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Friday, August 4, 2017

Filings for Fundsters - August 4, 2017

by: Jennifer Qiao


Through August 31, 2018 the Alambic Small Cap Growth Fund and Alambic Small Cap Value Plus Fund has reduced its fees from 120 basis points to 95 basis points.

On August 1 the Great-West International Index Fund reduced its management fees and expense limit.

On August 3 the Legg Mason Martin Currie Emerging Markets Fund reduced its expenses.

On August 4 the investment minimum for Class A shares for the MainStay Equity Funds, Cushing Funds, Absolute Return Multi-Strategy Fund, and Tax Advantaged Short Term Bond Fund, is lowered to $15,000.

On August 4 the New York Life Variable Annuity Separate Account decreased its portfolio management fees.

On July 31 the board of the Federated Municipal Obligations Fund approved the re-designations of Federated Municipal Obligations Fund's trust shares to automated shares. Effective September 1 certain fees and reimburse expenses will be waived.

People Moves

On August 2 Hugh Young, Nicholas Yeo, Flavia Cheong, Kathy Xu, and Nicholas Chui replaced the Portfolio Managers for the Aberdeen China Opportunities Fund.

Since August 2 the PMs for the Putnam Growth Opportunities Fund are Robert Brookby and Richard Bodzy.

On December 31 Michael Phelps will step down as head of European fundamental credit and leave BlackRock. Subsequently, effective January 1, 2018 Phelps will no longer serve as portfolio manager for the BlackRock Global Long/Short Credit Fund. Jose Aguilar, Stephen Gough, and Carly Wilson will be added as PMs.

Chip Perrone has managed the Fidelity Series All-Sector Equity Fund since August 1.

Nicola Stafford has managed the Fidelity Balanced Fund since August 1.

Starting this month Katherine Shaw and Chip Perrone have managed the Fidelity Variable Insurance Products.

On August 3 Stephen C. Demirjian no longer serves as a PM of the AMG Managers Cadence Mid Cap Fund. Robert L. Fitzpatrick, Michael J. Skillman and Robert E. Ginsberg are the PMs for the fund.

Share Class Changes

On July 28 Class T Shares for the following funds are no longer offered by Goldman Sachs Trust:
  • Goldman Sachs Dynamic Emerging Markets Debt Fund
  • Goldman Sachs Emerging Markets Debt Fund
  • Goldman Sachs High Yield Floating Rate Fund
  • Goldman Sachs High Yield Fund
  • Goldman Sachs High Yield Fund
  • Goldman Sachs Investment Grade Credit Fund
  • Goldman Sachs Local Emerging Markets Debt Fund
  • Goldman Sachs U.S. Mortgages Fund
  • Goldman Sachs Bond Fund
  • Goldman Sachs Core Fixed Income Fund
  • Goldman Sachs Global Income Fund
  • Goldman Sachs Strategic Income Fund
  • Goldman Sachs Enhanced Income Fund
  • Goldman Sachs Government Income Fund
  • Goldman Sachs High Quality Floating Rate Fund
  • Goldman Sachs Inflation Protected Securities Fund
  • Goldman Sachs Short Duration Government Fund
  • Goldman Sachs Short Duration Income Fund
  • Goldman Sachs Dynamic Municipal Income Fund
  • Goldman Sachs High Yield Municipal Fund
  • Goldman Sachs Short Duration Tax-Free Fund
  • Goldman Sachs Strategic Macro Fund
  • Goldman Sachs Long Short Credit Strategies Fund

Effective August 4 institutional investors may no longer open new accounts in Class I Shares that are held directly with the following Janus Henderson Funds:
  • Janus Henderson Adaptive Global Allocation Fund
  • Janus Henderson Global Value Fund
  • Janus Henderson All Asset Fund
  • Janus Henderson High-Yield Fund
  • Janus Henderson Asia Equity Fund
  • Janus Henderson International Long/Short Equity Fund
  • Janus Henderson Balanced Fund
  • Janus Henderson International Managed Volatility Fund
  • Janus Henderson Diversified Alternatives Fund
  • Janus Henderson International Opportunities Fund
  • Janus Henderson Dividend & Income Builder Fund
  • Janus Henderson International Small Cap Fund
  • Janus Henderson Emerging Markets Fund
  • Janus Henderson International Value FundJanus Henderson Enterprise Fund
  • Janus Henderson Large Cap Value Fund
  • Janus Henderson European Focus Fund
  • Janus Henderson Mid Cap Value Fund
  • Janus Henderson Flexible Bond Fund
  • Janus Henderson Multi-Sector Income Fund
  • Janus Henderson Forty Fund
  • Janus Henderson Overseas Fund
  • Janus Henderson Global Allocation Fund –Conservative
  • Janus Henderson Real Return Fund
  • Janus Henderson Global Allocation Fund – Growth
  • Janus Henderson Research Fund
  • Janus Henderson Global Allocation Fund – Moderate
  • Janus Henderson Short-Term Bond Fund
  • Janus Henderson Global Bond Fund
  • Janus Henderson Small Cap Value Fund
  • Janus Henderson Global Equity Income Fund
  • Janus Henderson Strategic Income Fund
  • Janus Henderson Global Life Sciences Fund
  • Janus Henderson Triton Fund
  • Janus Henderson Global Real Estate Fund
  • Janus Henderson U.S. Growth Opportunities Fund
  • Janus Henderson Global Technology Fund
  • Janus Henderson U.S. Managed Volatility Fund
  • Janus Henderson Global Unconstrained Bond Fund
  • Janus Henderson Venture Fund
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    Variable Annuity Changes

    Effective July 31 there will be changes to the BlackRock Value Opportunities VI Fund's name and fees on the American Fidelity Group Variable Annuity. In addition, on October 1 the Dreyfus Variable Investment Fund - Opportunistic Small Cap Portfolio will be an investment option available through your variable annuity policy.

    Fund Distributor Changes

    On August 3 Foreside Fund Services will replace ALPS Distributors as the Elkhorn ETF's fund distributor.


    On August 2 the AB Bond Fund approved the acquisition of the respective assets by AB Government Money Market Portfolio.

    New Fund

    Guggenheim will offer S&P BSE MidCap Select India ETF and S&P BSE SENSEX India ETF.

    Structure Change

    In the fourth quarter of 2017 the Fidelity International Enhanced Index Fund, Fidelity Large Cap Core Enhanced Index Fund, Fidelity Large Cap Growth Enhanced Index Fund, Fidelity Large Cap Value Enhanced Index Fund, and Fidelity Mid Cap Enhanced Index Fund will convert to a master feeder structure where each master portfolio will be a separate registered investment company.

    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 Follow The Fundsters, The Next Gig, 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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