Please read this important information regarding important changes we have made, or are planning to make to our fund range.
Effective 20 November, changes will be made to the investment policies and SFDR RTS Annexes (pre-contractual disclosures) of the following Threadneedle (Lux) sub-funds:
- Threadneedle (Lux) American
- Threadneedle (Lux) Pan European Small Cap Opportunities
- Threadneedle (Lux) Global Emerging Markets Equities
- Threadneedle (Lux) Global Focus
For Funds 1-3 (as numbered above), the investment policies will be amended and new SFDR RTS Annexes included to introduce the promotion of environmental and social characteristics. The changes will result in the Funds being categorised as Article 8 under SFDR. For Funds 1 & 2, additional changes are also being made to highlight Columbia Threadneedle’s commitment to the Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative (NZAMI), which includes these Funds.
For Fund 4 (as numbered above), the investment policies and SFDR RTS Annexes will be amended to introduce additional measures that support the promotion of environmental and social characteristics. The Funds will continue to be categorised as Article 8 under SFDR. Additional changes are also being made to highlight Columbia Threadneedle’s commitment to the Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative (NZAMI), which includes these Funds.
Further information can be found in the below. Please refer to the numbered fund list above for the corresponding letter.
Shareholder Letter (Funds 1 & 2)
Shareholder Letter (Funds 3)
Shareholder Letter (Funds 4)
The proposals to change two of our SICAV company umbrella names, as well as their underlying fund names, were passed at Extraordinary General Meetings held on 27th September. These name changes will take effect on 20th November 2023.
In 2021 Columbia Threadneedle Investments acquired BMO’s asset management business in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), resulting in the renaming of various funds and entities within the combined business to reflect a unified Columbia Threadneedle Investments brand in July 2022. A reminder of the changes to the names of our UK-domiciled funds can be seen here.
Renaming the Companies
Consistent with these changes, the Boards of Columbia Threadneedle (Lux) and Threadneedle (Lux) propose to amend and restate the Companies’ articles of incorporation (the “Articles”) to change the names of the two Companies as follows:
Existing Umbrella Name
New Umbrella Name
Columbia Threadneedle (Lux)
Columbia Threadneedle (Lux) II
Columbia Threadneedle (Lux) I
Renaming the sub funds
In addition to renaming the Companies, the Boards propose to change the name of the underlying funds in these umbrellas by replacing the pre-fix “Columbia Threadneedle (Lux)” with “CT(Lux)” and by replacing the pre-fix “Threadneedle (Lux)” with “CT (Lux)”, with effect from 20 November 2023, as described in Appendix 1 of the letters below. This will better align the fund names with the Columbia Threadneedle Investments brand. The renaming of the funds will not affect the way in which they are managed or their investment objectives and policies.
A draft of the restated Articles showing the relevant changes is available to shareholders free of charge at the Company’s registered office.
Please follow this link to see all the proposed changes.
Effective 18 October, the benchmark on the Threadneedle (Lux) Global Technology sub-fund will change from the MSCI World Information Technology Index to the MSCI World Information Technology 10/40 Index.
Further information can be found below.
The board of directors of the SICAV (the “Board”) has recommended that, subject to all relevant regulatory approvals being received, Threadneedle (Lux) Asia Contrarian Equity (the “Portfolio”) will be put into liquidation in accordance with Article 31 of the SICAV’s Articles of Association and the section “Merger or Liquidation” of the Prospectus. Following regulatory approval, this means that the Portfolio’s holdings will be liquidated (i.e. sold).
Further information can be found below:
We would like to inform you about certain changes to the SICAV and the Portfolios:
- Enhancement of disclosures relating to investment policy of the Portfolios
- Other enhancement and miscellaneous updates
Following the UK’s departure from the European Union (EU), our UK domiciled funds are no longer marketed in EU countries. As a result, Columbia Threadneedle Investments will no longer provide translations into EU languages of fund documents and marketing materials for sub-funds of Threadneedle Investment Funds ICVC and Threadneedle Specialist Investment funds ICVC (the “Funds”) and they will be withdrawn from our EU websites. These documents include Key Investor Information Documents (KIIDs), factsheets and prospectuses. The changes are effective from 4 July 2022.
We have recently reviewed the information available to investors about our UK-based OEIC (open-ended investment company) funds and, as a result, we’re updating a number of our fund investment objectives and policies. This will provide investors with additional information regarding our investment approach. These updates will take effect from 7 August 2019.