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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Filings for Fundsters - January 3, 2017

by: Ashley McHugh-Chiappone

Portfolio Managers

Morgan Avitabile
Schooner Investment Group
Former Portfolio Manager
Morgan Avitabile no longer serves as a PM to the Schooner Hedged Alternative Income Fund.

John Dugenske no longer serves as a PM of the UBS Total Return Bond Fund.

As of December 31, Sam Turner no longer serves as a co-PM to the Riverfront Dynamic US Dividend Advantage ETF and the Riverfront Dynamic US Flex-Cap ETF, members of the ALPS ETF Trust.

As of January 1, John Flynn is now a PM of the John Hancock Classic Value Fund.


Fund Mergers and Liquidations

On February 17, the Hennessy Core Bond Fund will terminate and liquidate.

On February 28, the Asia Fund and the Emerging Markets Fund, members of the Mirae Asset Discovery Funds, will terminate and liquidate.


Share Classes

Institutional shares of the FAM Equity-Income Fund are no longer offered for sale. The FAM Value Fund and the FAM Small Cap Fund are currently being offered for sale.

On January 31, the Class A shares of the Intermediate-Term Municipal Fund, the Short Duration Municipal Fund, the California Municipal Bond Fund, the Massachusetts Municipal Bond Fund, the New Jersey Municipal Bond Fund, the New York Municipal Bond Fund, the Pennsylvania Municipal Bond Fund and the Tax-Advantaged Income Fund, members of the SEI Tax Exempt Trust, will be renamed Class F shares. Likewise, the Large Cap Fund, the Large Cap Value Fund, the Large Cap Growth Fund, the Tax-Managed Large Cap Fund, the S&P 500 Index Fund, the Small Cap Fund, the Small Cap Value Fund, the Small Cap Growth Fund, the Tax-Managed Small/Mid Cap Fund, the Mid-Cap Fund, the U.S. Managed Volatility Fund, the Global Managed Volatility Fund, the Tax-Managed Managed Volatility Fund, the Real Estate Fund, the Enhanced Income Fund, the Core Fixed Income Fund, the U.S. Fixed Income Fund, the High Yield Bond Fund, the Real Return Fund, the Dynamic Asset Allocation Fund, the Multi-Strategy Alternative Fund and the Long/Short Alternative Fund, members of the SEI Institutional Managed Trust, will be renaming Class A shares to Class F shares on January 31.



As of December 1, 2016, Julie Thomas serves as chief compliance officer of the FEG Absolute Access Fund I. She replaces Ann Marie Swanson, who formerly held the position.

On December 31, Orlin Backes, a North Dakota Supreme Court lawyer, retired from the board of trustees of the Viking Mutual Funds. He also retired from the Integrity Funds.

As of January 1, Hassell McClellan, associate professor at Boston College's Carroll School of Management, serves as the board of trustee's chairperson for the John Hancock Bond Trust, the John Hancock California Tax-Free Income Fund, the John Hancock Capital Series, John Hancock Current Interest, the John Hancock Exchange-Traded Fund Trust, the John Hancock Funds II, the John Hancock Funds III, the John Hancock Investment Trust, the John Hancock Investment Trust II, the John Hancock Investment Trust III, the John Hancock Investors Trust, the John Hancock Municipal Securities Trust, the John Hancock Sovereign Bond Fund, the John Hancock Strategic Series, the John Hancock Tax-Advantaged Global Shareholder Yield Fund and the John Hancock Variable Insurance Trust. He replaces James Oates.

As of January 1, Andrew Owen serves as president to the Wells Fargo Funds Trust, the Wells Fargo Variable Trust and the Wells Fargo Master Trust and Asset Allocation Trust.


New and Upcoming Funds

Alambic Investment Management, L.P. is launching the Alambic Mid Cap Growth Plus Fund, the Alambic Mid Cap Value Plus Fund, the Alambic Small Cap Growth Plus Fund and the Alambic Small Cap Value Plus Fund.

Alpine Investment Management LLC is launching the ACR International Quality Return (IQR) Fund.

Tortoise Credit Strategies, LLC is launching the Tortoise Select Income Bond Fund.

Fidelity Management & Research Company (FMR) is launching the Fidelity Global Balanced Fund, the Fidelity Advisor Global Balanced Fund and the Fidelity Advisor Emerging Markets Fund.

Elkhorn Investments, LLC is launching the Elkhorn S&P MidCap Consumer Discretionary Portfolio, the Elkhorn S&P MidCap Consumer Staples Portfolio, the Elkhorn S&P MidCap Energy Portfolio, the Elkhorn S&P MidCap Financials Portfolio, the Elkhorn S&P MidCap Health Care Portfolio, the Elkhorn S&P MidCap Industrials Portfolio, the Elkhorn S&P MidCap Information Technology Portfolio, the Elkhorn S&P MidCap Materials Portfolio and the Elkhorn S&P MidCap Utilities Portfolio.

Price Asset Management, LLC is launching the PCS Commodity Strategy Fund.



As of January 1, the Eaton Vance Short Duration High Income Fund will update its shareholder fees and annual fund operating expenses.

As of January 1, the Diamond Hill Mid Cap Fund, the Diamond Hill Research Opportunities Fund and the Diamond Hill Financial Long-Short Fund are updating their management fees.

As of January 1, the Praxis International Index Fund will implement a fee breakpoint schedule.


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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