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Baring Emerging Markets fund is closing

13 November 2017

Barings has told us it is closing the Baring Emerging Markets fund on 28 November 2017.

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Funds and Products affected by closure

This affects customers invested in these funds through the following products:

Zurich Intermediary Platform

Baring UK Emerging Markets A Acc GBP               F3D9.LN
Baring UK Emerging Markets I Acc GBP Clean      BO06.LN

Sterling Investment Bond
Sterling Baring Emerging Markets
Sterling Baring Emerging Markets 2

Zurich Pension
Zurich Baring Emerging Markets ZP

Sterling ISA and Sterling Investment Account
Baring Emerging Markets I Acc


On 28 November we’ll close the funds mentioned above and switch your clients’ holdings as follows:


Zurich Intermediary Platform
Baring Emerging Markets A Acc GBP               Switch to Portfolio Cash
Baring Emerging Markets I Acc  GBP Clean     Switch to Portfolio cash


Sterling Investment Bond

Sterling Baring Emerging Markets                   Pre 6 April 2005 – switch to Sterling Managed
Sterling Baring Emerging Markets                   Post 5 April 2005 – switch to Sterling Defensive 
Sterling Baring Emerging Markets 2                Switch to Sterling Defensive 2

Zurich Pension
Zurich Baring Emerging Markets ZP                  Switch to Zurich Defensive ZP

Sterling ISA and Sterling Investment Account
Baring Emerging Markets I Acc                        Switch to Threadneedle Managed Bond

How will we communicate these changes?

We will write to you with a list of your clients invested in these funds (unless you have clients invested in the fund on the Zurich Intermediary Platform in which case you should run a Total Holdings report and filter on the Baring UK Growth funds). We’ll also write to your clients but if any of them contact us, we’ll strongly advise them to contact you for more information.


Download notification from Barings

Download example of customer letter