Fund Profile

Schroder AsiaPacific 06 November 2018

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Schroder AsiaPacific aims to generate long-term capital growth from a portfolio of emerging Asian equities.

The trust has performed well in recent years, with top quintile returns over three and five-year periods; this has been helped by exposure to the technology and consumer discretionary sectors, which the manager, Matthew Dobbs, believes are benefitting from and shaping secular growth trends.

Matthew has run the trust since it was launched in 1995, making him one of the most experienced fund managers in the UK and meaning he has worked through multiple market cycles. He draws on the research of a large team of analysts based on the ground across Asia.

The trust has a dividend yield of 1.5% and has grown its dividend in recent years. The managers caution however that there is no guarantee of it being equalled, or increasing, given the fact that capital growth is the priority and revenue reserves relatively low.

The trust’s discount has traded between 9% and 13% in recent years and currently sits around the middle of that range; the trust has not conducted buybacks since 2016 although the board does have the authority.

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Fund History

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01 Apr 2020 Fund Analysis
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06 Nov 2018 Fund Analysis
Schroder AsiaPacific aims to generate long-term capital growth from a portfolio of emerging Asian equities...
10 Oct 2018 Information overload
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19 Apr 2018 Fund Analysis
A quality oriented Asian equities fund which has performed well throughout the cycle under a highly experienced manager.
19 Apr 2018 What now for Asia?
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19 Jan 2018 Full steam ahead?
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30 Nov 2017 Race ready?
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29 Jun 2017 Brave new world
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20 Jun 2017 Fund Analysis
An Asian equities trust run by a highly experienced manager, a focus on high quality-companies and low charges compared to its size...
02 Jun 2017 Finely balanced...
We take a closer look at the Asia Pacific ex Japan sector following a period of improved inflows into the open-ended sector and the recent outperformance of Asian equities...
07 Mar 2017 A challenge of perception
Asian Total Return Investment Company chairman David Brief says the trust's total return focus is misunderstood by many investors....
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