Important information for investors in Woodford Equity Income
30th July - Update
Link Fund Solutions Limited, the Authorised Corporate Director of the LF Woodford Equity Income Fund (“the fund”) has formally reviewed the suspension and announced yesterday (29th July) that it remains in the best interests of investors for the suspension to continue and that the suspension of dealing is likely to last until early December.
A Statement from Neil Woodford can be read here.
2nd July - Update
Last night it was announced by Woodford Investment that the fund suspension will remain in place for at least another 28 days. The new review will take place at the end of July.
Over the last four weeks, Neil has been on the road, speaking with members of the IFA community where many have raised questions regarding the suspension of the equity income fund. In this Q&A style video, Neil addresses the most frequently asked and pressing of these questions.
The team at Woodford have set up a dedicated online help centre which can be found via their website. Over the coming weeks, Neil will take part in live web question and answer sessions where he will update you on progress and answer any questions you may have.
4th June 2019
Woodford Investment announced yesterday that, with immediate effect, trading would be suspended in the Equity Income fund. This means that no units can be purchased, sold, switched or transferred until further notice.
Neil Woodford has posted a video to investors which can be viewed below.
The suspension will come as a surprise to investors but those still with holdings in the fund should not panic.
The value of investments is not affected by the decision to suspend dealing, it is still dependent on the price of the shares of companies held within it. The value of an individual’s investment may, therefore, fall or rise during the suspension.
Income will continue to be paid out to clients during the suspension. Reinvested income will be paid into the relevant ISA or GIA account and units will be held in clients' cash facility until either we receive an instruction from our clients or a deal is keyed online. The same will happen with monthly contributions into the fund.
The suspension has been put in place to protect the remaining shareholders in the fund following some large withdrawals recently. This will allow the fund manager to reposition the fund without having to sell holdings quickly at a potentially unfavourable price.
We understand that the suspension will be in place for at least 28 days.
We will update you further as we receive more information.
If you require further information or have any questions about this, please contact our customer services team on 08085 498 477 or email [email protected]