Barings Eastern A GBP

  • 1131.00p
    Price (Inc)

    These are the shares in the fund that pay out an income to clients. The income is made up of the total dividends – the money a company can pay out to its investors – from the companies in the fund.

  • 1163.00p
    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?

  • 5.00% 0.00%

    Initial charge

    Some funds charge you when you first invest, which is aptly known as the initial charge. They’re usually between 3-5% but at Bestinvest, we usually don’t charge you a penny!

  • 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).

  • 1.89%
    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.

  • 0.10%
    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 17 January 2020

The objective of the Fund is to provide capital growth by investing in shares of companies which derive their income from Asia and the Pacific (excluding Japan). The fund will invest in both developed and emerging markets within the region.

Fund summary

Sector Asia Pacific Excluding Japan
Structure UNIT TRUST
Launched April, 1985
Size £106m
Yield 0.10%
Charging basis Income
Dividends paid 15 May

Charges

Standard initial charge 5.00%
Initial charge via Bestinvest 0.00%
Additional bid/offer spread 0.00%
Annual management charge 1.50%
Ongoing charges figure 1.89%

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Investment process

The investment objective of the Trust is to achieve capital growth by investing in economic sectors in Asia and the Pacific excluding Japan.

Manager research

Average monthly relative returns

  • 15/16 0.34%
  • 16/17 -1.00%
  • 17/18 -1.09%
  • 18/19 0.32%
  • 19/20 -1.81%

Bestinvest MRI

  • 3 years -0.86%
  • 5 years -0.65%
  • Career -0.34%
  • 3 years 4.90%
  • 5 years 9.00%
  • Career 20.90%

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

Hyung Jin Lee

Huing Jin Lee joined Baring Asset Management as an Investment Manager in 2004 from Rhee Capital, a Korean hedge fund company, where he was involved with the management of a long/short hedge fund focusing on Korean equities. Previously he was Head of the Large Cap and Financial Teams at Samsung Securities. Jin’s experience also includes Analyst roles at Salomon Smith Barney, UBS Securities and Credit Lyonnais. Jin holds a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley (US). He is fluent in English and Korean.

Track record

Hyung Jin Lee has 12.8 years experience of managing mutual funds in this sector. Over this period the average monthly return relative to the benchmark index has been -0.34%. During the worst period of relative performance (from May 2007 - July 2019) there was a decline of 55% relative to the index. The worst absolute loss has been 62%.

Periods of worst performance

Absolute -62.00% (October 2007 - November 2008)
Relative -55.00% (May 2007 - July 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 29 November 2019

8.9755% Alibaba Group Hldg Ltd
8.1425% Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing
7.6364% Tencent Hldgs Ltd
7.4068% Samsung Electronics Co
3.9569% Aia Group Ltd
3.242% China Construction Bank
3.204% Ping An Insurance(Gr)Co Of China
3.1528% Reliance Industries
2.6129% Hdfc Bank Ltd
2.5614% Kweichow Moutai
Source: Trustnet

Sector breakdown

Financials 21.00%
Consumer Discretionary 20.00%
Information Technology 19.00%
Communications 10.00%
Others 7.00%
Real Estate 7.00%
Consumer Staples 6.00%
Industrials 5.00%
Energy 4.00%

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