Jupiter Asian

Targets long term capital growth by investing directly or indirectly in Asia and Pacific Basin markets in any economic sector.

  • 873.77p
    Price (Inc)

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  • 876.61p
    Price (Acc)

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    Initial charge

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    Annual management charge

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    Ongoing charges

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    Yield

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Prices as at 13 December 2019, fund data last updated 01 October 2003

The objective of the Fund is to achieve long-term capital growth by investing in Asian and Pacific Basin markets in any economic sector. The manager targets businesses that have strong franchises with the potential to become market leaders. The manager is a thematic investor and runs the fund with a tilt smaller and medium sized growth companies. The Fund will hold a focused portfolio of 50-70 stocks.

Fund summary

Sector Asia Pacific Excluding Japan
Structure UNIT TRUST
Launched May, 1988
Size £43m
Yield 0.00%
Charging basis Income
Dividends paid 31 Aug

Charges

Standard initial charge 5.25%
Initial charge via Bestinvest 0.00%
Additional bid/offer spread 0.00%
Annual management charge 1.50%
Ongoing charges figure 1.99%

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Investment process

The fund aims to achieve long-term capital growth through investing directly or indirectly in companies with interests in countries in Asia and the Pacific Basin, including Australasia and India. The manager looks for businesses that have strong franchises with the potential to become market leaders, so his portfolio can be expected to have a bias towards smaller and medium-sized growth companies. The manager also looks to identify investment themes, then research them and identify stocks that are geared towards them. This will involve meeting companies, talking to industry experts and suppliers and cross checking findings.

Manager research

Average monthly relative returns

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Bestinvest MRI

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

Amelie Thevenet

Thevenet joined Jupiter in 2007 as an analyst and is currently a Fund Manager in the Emerging Markets team. Thevenet manages the Jupiter Asian Fund (Unit Trust). Before joining Jupiter, Thevenet was a junior analyst at Peninsular Capital Partners LLP.

Track record

The track record of Amelie Thevenet 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 -4.00% (April 2019 - May 2019)
Relative -3.00% (January 2019 - February 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 August 2019

4.8695% Li Ning Co Ltd
4.2969% Samsung Electronics Co
4.0124% Voltronic Power Technology Corp
3.8947% Ping An Insurance(Gr)Co Of China
3.6079% China Gas Hldgs
3.5539%3 sbio Inc
3.5096% Icici Bank
3.4103% Ncsoft Corp
3.2477% Tencent Hldgs Limited
3.1676% New Oriental Education & Technology
Source: Trustnet

Sector breakdown

Consumer Goods 21.00%
Technology 18.00%
Industrials 16.00%
Financials 15.00%
Consumer Services 10.00%
Health Care 9.00%
Oil & Gas 4.00%
Telecommunications 3.00%
Basic Materials 3.00%
Money Market 1.00%

Portfolio

The portfolio generally contains 50-70 stocks.

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