|Bid Price||-||Offer Price||-|
|Mid Price||GBX 1,482.08||Day Change||GBX +12.43 (0.85%)|
|Price Date||21 Nov 2017||Crown Rating|
|Shares Class||Inc.||Yield||2.28 %|
|Total Expense Ratio||1.73||Fund Size||497,670,000.00|
|Launch Date||14/09/1973||Standard Initial Charge (%)||0.00|
|Annual Management Charge (%)||1.50||Sector||IMA UK Equity Income|
|Min Investment (£)||500.00||Total Expense Ratio (%)||1.73|
|ISIN||GB0030939440||Min TopUp (£)||100.00|
The fund aims to generate capital growth over the long term (five years or more) by investing at least 80% of the fund in the shares of companies throughout Asia (excluding Japan) and Australasia. It can also invest in companies that conduct the majority of their business activities in these countries. Investments are chosen based purely on a company’s individual merits. The fund manager focuses on firms that are run for the benefit of their shareholders and whose future profitability, in his opinion, is not fully appreciated by other investors. He has an investment horizon of three to five years and selects stocks with different drivers of profitability to construct a diversified portfolio that has the potential to cope in a variety of market conditions.
Matthew Vaight joined M&G’s UK equity desk in 1996. He is a member of the M&G Equities team and is manager of the M&G Asian Fund and the M&G Global Emerging Markets Fund. Matthew graduated from Oxford University with a first class honours degree in mathematics. He is a member of the UK Society of Investment Professionals (UKSIP).
Alice de Charmoy
Alice de Charmoy was appointed deputy fund manager of the M&G Asian Fund and the M&G Global Emerging Markets Fund in March 2015, having spent nearly two years as a dedicated analyst for the funds. She joined M&G in June 2013 from Comgest in Hong Kong, where she was an analyst focusing on Asian companies. Prior to that, Alice worked for Amiral Gestion as a global equities analyst. She graduated in 2005 from Université Paris Dauphine with a Masters degree in banking and finance. Alice is also a CFA charterholder.