Changes to Fund – Update
Pendal International Share Fund (APIR: BTA0056AU, ARSN 087 593 299)
As stated in our notice of 22 November 2019, we have decided to replace AQR Capital Management, LLC (AQR) as the investment manager of the Pendal International Share Fund (Fund) and appoint the Pendal Global Equities team. The change will take place on or around 21 February 2020.
We wish to provide further details regarding the change of manager and the potential impact to investors. This update should be read in conjunction with the notice of 22 November 2019.
The change in investment manager will require the sale and purchase of securities within the Fund as we transition to the new portfolio. As is currently the case there will be costs such as brokerage and taxes involved in these transactions which will be borne by the Fund.
Pendal estimates that the total cost of changing the investment manager will be in the order of 0.35% to 0.45%. This will be a one off cost that covers: the sale of current securities; the purchase of securities selected by the Pendal Global Equities team; and the increase of the buy-sell spread detailed in our notice of 22 November 2019. This amount represents transaction costs incurred by the Fund and is not a fee paid to Pendal.
These costs were taken into account in assessing whether the proposed changes to the portfolio was in the best interests of investors.
Pendal does not provide advance notice of the tax impact of transactions within the portfolio to investors. This was, however, a factor in our consideration of whether the proposal is in the best interests of investors.
At 30 June 2019, the Fund had sufficient net realised capital losses to cover any unrealised capital gains. We expect these losses to be available to offset any realised capital gains in the current financial year.
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