What would you like us to do with the funds you've selected
This shows the number of portfolios you hold. Portfolios can be constructed from Unit Trusts & OEICs,IMA Unit Trusts & OEICs,Investment Trusts,Pension Funds,Life Funds,Offshore Funds,Exchange Traded Funds and cash. Holdings and acquisition costs can be recorded so that profits/losses can be calculated. These can be calculated in terms of a number of base currencies. Overall portfolio values, as well as portfolio constituents, can be made the subject of alerts.
You have one watchlist, and this shows you the number of items currently stored in the watchlist. Items stored here do not have holdings records, so this list simply monitors the price of items held, which can also be subject to alerts
This is designed to be a temporary collection of items selected by you for further analysis in the tools section. Items can be subsequently transferred from the Basket to the Watchlist or Portfolio.
Would you be concerned if a manager of a fund you owned took charge of another portfolio as well?
The region has seen a period of sustained high growth over the past decade, during which GDP has risen year on year, that is, at levels more than double those seen in Western markets. Those fortunate enough to have been invested in this surge would have seen their returns outshine those that kept money invested in domestic markets – so the evidence is compelling in that the developing nature of the region has led to many augmenting their returns in a rising market.
Investors can further heighten returns through foreign exchange effects, as currency appreciation goes hand in hand with regional development. Put simply, those regions across the globe that have witnessed mass development in their infrastructure and productivity have seen high demand for their currency – as this demand increases the value of their currency strengthens against others. This has led to many differing currencies across the region strengthening: for example, for UK-based investors Asia could provide not only a strong investment return but once they exit their positions they convert out of Asian currencies at potentially more attractive exchange rates than those in force when they originally invested.
Balance sheets have begun to strengthen across the region meaning that companies are increasing dividend payments, which potentially could see growth in the income levels for funds operating in this space. This contrasts with the West which has seen declining yields in recent years. The region may therefore be one to watch in forthcoming years for those investors seeking income.
Back to top of page
View all research»