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Contact details

M&G Group, Laurence Pountney Hill, London, EC4R 0HH
0800 328 3196 (Dealing)
20 7626 4588 (Enquiries)
0870 043 4200 (Fax Number)
0800 328 3191 (IFA Support)
0800 390 390 (Main Number)

Fund managers

* Matthew Vaight29-Feb-2008 to Present
Colm D'Olier»01-Jan-2012 to Present
Michael Godfrey»01-Jun-2007 to 28-Sep-2012
Aled Smith»30-Apr-2007 to 31-Mar-2008
Neil MacKay»01-Jan-2007 to 30-Apr-2007
Nick Scott»01-Jan-1996 to 31-Dec-2006

Investment objectives

The Fund’s sole objective is long term capital growth. It invests wholly or mainly in a range of Asian (including Australasian) securities. When not wholly invested as above, the Fund may also invest in global securities with the exception of Japanese securities.

Key Information

Fund vs sector

  1y 3y
Position 34 / 64 18 / 58
Quartile 3 2

Fund ratings

BronzeMstar OBSR
FE Crown Rating: 4 FE Crown Rating


  1y 3y
Volatility 11.30 13.21
Alpha 1.02 -0.26
Beta 1.00 1.09
Sharpe 0.55 0.54
Info Ratio 0.17 0.09
R2 0.80 0.87
Quartiles:   1  2  3  4   help with ratios
vs. Asia Pacific Excluding Japan»
performance chart
ACC +7.8+35.3+47.2+4.0+20.7-15.8+29.2
  ASIA PACIFIC EXCLUDING JAPAN   +8.6+32.1+38.5+3.1+18.0-15.3+23.8
Clean share class
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf M&G ASIAN I ACC GBP ACC 1267.17 (p) 19-Dec-2014 0.91 0.98% 0ZCN B6SQYF4
pdf M&G ASIAN I INC GBP INC 1238.91 (p) 19-Dec-2014 0.91 0.98% 0ZCO B3T2RX9
pdf M&G ASIAN R ACC GBP ACC 126.01 (p) 19-Dec-2014 0.67 1.23% 0ZCP B7DBH18
pdf M&G ASIAN R INC GBP INC 123.65 (p) 19-Dec-2014 0.67 1.23% 0ZCQ B756RM2
pdf M&G ASIAN C ACC USD ACC 24.40 (USD) 19-Dec-2014 0.96 0.98% E1Q2 B3K51F7
pdf M&G ASIAN C ACC EUR ACC 35.86 (EUR) 19-Dec-2014 0.88 0.98% MO91 3093999
Other share classes
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf M&G ASIAN A ACC USD ACC 23.34 (USD) 19-Dec-2014 0.09 1.73% E1Q1 B3K51D5
pdf M&G ASIAN A INC GBP INC 1094.13 (p) 19-Dec-2014 0.19 1.73% MG12 3093944
pdf M&G ASIAN A ACC GBP ACC 1689.69 (p) 19-Dec-2014 0.18 1.73% MG42 3093955
pdf M&G ASIAN A ACC EUR ACC 32.90 (EUR) 19-Dec-2014 0.17 1.73% MO86 3093977
pdf M&G ASIAN X ACC GBP ACC 1673.94 (p) 19-Dec-2014 0.21 1.73% MY20 3195680
pdf M&G ASIAN X INC GBP INC 1092.88 (p) 19-Dec-2014 0.20 1.73% MY21 3195679

The Ongoing Charges Figure (OCF) shows the drag on performance caused by operational expenses associated with a fund.

Expenses which are represented by this figure include payments to the manager, the trustee the custodian and their representatives. The figure also includes registration, regulatory, audit and legal fees, and the costs of distribution.

Performance fees, transaction costs, interest on borrowing, costs associated with derivatives, entry and exit fees and soft commissions are not included in the OCF calculation, and should be factored in separately by the investor.

