JPM Asia Growth C

Managed from 1999 by the (former) Jardine Fleming team in HK.

  • 281.50p
    Price (Inc)

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  • 304.80p
    Price (Acc)

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    Initial charge

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  • 0.75%
    Annual management charge

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  • 0.93%
    Ongoing charges

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  • 0.50%

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Prices as at 25 January 2022, we don’t currently provide commentary on this fund.

The Fund's objective is to provide long-term capital growth by investing primarily in the securities of companies quoted or trading in Asia (excluding Japan). The Fund will have broad market exposure which will include exposure to emerging markets. Smaller company investments and participation notes may be held on an ancillary basis.

Fund summary

Sector Asia Pacific Excluding Japan
Structure OEIC
Launched August, 2012
Size £1,515m
Yield 0.50%
Charging basis Income
Dividends paid 30 Apr


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 0.93%


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Investment process

The fund aims to achieve long-term capital growth from investment in companies operating in the South East Asia region. The fund manager draws heavily on the expertise of the regional network of Jardine Fleming offices to make both corporate and country decisions. Stocks are rated on a scale of 1 to 5. This process is mirrored by the investment committee, of which Ted Pullings is a member, for the various regions although ultimately stock selection takes precedence to the macro outlook. The approach is to invest in Asia's best companies, which offer transparent management, good growth at a reasonable price and efficient use of capital. The Jardine Fleming research team carry out 3,500 company visits a year. This product should be considered at the higher end of the risk scale relative to the benchmark for investments within this region, as the manager is given considerable latitude versus the fund's benchmark.

Manager research

Average monthly relative returns

  • 17/18 0.49%
  • 18/19 0.12%
  • 19/20 0.79%
  • 20/21 0.50%
  • 21/22 0.35%

Bestinvest MRI

  • 3 years 0.55%
  • 5 years 0.45%
  • Career 0.46%
  • 3 years 99.50%
  • 5 years 99.90%
  • Career 100.00%

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

Joanna Kwok / Mark Davids

Kwok is a regional specialist for Asia Pacific ex-Japan equities with the Emerging Markets and Asia Pacific Equities Team based in Hong Kong. She joined JP Morgan in 2002 having previously been at PricewaterhouseCoopers in London and Hong Kong. Kwok obtained a B.A. (Hons) in Natural Sciences from Downing College, Cambridge University. Davids is a regional specialist for Asia Pacific Behavioural Finance and head of the Team with the Emerging Markets and Asia Pacific Equities Team based in Hong Kong. He has been at JP Morgan since 1997 having worked within the European Equity team before relocating from London to Tokyo in 2007 and then to Hong Kong in 2009. He has a B.A. (joint Hons) in History and German from the University of Manchester and earned an M.Sc. in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics. He is also a CFA charterholder.

Track record

Joanna Kwok / Mark Davids has 6.4 years experience of managing mutual funds in this sector. Over this period the average monthly return relative to the benchmark index has been +0.46%. During the worst period of relative performance (from August 2020 - November 2020) there was a decline of 3% relative to the index. The worst absolute loss has been 16%. Statistically, we estimate the probability that this fund manager is adding value, rather than being lucky, is more than 99%.

Periods of worst performance

Absolute -16.00% (June 2015 - September 2015)
Relative -3.00% (August 2020 - November 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 30 November 2021

9.9% Taiwan Semiconductor Co
7.9% Samsung Electronics Co
6.7% Tencent Hldgs Limited
4.7% Aia Group Ltd
3.5% Alibaba Group Hldg Ltd
3.2% Meituan
3% Sea Ltd
3% Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing
2.9% Bank Central Asia
2.8% Housing Development Finance Corp
Source: Trustnet

Sector breakdown

Information Technology 27.00%
Financials 27.00%
Consumer Discretionary 16.00%
Communications 14.00%
Health Care 5.00%
Consumer Staples 4.00%
Industrials 4.00%
Real Estate 1.00%
Money Market 1.00%


The portfolio tends to hold approximately 70-80 stocks.


The house set no formal constraints upon the manager, therefore allowing the portfolio a high degree of latitude.

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