The Fund aims to provide an income in excess of the income generated by the MSCI AC Asia Pacific ex Japan High Dividend Yield Index with the potential for capital growth over the long term (5 years or more).
The Fund invests at least two-thirds of its assets in a concentrated portfolio of shares (equities) and equity-related securities of companies, of any size, in any industry, in the Asia Pacific region (excluding Japan). Companies will have their registered office in or do most of their business (directly or through subsidiaries) in this region.
The Fund may also invest in other assets including companies outside this region, cash and money market instruments.
The investment manager may use derivatives (complex financial instruments) to reduce risk, to manage the Fund more efficiently, or to generate additional income for the Fund.
The Fund is actively managed with reference to the MSCI AC Asia Pacific ex Japan High Dividend Yield Index, which is broadly representative of the companies in which it may invest, as this forms the basis of the Fund's income target and the level above which performance fees may be charged (if applicable). The investment manager has discretion to choose investments for the Fund with weightings different to the index or not in the index, but at times the Fund may hold investments similar to the index.
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ABOUT THIS FUND
- Well placed to tap into the region’s strong structural growth opportunities and the shift toward a more progressive dividend culture
- Disciplined, value-driven investment process that focuses on dividend growth and high-yielding companies
- Aims to deliver consistent, growing income streams and long-term capital appreciation