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Friday, October 06, 2017

Filings For Fundsters 10-6-2017

by: Bridget Doyle, Editorial Intern

PMs


On October 3, Thomas A. Reynolds IV starts as a PM with Artisan Partners Funds, Inc.. He will work with the Artisan Mid Cap Value Fund and the Artisan Value Fund.

Jeffercy Cucunato will leave his position as PM at a number of BlackRock funds on January 1, 2018. This affects the BlackRock Managed Income Fund amd BATS: Series C Portfolio. Stephan Bassas will take over the position for BATS: Series C Portfolio, but no replacement have been named for the Managed Income Fund

Hao-Hung "Peter" Liao and George Chao both assumed PM positions at VanEck Vectors NDR CMG Long/Flat Allocation ETF this month.

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Advisors


Western Asset Management Company is out, and Barings LLC is in as sub-advisor to Pacific Asset Managment's Inflation Strategy Portfolio. The change is effective November 1. Barings brings with it a new team of PMs: Ronald E. Desautels, David L. Nagle, and Douglas M. Trevallion, II.

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Vendors


PowerShares India Portfolio, a fund from Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC, hired BNY Mellon to serve as administrator, custodian, and transfer agent for the fund. The change goes into effect on November 1.

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) is taking over as public accountants for several Virtus funds, Virtus Enhanced Short U.S. Equity ETF, Virtus Newfleet Dynamic Credit ETF, and eight funds in the ETFis Series Trust I. PWC is replacing BBD.

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Rebranding


BlackRock is renaming the BlackRock Science & Technology Opportunities Portfolio . Effective on December 30, the new name will be the BlackRock Technology Opportunities Fund.

Last week American Beacon Funds renamed the American Beacon Holland Large Cap Growth Fund to the American Beacon Bridgeway Large Cap Growth II Fund

Cavalier Investments also changed a fund name last week, renaming the Cavalier Dividend Income Fund the Nebraska Fund. Changes were also made to the fund's investment strategy, and it switched to the Russell 3000 Value Index.

SunAmerica Asset Management renamed a sweeping eighteen funds from its Seasons Series Trust and sixteen funds from its SunAmerica Series Trust today.

Seasons Series Trust Name Changes


Original Name New Name
Allocation Balanced Portfolio SA Allocation Balanced Portfolio
Allocation Growth Portfolio SA Allocation Growth Portfolio
Allocation Moderate Growth Portfolio SA Allocation Moderate Growth Portfolio
Allocation Moderate Portfolio SA Allocation Moderate Portfolio
Asset Allocation Diversified Growth Portfolio SA Putnam Asset Allocation Diversified Growth Portfolio
Diversified Fixed Income Portfolio SA Multi-Managed Diversified Fixed Income Portfolio
International Equity Portfolio SA Multi-Managed International Equity Portfolio
Large Cap Growth Portfolio SA Multi-Managed Large Cap Growth Portfolio
Large Cap Value Portfolio SA Multi-Managed Large Cap Value Portfolio
Mid Cap Growth Portfolio SA Multi-Managed Mid Cap Growth Portfolio
Mid Cap Value Portfolio SA Multi-Managed Mid Cap Value Portfolio
Multi-Managed Growth Portfolio SA Multi-Managed Growth Portfolio
Multi-Managed Income/Equity Portfolio SA Multi-Managed Income/Equity Portfolio
Multi-Managed Income Portfolio SA Multi-Managed Income Portfolio
Multi-Managed Moderate Growth Portfolio SA Multi-Managed Moderate Growth Portfolio
Real Return Portfolio SA Wellington Real Return Portfolio
Small Cap Portfolio SA Multi-Managed Small Cap Portfolio
Stock Portfolio SA T. Rowe Price Growth Stock Portfolio


SunAmerica Series Trust Name Changes


Original Name New Name
Global Equities Portfolio SA JPMorgan Global Equities Portfolio
Growth-Income Portfolio SA JPMorgan Equity-Income Portfolio
Growth Opportunities Portfolio SA Invesco Growth Opportunities Portfolio
High-Yield Bond Portfolio SA PineBridge High-Yield Bond Portfolio
International Diversified Equities Portfolio SA Morgan Stanley International Equities Portfolio
International Growth and Income Portfolio SA Putnam International Growth and Income Portfolio
Real Estate Portfolio SA Pyramis Real Estate Portfolio
Small Company Value Portfolio SA Franklin Small Company Value Portfolio
Small & Mid Cap Value Portfolio SA AB Small & Mid Cap Value Portfolio
SunAmerica Dynamic Allocation Portfolio SA VCP Dynamic Allocation Portfolio
SunAmerica Dynamic Strategy Portfolio SA VCP Dynamic Strategy Portfolio
Technology Portfolio SA Columbia Technology Portfolio
Telecom Utility Portfolio SA MFS Telecom Utility Portfolio
Ultra Short Bond Portfolio SA DFA Ultra Short Bond Portfolio
VCP Managed Asset Allocation SAST Portfolio SA American Funds VCP Managed Asset Allocation Portfolio
VCP Total Return Balanced Portfolio SA PIMCO VCP Tactical Balanced Portfolio


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Mergers


The merger of select Sentinel Asset Management, Inc. funds and Touchstone funds is delayed until October 27. Original projections had the merger and reorganization of nine Sentinel mutual funds into the Touchstone Bond Fund, Touchstone Common Fund, and Touchstone Small Company Fund set to complete by the end of the third quarter.

AB Bond Fund, Inc. is merging its AB Government Reserves and AB Government Exchange Reserves funds with AB Government Money Market Portfolio. The merger will take place on November 10. Shareholders will receive the same shares under the new fund, with the exception of Class R shares from AB Government Exchange Reserves which will instead become Class I shares.

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Liquidations


Satuit Technologies is liquidating the Satuit West Shore Real Return Fund. The liquidation date is slated for October 31. The fund will close at the end of business on October 30. All unredeemed shares will be automatically redeemed upon liquidation.

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Check our previous Filings For Fundsters column (previously called Stork and Reaper) for more SEC filing updates. For the latest new hires, fund launches, and industry statistics, explore our Follow The Fundsters, New Fund Fuss, and AUM Update 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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