Welcome to the Invesco/AIM
Mutual Fund Settlement Website
Starting on October 31, 2003, the first in a series of putative securities class action complaints was filed in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado alleging unlawful market-timing and late trading in the Invesco/AIM Funds. Market-timing is a term used to describe short-term, "in and out" trading of mutual fund shares, which may be used by a mutual fund trader to capitalize on inefficiencies in the way mutual fund shares are priced. Late trading is a form of market-timing that involves a mutual fund trader placing orders to buy, sell or exchange mutual fund shares using the prior day's price to capitalize on information obtained after the close of the market. Subsequently, other class, ERISA and derivative actions based on the same alleged market-timing and late trading practices were filed in various federal district courts. On February 20, 2004, the Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation issued an order centralizing all of these actions in one multi-district docket in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland under the caption MDL-1586 - In re Mutual Funds Investment Litigation
Plaintiffs have now reached Settlements that will resolve the claims asserted in the securities class, ERISA class and derivative actions pending in the Invesco/AIM Sub-Track of MDL - 1586. The Settlements provide for a total payment of $20,455,400 in cash plus interest, funded on behalf of four separate groups of defendants. You may have already received a copy of the Mailing Notice describing the Settlements that the Court ordered to be mailed to class members. The Long-Form Notice explains in more detail the important facts and terms of the Settlements.
As described in the Notices, the Investor Class in the Invesco/AIM Sub-Track includes all persons and entities who purchased, owned or held shares in the Invesco/AIM Funds during the period from July 30, 1999 to November 24, 2003, inclusive, except those persons and entities that are excluded. You may view a list of the Invesco/AIM Funds here.
NOTE: If you are a member of the Investor Class and you do not have records that show your shareholding information during the Class Period, a procedure has been put in place to help you obtain this information to the extent possible. If you have questions about how you might be able to obtain the shareholding information required to submit a claim, please contact the Court-appointed claims administrator, The Garden City Group, Inc., toll free at (800) 949-1898, press #2, and then please follow the specific instructions on the phone system regarding this issue.
Members of the ERISA Class, which includes all persons who were participants in or beneficiaries of the Amvescap 401(k) Plan during the period from July 31, 1999 to November 24, 2003, inclusive, and whose accounts included investments in the Invesco/AIM Funds, do not need to submit a Proof of Claim with respect to any Invesco/AIM Funds that they owned through the Plan. A Claim Form will be sent to the Amvescap 401(k) Plan for it to file a claim on behalf of the Plan and its participants. However, to the extent that you are an ERISA Class Member and you also owned shares of Invesco/AM Funds directly (i.e., not through the Amvescap 401(k) Plan), you will need to follow the claims process required for Investor Class Members in order to be eligible for payment with respect to those shares.
Please note that on October 25, 2010, the Court entered Orders approving the settlements and separate Orders granting attorneys’ fees and litigation expenses. Therefore, claims that were asserted against the settling defendants and certain parties related to the settling defendants have been released. If you are interested in more information regarding the release of claims, please click on the "Releases" tab to the left.