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First State Asia All-Cap Class B - Accumulation (GBP)

Sell:154.48p Buy:154.48p Change: 0.79p (0.51%)
Prices as at 15 October 2019
Sell:154.48p
Buy:154.48p
Change: 0.79p (0.51%)
You can buy or sell holdings in this fund through an ISA, Lifetime ISA, SIPP or Fund & Share Account
Prices as at 15 October 2019
Sell:154.48p
Buy:154.48p
Change: 0.79p (0.51%)
Prices as at 15 October 2019
You can buy or sell holdings in this fund through an ISA, Lifetime ISA, SIPP or Fund & Share Account
The selling price currently displayed is higher than the buying price. This can occur temporarily for a variety of reasons; shortly before the market opens, after the market closes or because of extraordinary price volatility during the trading day.

Our view on this Fund

This fund does not feature on our Wealth 50 list of what we believe are the best funds in each sector. If a fund is not within our Wealth 50 this is not necessarily a recommendation to sell. However, if you are thinking of adding to your investments we believe Wealth 50 funds are superior alternatives. View funds on the Wealth 50 »

Our view on the sector

Asia is home to some of the most dynamic economies in the world and has the potential to grow strongly over the long term. Funds in this sector invest in more mature economies like Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore together with emerging economies such as the Philippines and Indonesia. Some also invest in other developed economies such as Australia. The region is home to some of the biggest economies in the world, like China and India, and a growing middle class means they're less reliant on exporting to the West. Domestic consumption and the growing use of technology could help drive the next phase of their growth. We think Asia is home to plenty of good investment opportunities but it's a higher-risk area to invest so a long-term approach is needed.

Performance Analysis

Performance analysis for this fund is not available.

Investment Philosophy

Investment philosophy for this fund is not available.

Process and Portfolio Construction

Process and portfolio construction for this fund are not available.

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Fund Track Record

14/10/14 to 14/10/15 14/10/15 to 14/10/16 14/10/16 to 14/10/17 14/10/17 to 14/10/18 14/10/18 to 14/10/19
Annual return n/a n/a 11.58% -7.84% 13.15%

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.

Information about the fund

Fund manager biography

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Manager Name: Martin Lau
Manager start date: 26 October 2015
Manager located in: Hong Kong

Martin Lau was appointed Director, Greater China Equities in October 2003 following the merger of the Edinburgh-based Asia Pacific team with the Hong Kong and Singapore Asian teams in September 2003. Martin joined First State Investments in April 2002 as Senior Portfolio Manager, responsible for the management of First State's Greater China and regional funds. Martin started his investment career in 1995 with BZW in London as part of their risk management team. He subsequently spent six years with Invesco as a fund manager responsible for the Greater China funds, Smaller Companies fund and regional portfolios. Martin graduated from Cambridge University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Masters degree in Engineering. He is also a CFA charterholder.

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