Quick Stats

Mid Price GBX 311.10 Day Change GBX +2.10 (0.68%)
Price Date 18 Jan 2019 Crown Rating 1
Shares Class Acc. Yield 0.00 %
Last Ex-Dividend Date 01 May 2018 Dividend Frequency Semi-annually
Sector Specialist Fund Size 82,357,200.00
Launch Date 03/11/1992 Standard Initial Charge 5.00%
Ongoing cost 1.67% Annual Management Charge 1.50%
ISIN GB0000840719 Sedol 0084071

Fund Objective

The investment objective of the Trust is to achieve long-term capital growth by investing in Korea.

Fund Managers

HyungJin Lee
Jin is Head of Asian Equities and takes the lead role in the management of regional Asia ex Japan products and mandates, including the Baring Asia Growth Fund and the Baring Eastern Trust. He is also the lead manager of the Baring Korea Trust, backup manager of the Baring ASEAN Frontiers Fund and spearheads research and stock selection for Korea. Jin joined Barings as an Investment Manager in 2004 from Rhee Capital, a Korean hedge fund company, where he was involved with the management of a long/short hedge fund focusing on Korean equities. He was previously Head of the Large Cap and Financial teams at Samsung Securities. Jin’s experience also includes analyst roles at Salomon Smith Barney, UBS Securities and Credit Lyonnais. Jin holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley (US). He is fluent in Korean.
SooHai Lim
SooHai is the lead manager of Baring Australia Fund and Baring ASEAN Frontiers Fund, and directs research in Australasia and ASEAN markets. He is also a key member of the portfolio construction team for our Asian regional mandates. He joined Barings in November 2005 from Daiwa SB Investments (Singapore), where he was country specialist for Australia and Malaysia. Prior to that, he managed Thai and Malaysian equities in Singapore Telecom’s Asset Management department. SooHai graduated from Nanyang Technological University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Accountancy (First Class Hons) Degree and is a CFA charterholder.
Eunice Hong
Eunice Hong has research responsibility for South Korea. She joined Barings in June 2007 from Shinyoung Securities, Seoul, where she worked as equity analyst covering Korea. She received a BA from Yonsei University and an MIS from University of Washington. She is fluent in Korean.