes of Oppenheimer Funds. Previously, the sub-transfer agent agreement for these funds used an unusual structure, under which Oppenheimer would pay the “lesser of” 25 basis points or $12 / participant / fund to BPAS as recordkeeper. This bifurcated structure made it virtually impossible to communicate and properly offset revenue sharing under Regulations 408(b)(2) and 404a-5, since the actual amounts paid would fluctuate widely at the level of each plan. Because of the difficulty of accurately describing the previous arrangement, fee disclosure documents and BPAS’ complete list of traded funds simply reflected a sub TA payment of 25 basis points (which was somewhat overstated due to the bifurcated nature of the actual arrangement). After BPAS discussed the issue with Oppenheimer Funds, the fund family has agreed to amend and simplify its sub-transfer agent arrangement for these funds. Effective 4/1/2014, A, C, N and Y shares of Oppenheimer will pay a level sub-transfer agent fee of 15 basis points on assets (calculated and paid monthly), with no fixed dollar or “lesser of” component. This change will be implemented immediately by BPAS within our fee disclosures and the monthly fee offset process. BPAS applauds this change by Oppenheimer since it lends to increased transparency while helping plan sponsors and financial intermediaries make informed decisions about the funds they will use within their plan. If you have any questions on this matter, please contact your BPAS sales representative.
March 7, 2014 Ivy Funds Please see the attached updated timeline for the Ivy Funds Mergers schedule for March 14.
Feb. 10, 2014 Hotchkis & Wiley Effective March 1, 2014, the availability of the Hotchkis & Wiley Mid-Cap Value Fund will be limited
Feb. 6, 2014 Hand Benefits & Trust HB&T Announces closing the Center Coast funds effective March 31, 2014
Feb. 5, 2014 J.P. Morgan J.P. Morgan Chase announces the merger of it's SmartRetirement 2010 fund
Feb.3, 2014 ING See information attached regarding the rebranding of ING to Voya
Jan. 15, 2014 US Bank Effective January 20, 2014, the PRIMECAP Odyssey Aggressive Growth Fund (the “Aggressive Growth Fund” or “Fund”) will be closed to most new investors
Jan.3, 2014 John Hancock Please review all 3 of the attached notices regarding upcoming changes impacting multiple John Hancock Fund offerings.
Jan. 2, 2014 John Hancock Fund Name Change Impacting the John Hancock High Yield Fund and Fund Name and Objective Change Impacting the John Hancock Funds II Currency Strategies Fund
Dec.20, 2013 Manager's AMG The Yacktman Fund (YACKX) closed to new investors on 12/30/13.
Dec. 17, 2014 MetLife 1Q14 MetLife GAC Series 25157 - RATE ANNOUNCEMENT -
Dec. 12, 2013 Vanguard Vanguard announces new fund offering: seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation with lower volatility relative to global stock markets.
Dec. 11, 2013 T. Rowe Price Multiple Fund Closing Announcement
Dec. 9, 2013 Vanguard Vanguard Intermediate-Term Tax-Exempt Fund and Vanguard High-Yield Corporate Fund have reopened to all investors, effective December 9, 2013.
Nov. 25, 2013 Federated The attached list sets forth fluctuating net asset value funds that may be a Competing Investment Option as defined in CPF's Offering Circular ("Competing Investment Option"). It does not include any money market funds or stable value funds, all of which would be considered a Competing Investment Option. The list is provided at your request, for informational purposes only, and does not purport to be a complete list of Competing Investment Options. Federated makes no representations regarding the reliability or accuracy of such list, which is solely derived from Morningstar Direct. Please note that our provision of the attached list does not modify or reduce your contractual obligation to (i) determine whether an investment option offered under the terms of a participating trust in CPF is a Competing Investment option; or (ii) otherwise monitor compliance with CPF's equity wash rule.
Nov. 22,2013 SEI Effective 11/28/2013, the Frost Dividend Value Equity Fund will change its name to the Frost Value Equity Fund.
