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Filings for Fundsters - June 9, 2017


M&A

On July 31, 2017, Bridges Holding Company (BHC) will acquire 100 percent of the equity of Bridges Management, Inc. Bridges Management is the advisor to the Bridge Investment Fund, and BHC is a new holding company owned primarily by the McCarthy Group subsidiary, MGI Holdings.

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Fund Mergers


On June 8, The Board of Trustees of Franklin Value Investors Trust approved a proposal to reorganize the Franklin MidCap Value Fund with and into the Franklin Small Cap Value Fund. If approved by shareholders in the 3rd quarter of 2017, the transaction is expected to be complete by December 1, 2017.

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Rebranding


On June 5, the following Janus Aspen Series Funds changed their names:
  • The Janus Aspen Balanced Portfolio became the Janus Henderson Balanced Portfolio
  • The Janus Aspen Enterprise Portfolio became the Janus Henderson Enterprise Portfolio
  • The Janus Aspen Global Research Portfolio became the Janus Henderson Global Research Portfolio


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Fees


On July 1, 2017, Allianz GI Ultra Micro Cap Fund will temporarily waive a portion of its investment management fees until June 30, 2018.

On June 7, the CRM Large Cap Opportunity Fund will reduced its investment advisory fee to 55 basis points percent of the Fundís average daily net assets.

On August 1, PGIM Investments, will reduce its management fee rates for its' Prudential QMA International Equity Fund.

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Share Classes


On June 9, Class T Shares of the following funds will no longer be offered for sale:
  • ALPS/CoreCommodity Management CompleteCommodities Strategy Fund
  • RiverFront Global Growth Fund
  • RiverFront Global Allocation Fund
  • RiverFront Dynamic Equity Income Fund
  • RiverFront Moderate Growth & Income Fund
  • RiverFront Conservative Income Builder Fund
  • ALPS/Metis Global Micro Cap Value Fund


On July 7, Class T shares of the Voya Trust Funds will be offered to the public.

On July 24, Schwab Target Index Funds' Investor Shares will be consolidated into the Institutional Shares of the Funds and will no longer offer multiple share classes.

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Closings


On July 7, the Franklin MidCap Value Fund will be closed to all new investors with a few exceptions.

On June 8, investor shares of the Schwab Target Index Funds will be closed to new investors.

On June 9, the Longleaf Partners Fund closed to new investors.

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Terminated Funds


On June 8, the following Schwab Municipal Money Funds closed to new investors, and it will liquidate this September:
  • The Schwab Massachusetts Municipal Money Fund will liquidate on September 14
  • The Schwab New Jersey Municipal Money Fund will liquidate on September 12
  • The Schwab Pennsylvania Municipal Money Fund will liquidate on September 14


From June 9 through June 26, ALPS ETF Trusts' U.S. Equity High Volatility Put Write Index Fund will be in the process of closing down and liquidating. The fund will close to new investors on June 21.

On June 15, the Laudus Mondrian Global Government Fixed Income Fund will be liquidated.

On June 23, the Credit Suisse Emerging Markets Equity Fund will be liquidated and shareholders will receive a distribution in an amount equal to the net asset value of their shares as of the liquidation date; with tax consequences however.

On August 7, the PNC Target 2020 Fund, PNC Target 2030 Fund, PNC Target 2040 Fund, PNC Target 2050 Fund, and the PNC Retirement Income Fund will be liquidated. They will no longer be made available for purchase by new investors on June 23.

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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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