ASI Asian Pacific Growth R

An Asia Pacific equity fund with a bias to large and mid-sized companies.

  • 92.78p
    Price (Inc)

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  • 404.20p
    Price (Acc)

    These are the shares in the fund that don’t pay out an income to clients. Any dividends – the money a company can pay out to its investors – are reinvested into companies in the fund. Despite no income, the shares should be worth more over time. Good incentive, eh?

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    Initial charge

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  • 1.50%
    Annual management charge

    This is how much the fund management company charges to run the fund. It’s like paying a babysitter, dog sitter or house sitter (that makes well-informed, heavily researched changes to improve your baby/dog/house when needed).

  • 1.91%
    Ongoing charges

    This stands for Ongoing Charges Figure. It’s the cost of running a fund and includes admin fees, manager fees, administration costs, etc.

  • 1.10%
    Yield

    How much the fund is currently paying out in income to investors. It’s NOT to be confused with the overall growth of a fund – a very different thing indeed. It’s also NOT a guarantee of future pay-outs, just a snapshot. This is more what it’s not than what it is…

Prices as at 18 September 2020

The Fund aims to provide long term growth by investing in equity markets in Asia (ex Japan) and Australasia.

Fund summary

Sector Asia Pacific Excluding Japan
Structure OEIC
Launched November, 1998
Size £31m
Yield 1.10%
Charging basis
Dividends paid 30 Apr

Charges

Standard initial charge 4.00%
Initial charge via Bestinvest 0.00%
Additional bid/offer spread 0.00%
Annual management charge 1.50%
Ongoing charges figure 1.91%

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Investment process

The fund's objective is to provide capital appreciation. It is intended that income will not be a prime consideration.

Manager research

Average monthly relative returns

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  • 16/17 0.00%
  • 17/18 0.00%
  • 18/19 0.04%
  • 19/20 0.14%

Bestinvest MRI

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  • 5 years 0.00%
  • Career 0.08%
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  • 5 years 0.00%
  • Career 0.00%

Performance figures are based on the average of monthly percentage returns relative to the benchmark index.

Fiona Manning

Fiona Manning is an investment manager on the global emerging markets equities team. Manning joined Aberdeen in 2005 via the acquisition of Deutsche Asset Management's London and Philadelphia fixed income businesses. Manning graduated with a BA (Hons) in History with French from Durham University. Manning is a CFA Charterholder.

Track record

The track record of Fiona Manning in managing mutual funds in this sector is still too short for us to draw any meaningful conclusions and so our assessment is based largely on qualitative aspects.

Periods of worst performance

Absolute -15.00% (July 2019 - March 2020)
Relative -4.00% (July 2018 - January 2019)

About the MRI

Our unique indicator: the Bestinvest Manager Record Index (MRI) measures the likelihood that the fund manager is adding value through their decisions. It is based on their performance record over the course of their career, adjusted for the amount of risk taken. MRI is an important contributor to our fund rating system but it is also vital to take account of qualitative factors. It is also very important to select funds to form a cohesive portfolio with an appropriate overall risk level.

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Top 10 holdings

Data accurate as at 30 June 2020

9% Tencent Hldgs Limited
6.8% Alibaba Group Hldg Ltd
6.6% Samsung Electronics Co
6.2% Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing
3.3% Ping An Insurance(Gr)Co Of China
3% Csl
2.3% Aia Group Ltd
2.2% Cits
2.1% Bhp Billiton Plc
2.1% Housing Development Finance Corp
Source: Trustnet

Sector breakdown

Technology 28.00%
Financials 27.00%
Consumer Services 15.00%
Industrials 8.00%
Consumer Goods 8.00%
Health Care 5.00%
Basic Materials 4.00%
Money Market 3.00%
Telecommunications 2.00%
Oil & Gas 1.00%

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