August 13, 2012

BNY Mellon Positions Fund Range To Support FSA's RDR Policy


Announcing Details of New Share Class

LONDON, 13 August 2012 — BNY Mellon, the global leader in investment management and investment servicing, announced details on its new fully unbundled share class for UK investors ahead of the UK investment management industry’s Retail Distribution Review (RDR).

The company is launching a clean share class for ‘advised’ investments which are made through third party platforms. This share class, which is available from September 2012, will be offered on all funds in the UK domiciled BNY Mellon Investment Funds range, which includes the Newton Asian Income, Newton Global Higher Income, Newton Higher Income, Newton Real Return and Newton Global Dynamic Bond Funds.

Scott Goodsir, managing director, head of UK wholesale, comments: “By making this new share class available ahead of the RDR deadline, we are aiming to support the early transition to the new charging arrangements.”

The value of investments and the income from them is not guaranteed and can fall as well as rise due to stock market and currency movements. When you sell your investment you may get back less than you originally invested.

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Unless otherwise stated, all other information source BNY Mellon Asset Management Limited as at 30 June 2012. The Newton Asian Income Fund, Newton Global Higher Income Fund, Newton Higher Income Fund, Newton Real Return Fund and Newton Global Dynamic Bond Fund are sub-funds of BNY Mellon Investment Funds, an investment company with variable capital (ICVC) incorporated in England and Wales under registered number IC27 and authorised by the Financial Services Authority. BNY Mellon Fund Managers Limited (BNY MFM) is the Authorised Corporate Director. BNY Mellon Fund Managers Limited, 160 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4V 4LA. Registered in England No. 1998251. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. The investment adviser of the Newton sub-funds is Newton Investment Management Limited. A more detailed list of all risks applicable to the Newton Funds is set out in the Funds’ Prospectus. This press release is qualified for issuance in the UK and is for information purposes only. It does not constitute an offer or solicitation of securities or investment services or an endorsement thereof in any jurisdiction or in any circumstance in which such offer or solicitation is unlawful or not authorised. This press release is issued by BNY Mellon Asset Management International Limited (ex-US/Canada) to members of the financial press and media and the information contained herein should not be construed as investment advice. Registered office of BNY Mellon Asset Management International Limited: BNY Mellon Centre, 160 Queen Victoria Street, London, EC4V 4LA. Registered in England no. 1118580. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. A BNY Mellon Company(SM)