It has been announced that Jupiter Fund Management is seeking to acquire Merian Global Investors. If the proposed acquisition goes ahead as planned, the Merian business will be fully integrated into the Jupiter group at some point in the second half of this year. For the time being, we have decided not to change the ratings of either the Merian or the Jupiter funds within our Academy of Funds, as for now we do not believe that there will be any changes to way in which they are managed.

The Square Mile rated Merian funds:
  Fund    Rating  
  Merian UK Alpha    AA
  Merian UK Mid Cap    A 
  Merian UK Smaller Companies     AA  
  Merian Global Equity     A 
  Merian Global Equity Income     A 
  Merian Asia Pacific     A 
  Merian North American Equity     A 

The Square Mile rated Jupiter funds:
  Fund    Rating  
  Jupiter Asian Income    AA 
  Jupiter Absolute Return    A
  Jupiter Distribution    A 
  JGF Jupiter European Opportunities     A 
  Jupiter European Special Situations     A 
  Jupiter Merlin Balanced Portfolio    AA 
  Jupiter Merlin Growth Portfolio    AA 
  Jupiter Merlin Income Portfolio    AA 
  Jupiter UK Special Situations     AA 

We will keep investors updated over the coming months, whilst further information on the proposed acquisition can be accessed here.