Quick Stats

Bid Price - Offer Price -
Mid Price GBX 219.83 Day Change GBX -0.43 (-0.20%)
Price Date 20 Oct 2017 Crown Rating 5
Shares Class Inc. Yield 0.19 %
Total Expense Ratio 1.59 Fund Size 9,181,366,500.00
Launch Date 01/12/2003 Standard Initial Charge (%) 4.00
Currency GBX ISA Eligible Yes
Annual Management Charge (%) 1.50 Sector IMA UK Equity Income
Min Investment (£) 1,000.00 Total Expense Ratio (%) 1.59
ISIN GB00B54S3722 Min TopUp (£) 500.00

Fund Objective

The Fund aims to grow your investment. The Fund invests in shares of companies based in or having significant operations in the Asia Pacific region including Australia and New Zealand excluding Japan. The Fund invests in shares of large and mid-sized companies in the region. These companies generally have a total stock market value of at least US$1 billion. Consideration is given to investment in companies that are positioned to benefit from, and contribute to, the sustainable development of the countries in which they operate. Derivatives may be used for efficient portfolio management.

Fund Managers

David Gait
David is responsible for leading the Stewart Investors Sustainable Funds group and generating investment ideas across all sectors in emerging and developed markets. David Gait joined the company in 1997.David holds an MA with honours in Economics from Cambridge University, and holds a Master of Science in Investment Analysis from Stirling University.
Sashi Reddy
Sashi Reddy joined First State Investments’ Global Emerging Markets/ Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) team in July 2008. Sashi is an investment analyst, responsible for providing research support to portfolio managers and will have a main focus on Indian equities. Before joining First State, Sashi worked at Irevna Research, an outsourced Indian equities research house from 2005 to 2007. As an analyst covering the small and mid cap European market at Irevna, he was seconded to Credit Suisse First Boston as an associate. Sashi brings with him six years of industry experience, one year of which was gained at First State in a contract role. Sashi has an engineering degree from the National Institute of Technology, Trichy and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business, York University in Toronto.