Invesco Asian (UK)

Provides exposure to south east Asia ex Japan, but including Australia with a pragmatic investment style.

  • 690.47p
    Price (Inc)

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  • 796.59p
    Price (Acc)

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  • 5.00% 0.00%

    Initial charge

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  • 1.50%
    Annual management charge

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  • 1.70%
    Ongoing charges

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  • 1.10%
    Yield

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Prices as at 25 September 2020, fund data last updated 17 May 2011

The aim of this fund is to achieve capital growth through investment in the Asia Pacific region excluding Japan. The manager takes a pragmatic approach to investing in the region, seeking to identify stocks where the consensus may be wrong in its assessment of the firm's prospects. The manager's process is a mix of top-down country and sector analysis as well as in-depth bottom-up company analysis.

Fund summary

Sector Asia Pacific Excluding Japan
Structure OEIC
Launched February, 1990
Size £1,454m
Yield 1.10%
Charging basis Income
Dividends paid 31 Jan

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 1.70%

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Investment process

The Invesco Perpetual Asian Fund aims to achieve capital growth in Asia and Australasia, excluding Japan. The investment process initially focuses on macro economic trends and in particular liquidity conditions that shape the environment for equities. This in turn provides a reference for determining the fund's exposure to growth or value type companies and small versus large cap stocks. Broadly positive liquidity conditions favour growth companies, whilst poor liquidity conditions favour less volatile companies that offer the prospect of greater capital protection. Stock selection focuses on the earnings growth rate implied by valuations, earnings transparency and cash flow. The fund will always have a reasonable weighting to the technology and financial sectors as a result of their large weighting within the index. The fund mandate was amended in April 2005 to include Australasia.

Manager research

Average monthly relative returns

  • 15/16 0.50%
  • 16/17 0.72%
  • 17/18 -0.18%
  • 18/19 -0.13%
  • 19/20 -0.08%

Bestinvest MRI

  • 3 years -0.13%
  • 5 years 0.17%
  • Career 0.17%
  • 3 years 42.50%
  • 5 years 87.90%
  • Career 90.00%

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

William Lam

Lam joined Invesco Perpetual in 2006 as part of the Asian team based in Henley-on-Thames. He began his career in 1995, joining the John Lewis Partnership, and then Deloitte in 1998, where he qualified as a chartered accountant and in 2001, he joined Orbis Investment Advisory Limited as a global investment analyst. He holds an MA in Psychology and Philosophy from Oxford University, an MSc in Music Technology from York University, and is a CFA charterholder.

Track record

William Lam has 5.4 years experience of managing mutual funds in this sector. Over this period the average monthly return relative to the benchmark index has been +0.17%. During the worst period of relative performance (from December 2017 - March 2020) there was a decline of 12% relative to the index. The worst absolute loss has been 21%. Statistically, we estimate the probability that this fund manager is adding value, rather than being lucky, is 90%.

Periods of worst performance

Absolute -21.00% (January 2018 - March 2020)
Relative -12.00% (December 2017 - March 2020)

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 31 July 2020

6.9% Taiwan Semiconductor Co
6.6% Samsung Electronics Co
5.74% Tencent Hldgs Ltd
4.52% Alibaba Group Hldg Ltd
4.24% Netease Inc
3.77% Jd.com Inc
3.58% Mediatek Inc
2.6% Asustek Computer Inc
2.34% Mahindra & Mahindra
2.29% Jiangsu Yanghe Brewery Js Co Ltd
Source: Trustnet

Sector breakdown

Information Technology 25.00%
Consumer Discretionary 20.00%
Financials 17.00%
Communications 12.00%
Industrials 7.00%
Energy 6.00%
Materials 6.00%
Consumer Staples 3.00%
Real Estate 2.00%
Money Market 1.00%

Portfolio

c80 stocks. Does not invest in Japan.

Constraints

Some country limits: max 2x, min, 0.5x index exposure to Korea, HK, Singapore & Taiwan. Sector limits: max 2x, min. 0.5x index exposure to tech & financials. Max individual stock weight: 5%.

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