First State Asia Focus Class B - Accumulation (GBP)
Our view on this Fund
This fund features on our Wealth 50 list of what we believe are the best funds in each sector.
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 standards of company management.
We've long admired the team's disciplined investment approach and think it should do well in what can be a higher-risk area to invest. We hold Martin Lau in high regard and his long-term track record is nothing short of exceptional, though there's no guarantee this will continue. The fund is also small and nimble in size so the team can pounce on new opportunities quickly.