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First State Asia Pacific Leaders Inclusive - Class A - Accumulation (GBP)

Sell: 456.79pBuy: 456.79p3.72p (0.81%)

Prices as at 17 December 2014

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Charges and Savings

Fund manager's initial charge: 4.00%
HL saving on initial charge: 4.00%
HL dealing charge: Free
Net initial charge: 0.00%
Fund manager's annual charge: 1.50%
HL saving on annual charge (loyalty bonus): 0.65%
Net annual charge: 0.85%
Fund manager's other expenses: 0.11%
Performance fee: No  

Please read the Simplified Prospectus/Key Investor Information Document (KIID) in addition to the information above. Further details available in the HL guide to fund prices, savings and yields. Loyalty bonus is paid tax-free in an ISA or SIPP but may be subject to tax in a Fund & Share Account.

HRMC believes that from April 2013 rebates of annual charges (such as loyalty bonuses) paid on funds held outside ISAs or SIPPs should be paid net of basic rate tax. We believe this is incorrect and are challenging HMRC's interpretation. However, in line with best client accounting practice and to save clients facing an unexpected bill in the future, we are currently paying loyalty bonuses within the Vantage Fund & Share Account net of an amount equivalent to the basic rate tax. If we are successful in our challenge we will return this money to clients. If we are unsuccessful we will use the money to pay over any amounts due to HMRC. Loyalty bonuses in the Vantage Fund & Share Accounts held by overseas investors, companies and charities will be paid without any deductions, as will loyalty bonuses in the Vantage ISA and Vantage SIPP which are exempt from tax.

Other Information

Unit type: Inclusive
Manager: Multiple
Fund launch date: 1 December 2003
Launch price: £1.00
Sector: Asia Pacific Ex Japan
Fund size: £7,870 million
Number of holdings: 56
Fund type: OEIC
Accumulation/income: Accumulation
Dealing frequency: Daily
Valuation point: 12:00
Trustee: The National Westminster Bank plc
Minimum investment: £100.00
Charges deducted from: Income
Available in a regular savings plan: Yes
Minimum regular savings value: £25.00


17/12/09 to 17/12/10 17/12/10 to 17/12/11 17/12/11 to 17/12/12 17/12/12 to 17/12/13 17/12/13 to 17/12/14
Annual return 26.67% -6.25% 19.29% 0.14% 14.87%

Please remember past performance is not a guide to future returns. Where no data is shown, figures are not available. This information is provided to help you choose your own investments, remember they can fall as well as rise in value so you may not get back the original amount invested.

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Our view on this fund

Angus Tulloch has over thirty years' experience managing investments in the Asia Pacific region. His long-term track record is outstanding and as an investor in his own fund he is well incentivised to deliver strong returns. The cornerstone of his success is his conservative investment approach. Although this means the fund can lag in strongly rising markets, over the long term it has proved a highly successful strategy and we believe the fund represents an exceptional choice for core exposure to the region. ...

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Fund Objective

This fund aims to achieve long term capital growth. The fund invests in large and mid capitalisation equities in the Asia Pacific region (excluding Japan, including Australasia).

Income Details

Historic yield : 0.05%
Income paid: Bi-annually
Type of payment: Dividend
Ex-dividend date: 1 February 2015 1 August 2015
Payment date: 31 March 20154 30 September 20154

All yields are variable and not guaranteed. Information correct as at 31 October 2014.

Security Weight
Oversea-Chinese Banking 5.54%
CSL 5.47%
Cheung Kong (Holdings) 4.33%
Brambles 3.94%
Hong Kong & China Gas Co. 3.64%
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing 3.53%
Housing Development Finance Corp. 3.25%
DBS Group Holdings 3.19%
Kotak Mahindra Bank 3.15%
Axiata Group Bhd 2.78%
Sector Weight
Banks 12.22%
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology 9.58%
General Industrials 9.51%
Financial Services 7.45%
Personal Goods 6.11%
Cash and Equiv. 6.09%
Software & Computer Services 5.56%
Technology Hardware & Equipment 5.09%
Real Estate Investment & Services 4.33%
Mobile Telecommunications 3.68%
Country Weight
India 24.31%
Hong Kong 18.49%
Australia 15.68%
Singapore 10.91%
Taiwan 9.18%
Cash and Equiv. 6.09%
South Korea 4.29%
Malaysia 2.78%
Japan 2.26%
Philippines 2.06%

Fund Manager

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Key facts

Richard Jones
Manager start date 14/02/2014
Manager located in Hong Kong


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. Richard 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).

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Key facts

Angus Tulloch
Manager start date 01/12/2003
Manager located in Edinburgh


Angus Tulloch is Joint Managing Partner of the Asia Pacific and Global Emerging Markets equity team at First State Investments, having joined the Company in 1988. Graduating from Cambridge University in 1970 with a BA (Honours) in Economics and History, Angus worked with Chartered Accountants Whinney Murray (now Ernst & Young) for four years. He then gained substantial industry experience in corporate planning and finance roles with various national companies before joining London stockbrokers Cazenove & Coin 1980. Specialising mainly in Far Eastern markets, Angus spent three of the next eight years with this firm based in Hong Kong as a regional analyst before assuming a fund management role in its London office. In 1988 he returned to Scotland, joining Stewart Ivory (now part of First State Investments) to establish an Asia Pacific and Emerging Markets capability.

You can buy or sell holdings in this fund through a ISA, SIPP or Fund & Share Account

Data received from the Fund Management Company administering this fund and provided to you for your information. Hargreaves Lansdown accepts no liability for the reliability or accuracy of the data provided by third parties.

4 If you elect to receive the income from a Vantage ISA or Vantage Fund & Share Account, we will collect any dividends for you and then pay them directly into your bank account within the first 10 working days of the following month.

Prices as at 17 December 2014. Data as at 30 November 2014.

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