I write today to pass on the happy news that our fund was given the green light last Friday by our depository firm, NatWest and our custodian, Bank of New York Mellon.
This means it launched at midday today (Monday 25th of September 2017) and is now live and trading.
Needless to say, the whole Plain English Finance team are delighted to have reached this milestone after several years of work to get here.
I would like to personally thank you for your support as we’ve put this together. I believe our fund is a genuinely disruptive product in the UK market and we really couldn’t have got it up in lights without your help. So thank you very much indeed!
As a reminder, as of today, the fund is available on the following platforms:
- AJ Bell
- Aviva (at least 1 of their 3 platforms – please do get in touch if you have any problems)
- Brewin & Dolphin
- Canada Life
- Funds Direct
- Hargreaves Lansdown
- Interactive Investor (nearly there at least – we think they should be live this week)
- Motley Fool
- Pershing Nexus
- Telegraph Investor
- Zurich Sterling Asset Managers
The fund is certainly available over the phone at the above and we believe it should also now be available on the online platforms of the likes of Hargreaves Lansdown and AJ Bell.
If you would like to place an order with one of these companies - as a reminder, here are the various different identifier codes for the fund which their staff should be able to use to find the fund. ISIN and SEDOL are generally the best two:
Bloomberg Ticker: VTGMAAG
You can find these details on p. 28 of the Fund Overview document.
We are still working to additional companies live and in ‘full effect'. Some should be any day now. Others may take a little longer. If you have funds with any of these companies and would like to invest, please don’t hesitate to let us know as this will help our case with them administratively.
I think that’s it for now. I’m off for a lie-down! ;-)…