Nov. 20, 2013 Invesco The Invesco European Small Company fund is closing to all purchases, beginning 12/4/13. Beginning on 12/4/13, only redemptions and dividend/cap gain reinvestments will be allowed.
Nov. 11, 2013 Wells Fargo The Wells Fargo Advantage Emerging Markets Equity Fund will close to new investors on or about the close of business December 31, 2013. Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC, the advisor to the fund, has determined that this action is in the best interest of the fund’s shareholders.
Nov. 7, 2013 T.Rowe The Board of Directors for the Funds listed above (the "Funds") has approved closing the Funds to new investors after market close on December 31, 2013.
Nov. 6, 2013 Leuthold The Leuthold Asset Allocation Fund (LAALX, LAAIX) will be merged into the Leuthold Core Investment Fund (LCORX, LCRIX) on November 8, 2013. Purchases and redemptions for the Asset Allocation Fund will be allowed through November 7, 2013.
Nov. 4, 2013 Forward Due to the volume of trades and net flows, Forward has elected to enact T+3 settlement for all trades in the Forward Credit Analysis Long/Short Fund. This will be effective trade date November 1, 2013.
Oct. 31, 2013 Federated The Capital Preservation Fund Application and Adoption Agreement (A&AA) has been updated. Specifically, in response to client feedback, multiple updates have been made to the layout of the application, as well as minor revisions to some verbiage in the agreement language.
Nov. 29, 2013 Lord Abbett Effective November 29, 2013, the following name changes will go into effect: Lord Abbett Balanced Strategy Fund will change its name to the Lord Abbett Multi-Asset Balanced Opportunity Fund BLARX Lord Abbett Diversified Income Strategy Fund will change its name to the Lord Abbett Multi-Asset Income Fund Lord Abbett Global Allocation Fund will change its name to the Lord Abbett Multi-Asset Global Opportunity Fund Lord Abbett Growth and Income Strategy Fund will change its name to the Lord Abbett Multi-Asset Growth Fund
Sept.30, 2013 American Century Effective December 6, 2013 the American Century Vista fund will combine into the American Century Heritage Fund.
Sept. 27, 2013 American Century In order to preserve the Mid Cap Value Fund's ability to stay true to its investment strategy, all share classes will close to new investors at market close on November 1, 2013.*
Sept. 14, 2013 HB & T HB&T Foreign Blend Index Fund Closing
July 15, 2013 Lord Abbett On July 19, 2013, Lord Abbett will be merging the LORD ABBETT SMALL CAP BLEND FUND into the LORD ABBETT VALUE OPPORTUNITIES FUND.
July 10, 2013 Invesco Invesco Dynamics fund will be merging effective 7/12/13 into the Invesco Mid Cap Growth Fund
June 27, 2013 HB&T The TL Focus series of collective investment funds are closing to new and existing investors effective September 30, 2013. No trades will be accepted with a trade date after September 26, 2013. The funds will fully liquidate as of September 30, 2013.
Jun., 26, 2013 Brown The Brown Advisory Winslow Sustainability Fund will be changing its name to Brown Advisory Sustainable Growth Fund on July 1, 2013.
June 4, 2013 HB&T The HB&T Small Cap Blend Index Fund is closing to new and existing investors effective July 31, 2013.
May 31, 2013 Dreyfus Important Notice to Shareholders Regarding Dreyfus MidCap Core Fund. Dreyfus MidCap Core Fund will merge into Dreyfus Structured Midcap Fund (a series of Advantage Funds, Inc.). The merger will occur on or about June 7, 2013
May 29, 2013 Principal The Principal MidCap fund will close to new accounts, effective 6/14/13. All accounts must be funded by 8/15/13
May, 28, 2013 Columbia Columbia Funds is in the process of implementing a soft closing of their Z share funds. Essentially, Columbia has decided that: For existing plans at BPAS that have one of these Columbia Z share funds but with no assets invested, if no assets are transferred into the Z share fund(s) by July 2, 2013, the account will be closed and the fund will be removed from the plan. For new or incoming plans to BPAS, if they do not have assets transferred into one of these Columbia Z shares funds by July 2, 2013, the account will be closed and the fund will be removed from the plan.
