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Fund updates

Changes to the way interest distributions from funds are taxed

For investors in net share classes of the following funds only:

On Friday 29 July, we wrote to all investors in our OEIC bond funds, to notify them of a change to the way interest payments from bond funds will be taxed. From 6 April 2017 all interest payments will be paid without the deduction of any income tax (i.e. gross) rather than with the deduction of income tax (i.e. net). This means that investors invested in the net share classes of the funds listed on the left, will receive interest payments gross and therefore without any tax deduction from the first fund distribution payment date after 6 April 2017. To read the full update, click here.

Affected funds:

  • Diversified Income Fund
  • Emerging Markets Blended Debt Fund
  • Emerging Markets Local Currency Debt Fund
  • Monthly High Income Fund
  • Short-Dated Bond Fund
  • Strategic Bond Fund
  • Target Return Fund

Introduction of non-dealing days for the Chinese New Year (Asia ex Japan Fund only)

The Chinese New Year can last a number of consecutive days and due to the regional exposure of this Fund, this decision aims to protect the interest of all investors in the Fund. Taking effect from the 2017 Chinese New Year, the public holidays on which the Chinese New Year falls in the PRC or Hong Kong each year will no longer be dealing days even if the markets in the PRC or Hong Kong are open. To read the full update, click here.


The US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) is a piece of US legislation aimed at identifying US taxpayers investing in the US via foreign funds. Similar tax initiatives are being introduced around the globe. These new tax initiatives mean that we now need to collect information on tax residency from our clients. Further information on FATCA and the automatic exchange of tax information can be found in this factsheet. In addition, Investment Management Association instructions for completing the new self-certification information required on our application forms are available here.

Change of domicile of Investec International Funds to Guernsey

Investec International Funds, the sole sub-fund of which is the Investec Global Managed Fund (the 'Fund'), will be changing its domicile from Ireland to Guernsey. This follows the approval of the resolution at the Extraordinary General Meeting on 18 June 2014. 

The effective date of the re-domiciliation will be 11 July 2014.

It is important to note that the re-domiciliation will not result in any material change to the Fund. The Fund’s investment strategy, risk profile and fee structure will not change.

The re-domiciliation remains conditional on receiving final approval from the Central Bank of Ireland and the Guernsey Financial Services Commission. Investec Asset Management Ireland Limited, the manager of the Fund, expects to receive both of the required approvals shortly and further notification will be given before the effective date, should these not be received.