BNY Mellon Investment Management announced today that, in partnership and agreement with several of its investment firms, it has realigned those firms to enhance their specialist capabilities. The realignment changed the sub-advisory arrangement for BNY Mellon Municipal Bond Infrastructure Fund, Inc. (the "Fund"). As a result of the realignment, effective September 1, 2021 (the "Effective Date"), BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. ("BNYM Investment Adviser"), the Fund's investment adviser, engaged Insight North America LLC ("INA"), an affiliate of BNYM Investment Adviser, to serve as the Fund's sub-adviser, pursuant to a sub-investment advisory agreement between BNYM Investment Adviser and INA. As the Fund's sub-adviser, INA provides the day-to-day management of the Fund's investments, subject to BNYM Investment Adviser's supervision and approval.
As of the Effective Date, INA replaced Mellon Investments Corporation ("Mellon"), which, like INA, is an affiliate of BNYM Investment Adviser, as the Fund's sub-adviser. In addition, as a result of the realignment, the Fund's portfolio managers manage the Fund's investments as employees of INA and are no longer employees of Mellon. There have been no material changes to the Fund's investment objective, strategies or policies, no reduction in the nature or level of services provided to the Fund, and no increase in the management fee payable by the Fund as a result of the engagement of INA as the Fund's sub-adviser. As was the case under the prior sub-investment advisory agreement between BNYM Investment Adviser and Mellon, BNYM Investment Adviser (and not the Fund) pays INA for its sub-advisory services. The rate of sub-investment advisory fee payable by BNYM Investment Adviser to INA is the same as that previously payable by BNYM Investment Adviser to Mellon pursuant to the prior sub-investment advisory agreement. In addition, all other material terms and conditions of the sub-investment advisory agreement between BNYM Investment Adviser and INA are substantially similar to those of the prior sub-investment advisory agreement between BNYM Investment Adviser and Mellon.
BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc., the investment adviser for the Fund, is part of BNY Mellon Investment Management. BNY Mellon Investment Management is one of the world's leading investment management organizations, with US $2.2 trillion in assets under management as of December 31, 2020. BNY Mellon Investment Management encompasses BNY Mellon's affiliated investment management firms and global distribution companies. Through an investor-first approach, BNY Mellon Investment Management brings to clients the best of both worlds: specialist expertise from eight world-class investment firms offering solutions across every major asset class, backed by the strength, stability, and global presence of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK), one of the world's most trusted investment partners, which has US $41.1 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration as of December 31, 2020.
Insight North America LLC is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation registered in the United States with the Securities and Exchange Commission as an investment adviser. INA's principal office is located at 200 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10166. As of December 31, 2020, INA had approximately $47.8 billion of assets under management.1
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1 Assets under management (AUM) is represented by the value of a client's assets or liabilities managed by INA. These will primarily be the mark-to-market value of investments managed by INA, including collateral if applicable. Where a client mandate requires INA to manage some or all of a client's liabilities, AUM will be equal to the value of the client's specific liability benchmark and/or the notional value of other risk exposure through the use of derivatives.
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