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Contact details

3rd Floor, 30, Cannon Street, London, EC4M 6YQ
0207 332 6501 (Fax Number)
0207 332 6500 (Main Number)

Fund managers

* Angus Tulloch30-Jun-1988 to Present
* David Gait» 01-Aug-2013 to Present
Wee Li Hee» 01-Aug-2012 to 31-Jul-2013
Martin Lau» 01-Mar-2007 to 31-Jul-2012

Investment objectives

The Fund aims to grow your investment. The Fund invests in shares of companies based in or having significant operations in the Asia Pacific region including Australia and New Zealand excluding Japan. This Fund may not be appropriate for investors who plan to withdraw their money within five years.

Key Information

Fund vs sector

  1y 3y
Position 3 / 89 4 / 81
Quartile 1 1

Fund ratings

GoldMstar OBSR
FE Crown Rating: 5 FE Crown Rating


  1y 3y
Volatility 10.03 10.62
Alpha 13.02 6.25
Beta 0.95 0.86
Sharpe 1.92 1.10
Info Ratio 2.98 1.09
R2 0.83 0.84
Quartiles:   1  2  3  4   help with ratios
vs. IMA Asia Pacific Excluding Japan»
performance chart
ACC +19.6+47.2+78.0+1.4+21.3-7.1+30.1
  IMA ASIA PACIFIC EXCLUDING JAPAN   +7.5+29.2+34.3+1.7+18.2-16.0+23.8
Clean share class
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf FIRST STATE ASIA PACIFIC B GBP ACC ACC 1052.30 (p) 19-Dec-2014 0.68 1.05% CF62 3018408
pdf FIRST STATE ASIA PACIFIC B GBP INC INC 174.12 (p) 19-Dec-2014 0.68 1.06% I1J9 B57XX41
Other share classes
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf FIRST STATE ASIA PACIFIC A GBP INC INC 173.21 (p) 19-Dec-2014 0.00 1.80% I1J8 B50G143
pdf FIRST STATE ASIA PACIFIC A GBP ACC ACC 949.53 (p) 19-Dec-2014 0.00 1.83% QI22 3018389

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£782.3m / $1,224.5m (18-Dec-14)
Savings plan Fund has Savings Plan Minimum: £ 50.0 Monthly Launch30-Jun-1988
Pricing times12:00 Daily Dealing frequencyMonday-Friday
Dealing timesMon-Fri 08:00 to 17:00
Minimum initial£ 1,000
Minimum additional£ 500
Initial charge4.00%
Annual management charge1.75%
Note to chargesn/a
Trustee / DepositaryNational Westminster Bank plc
RegistrarThe Bank Of New York Mellon (International)
Dividend policyFeb 01, Aug 01 (Final)
Peer groups
Region Asset Class Investment Focus Sector
Asia Pacific Ex Japan Equity Mixed IMA Asia Pacific Excluding Japan
Largest holdings, 31-Oct-2014
Holding (%) Rank Fund factsheet Equity factsheet
CSL 5.80 1 - -
BRAMBLES LTD 3.00 4 - -
AIA GROUP LTD 2.10 8 - -
AXIATA GROUP BHD 2.00 10 - -
Regional weightings, 31-Oct-2014
India22.501 22.50% India
Hong Kong15.802 15.80% Hong Kong
Australia14.103 14.10% Australia
Singapore13.204 13.20% Singapore
Taiwan7.905 7.90% Taiwan
China7.206 7.20% China
Cash5.707 5.70% Cash
South Korea4.908 4.90% South Korea
Others4.809 4.80% Others
Malaysia2.0010 2.00% Malaysia
Philippines1.9011 1.90% Philippines
Sector weightings, 31-Oct-2014
Financials24.901 24.90% Financials
Consumer Staples13.902 13.90% Consumer Staples
Industrials9.303 9.30% Industrials
Health Care9.004 9.00% Health Care
Information Technology8.605 8.60% Information Technology
Telecom Services7.506 7.50% Telecom Services
Consumer Discretionary6.407 6.40% Consumer Discretionary
Materials6.208 6.20% Materials
Cash5.709 5.70% Cash
Utilities5.3010 5.30% Utilities
Multiple sectors1.6011 1.60% Multiple sectors
Energy1.6012 1.60% Energy

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

Indian Equities, 22.50%
22.5000% ofIndian Equities
Hong Kong Equities, 15.80%
15.8000% ofHong Kong Equities
Australian Equities, 14.10%
14.1000% ofAustralian Equities
Singapore Equities, 13.20%
13.2000% ofSingapore Equities
Taiwanese Equities, 7.90%
7.9000% ofTaiwanese Equities
Chinese Equities, 7.20%
7.2000% ofChinese Equities
Money Market, 5.70%
5.7000% ofMoney Market
South Korean Equities, 4.90%
4.9000% ofSouth Korean Equities
International Equities, 4.80%
4.8000% ofInternational Equities
Malaysian Equities, 2.00%
2.0000% ofMalaysian Equities
Philippine Equities, 1.90%
1.9000% ofPhilippine Equities

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