Name changes for two Scottish Equitable Artemis funds

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From 31 March 2021, we’re changing the names of the below Scottish Equitable Artemis funds: 

Pension and Life

  • Scottish Equitable Artemis Capital fund will change to Aegon Artemis SmartGARP UK Equity fund
  • Scottish Equitable Artemis Global Growth fund will change to Aegon Artemis SmartGARP Global Equity fund

ARC

  • Scottish Equitable Artemis Capital (ARC) fund will change to Aegon Artemis SmartGARP UK Equity (ARC) fund
  • Scottish Equitable Artemis Global Growth (ARC) fund will change to Aegon Artemis SmartGARP Global Equity (ARC) fund

Nothing else about the funds will change, for example the aims and objectives, fund manager, charges and Aegon risk ratings will remain the same.

The changes in more detail

The underlying fund manager, Artemis Fund Managers Limited (Artemis), decided to change the fund names to better reflect their management style. They believe using “Equity” in the fund titles clearly describe the asset class that the funds invest in.

Artemis also use an in-house ‘SmartGARP’ software tool for the above funds. They have therefore decided to include ‘SmartGARP’ in the titles of funds so that investors can readily identify funds in this group. To ensure consistency for customers, we’re changing our fund names to match the underlying fund names.

The funds’ short names , which appears on plan statements, will also change to reflect this. Both old and new names are shown in the tables below:

Pension & Life
Existing fund name Existing short name New fund name New short name
Scottish Equitable Artemis Capital fund SE ARTEMIS CAPITAL Aegon Artemis SmartGARP UK Equity fund SE Artemis StGARPUKE
Scottish Equitable Artemis Global Growth fund SE ARTEMIS GLBL GRTH Aegon Artemis SmartGARP Global Equity fund SE ART StGARP Gl Eq

Source: Aegon UK

Aegon Retirement Choices (ARC)
Existing fund name Existing short name New fund name New short name
Scottish Equitable Artemis Capital (ARC) fund ARC SE ARTEMIS CAPTL Aegon Artemis SmartGARP UK Equity (ARC) fund ARC AGN ArtStGARPUKE
Scottish Equitable Artemis Global Growth (ARC) fund ARC SE ARTEMIS GLGTH Aegon Artemis SmartGARP Global Equity (ARC) fund ARC AGN Art SGARPGEq

Source: Aegon UK

Investors will start to notice the name change on their statements, in our literature and on our website from 31 March onwards. The change will be implemented gradually across our material, so you may notice both the old and new names in use for a time.

For more information, you can view the fund factsheets via the ‘Fund prices and performance’ page and viewing ‘Other fund ranges’ or ‘Aegon Retirement Choices (ARC)’.

What current investors need to do

Existing investors don’t need to do anything. Please speak to a financial adviser if you’re unsure about what these changes mean for you. If you don’t have a financial adviser you can find one in your area at moneyadviceservice.org.uk