Schroder Asian Alpha Plus Class L - Accumulation (GBP)
Our view on this Fund
This fund is on the Wealth Shortlist of funds our analysts believe have the potential to outperform their peers over the long term. However, this is not a recommendation to buy.
This fund offers a way to access long term growth potential from across the Asia Pacific region.
Matthew Dobbs will step down as the fund's manager on 31 March 2021. His long term colleague Richard Sennitt will take over as lead manager, with support from Abbas Barkhordar. It is not unusual to see someone step back from fund management after such a long career, though we are pleased Dobbs is not immediately retiring. Until late 2021, he will take on an advisory role, in which he will offer ongoing support to portfolio managers and analysts at Schroders, and continue to analyse company and market data.
Sennitt has worked closely with Dobbs since 2007 and is already alternate manager of the fund, so he knows it well. He has also previously managed other Asian funds and uses a similar fund management style to Dobbs. Barkhordar has been an analyst in Schroders' Emerging Markets Equities team since 2007.
Given Dobbs' ongoing involvement, and the quality of the team, we currently retain our conviction in the fund, though we will continue to monitor the situation.