Barings ASEAN Frontiers I GBP

Equity fund investing in South East Asian companies.

  • 17782.00p
    Price (Inc)

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  • -
    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?

  • 0.00%

    Initial charge

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  • 0.75%
    Annual management charge

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  • 1.34%
    Ongoing charges

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  • 0.00%
    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 01 July 2020

Fund summary

Sector Asia Pacific Excluding Japan
Structure OFFSHORE FUND
Launched January, 2011
Size £228m
Yield 0.00%
Charging basis
Dividends paid Acc units only

Charges

Standard initial charge 0.00%
Initial charge via Bestinvest 0.00%
Additional bid/offer spread 0.00%
Annual management charge 0.75%
Ongoing charges figure 1.34%

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Investment process

The objective of the Fund is to achieve long-term capital growth in the value of assets by investing in companies in Asia which the Managers believe will benefit from the economic growth and development of the region.

Manager research

Average monthly relative returns

  • 15/16 1.13%
  • 16/17 0.49%
  • 17/18 0.39%
  • 18/19 0.79%
  • 19/20 -1.34%

Bestinvest MRI

  • 3 years -0.05%
  • 5 years 0.29%
  • Career 0.26%
  • 3 years 50.00%
  • 5 years 50.00%
  • Career 85.80%

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

Soohai Lim

Lim is an Asia Pacific Equity Investment Manager at Baring Asset Management Limited. He is an Investment Manager for the Australian and New Zealand markets, and plays a lead role in the country research on the Asean markets. Lim is also a key member of the portfolio construction team for the Asian regional mandates. He joined the firm in November 2005. Prior to that, Lim was the country specialist for Australia and Malaysia at Daiwa SB Investments (Singapore) where he spent five years. He also managed Thai and Malaysian equities at Singapore Telecom’s Asset Management department. Lim is a CFA charterholder. He graduated from Nanyang Technological University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Accountancy, with first class honours, degree.

Track record

Soohai Lim has 5.8 years experience of managing mutual funds in this sector. Over this period the average monthly return relative to the benchmark index has been +0.26%. During the worst period of relative performance (from May 2013 - December 2013) there was a decline of 22% relative to the index. The worst absolute loss has been 33%. Statistically, we estimate the probability that this fund manager is adding value, rather than being lucky, is 86%.

Periods of worst performance

Absolute -33.00% (September 2008 - October 2008)
Relative -22.00% (May 2013 - December 2013)

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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Key Investor Information

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