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Fund merger – Amundi Funds Equity Thailand fund

Amundi has announced its intention to merge its Amundi Funds Equity Thailand fund into the Amundi Funds Equity Asia Concentrated fund with effect from 31 May 2019.

Impacts on
these guided-architecture products

Impacts on
open architecture products including

  • PIMS
  • Choice
  • Select

Reason for the merger

Following the company merger of Pioneer Investments with Amundi Group in July 2017. Amundi is carrying out a rationalisation of its products to provide a streamlined fund range across the enlarged Amundi Group. The Equity Thailand fund is one of the funds it has decided to merge as part of the rationalisation.


Action to be taken for Open-architecture policyholders

On the merger date, holdings will automatically transfer to the receiving "Amundi Funds Asia Equity Concentrated fund" as detailed in the Amundi notification document opposite.


Action to be taken for Guided-architecture policyholders

We have closed the merging fund to new business and switches in with immediate effect. Existing investors can continue to invest in the fund until Thursday 23 May 2019, at which point holdings will be automatically switched, and any regular premium allocation redirected, into the Templeton Thailand fund (the “alternative fund”).


The receiving fund proposed by Amundi as part of the merger is not in our fund range, so we have selected the alternative fund as it has a similar investment objective and risk profile to the merging fund. We would like to point out that the alternative fund has higher fund charges.


We have written to our guided-architecture policyholders, or their appointed investment adviser, who are impacted by the mergers informing them of the action we will be taking and their option for switching to a new fund if they prefer. Servicing financial advisers will receive a sample of the letter for their information.


Fund name

Product affected

Merger date

Merger action

Amundi Fund Equity Thailand

AU-C USD - LU0158078906

Quantum, Oracle, Paragon, Quantum Malaysia, Regular Savings Plan & Regular Savings Plan Malaysia.

31 May 2019

Holdings will be switched into Templeton Thailand A Acc USD - LU0078275988


You can view samples of the policyholder and investment adviser mailings opposite, along with the Amundi notification.


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For more information about Amundi Asset Management visit www.amundi.lu

Notifications

Sample letters