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Invest in First State Investments funds

No initial dealing fees on a great range of First State Investments funds. Find out more

Important information: Please remember that the value of investments, and any income from them, can fall as well as rise so you could get back less than you invest. Our service is designed for people who want to make their own investment decisions without personalised advice. If you are unsure of the suitability of any investment for your circumstances, please seek advice. Tax rules can change and benefits depend on circumstances. Where the annual saving is paid as a loyalty bonus, it is paid tax-free in an ISA but may be subject to tax in a Fund & Share Account. Within a SIPP you can normally only access the money from age 55 (57 from 2028).

First State is an autonomous investment business, ultimately owned by the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, and launched in 1988. Headquartered in Edinburgh, they also have offices in London, Singapore and Sydney and seek to provide investment services to both institutional clients such as charities and pension funds and individual investors mainly via financial advisors.

First State's investment approach is to generate long-term and risk-adjusted returns by investing in companies through Asia Pacific, Emerging Market, Worldwide, and Sustainable strategies.

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Invest in a wide range of First State Investments funds with Hargreaves Lansdown. You can open an account online in less than 5 minutes and pay no fees to buy and sell funds with a low cost income reinvestment service.

How to invest in First State Investments funds

1Choose funds that match your investment goals

2 you want to invest in

3Open an account with as little as £25 a month or a lump sum of £100

Why invest with Hargreaves Lansdown

  • Free to buy and sell funds with a low cost reinvestment service
  • Exclusive expert analysis and research updates
  • We’re a financially secure FTSE 100 company
  • Market beating savings and low annual charge of just 0.45%, more on charges

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With HL, you can bring all your ISAs, pensions, SIPPs, funds and shares into one easy to manage place, putting you in control. To begin investing with us you will need to open an account. Choose from the following options in order to get started.

Stocks & Shares ISA

  • Tax free growth on your investments
  • Invest up to £20,000 this tax year
  • Access your money at any time

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Fund & Share Account

  • Free to hold shares and low fund charges
  • Access your money at any time
  • Start investing from as little as £25 per month

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Personal Pension(SIPP)

  • Up to 45% income tax relief
  • Access money from age 55: 25% tax free
  • Voted best SIPP provider 9 years running

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Full list of First State Investments funds

Net initial chargeAnnual chargeGo to
Ongoing charge (OCF/TER)Ongoing savingNet ongoing charge
First State Global Resources (Class B) (Acc) 0.00% 0.84% 0.00% 0.84% View factsheet for First State Global Resources (Class B) (Acc) Invest in First State Global Resources (Class B) (Acc)
First State Greater China Growth (Class B) (Acc) 0.00% 1.08% 0.05% i 1.03% View factsheet for First State Greater China Growth (Class B) (Acc) Invest in First State Greater China Growth (Class B) (Acc)
First State Asian Property Securities (B) (Acc) 0.00% 1.59% 0.00% 1.59% View factsheet for First State Asian Property Securities (B) (Acc) Invest in First State Asian Property Securities (B) (Acc)
First State Asian Property Securities (B) (Inc) 0.00% 1.59% 0.00% 1.59% View factsheet for First State Asian Property Securities (B) (Inc) Invest in First State Asian Property Securities (B) (Inc)
First State Global Property Securities (B Acc) (Acc) 0.00% 0.88% 0.00% 0.88% View factsheet for First State Global Property Securities (B Acc) (Acc) Invest in First State Global Property Securities (B Acc) (Acc)
First State Global Property Securities (B Inc) (Inc) 0.00% 1.00% 0.00% 1.00% View factsheet for First State Global Property Securities (B Inc) (Inc) Invest in First State Global Property Securities (B Inc) (Inc)
Wealth 150 fund 0.00% 0.82% 0.06% i 0.76% View factsheet for First State Global Listed Infrastructure (Class B) (Acc) Invest in First State Global Listed Infrastructure (Class B) (Acc)
Wealth 150 fund 0.00% 0.82% 0.06% i 0.76% View factsheet for First State Global Listed Infrastructure (Class B) (Inc) Invest in First State Global Listed Infrastructure (Class B) (Inc)
First State Emerging Markets Bond (Class B) (Inc) 0.00% 0.78% 0.00% 0.78% View factsheet for First State Emerging Markets Bond (Class B) (Inc) Invest in First State Emerging Markets Bond (Class B) (Inc)
First State Emerging Markets Bond (Class B) (Acc) 0.00% 0.78% 0.00% 0.78% View factsheet for First State Emerging Markets Bond (Class B) (Acc) Invest in First State Emerging Markets Bond (Class B) (Acc)
First State Global Listed Infrastructure (B Hgd) (Inc) 0.00% 0.84% 0.00% 0.84% View factsheet for First State Global Listed Infrastructure (B Hgd) (Inc) Invest in First State Global Listed Infrastructure (B Hgd) (Inc)
First State Global Listed Infrastructure (B Hgd) (Acc) 0.00% 0.84% 0.00% 0.84% View factsheet for First State Global Listed Infrastructure (B Hgd) (Acc) Invest in First State Global Listed Infrastructure (B Hgd) (Acc)
First State Diversified Growth (Class E) (Acc) 0.00% 0.55% 0.00% 0.55% View factsheet for First State Diversified Growth (Class E) (Acc) Invest in First State Diversified Growth (Class E) (Acc)
First State Japan Focus (Acc) 0.00% 1.10% 0.00% 1.10% View factsheet for First State Japan Focus (Acc) Invest in First State Japan Focus (Acc)
First State Asia All-Cap (Class B) (Acc) 0.00% 1.60% 0.30% i 1.30% View factsheet for First State Asia All-Cap (Class B) (Acc) Invest in First State Asia All-Cap (Class B) (Acc)
Wealth 150+ fund 0.00% 1.04% 0.15% i 0.89% View factsheet for First State Asia Focus (Acc) Invest in First State Asia Focus (Acc)
First State Japan Focus (Hedged) (Acc) 0.00% 1.16% 0.00% 1.16% View factsheet for First State Japan Focus (Hedged) (Acc) Invest in First State Japan Focus (Hedged) (Acc)
First State Global Emerging Markets Focus (Acc) 0.00% 1.15% 0.00% 1.15% View factsheet for First State Global Emerging Markets Focus (Acc) Invest in First State Global Emerging Markets Focus (Acc)
First State All China (Acc) 0.00% 0.90% 0.00% 0.90% View factsheet for First State All China (Acc) Invest in First State All China (Acc)
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