First State Investments to transfer EU investor assets to Irish-domiciled range

18 funds affected

Laura Dew
First State is transferring European investors in Irish-domiciled funds

First State is transferring European investors in Irish-domiciled funds

First State Investments is to transfer EU investor assets in its UK OEIC funds into its Irish-domiciled fund range instead, as it also sets up a management company in Dublin.

Euro-class shares of 18 funds will be exchanged for equivalents in UCITS-compliant funds run by the same managers in the firm's Irish-domiciled fund range. Funds affected include the £440m First State Greater China Growth, £411m Asia Focus and £78m Emerging Markets Bond. Stewart Investors funds are also included in this change such as the £2.3bn Global Emerging Markets Leaders, £7.9bn Asia Pacific Leaders and £402m Global Emerging Markets Sustainability funds.  Affected investors will be notified of the fund changes this October and formal notification of the exchange of fund share...

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