Quick Stats

Bid Price - Offer Price -
Mid Price GBX 153.50 Day Change GBX -0.82 (-0.53%)
Price Date 18 Jan 2018 Crown Rating
Shares Class Inc. Yield 0.36 %
Total Expense Ratio 0.00 Fund Size 117,300,000.00
Launch Date 26/10/2015 Standard Initial Charge (%) 0.00
Currency GBX ISA Eligible Yes
Annual Management Charge (%) 1.25 Sector IMA UK Equity Income
Min Investment (£) 500,000.00 Total Expense Ratio (%) 0.00
ISIN GB00BWNGXB01 Min TopUp (£) 50,000.00

Fund Objective

The Fund aims to grow your investment. The Fund invests at least 80% in shares of companies based in, operating in, or have their economic activity mainly in the Asia Pacific region including Australia and New Zealand (excluding Japan). The Fund may also invest up to 20% in shares of companies around the world.

Fund Managers

Martin Lau
Martin Lau is a Managing Partner of First State Stewart Asia, part of First State Investments. Martin has more than 20 years of experience in managing Asia Pacific and Greater China portfolios. He joined the FSSA team in April 2002 and is based in Hong Kong. Martin is the lead manager of a number of First State funds: the First State Asian Equity Plus Fund, the First State Asian Bridge Fund, the First State Asia Pacific All Cap Fund, the First State New Era PRC Fund, the First State China Growth Fund, the First State Greater China Growth Fund and the First State Hong Kong Growth Fund. He is also co-manager of the Scottish Oriental Smaller Companies Trust in the UK. Martin graduated from Cambridge University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Masters degree in Engineering. He is also a CFA charterholder.
Richard Jones
Richard Jones is Senior Analyst/Portfolio Manager at First State Stewart (FSS). FSS is part of First State Investments and the team manages equities in Asia Pacific, Global Emerging and other international markets. He joined the team in January 2010. He is responsible for research and stock picking with a focus on the Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) region. He graduated from the London School of Economics with a first class degree in Economics (Government).