REX Capital Management
is preparing to launch
the REX Bitcoin Strategy Fund
, subadvised by Vident Investment Advisory
and PMed by Vident president Denise Krisko
. The fund is part of the Investment Managers Series Trust II
. Mutual Fund Administration
and UMB Fund Services
will handle administration for the new fund, IMST Distributors
will handle distribution, and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
will provide counsel. UMB will also serve as transfer agent and custodian. An independent accounting firm is not yet listed.
On September 29, the Hays Tactical Multi-Asset Fund
. The fund closed to new investments today.
On September 28, the RBC BlueBay Absolute Return Fund
, the RBC BlueBay Emerging Market Corporate Bond Fund
, the RBC BlueBay Global Convertible Bond Fund
, the RBC BlueBay Emerging Market Unconstrained Fixed Income Fund
, and the RBC Mid Cap Value Fund
are all scheduled
to liquidate. The funds will close to new investments on Monday.
On November 1, the Pioneer Emerging Markets VCT Portfolio
within Voya's variable annuity accounts is scheduled to liquidate.
It will close to new investments on October 31. The same change is happening
within Commonwealth's variable annuity accounts.
On September 15, the Wakefield Managed Futures Strategy Fund
is scheduled to liquidate.
The fund closes to new investments today.
On October 31, the BlackRock Global Opportunities V.I. Fund
variable annuities is scheduled to liquidate.
Fund Mergers and Reorgs
On September 15, the Century Shares Trust
and the Century Small Cap Select Fund
(both within the Century Capital Management Trust
) will reorganize
into the Congress Large Cap Growth Fund
and the Congress Small Cap Growth Fund
, respectively (each part of Professionally Managed Portfolios
On September 1, MFS plans to offer
R6 shares of the MFS Municipal Limited Maturity Fund
In October, J.P. Morgan
plans to launch
R6 shares for the JPMorgan Strategic Income Opportunities Fund
On Monday, the Toreador International Fund's
C shares will convert
into Investor shares.
On December 1, BlackRock
plans to close
its Premier Government Institutional
, Treasury Strategies Institutional
, and Select Treasury Strategies Institutional
funds to new purchases.
On September 11, the Vanguard
equity index portfolio subaccount within Transamerica's
variable annuities will be closed
to new investments.
Today Rampart Investment Management Company became
a subadvisor for the Virtus Equity Trend Series
within Symetra's variable annuities.
On Wednesday Neuberger Berman added BH-DG Systematic Trading
as a subadvisor to the Neuberger Berman Absolute Return Multi-Manager Fund
. Neuberger also removed Blue Jay Capital Management
as a subadvisor to the fund.
This month Voya Investment Management replaced Wamco
as subadvisor to the WisdomTree Emerging Markets Corporate Bond Fund
. Jean-Dominique Butikofer
and Anthony Routh
, both from Voya's emerging markets debt team, became the PMs on the fund.
On Monday Chris McMeans
one of the PMs for the Invesco Dividend Income Fund
In July Asher Anolic
as a co-PM to the Fidelity Growth Discovery Fund
This month Clint Lawrence added
as a co-PM on the Fidelity Flex Small Cap Fund
. Eirene Kontopoulo
, Morgen Peck
, and Shadman Riaz
are no longer
co-PMs on the fund.
On December 31, Matthew Nagle
will replace Cindy Sweeting
as a PM for Voya's VY Templeton Foreign Equity Portfolio
. Sweeting is retiring
from Franklin Templeton.
Also on December 31, Christian Derold
will no longer
be a PM for Voya's VY Morgan Stanley Global Franchise Portfolio
This month managing director Alexander Stanic became
a PM for the JPMorgan Global Unconstrained Equity Fund
On August 7, Jeffrey Rabinowitz became
the lead PM of the Lord Abbett Growth Opportunities Fund
. David Linsen
left the fund on the same day, and Anthony Hipple
left the fund on July 31.
Also on July 31, Todd Jacobson became
the lead PM of the Lord Abbett International Core Equity Fund
, and Yarek Aranowicz
became the lead PM of the Lord Abbett Global Core Equity Fund
. Didier Rosenfeld
and Frederick Ruvkun
left the two funds.
As of August 1, Robert McDonough no longer
PMs the AAAMCO Ultrashort Financing Fund
Yesterday Cambria rebranded
the Cambria Sovereign High Yield Bond ETF
as the Cambria Sovereign Bond ETF
and tweaked the fund's investment strategy.
Yesterday American Beacon
transformed four of its "non-diversified" mutual funds into "diversified" funds. The affected funds are: the American Beacon Flexible Bond Fund
, the American Beacon Global Evolution Frontier Markets Income Fund
, the American Beacon SGA Global Growth Fund
, and the American Beacon Sound Point Floating Rate Income Fund
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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