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Stewart Investors Asia Pacific Sustainability Fund Class B Accumulation GBP

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Fund Provider First State
Fund Summary The fund aims to achieve long-term capital growth. The fund invests in equities issued by companies that are incorporated or listed, or which conduct the majority of their economic activity, in the Asia Pacific region (excluding Japan, Including Australasia.) The fund invests in companies which are positioned to benefit from, and contribute to, the sustainable development of the countries in which they operate. The fund's emphasis on sustainable development incorporates three key features in making investment decisions: Company classification (identifying companies, whose management are believed able to manage sustainability risks and opportunities facing their companies, seeking out sustainable companies with a positive sustainable development impact) ; Integration of environmental, social and corporate governance factors into investments analysis and Engagement with and exit from companies based on our own research and external global norms-based screening (the fund manager will engage senior management on any identified environment, social and governance issues, and exit a stock if insufficient progress is made). Australasia refers to Australia, New Zealand and other South East Asian countries.
SEDOL code B0TY6V5
Fund code FTPBA
Managers David Gait, Sashi Reddy
Manager Tenure 14 years
Morningstar Category Asia-Pacific ex-Japan Equity
IMA Sector Specialist
Fund Size £276 million
Fund Type OEIC
Management Style Active
Total Expense Ratio (TER) 0.98%
Cavendish ongoing charge 0.05%
FundsNetwork Service Fee 0.20%
Minimum Initial Investment £25
Minimum Top Up £25
Minimum Monthly Investment £25
Sell Price £6.2576
Buy Price £6.2576
Price Change -0.7895%
Price Date 19th July 2019
Yield 0.83%
Dividend Frequency Semi-Annually
ISA Eligible Yes
SIPP Eligible Yes
Inception Date 19th December 2005
Fund Status OPEN
David Gait is Senior Portfolio Manager with First State Investments Global Emerging Markets/Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) team, having joined the company in 1997. David took on portfolio manager responsibilities in December 2005 managing the First State Asia Pacific Sustainability Fund. In August 2008 he was appointed lead portfolio manager of the First State India Subcontinent Fund. In early 1999, he joined the Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) desk as Senior Analyst. Having initially covered Korea, Taiwan and the Indian Sub-continent until the end of 2000, he then focused his research efforts on China and South-East Asia. David now covers all emerging markets with a specific focus on SRI and macro research. David holds an MA with honours in Economics from Cambridge University, and holds a Master of Science in Investment Analysis from Stirling University. He is an Associate member of the UK Society of Investment Professionals.

3-year Mean Monthly Return: 1.020%

Annual Returns 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Fund Performance +9.55% +11.67% +16.08% +14.31% +16.91% +8.34% +22.62% -0.41% +22.91% +40.19%
Benchmark Performance
(Asia-Pacific ex-Japan Equity)
-6.19% +19.92% +19.00% +8.23% +2.41%
Time Period Cumulative Benchmark Performance
(Asia-Pacific ex-Japan Equity)
Fund Compared to Benchmark
1 day -0.79% -0.59% -0.20%
1 week -0.23% +1.62% -1.85%
1 month 0.26% +1.88% -1.61%
3 months 3.85% +2.20% +1.65%
6 months 9.29% +6.39% +2.90%
1 year 8.18% -3.52% +11.70%
3 years 35.27% +47.04% -11.77%
5 years 89.33% +60.04% +29.30%
10 years 318.99% +155.61% +163.38%
YTD 8.13% +8.77% -0.64%
Since inception 525.76% Currently unavailable Currently unavailable

Top 10 shares for this fund

Share Name Country Value
Vitasoy International Holdings Ltd HKG 7.55%
Tech Mahindra Ltd IND 6.11%
Tata Consultancy Services Ltd IND 3.93%
CSL Ltd AUS 3.43%
Unicharm Corp JPN 3.24%
Marico Ltd IND 2.77%
Delta Electronics Inc TWN 2.67%
Manila Water Co Inc PHL 2.54%
Housing Development Finance Corp Ltd IND 2.39%
Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd IND 2.27%
Dividend Date Per share amount Reinvestment Price
1st February 2019 0.0121 £5.7659
1st August 2018 0.0388 £5.8761
1st February 2018 0.0130 £5.3554
1st August 2017 0.0264 £5.0857
1st February 2017 0.0105 £4.7592
1st August 2016 0.0276 £4.6515