Termination of the Colonial First State (Wholesale) Global Resources Tactical Fund/option and Colonial First State (Wholesale) Global Soft Commodity Share Fund/option
Following a recent review of the Colonial First State (Wholesale) Global Resources Tactical Fund and the Colonial First State (Wholesale) Global Soft Commodity Share Fund (the Funds) we have decided to terminate the Funds on 15 December 2015.
As we will be selling the assets of the Funds, any applications, switches or redemption requests received after 3pm on 15 December 2015 will not be processed.
The Colonial First State (Wholesale) Global Resources Tactical Fund has gradually decreased in size and there is a greater risk of it not achieving its investment objective due to insufficient scale. As a result, we believe that it is in the best interests of investors to terminate the Fund.
The Colonial First State (Wholesale) Global Soft Commodity Share Fund’s senior portfolio manager has recently resigned. The Fund has lost two highly experienced portfolio managers in the last six months and given the specialist nature of this portfolio, we believe that it is in our client’s best interests to terminate the Fund.
The payment process
Class A Mezzanine and FirstChoice (Wholesale) Investment investors:
From 19 January 2016, our intention is to pay the value of the investment (as at the time of payment) into your nominated bank account. If you have not previously nominated a bank account, we’ll mail you a cheque.
FirstChoice (Wholesale) Personal Super and (Wholesale) Pension investors:
From 19 January 2016, our intention is to transfer the value of your investment (as at the time of payment) into the Colonial First State (Wholesale) Cash option
We recommend you speak to your financial adviser if you have any questions or call us on 13 13 36, 8am to 7pm, Sydney time.
Colonial First State Investments Limited ABN 98 002 348 352, AFS Licence 232468 (Colonial First State) is the issuer of super, pension and investment products. This document may include general advice but does not take into account your individual objectives, financial situation or needs. You should read the relevant Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) carefully and assess whether the information is appropriate for you and consider talking to a financial adviser before making an investment decision. A PDS for Colonial First State’s products are available at colonialfirststate.com.au or by calling us on 13 13 36.