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First State Asia Focus Fund Class B (Acc) GBP

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Fund Provider First State
Fund Summary The Fund aims to grow your investment.
SEDOL code BWNGXJ8
ISIN GB00BWNGXJ86
Fund code FTFBA
Managers Richard Jones, Martin Lau
Manager Tenure 4 years
Morningstar Category Asia-Pacific ex-Japan Equity
IMA Sector Asia Pacific Excluding Japan
Fund Size £535 million
Fund Type OEIC
Management Style Active
Total Expense Ratio (TER) 0.99%
Cavendish ongoing charge 0.05%
FundsNetwork Service Fee 0.20%
Minimum Initial Investment £25
Minimum Top Up £25
Minimum Monthly Investment £25
Sell Price £1.8735
Buy Price £1.8735
Price Change -0.4093%
Price Date 14th June 2019
Yield 0.70%
Dividend Frequency Semi-Annually
ISA Eligible Yes
SIPP Eligible Yes
Inception Date 11th March 2010
Fund Status OPEN
Richard Jones is a Director of First State Stewart Asia, part of First State Investments. Richard has more than 29 years of investment experience in Asia, focused on both company research and portfolio management. He joined the First State Stewart Asia team in January 2010 and is based in Hong Kong. Richard is the lead manager of the First State Asia Opportunities Fund, the First State Asian Growth Fund and the First State Singapore and Malaysia Fund. He is also responsible for managing a number of Asia Pacific Leaders portfolios on behalf of key client segregated accounts. Richard graduated from the London School of Economics with a first class degree in Economics (Government).

3-year Mean Monthly Return: 1.372%

Annual Returns 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Fund Performance +7.21% +11.06% +30.81% +46.41% +29.63% -12.52% +21.99% -1.48% +13.39%
Benchmark Performance
(Asia-Pacific ex-Japan Equity)
+0.23% +7.09% +32.37% -10.68% +21.87%
Time Period Cumulative Benchmark Performance
(Asia-Pacific ex-Japan Equity)
Fund Compared to Benchmark
1 day -0.41% -0.59% +0.18%
1 week 1.42% +1.62% -0.20%
1 month 4.66% +1.88% +2.79%
3 months 6.17% +2.20% +3.96%
6 months 6.91% +6.39% +0.52%
1 year 3.75% -3.52% +7.28%
3 years 57.28% +47.04% +10.23%
5 years 186.86% +60.04% +126.82%
10 years Currently unavailable +155.61% Currently unavailable
YTD 9.01% +8.77% +0.24%
Since inception 266.38% Currently unavailable Currently unavailable

Top 10 shares for this fund

Share Name Country Value
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd TWN 5.40%
HDFC Bank Ltd IND 3.52%
Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp Ltd SGP 3.28%
CSL Ltd AUS 3.28%
Housing Development Finance Corp Ltd IND 3.00%
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd Participating Preferred KOR 2.99%
AIA Group Ltd HKG 2.78%
Midea Group Co Ltd Class A CHN 2.61%
CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd HKG 2.50%
ENN Energy Holdings Ltd CHN 2.40%
Dividend Date Per share amount Reinvestment Price
1st February 2019 0.0028 £1.7555
1st August 2018 0.0162 £1.8114
1st February 2018 0.0011 £1.7538
1st August 2017 0.0131 £1.5991
1st February 2017 0.0029 £1.4272
1st August 2016 0.0081 £1.3622