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Monday, August 15, 2016

Filings For Fundsters - August 15, 2016

by: Neil Anderson, Managing Editor

Portfolio Manager Changes

Fidelity PM Charles Myers is expected to return this quarter from a leave of absence. Myers was PM of: the Fidelity Small Cap Discovery Fund and the Fidelity Series Small Cap Discovery Fund.

Charles "Chuck" Myers
Portfolio Manager *Photo Courtesy of Charlie Mahoney*
Ronald C. Dugan, Jr. is no longer an officer or PM for the GuideStone Funds.

Corsan Maley joined the PM team for the Nationwide Bond Fund, and Chad Finefrock joined the the PM team for the Nationwide Government Bond Fund and the Nationwide Inflation-Protected Securities Fund.

Sanjeev Lakhani is no longer a PM on the Henderson International Select Equity Fund.

Richard B. England is retiring from Atlanta Capital Management Company on October 31. Atlanta subadvises the Eaton Vance Atlanta Capital Focused Growth Fund, so England will also step down from PMing that fund.

Research analyst John Sheehy joined the PM teams for: the Fidelity Advisor Series Stock Selector Large Value Fund, the Fidelity Series Stock Selector Large Cap Fund, the Fidelity Series Stock Selector Large Cap Value Fund, the Fidelity Mid Cap Value Fund, and the Fidelity Stock Selector Large Cap Value Fund.

Nick Yu no longer PMs several Great-West funds, including: the Great-West Bond Index Fund, the Great-West Short Duration Bond Fund, and the Great-West U.S. Government Mortgage Securities Fund.

Daniel Manion, a PM on the Sentinel Balanced Fund and the Sentinel Common Stock Fund, will retire in Q2 2017.

Federated's Ruggero de'Rossi no longer PMs the Federated International Bond Strategy Portfolio and the Federated Emerging Market Debt Fund, effective August 9.

Roman Ranoch of Natixis' AEW Capital Management died earlier this month. Ranoch was a PM on the Pioneer Real Estate Fund and the Natixis AEW Real Estate Fund.


Fund Boards

Kim F. Scoggins joined the Lee Financial Tactical Fund board as an independent director, effective July 27.

Christine Detrick became a director of the Hartford Funds.



Davis is developing the Davis Focused US Equity ETF, the Davis Select Financial ETF, and the Davis Select World Opportunities ETF.

Nuveen is developing the NuShares Enhanced Yield U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF.

Global X is developing the Global X MSCI SuperDividend EAFE ETF.

AXA Equitable is developing the 1290 Global Allocation Fund.

Gerstein Fisher is developing the Gerstein Fisher Municipal CRA Qualified Investment Fund.

Oakhurst is developing the Oakhurst Strategic Defined Risk Fund.

BlackRock is developing the iShares MSCI USA ESG Optimized ETF.

WisdomTree is developing the WisdomTree Dynamic Currency Hedged International Quality Dividend Growth Fund.


Mergers and Liquidations

On August 15, the Touchstone Strategic Trust acquired the assets and liabilities of the DSM Global Growth Fund and the DSM Global Growth & Income Fund.

Federated plans to liquidate the Federated Tax-Free Money Market Fund on September 23.

On July 27, the AB High-Yield Portfolio, a series of the AB Pooling Portolios, merged into a fund with the same name but in a different series, the AB Bond Fund.

Aberdeen plans to liquidate the Aberdeen Multi-Manager Alternative Strategies Fund II on October 14.

First Trust is seeking fund shareholder approval to merge a closed-end fund, the First Trust Dividend Income Fund, into an ETF, the First Trust High Income ETF.

Cupps Capital Management and ALPS plan to liquidate the Cupps All Cap Growth Fund and the Cupps Mid Cap Growth Fund on August 31.

Croft Funds Corporation plans to liquidate the Croft Focus Fund on August 31.

Hartford plans to liquidate the Hartford Global Alpha Fund and the Hartford Duration-Hedged Strategic Income Fund on October 21.

Wells Fargo plans to merge the Wells Fargo Municipal Money Market Fund into the Wells Fargo National Tax-Free Money Market Fund and is seeking fund shareholder approval.



On September 30, Mairs & Power will close the Mairs & Power Small Cap Fund to most new investors.



On September 1, Putnam will update the fee schedules for a number of its funds, including: the Putnam Absolute Return 700 Fund, the Putnam Emerging Markets Equity Fund, the Putnam Global Consumer Fund, the Putnam Global Energy Fund, the Putnam Global Financials Fund, the Putnam Global Industrials Fund, the Putnam Global Natural Resources Fund, the Putnam Global Technology Fund, the Putnam Global Telecommunications Fund, the Putnam International Value Fund, the Putnam Small Cap Growth Fund, the Putnam Multi-Cap Growth Fund, and the Putnam International Equity Fund.

Eaton Vance updated the fee schedule for the Eaton Vance Worldwide Health Sciences Fund.

T. Rowe Price will lower the expense limitation on the T. Rowe Price Equity Index 500 Fund on September 1.

Hartford will lower its management fee on the Hartford Global All-Asset Fund on November 1.

Hartford will increase the contractual management fee waiver on the Hartford Balanced HLS Fund on January 1, 2017.


Check our last Filings For Fundsters column (previously called Stork and Reaper) for more SEC filing updates. For the latest new hires and fund launches, explore our People on the Move and New Fund Fuss columns. If you have a fund filing, a mutual fund launch, a product change or a new hire that you would like to announce, please contact the MFWire team at editors@investmentwires.com. 

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