May 24, 2013 Putnam Effective June 24, 2013, the following Putnam Funds will no longer impose redemption fees. The changes apply to all shares purchased on or after June 24, 2013. Shares purchased prior to June 24, 2013 will be subject to the applicable funds’ short-term trading fee policy in effect on the date of purchase.
May 20, 2013 Artio On February 13, 2013, Artio Global Investors Inc. (“Artio”) entered into an agreement and plan of merger with Aberdeen Asset Management PLC (“Aberdeen”), under which Aberdeen will acquire Artio, and assume responsibility for the Artio Global Fund Family (“the Transaction”).
May 20, 2013 Oppenheimer Oppenheimer Discovery Fund to soft close on June 28, 2013.
May 16, 2013 Prudential Effective May 16, 2013, Prudential Investments implemented expense caps that reduced net expense rates for the Prudential Mid- Cap Value Fund, Prudential Real Assets Fund, and Prudential Strategic Value Fund.
May 15, 2013 HB&T Additional Share Classes Added to Existing CIF Series
May 1, 2013 BMO BMO funds changes legal restraint name
April 30, 2013 Westcore The following fund name changes for the Westcore Trust are effective today, April 30, 2013. Old Name: Westcore Blue Chip Fund – New Name: Westcore Blue Chip Dividend Fund Old Name: Westcore Mid-Cap Value Fund – New Name: Westcore Mid-Cap Value Dividend Fund Old Name: Westcore Small-Cap Value Fund – New Name: Westcore Small-Cap Value Dividend Fund
April 16, 2013 Invesco The notice period to liquidate The Stable Value Fund (non-participant initiated) is changing, effective May 1, 2013, from 12 months to 24 months. Plans may continue to liquidate the accounts upon 10 business days advanced notice, at the lesser of market and book value.
April 8, 2013 Oppenheimer Oppenheimer Developing Market Funds to soft close April 12, 2013
April 8, 2013 Columbia Columbia Management Retirement Focused Share Class Changes. Presentation on Impact of the soft-close of Z shares for Retirement Plans
April 3, 2013 HighMark HighMark Capital Management to Discontinue Mutual Fund Sponsorship Business
Mar 26, 2013 Columbia Beginning October 31, 2012, Columbia started making changes to certain share classes. These changes, including changes to certain share class pricing models, will continue through the first quarter of 2013.
Mar. 23, 2013 Sentinel Sentinel announces the reorganization of the Sentinel Mid Cap II Fund into the Sentinel Mid Cap Fund
Mar. 18, 2013 Cambiar Effective April 30, 2013 (the “Closing Date”), Investor Class shares of the Cambiar Small Cap Fund (the “Fund”) are closed to new investors.
Mar. 18, 2013 PIMCO Effective Friday March 22, 2013, the attached listed PIMCO Funds will change their names. The CUSIPs, Ticker Symbols, Dividend Schedule, and Fund Numbers will remain the same.
Mar. 19, 2013 ING The ING merger originally scheduled for 3/22 has been postponed.
Mar. 13, 2013 Prudential Investments The Prudential Jennison Mid-Cap Growth Fund to soft close as of the close of business on or about April 8, 2013 (the “closing date”).
Mar. 10, 2013 Federated The shareholder meeting regarding the reorganization of Federated Capital Appreciation Fund into Federated Equity Income Fund, Inc., scheduled to be held on March 11, 2013, has been adjourned to April 8, 2013. The reorganization, pending requisite approval, has been postponed until April 19, 2013. Federated will communicate further details regarding the reorganization as soon as information is made available.
Mar. 8, 2013 RS Investments Effective immediately RS S&P Index Fund is no longer accepting investments and is being liquidated.
