Quick Stats

Mid Price USX 156.32 Day Change USX -0.32 (-0.66%)
Price Date 18 Oct 2019 Crown Rating 4
Shares Class Acc. Yield 1.00 %
Last Ex-Dividend Date 01 August 2019 Dividend Frequency Semi-annually
Sector Asia Pacific Excluding Japan Fund Size 699,587,600.00
Launch Date 24/08/2015 Standard Initial Charge 4.00%
Ongoing cost 0.90% Annual Management Charge 0.85%
ISIN GB00BWNGXK91 Sedol BWNGXK9

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. 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. The Fund may invest up to 10% in other funds. The Fund may use derivatives to reduce risk or to manage the Fund more efficiently.

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 a Director of First State Stewart Asia, part of First State Investments. Richard has more than 29 years of investment experience in Asia, focused on both company research and portfolio management. He joined the First State Stewart Asia team in January 2010 and is based in Hong Kong. Richard is the lead manager of the First State Asia Opportunities Fund, the First State Asian Growth Fund and the First State Singapore and Malaysia Fund. He is also responsible for managing a number of Asia Pacific Leaders portfolios on behalf of key client segregated accounts. Richard graduated from the London School of Economics with a first-class degree in Economics (Government).