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Merian Global Equity Absolute Return (GBP) Accumulation Inclusive

Inclusive – Class A – Accumulation (Hedged GBP)

You can buy or sell holdings in this fund through anISALifetime ISASIPPorFund & Share Account

You can buy or sell holdings in this fund through anISALifetime ISASIPPorFund & Share Account

The selling price currently displayed is higher than the buying price. This can occur temporarily for a variety of reasons; shortly before the market opens, after the market closes or because of extraordinary price volatility during the trading day.

The initial saving applied to a fund depends on how it is priced. Dual priced funds have two different prices (a sell price and a buy price); single priced funds have a single price (at which the fund can be bought and sold).

For dual priced funds the difference between the buy and sell price is made up of the initial charge and other costs e.g. the fund managers dealing costs. The initial saving from HL will reduce the buying price, but even with a full discount the buying price may still be higher than the selling price.

For single priced funds the price quoted does not include the initial charge. Any initial charge after deduction of the initial saving from HL will be added to the price quoted.

Please note that even where a full saving is offered adilution levycould be applied on the way in or out of the fund.

For full details please see theHL guide to fund prices, savings and yields

The figure will either be referred to as an ongoing charges figure (OCF) or a total expense ratio (TER), depending on the type of fund. Both include other expenses such as depositary, registrar, accountancy, auditor and legal fees. The only material difference is that the OCF excludes any performance fees (which would be shown separately on the funds Key Investor Information Document), whereas the TER includes any performance fees paid over the past year.

The OCF/TER is provided to us by the fund manager and is accurate as at the date listed at the bottom of this page (please note it may change over time). Before investing please ensure you have read the Simplified Prospectus / Key Investor Information Document (KIID) for the fund.

Please note that in a minority of cases there is a difference between the quoted ongoing charge for a funds income and accumulation units. Where this is the case, we will show the higher of the two figures here. The ongoing charge (OCF/TER) quoted by the fund manager is displayed in their Key Investor Information Document or Simplified Prospectus.

HMRC believes that from April 2013 rebates of annual charges (such as loyalty bonuses) paid on funds held in nominee accounts, such as our Fund & Share Account, should be subject to income tax. Loyalty bonuses paid on funds in ISAs and SIPPs are unaffected, and they remain tax-free.

We believe all loyalty bonuses are tax-free and we are challenging HMRCs interpretation. However, while we make this challenge we are paying loyalty bonuses within the Vantage Fund & Share Account net of an amount equivalent to the basic rate tax. If we are successful in our challenge we will return this money to clients. If we are unsuccessful we will use the money to pay over any amounts due to HMRC.

If loyalty bonuses are taxable then the value of our ongoing saving to you could be reduced, depending on the rate of tax you pay. The below table gives an indication of how this may affect you.

In this case, the ongoing saving is 0.75, of which 0.75 is paid by loyalty bonus. The tax that could be payable on this loyalty bonus, and therefore the value of this saving to you, is shown below.

Tax rules can change and benefits depend on individual circumstances. Please remember loyalty bonuses received on funds held in the Vantage ISA or Vantage SIPP are exempt from tax.

Also, loyalty bonuses received by overseas investors, companies and charities are not required to be paid with the deduction of tax. Therefore, if you are an overseas investor, or you represent a company or charity please let us know if you would like your loyalty bonuses paid without the deduction of an amount equivalent to the basic rate tax.

In some cases the ongoing savings are provided by our loyalty bonus. Loyalty bonuses are tax-free in an ISA or SIPP. However, they may bein a Fund & Share Account which would, in effect, reduce their value and increase the net ongoing charge.

More about saving tax with the Stocks & Shares ISA

Please remember past performance is not a guide to future returns. Where no data is shown, figures are not available. This information is provided to help you choose your own investments, remember they can fall as well as rise in value so you may not get back the original amount invested.

TheWealth 50is the list of what we believe are the best funds in each sector. If a fund is not within our Wealth 50 this is not necessarily a recommendation to sell. However, if you are thinking of adding to your investments we believe Wealth 50 funds are superior alternatives.View funds on the Wealth 50

The objective of Merian Global Equity Absolute Return Fund is capital appreciation while closely controlling risk. In addition, Merian Global Equity Absolute Return Fund intends to deliver absolute returns that have a low correlation with equity and bond markets.

This data is provided by Funds Library. HL accepts no responsibility for its accuracy and you should independently check data before making any investment decision. All yields are variable and not guaranteed. There is currently no yield information available for this fund.

Data policy -All information should be used for indicative purposes only. You should independently check data before making any investment decision. HL cannot guarantee that the data is accurate or complete, and accepts no responsibility for how it may be used. Prices provided by Morningstar, correct as at 15 May 2019. Data provided by Funds Library, correct as at 31 March 2017.

Mike joined the company in 2004 and co-manages a range of funds within the global equity team. He joined from Barra International where he was a senior consultant specialising in the implementation of multi asset-class risk systems. Prior to this he spent five years with COR Risk Solutions, which developed the optimisation, back-testing and modelling software currently used by the global equity team at Merian Global Investors. Mike has an MA in physics from the University of Oxford.

Amadeo Alentorn joined MGIS in January 2005 as an intern, while studying a PhD in Computational Finance at the University of Essex, before becoming a full-time quantitative analyst in July 2006. During his PhD, he developed a new option pricing model using extreme value theory and collaborated with the Bank of England (2004-2005) in several research projects, developing models for systemic risk of banking networks and liquidity of payment systems. Prior to this he worked as a software developer in the IT industry (2001-2004) and in the manufacturing industry (1998-1999). Amadeo holds a BEng in Robotics from the University of Plymouth (2000) and an MSc in Computer Science from the University of Essex (2001).

Ian Heslop joined the Quantitative Strategies team in June 2004 from OMAMs Global Equities team, where he was a fund manager specialising in the global technology and biotechnology sectors. He joined the Merian group from Barclays Global Investors, where he was a UK quantitative fund manager (1997-2000). Ian has a BA in Chemistry from Oxford University (1993) and a PhD in Medicinal Chemistry from Edinburgh University (1997).

4If you elect to receive the income from a Vantage ISA or Vantage Fund & Share Account, we will collect any dividends for you and then pay them directly into your bank account within the first 10 working days of the following month.

This fund is on the Wealth 50 list of our favourite funds.

This fund is on the Wealth 50 list of our favourite funds.

This fund is on the Wealth 50 list of our favourite funds.

This fund is on the Wealth 50 list of our favourite funds.

This fund is on the Wealth 50 list of our favourite funds.

This fund is on the Wealth 50 list of our favourite funds.

Our website offers information about investing and saving, but not personal advice. If youre not sure which investments are right for you, please request advice, for example from ourfinancial advisers. If you decide to invest, read ourimportant investment notesfirst and remember that investments can go up and down in value, so you could get back less than you put in.