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JO Hambro CM Asia ex Japan Small and Mid Cap

JO Hambro Capital Management have launched an Asia ex Japan Small and Mid Cap Fund to be managed by Cho-Yu Kooi. The investment objective is to achieve long-term capital appreciation by investing in a diversified portfolio of equity securities of companies with a small or middle market capitalisation, all of which will be domiciled or exercising the predominant part of their economic activities in the Asia ex Japan region.

Kooi joined JO Hambro following their acquisition of Silver Metis Capital Management earlier in the year.

His new fund will look to exploit secular growth from smaller companies in Asia, taking a more aggressive position on the long-term growth theme region.

We have long advocated the use of smaller companies in portfolios due to their diversification benefits and improve growth prospects.

Of our rated funds in the region, Aberdeen Global Asian Smaller Companies currently has the most exposure to small and mid sized companies.

Different funds carry varying levels of risk depending on the geographical region and industry sector in which they invest. You should make yourself aware of these specific risks prior to investing. We aim to provide investors with information to help them make their own investment decisions although this should not be construed as advice or an investment recommendation. If you are unsure about the suitability of an investment or if you need advice on your specific requirements, we strongly suggest that you consider professional financial advice.

The value of investments, and the income derived from them, can go down as well as up and you can get back less than you originally invested. Prevailing tax rates and reliefs are dependent on your individual circumstances and are subject to change.