The OCF is calculated by taking the sum of these expenses incurred in the last 12 months and dividing this by the average net assets of that class for the last 12 months.

Total Expense Ratio (TER) is a formula designed to show the ongoing costs to the investor associated with a fund, including some charges which are not factored into the annual management fee. In addition the fund’s annual fee, charges such as trading fees, audit and legal fees, and operational expenses are included in the TER, which is worked out by dividing the total cost of the fund by its total assets to arrive at a percentage.

Unlike the Ongoing Charges Figure, the TER takes into account performance fees. It does not include transaction costs paid to the custodian.

Detailed fund information
Fund type flag UK Open Ended Investment Company (OEIC)
Own ISA wrapper Fund has ISA Wrapper help with ratios Fund size£615.4m / $961.0m (31-Oct-14)
Savings plan Fund has Savings Plan Minimum: £ 10.0 Monthly Launch14-Sep-1973
Pricing times12:00 Daily Dealing frequencyDaily
Dealing timesn/a
Minimum initial£ 500
Minimum additional£ 100
Initial charge4.00%
Annual management charge1.50%
Note to chargesn/a
Trustee / DepositaryNational Westminster Bank plc
RegistrarInternational Financial Data Services (UK) Ltd
Dividend policySep 01 (Final)
Peer groups
Region Asset Class Investment Focus Sector
Asia Pacific Ex Japan Equity Mixed Asia Pacific Excluding Japan
Largest holdings, 31-Oct-2014
Holding (%) Rank Fund factsheet Equity factsheet
Samsung Electronics 4.73 1 - -
Hutchison Whampoa 3.55 2 - -
Taiwan Semiconductor 3.46 3 - -
Jardine Matheson 2.77 4 - -
DBS 2.76 5 - -
China Resources Power 2.75 6 - -
Hyundai Motor 2.67 7 - -
Pccw 2.53 8 - -
Hollysys 2.49 9 - -
Picc Property & Casualty 2.41 10 - -
Regional weightings, 31-Oct-2014
China22.681 22.68% China
South Korea17.632 17.63% South Korea
Hong Kong16.243 16.24% Hong Kong
Australia10.894 10.89% Australia
India9.255 9.25% India
Taiwan9.106 9.10% Taiwan
UK4.537 4.53% UK
Other4.318 4.31% Other
Singapore3.969 3.96% Singapore
Cash and near cash1.4110 1.41% Cash and near cash
Sector weightings, 31-Oct-2014
Financials22.721 22.72% Financials
Information technology19.192 19.19% Information technology
Industrials14.493 14.49% Industrials
Materials11.494 11.49% Materials
Consumer discretionary10.415 10.41% Consumer discretionary
Utilities7.116 7.11% Utilities
Telecommunications4.677 4.67% Telecommunications
Healthcare2.968 2.96% Healthcare
Energy2.859 2.85% Energy
Consumer staples2.7010 2.70% Consumer staples
Cash and near cash1.4111 1.41% Cash and near cash

All prices in Pence Sterling (GBX) unless otherwise specified. Price total return performance figures are calculated on a bid price to bid price basis (mid to mid for OEICs) with net income (dividends) reinvested. Performance figures are shown in Sterling unless otherwise specified.

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Asset allocation

Chinese Equities, 22.68%
22.6800% ofChinese Equities
South Korean Equities, 17.63%
17.6300% ofSouth Korean Equities
Hong Kong Equities, 16.24%
16.2400% ofHong Kong Equities
Australian Equities, 10.89%
10.8900% ofAustralian Equities
Indian Equities, 9.25%
9.2500% ofIndian Equities
Taiwanese Equities, 9.10%
9.1000% ofTaiwanese Equities
UK Equities, 4.53%
4.5300% ofUK Equities
International Equities, 4.31%
4.3100% ofInternational Equities
Singapore Equities, 3.96%
3.9600% ofSingapore Equities
Money Market, 1.41%
1.4100% ofMoney Market

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