Quick Stats

Bid Price - Offer Price -
Mid Price GBX 1,478.00 Day Change GBX +6.89 (0.47%)
Price Date 20 Oct 2017 Crown Rating 3
Shares Class Inc. Yield 2.31 %
Total Expense Ratio 1.73 Fund Size 497,670,000.00
Launch Date 14/09/1973 Standard Initial Charge (%) 0.00
Currency GBX ISA Eligible No
Annual Management Charge (%) 1.50 Sector IMA UK Equity Income
Min Investment (£) 500.00 Total Expense Ratio (%) 1.73
ISIN GB0031956799 Min TopUp (£) 100.00

Fund Objective

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.

Fund Managers

Matthew Vaight
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.