Merger of Winton Absolute Return Futures Fund into Winton Trend Fund (UCITS)

The Winton Absolute Return Futures Fund is to merge into the Winton Trend Fund (UCITS) GBP I shares on 26 August 2022, following the approval of the merger at an extraordinary general meeting on 11 August 2022.

The Winton Trend Fund (UCITS) follows a similar trend-following strategy, has an identical investment universe and has significantly higher assets under management.

Subscription, redemption and exchange requests with respect to the Winton Absolute Return Futures Fund are suspended from 12.01 on 19 August 2022.

For more information on the merger, please refer to the circular and shareholder communication. More information on the Winton Trend Fund (UCITS) is available via our strategies page.


Objective

The investment objective of the fund is to achieve long-term capital appreciation through compound growth and provide positive investment returns over a rolling three year period in all market conditions. There can be no assurance that the fund will achieve its investment objective over this or any time period and a capital loss may occur.

Who is the fund for?

  • Investors seeking conservative capital appreciation over the long-term through a systematic investment strategy
  • Investors seeking a strategy that has the potential to provide positive returns in a variety of market environments
  • Investors seeking exposure to multiple asset classes and markets as part of a diversified portfolio

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Important Information: The Winton Absolute Return Futures Fund (the "Fund") is a sub-fund of Winton UCITS Funds ICAV (the "Company"). The Company is authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland as an undertaking for collective investment in Transferable Securities pursuant to the UCITS Regulations. This webpage is prepared by Winton Capital Management Limited ("Winton") which is authorised and regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered Office: 20 Old Bailey, London EC4M 7AN.

This webpage is a summary only and potential investors must refer to the prospectus, the supplement and the Key Investor Information Document ("KIID") for the Fund. This webpage is not a recommendation to purchase or sell any investments.

The Fund currently has or intends to have more than 35% of its total holdings in bonds issued by or guaranteed by: EU member state, by its local authorities, by any other OECD member state, or by any public international body of which one or more EU member states are members.

The value of an investment and any income derived from it can go down as well as up and investors may not get back their original amount invested. The information on this webpage is believed to be materially correct but Winton makes no representation or warranty as to its accuracy or completeness and accepts no liability for any inaccuracy or omission. This material is not suitable for distribution in the United States or to US Persons.

Who is the Fund for?

- Investors seeking conservative capital appreciation over the long term.
- Investors seeking a strategy that has the potential to provide positive returns in a variety of market environments.
- Investors seeking exposure to multiple asset classes and markets as part of a diversified portfolio.

Key risks to consider

- Absolute return – The Fund aims to provide positive returns over a rolling three-year period, but a positive return is not guaranteed over any time period and capital is at risk.
- Derivatives – The Fund invests in futures and forwards, which are financial derivative instruments that can increase the size of gains and losses.
- Commodity-related and macroeconomic risk – The Fund will gain exposure to the performance of equity indices, government bonds, interest rates, currencies and commodities, all of which can be volatile and influenced by economic and political developments.
- Process risk – There may be issues with the systems and mathematical models that Winton uses to implement the Fund's strategy or the processes and procedures related to those systems.

A more comprehensive list of risks is provided in the Company's prospectus and Fund supplement.

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