Mar. 3, 2013 Janus As previously communicated, the Board of Trustees of Janus Global Research Fund has approved a merger with and into the existing Janus Worldwide Fund. The merger is scheduled to occur on Friday, March 15, 2013. Following the merger, the “Combined Fund” will be renamed Janus Global Research Fund and will retain the Fund #, QUOTRON, & CUSIP of the Janus Worldwide Fund. See attached for operational details.
Mar. 1, 2013 Principal Effective Friday, March 1, 2013, the Principal MidCap Blend Fund (PEMGX) will change its name to the Principal MidCap Fund. The ticker symbol will remain the same.
Feb. 28, 2013 Vanguard Vanguard today announced plans to introduce a new emerging markets government bond index fund and closed two widely held funds to most new accounts with the objective of protecting existing shareholders.
Feb. 20, 2013 Federated The latest competing fund list for Federated Cap Pres.
Feb. 14, 2013 Munder Funds Effective today, the Munder Large-Cap Value Fund is closed to ALL purchases, and the fund will be liquidating on March 25th.
Feb 10, 2013 ING ***Important Information Regarding Fund Mergers for ING Value Choice Funds***
Feb. 9, 2013 Fairholme The Fairholme Fund will be closing to new investors effective 2/28/13
Feb. 4, 2013 Janus On November 8, 2012, the Board of Trustees of the Janus Allocation Funds, approved changes to the investment strategies, names, and benchmark indices of the Funds. These changes are effective February 15, 2013.
Jan. 30, 2013 Federated Pending requisite approval, effective as of the close of business on March 22, 2013, Federated Capital Appreciation Fund will reorganize into Federated Equity Income Fund, Inc. The reorganization is anticipated to be a tax-free event for shareholders of the Funds.
Jan. 1, 2013 ValueLine The Value Line Emerging OpportuniMes Fund has been renamed Value Line Small Cap OpportuniMes Fund (Ticker: VLEOX) effecMve January 1, 2013.In December 2012, Value Line Aggressive Income Trust also changed its name to Value Line Core Bond Fund (Ticker: VAGIX).
Dec. 20, 2013 Columbia The attached contains information on acquired funds that are being proposed to merge into the corresponding acquiring funds.
Dec. 18, 2012 Columbia The attached list of acquired funds are being proposed to merge into the corresponding acquiring funds. If approved by shareholders, mergers should be completed at the close of business on the anticipated merger date. Each acquired fund is expected to remain open for additional purchases through the close of business on the day of the merger.
Dec. 18, 2012 Federated A shareholder meeting will be held on March 11, 2013, regarding the reorganization of Federated Capital Appreciation Fund into Federated Equity Income Fund, Inc. A proxy was filed with the SEC on Friday, December 14, 2012.
Dec. 14, 2012 Federated Effective January 18, 2013, the Federated Mid Cap Growth Strategies Fund will be renamed the Federated MDT Mid Cap Growth Strategies Fund.
Dec. 14, 2012 Federated Effective December 31, 2012, the Federated Prudent Absolute Return Fund will be renamed the Federated Absolute Return Fund.
Dec. 12, 2012 Drexel Hamilton Upon shareholder approval on or around December 28, 2012, Ameristock Mutual Fund will be merging into the Drexel Hamilton Centre American Equity Fund
Dec.12, 2012 Allianz Effective 1/28/13, all Allianz funds that we have on our system will change names (except those funds marked as Closed). The funds are highlighted on the attached spreadsheet.
Dec, 11, 2012 Putnam Effective January 2, 2013, the following retail mutual funds will no longer impose redemption fees. The changes apply to all shares purchased on or after January 2, 2013. Shares purchased prior to January 2, 2013 will be subject to the applicable funds’ short-term trading fee policy in effect on the date of purchase.
Dec, 11, 2012 AllianceBernstein The AllianceBernstein Small Cap Growth Portfolio is closing to new plans, effective 1/31/13.
