Schroder Asian Income Z

Income focused equity fund investing in Asia (ex Japan) and Australasia.

  • 86.79p
    Price (Inc)

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  • 129.30p
    Price (Acc)

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  • 0.00%

    Initial charge

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  • 0.75%
    Annual management charge

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  • 0.94%
    Ongoing charges

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  • 3.00%
    Yield

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Prices as at 09 April 2021

The Fund's objective is to provide growing income as well as capital appreciation over the long term by investing in Asian companies which offer attractive yields and growing dividend payments. The Fund will invest primarily in the Asia Pacific (ex Japan), including Australia and New Zealand.

Fund summary

Sector Asia Pacific Excluding Japan
Structure UNIT TRUST
Launched May, 2011
Size £1,352m
Yield 3.00%
Charging basis Capital
Dividends paid 15 Mar

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 0.94%

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Investment process

The Fund's investment objective is to provide a growing income and capital growth for investors over the long term primarily through investment in equity and equity related securities of Asian companies which offer attractive yields and growing dividend payments. The emphasis of the fund will be investment in the Asia Pacific excluding Japan (including Australia and New Zealand) region. Investment will be in directly held transferable securities. The Fund may also invest in collective investment schemes, warrants and money market instruments.

Manager research

Average monthly relative returns

  • 16/17 -0.32%
  • 17/18 0.42%
  • 18/19 0.67%
  • 19/20 0.24%
  • 20/21 0.00%

Bestinvest MRI

  • 3 years 0.00%
  • 5 years 0.00%
  • Career 0.31%
  • 3 years 0.00%
  • 5 years 0.00%
  • Career 99.70%

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

Richard Sennitt

Sennitt joined Schroders in 1993 as a trainee analyst on the Japanese desk, before moving to a fund management role. He joined the Pacific Basin team at the start of 1997 and then became a fund manager with the Asian Emerging Markets team. Sennitt graduated from Oxford University and is a CFA Charterholder.

Track record

Richard Sennitt has 8.2 years experience of managing mutual funds in this sector. Over this period the average monthly return relative to the benchmark index has been +0.31%. During the worst period of relative performance (from March 2008 - December 2008) there was a decline of 12% relative to the index. The worst absolute loss has been 34%. 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 -34.00% (October 2007 - November 2008)
Relative -12.00% (March 2008 - December 2008)

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

9.64% Taiwan Semiconductor Co
8.41% Samsung Electronics Co
4.42% Bhp Group Plc
2.76% Sands China Ltd
2.46% China Mobile Ltd
2.44% Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing
2.35% Media Corp Plc
2.2% Hon Hai Precision Industry
2.18% Delta Electronics Inc
2.06% Hkt Trust And Hkt Ltd Share Stapled Unit
Source: Trustnet

Sector breakdown

Information Technology 29.00%
Financials 18.00%
Materials 11.00%
Communications 11.00%
Real Estate 11.00%
Consumer Discretionary 9.00%
Consumer Staples 3.00%
Money Market 3.00%
Derivatives 2.00%
Utilities 2.00%

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