Triodos Pioneer Impact Fund
Impact Investment for a brighter future
Impact Investment for a brighter future
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We want you to be sure this is the right investment for you. Before you invest, make sure you understand the risks and terms of your investment.
Our how-to guide explains how you can invest in the Triodos Pioneer Impact Fund
We offer two impact investment funds - the Triodos Global Equities Impact Fund and the Triodos Pioneer Impact Fund. Both funds are available in two different share classes, distribution and capitalisation.
The minimum initial investment per Impact Investment Fund is £1,000, and the minimum top up amount is £500 per fund.
The minimum holding amount is £500 per share class. This means that your initial investment must be at least £1,000 per impact investment fund and £500 per share class. In addition to this, you are not able to sell part of your holding and leave a positive balance of below £500, and you will either need to sell your entire holding in that share class or if applicable a smaller amount.
You can top up your investment in the Triodos Global Equities Impact Fund or Triodos Pioneer Impact Fund at any time. The minimum top up amount is £500. To instruct a top up, please complete a top-up form which can be downloaded from below.
You could also call us on 0330 355 0355 to request either form, and there are copies of the forms in the welcome pack that we sent you after you made your first investment.
The Impact Investment Funds (SICAV I) dividends are paid if approved at the annual general meeting which is held on the third Wednesday of April each year. All distribution share holders as at the Record date will be entitled to a dividend payment. The key dates including the Record date and Payment date are communicated to shareholders by post each year.
RBC Dexia calculate and inform T. Bailey of the dividend rate on the Ex-dividend date. T.Bailey administers the payment of dividends to qualifying shareholders once dividend funds are received in the UK on the Payment date. A tax voucher or income statement will be sent to confirm the dividend amount.
The Triodos Impact Investment Funds are sub-funds of Triodos SICAV I, a “Société d’Investissement à Capital Variable” established in Luxembourg. Triodos SICAV I has a Passport into the UK, enabling UK distribution. Triodos SICAV I, including its sub-funds, is governed by the law of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.The funds being offered in the UK are:
Triodos Global Equities Impact Fund
Triodos Global Equities Impact Fund offers investors the possibility to invest in equities issued by larger listed companies worldwide delivering superior social and environmental performance within their sector as well as a strong financial performance.
Triodos Pioneer Impact Fund
Triodos Pioneer Impact Fund provides investors the opportunity to invest in equities issued by innovative and pioneering small and medium-sized listed companies worldwide that focus on the sustainable themes of climate protection, clean planet, healthy living, and or corporate social responsibility.
You can utilise your ISA allowance by 'wrapping' your existing impact investment funds in our Ethical Stocks & Shares ISA, this is also known as a Bed and ISA. Within the Ethical Stocks & Shares ISA you benefit from no further tax on income and no capital gains tax. The benefits of an ISA depend on your individual circumstances and tax rules may change in the future.
To wrap your existing holding in an ISA it must be sold and repurchased. We do not charge for the sale or repurchase, and we waive the initial charge when purchasing your holdings back. However, you must adhere to the minimum investment amount of £1,000 and the minimum top up amount of £500 per fund.
Please note, when selling your holding outside of the ISA wrapper you will realise a capital gain or loss. Most people have a capital gains allowance of £12,000 (for the 2019/20 tax year), below which there is no charge on gains. If you happen to make a capital loss this can be used to offset future capital gains.
If you would like to wrap your holding in the Ethical Stocks & Shares ISA please download and print off the Ethical Stocks & Shares ISA Top Up form below.
You can switch between funds and share classes by completing a fund switch form.
A fund switch is when you sell your holding in one fund or share class and buy back another. For example, if you hold the Triodos Global Equities Impact Fund and want to switch to the Triodos Pioneer Impact Fund you should download and complete the fund switch form. This will instruct us to sell your holding in the Triodos Global Equities Impact Fund and buy back the Triodos Pioneer Impact Fund.
We don’t charge for carrying out this instruction and the switch takes place at the same valuation point, however you must still meet the minimum investment amount of £1,000 and minimum top up amount of £500.
If you would like to switch, please ensure you have read the relevant Key Investor Information Document (KIID) which can be found under Key Documents.
Please note, when selling your holding outside of an ISA you will realise a capital gain or loss. Most individuals have a capital gains allowance of £12,000 (for the 2019/20 tax year), below which there is no charge on gains. If you happen to make a capital loss this can be used to offset future capital gains.
We apply a 0.4% annual service charge which is charged on a monthly basis. The annual service charge is expressed as an annual percentage and is calculated monthly based on the value of your holdings on the last business day of the month. On the first business day of the new month shares will be sold to cover the charge. By Business Day we mean any day on which banks are open for business in Luxembourg and the UK i.e. any day other than Saturdays, Sundays or other public holidays.
Please be aware that the sale of shares to cover the annual service charge is classified as a disposal for Capital Gains Tax purposes and may need to be declared to HMRC.
The annual service charge will be itemised on your quarterly statement, which provides a breakdown of all charges applied over the previous quarter along with any additional trades during the period
There is also an Annual Management Charge (AMC) factored into the share price as part of the Ongoing Charges. The AMC is 0.75% for the Triodos Sustainable Equity Fund and 0.95% for the Triodos Sustainable Pioneer Fund.
When comparing investment fund charges in the market, you might come across the term Ongoing Charges or Total Expense Ratio (TER). They are both a type of cost calculation which estimates the total charges that will be taken from a fund throughout the year, including the AMC mentioned above. Details of what makes up Triodos Investment Managements Ongoing Charges and their maximum levels can be found in the Key Investor Information Documents (KIIDs) and Prospectus. What has actually been charged can be found in the Annual and Semi-annual reports.
*If you are investing more than £500,000 please call us on 0800 328 2181.
The funds are European SICAV funds, in euro, and in the UK they are made available for investment in Sterling.
Currency risk arises because the investments made by the funds are denominated in US dollars, euro and other foreign currencies. In principle the fund does not hedge the currency risk of these investments. As the UK share classes are offered in sterling, when comparing returns for these share classes to those generated for the euro share classes offered to European investors, returns will be affected by currency fluctuations between Sterling and the euro.
Sterling investment is converted to euro, then invested in various currencies by the fund. The returns on the fund are therefore in some part driven by the euro exchange rate compared to the currencies of countries invested in. The UK share classes are then impacted by the £/euro fluctuations when the fund performance is converted to sterling to calculate returns for UK share class holders.
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