20 November 2023 - Renaming our SICAV companies and fund names
20 November 2023 - Renaming our SICAV companies and fund names


The proposals to change two of our SICAV company umbrella names, as well as their underlying fund names, were passed at Extraordinary General Meetings held on 27th September. These name changes will take effect on 20th November 2023.

In 2021 Columbia Threadneedle Investments acquired BMO’s asset management business in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), resulting in the renaming of various funds and entities within the combined business to reflect a unified Columbia Threadneedle Investments brand in July 2022. A reminder of the changes to the names of our UK-domiciled funds can be seen here.

Renaming the Companies

Consistent with these changes, the Boards of Columbia Threadneedle (Lux) and Threadneedle (Lux) propose to amend and restate the Companies’ articles of incorporation (the “Articles”) to change the names of the two Companies as follows:

Existing Umbrella Name
New Umbrella Name
Columbia Threadneedle (Lux)
Columbia Threadneedle (Lux) II
Threadneedle (Lux)
Columbia Threadneedle (Lux) I

Renaming the sub funds

In addition to renaming the Companies, the Boards propose to change the name of the underlying funds in these umbrellas by replacing the pre-fix “Columbia Threadneedle (Lux)” with “CT(Lux)” and by replacing the pre-fix “Threadneedle (Lux)” with “CT (Lux)”, with effect from 20 November 2023, as described in Appendix 1 of the letters below. This will better align the fund names with the Columbia Threadneedle Investments brand. The renaming of the funds will not affect the way in which they are managed or their investment objectives and policies.

A draft of the restated Articles showing the relevant changes is available to shareholders free of charge at the Company’s registered office.

CT(Lux) – EGM Notice

T(Lux) – EGM Notice

Please follow this link to see all the proposed changes.