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Historic fund objective changes

Funds with objective changes within the last ten years can be found in the table below.

Funds listed A-Z

 Fund  Event  Date  Previous objective
American Fund Objective change 24 March 2006 The Fund’s sole objective is long term capital growth from a well spread portfolio of North American investments, predominantly in larger companies. It may also invest in Canada, and in other companies which are listed, registered or trading within North America. Income is not a consideration when investments are selected.
Asian Fund Objective change and name change from M&G South East Asia Fund 24 March 2006 The Fund’s sole objective is long term capital growth. It invests wholly or predominantly in a wide range of South-East Asian (including Australasian) securities. When not wholly invested as above, the Fund may also invest in other companies which are listed or trading within this area. The Fund will not, however, invest in Japanese securities. Income is not a consideration when investments are selected.
Emerging Markets Bond Fund Objective change 1 September 2008 The Fund aims to maximise total return primarily through investment in bonds issued by emerging market nations* and their agencies, though the Fund can also hold a proportion of its portfolio in other debt instruments. There are no restrictions on the currency in which bonds held in the portfolio may be issued, and accordingly the Fund may carry a greater than usual currency risk, which will not normally be hedged.
More than 35% of the value of the property of the Fund may be invested in Government and other public securities issued or guaranteed by any of:

- the Government of the United Kingdom or of a Member State** other than the United Kingdom;

- the Government of Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, USA;

- the African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, Eurofima, European Economic Community, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, European Coal and Steel Community, European Investment Bank, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, International Financial Corporation.

*Currently the Authorised Corporate Director regards the following countries as emerging market nations: Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Korea, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, Uraguay, Venezuela.
Global Growth Fund Objective change and name change from International Growth Fund 19 September 2008 The Fund invests in a wide range of international equities (excluding UK) with the sole objective of capital growth. The geographical split of the portfolio will vary according to market conditions.
Global Leaders Fund Objective change 19 April 2012 The Fund invests in a wide range of global equities that the fund manager considers to be leading in their field with the objective of maximising long term total return (the combination of income and growth of capital).
Global Macro Bond Fund Objective and name changed from the M&G Global Managed Bond Fund. 16 January 2007 The Fund is an actively managed fund of funds investing in M&G’s wide range of fixed interest authorised collective investment schemes. The Fund is designed to maximise total return (the combination of income and growth of capital) while providing a significant level of income, though this may vary."
High Yield Corporate Bond Fund Objective change 1 September 2008 The Fund invests predominantly in higher yielding fixed and variable rate securities, including corporate bonds and debentures. The Fund is designed to maximise total return while generating a high level of income. In addition to sterling denominated securities, the portfolio may include gilts and securities denominated in other European currencies, US dollars or yen, should the investment managers deem these to be appropriate investments. The sterling based nature of the investor base will be considered at all times. The investment manager has the power to use futures traded or dealt on eligible derivatives markets (currently being The London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange) for the purpose of hedging the capital value of the Fund against the risks of adverse movements in long term interest rates. Any currency exposures within the Fund may be managed by forward currency hedges into sterling.
Pan European Fund Name changed from the M&G European Blue Chip Fund. Objective changed. 30 July 2004 The Fund invests mainly in large European (including UK) companies. The objective is to maximise long term total return (the combination of income and growth of capital).
Recovery Fund Objective Change 28 November 2005 The Fund primarily invests in a diversified range of companies which are out of favour, in difficulty or whose future prospects are not fully recognised by the market. The sole aim of the Fund is capital growth. There is no particular income yield target.
Strategic Corporate Bond Fund Fund no longer part of Investment Funds (1) and is now a standalone OEIC. Objective change. 1 September 2009 The Fund aims to maximise total return (the combination of income and growth of capital) through investment predominantly in investment grade corporate bonds, but may invest in other debt instruments, including higher yielding corporate bonds, government debt and convertible and preference stocks, as well as money market instruments and equities.
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