Smith & Williamson Far Eastern Income & Growth A

  • 796.80p
    Price (Inc)

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    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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  • 1.62%
    Ongoing charges

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  • 1.90%
    Yield

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Prices as at 19 October 2020

The objective of the Fund is to achieve both an income yield and long term capital growth, primarily through investment in the Far East and Pacific Basin region, including Japan, Australia and India.

Fund summary

Sector Asia Pacific Including Japan
Structure UNIT TRUST
Launched
Size £46m
Yield 1.90%
Charging basis Capital
Dividends paid 30 Apr

Charges

Standard initial charge 5.00%
Initial charge via Bestinvest 0.00%
Annual management charge 1.50%
Ongoing charges figure 1.62%

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Investment process

To achieve long-term growth of capital through investment in some or all sectors in some or all markets in the Far East and Pacific Basin region. In order to achieve the Trust’s objective, the strategy will be to invest, almost exclusively, in equities quoted in major markets in countries believed by the Manager to have the most attractive economies in the Far East and Pacific Basin region. There will be emphasis on Japan but with flexibility to vary the geographical investment spread throughout the area.

Manager research

Average monthly relative returns

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  • 19/20 0.00%

Bestinvest MRI

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

Track record

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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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Sector breakdown

Others 93.00%
Money Market 2.00%
Information Technology 2.00%
Communications 2.00%
Financials 1.00%
Consumer Discretionary 1.00%

Portfolio

This fund normally holds 80 positions in its portfolio.

Key Investor Information

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