|Bid Price||-||Offer Price||-|
|Mid Price||GBX 171.33||Day Change||GBX -1.19 (-0.69%)|
|Price Date||22 Jun 2018||Crown Rating|
|Shares Class||Inc.||Yield||1.26 %|
|Total Expense Ratio||1.21||Fund Size||427,490,000.00|
|Launch Date||14/09/1973||Standard Initial Charge (%)||0.00|
|Annual Management Charge (%)||1.00||Sector||Asia Pacific Excluding Japan|
|Min Investment (£)||500.00||Total Expense Ratio (%)||1.21|
|ISIN||GB00B7DBH187||Min TopUp (£)||100.00|
The fund aims to generate capital growth over the long term (five years or more) by investing at least 80% of the fund in the shares of companies throughout Asia (excluding Japan) and Australasia. It can also invest in companies that conduct the majority of their business activities in these countries. Investments are chosen based purely on a company’s individual merits. The fund manager focuses on firms that are run for the benefit of their shareholders and whose future profitability, in his opinion, is not fully appreciated by other investors. He has an investment horizon of three to five years and selects stocks with different drivers of profitability to construct a diversified portfolio that has the potential to cope in a variety of market conditions.
Matthew Vaight joined M&G’s UK equity desk in 1996. He is a member of the M&G Equities team and is manager of the M&G Asian Fund and the M&G Global Emerging Markets Fund. Matthew graduated from Oxford University with a first class honours degree in mathematics. He is a member of the UK Society of Investment Professionals (UKSIP).
Loong Lim was appointed co-deputy fund manager of the M&G Asian Fund in December 2017. He joined the M&G graduate scheme in 2012, rotating through fixed income and equity investment teams. He became a dedicated analyst in the Emerging Markets Equities team in September 2013. Loong graduated from University of Warwick with a BSc in philosophy, politics and economics and is a CFA charterholder.