Nov. 8, 2012 Wells Fargo Wells Fargo Advantage Total Return Bond Fund to be renamed the Wells Fargo Advantage Core Bond Fund. Effective December 1, 2012, the Wells Fargo Advantage Total Return Bond Fund will be renamed the Wells Fargo Advantage Core Bond Fund. Please note on the attached Service Alert that the change will not affect the fund’s share classes, ticker symbols, transfer agent numbers, and CUSIPs. The fund’s strategy, objective, and management team also remain unchanged.
Oct. 23, 2012 VALIC VALIC is pleased to introduce three new CUSIPs for its Fixed Interest Option (FIO). Please add these to your system: 922169313, 922169297, 922169321. Attached is included a new Group Master Application reflecting the new CUSIPs for immediate use. Name changes also include the following: WVGIC - VALIC FIO Retail VGGIC - VALIC FIO Institutional H2GIC - VALIC FIO Institutional EFGIC - VALIC FIO Advisor
Oct. 12, 2012 FBR Effective close of business on Friday, October 26, 2012, the FBR Funds will be reorganized into the Hennessy Funds under the shareholder approved Plan of Reorganization.
Oct. 9, 2012 Standard Insurance Company Standard Insurance Company Stable Asset Fund - Historical Net Returns & Fund Profiles as 9/30/2012
Oct. 1, 2012 John Hancock John Hancock A shares close to retirement plan accounts, effective 12/31/12
Sept. 27, 2012 Winslow Green Effective close of business on Friday, October 19, 2012, the Winslow Green Mutual Funds will be reorganized into the Brown Advisory Funds under the shareholder approved Plan of Reorganization.
Sept. 23, 2012 Federated Effective December 12, 2012, the following changes will occur for Federated Asset Allocation Fund. The Fund’s name will change to Federated Global Allocation Fund.
Sept. 21, 2012 Oppenheimer Oppenheimer Champion Income Fund Proposed Merger‏ has been approved
Aug. 30, 2012 Loomis Sayles Attached is information regarding the closing of the Loomis Sayles Small Cap Growth Fund, effective 9/14/2012
Aug. 28, 2012 AllianceBernstein Effective November 1, 2012, the AllianceBernstein Small/Mid Cap Value fund and the AllianceBernstein Small/Mid Cap Growth fund will undergo name changes, per the attached.
Aug. 20, 2012 Allianz The previously communicated changes to the Allianz AGIC Growth Fund have been postponed again.
Aug.18, 2012 Federated Federated U.S. Gov't Bond fund is scheduled to merge into the Federated Total Return Gov't Bond Fund on 8/24/12
July 19, 2012 Allianz The previously communicated changes to the Allianz AGIC Growth Fund have been postponed. Pending shareholder approval, after the close of business on August 17, 2012 the Fund will have a new sub-adviser, change its name and implement changes to its investment strategy. All changes will be effective Monday August 20, 2012.
July 9, 2012 Oppenheimer An important issue in connection with the OppenheimerFunds Class C and N share class fee and expense data
July 9, 2012 Oppenheimer Oppenheimer Champion Income Fund Proposed Merger‏
July 8, 2012 Columbia Columbia Management announces a name change for Columbia Strategic Investor Fund
July 1, 2012 Federated Pending approval, the Federated U.S. Gov’t Bond fund is scheduled to merge into the Federated Total Return Gov’t Bond Fund on 8/24/12.
June 28, 2012 Federated Federated annouced that effective August 1st, 2012 they will change the name of the Federated Market Opportunity Fund to the Federated Prudent Absolute Return Fund.
June 12, 2012 John Hancock Effective June 29, 2012 John Hancock's Strategic Income Fund will be renamed the John Hancock Income Fund. The name is the only detail changing.
June 12, 2012 Prudential The Prudential Jennison Health Sciences fund (PHLAX)is closing to new investors effective 6/29/12.
June 6, 2012 Allianz The Allianz AGIC Growth Fund will change its name to the Allianz RCM Focused Growth Fund effective July 20, 2012