|Mid Price||GBX 325.20||Day Change||GBX +6.80 (2.14%)|
|Price Date||15 Jan 2019||Crown Rating|
|Shares Class||Acc.||Yield||0.00 %|
|Last Ex-Dividend Date||01 May 2018||Last Dividend amount||1.43|
|Dividend Frequency||Semi-annually||Fund Size||82,357,200.00|
|Launch Date||03/11/1992||Standard Initial Charge (%)||0.00|
|Total Expense Ratio (%)||0.00||ISA Eligible||No|
|Annual Management Charge (%)||0.75||Sector||Specialist|
The investment objective of the Trust is to achieve long-term capital growth by investing in Korea.
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 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 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.