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First State Asia Focus Class B - Accumulation (GBP)

Sell:182.04p Buy:182.04p Change: 0.25p (0.14%)
Prices as at 24 May 2019
Sell:182.04p
Buy:182.04p
Change: 0.25p (0.14%)
You can buy or sell holdings in this fund through an ISA, Lifetime ISA, SIPP or Fund & Share Account
Prices as at 24 May 2019
Sell:182.04p
Buy:182.04p
Change: 0.25p (0.14%)
Prices as at 24 May 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.

Charges and Savings

Initial charges
Initial charge: 4.00%
Initial saving from HL: 4.00%
HL dealing charge: Free
Net initial charge: 0.00%
Annual charges
Performance fee: No  
Ongoing charge (OCF/TER): 0.90%
Ongoing saving from HL: 0.15% i
Net ongoing charge: 0.75%

In some cases the ongoing savings are provided by our loyalty bonus. Loyalty bonuses are tax-free in an ISA or SIPP. However, they may be subject to tax in a Fund & Share Account which would, in effect, reduce their value and increase the net ongoing charge.


Other Information

Unit type: Unbundled
Manager:
Martin Lau
Fund launch date: 24 August 2015
Sector: Asia Pacific Ex Japan
Fund size: £523 million
Number of holdings: 67
Fund type: OEIC
Accumulation/income: Accumulation
Dealing frequency: Daily
Valuation point: 12:00
Trustee: The Bank of New York Mellon (International) Limited
Minimum investment: £100.00
Charges deducted from: Capital
Available in a regular savings plan: Yes
Minimum regular savings value: £25.00

Performance

24/05/14 to 24/05/15 24/05/15 to 24/05/16 24/05/16 to 24/05/17 24/05/17 to 24/05/18 24/05/18 to 24/05/19
Annual return n/a n/a 37.70% 15.16% 2.29%

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

HL Research

First State has a long and successful history investing in the Asia Pacific region. In this fund, Martin Lau and his team invest in some of the most promising businesses based across Asia. They look for companies with strong cash flows, an ability to keep costs under control and high...

Fund Objective

The Fund aims to grow your investment. The Fund invests at least 80% in shares of companies based in, operating in, or have their economic activity mainly in the Asia Pacific region including Australia and New Zealand (excluding Japan). The Fund may also invest up to 20% in shares of companies around the world. The Fund invests in shares of large and mid-sized companies in the region. These companies generally have a total stock market value of at least US$1 billion.

Income Details

Historic yield : 0.72%
Income paid: Bi-annually
Type of payment: Dividend
Ex-dividend date: 1 August 2019 1 February 2020
Payment date: 30 September 20194 31 March 20204

This data is provided by Funds Library. HL accepts no responsibility for its accuracy and you should independently check data before making any investment decision. All yields are variable and not guaranteed. Information correct as at 31 March 2019.

Security Weight
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing 5.71%
HDFC Bank 3.64%
Oversea-Chinese Banking 3.60%
CSL 3.51%
Housing Development Finance Corp. 3.26%
Samsung Electronics Pfd. 3.03%
AIA Group 2.88%
Midea Group (A) (SC SZ) 2.58%
ENN Energy Holdings (P Chip) 2.52%
China Mengniu Dairy Co. 2.46%
Sector Weight
Banks 19.58%
Technology Hardware & Equipment 11.61%
Software & Computer Services 8.40%
Food Producers 6.68%
Personal Goods 5.24%
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology 4.40%
General Industrials 4.18%
Household Goods & Home Construction 4.10%
Automobiles & Parts 3.49%
Life Insurance 3.41%
Country Weight
India 19.85%
Hong Kong 17.89%
Taiwan 10.61%
Singapore 9.55%
South Korea 7.08%
United States 6.08%
China 5.36%
Japan 4.83%
Australia 4.70%
Philippines 3.44%

Data policy - All information should be used for indicative purposes only. You should independently check data before making any investment decision. HL cannot guarantee that the data is accurate or complete, and accepts no responsibility for how it may be used. Prices provided by Morningstar, correct as at 24 May 2019. Data provided by Funds Library, correct as at 30 April 2019.

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

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.