SVS BambuBlack Asia Income & Growth B

A multi-cap equity Far Eastern fund focused on income and capital appreciation.

  • 226.30p
    Price (Inc)

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    Price (Acc)

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  • 0.00%

    Initial charge

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  • 0.65%
    Annual management charge

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  • 0.77%
    Ongoing charges

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  • 1.40%

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Prices as at 11 June 2021

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 June, 2011
Size £57m
Yield 1.40%
Charging basis Capital
Dividends paid 30 Apr


Standard initial charge 0.00%
Initial charge via Bestinvest 0.00%
Additional bid/offer spread 0.00%
Annual management charge 0.65%
Ongoing charges figure 0.77%


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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

  • 16/17 -0.24%
  • 17/18 0.33%
  • 18/19 -0.23%
  • 19/20 0.85%
  • 20/21 -0.30%

Bestinvest MRI

  • 3 years 0.11%
  • 5 years 0.08%
  • Career 0.28%
  • 3 years 70.20%
  • 5 years 72.20%
  • Career 99.70%

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

Jane Andrews

Andrew’s career began with Midland Bank, she moved to John Govett where she managed Asian funds, notably the Pacific Income Fund. A tenure at CIM fund managers, running dedicated Japanese & Asian pension funds, preceded Smith & Williamson.Jane has been managing the S&W Far Eastern Trust since she joined Smith & Williamson in November 1996. She has over 15 years experience following Far Eastern markets in the City.

Track record

Jane Andrews has 24.5 years experience of managing mutual funds in this sector. Over this period the average monthly return relative to the benchmark index has been +0.28%. During the worst period of relative performance (from February 2000 - September 2000) there was a decline of 13% relative to the index. The worst absolute loss has been 53%. 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 -53.00% (March 2000 - March 2003)
Relative -13.00% (February 2000 - September 2000)

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 June 2020

3.7% Tencent Hldgs Ltd
2.7% Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing
2.6% Keyence Corp
2.5% Alibaba Group Hldg Ltd
2.4% Daifuku Co
2.3% Inc
2.3% Samsung Electronics Co
2.1% Nec Corp
2.1% Sbi Hldgs Inc
2.1% Toyota Motor Corp
Source: Trustnet

Sector breakdown

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


This fund normally holds 80 positions in its portfolio.

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