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Investec Asian Equity Fund


Key Benefits:

Opportunity to invest the growth of Asia

We anticipate that the markets will remain supported by the broad based improvement in regional economies and earnings and attractive valuations.

Long, proven track record

Launched in 1984, the Fund is one of the oldest Asian equity funds and has achieved strong performance.

Adaptable portfolio built from the bottom-up

The Fund is currently overweight China and cyclical sectors which are set to benefit from the MSCI China A-shares inclusion and positive regional earnings growth.

 

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Asia Earnings growth set to continue

  • The earnings improvement in the region is the strongest since 2009, while valuations remain supportive, with Asian markets continuing to trade at a discount to developed market peers.
  • We believe investors have been slow to recognise the evidence of a recovery and remain underweight cyclicals and Asia as a whole.
  • We believe the Fund provides an attractive long-term solution for exposure to the growth potential of Asia where improving political and corporate governance should be rewarded over time.

Proven track record of outperformance2

  • With a long history of 34 years, the Fund has achieved a cumulative return of 2,489% since inception.
  • It has outperformed its comparative index over 6 months, 1 year, 3 years and 5 years.

Cumulative performance3

Cumulative performance (%)6 mths 1 year3 years p.a.5 years p.a.Since launch p.a
Investec Asian Equity Fund A Inc 10.3% 33.0% 10.2% 9.1% 10.1%
Investec Asian Equity Fund A Inc (including 5% initial charge) 4.8% 26.3% 8.4% 8.0% 9.8%
Comparative index4 8.9% 25.8% 9.2% 8.2% -

 

Focus on sectors and countries with strong upside potential5

  • The Fund is currently overweight China which we believe is set to benefit from the MSCI inclusion of A-shares.
  • The top two cyclical sectors - Information Technology and Financials are supported by positive earnings growth across the region.

 

Portfolio manager


Greg Kuhnert


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Fund facts5
Launch date 01/06/1984
Fund size US$5.0 billion
Initial charge A share – Up to 5% of the amount you buy
Annual management fee A share – 1.50%
Currency USD
ISIN

LU0345775950 (A Acc USD) 

LU0345776255 (A Inc USD)

Bloomberg code

GUIASAA (A Acc USD) 

GUIASFI (A Inc USD)

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1 © 2018 Morningstar. All Rights Reserved. Data as of 31 March 2018, based on A Inc Share class. Morningstar rates mutual funds based on how well they’ve performed (after adjusting for risk and accounting for all sales charges) in comparison to similar funds, the top 10% of funds receive five stars, the next 22.5% four stars, the middle 35% three stars, the next 22.5% two stars, and the bottom 10% receive one star. 2 Source: Morningstar, as at 31 March 2018, based on NAV to NAV (inclusive of all annual management fees) of A Inc share class, gross income reinvested, in USD. The Fund was launched on 1 June 1984. 3 Since inception of the comparative index – 31 December 1987. 4 MSCI AC Asia ex Japan NR (Far East ex Japan pre 01/03/2008). The comparative index may vary. As such the performances of the “composite” comparative index may consist of a combination of the old comparative index prior to the change and the current comparative index post the change. 5 Source: Investec Asset Management, as at 31 March 2018.

Disclaimer:

The value of this investment, and any income generated from it, will be affected by changes in interest rates, general market conditions and other political, social and economic developments, as well as by specific matters relating to the assets in which it invests. The Fund’s investment objective will not necessarily be achieved and investors are not certain to make profits; losses may be made. The Fund may use or invest in financial derivatives. Past performance figures shown and any forecasts on the economy, stock or bond market, or economic trends that are targeted by the fund, are not indicative of future performance. Investment involves risks. Investors should read the Prospectus for details, including the risk factors. All the information contained in this communication is believed to be reliable but may be inaccurate or incomplete. Any opinions stated are honestly held but are not guaranteed and should not be relied upon. This is not a buy, sell or hold recommendation for any particular security. The portfolio may change significantly over a short period of time. This communication is provided for general information only. It is not an invitation to make an investment nor does it constitute an offer for sale.

The value of the shares in the fund and the income accruing to the shares, if any, may fall or rise. Potential investor should read the details of the Prospectus before deciding to subscribe for or purchase the Fund. Investment involves risk. Please refer to the Singapore Offering Documents (including the risk factors set out therein) and the relevant Product Highlights Sheet for details which are available at your bank or financial adviser. Investors may wish to seek advice from a financial adviser before making a commitment to purchase shares of the Fund. In the event that an investor chooses not to seek advice from a financial adviser, he/she should consider carefully whether the Fund in question is suitable for him/her. For more information, please contact your bank and financial advice. this document is issued by Investec Asset Management Singapore Pte Limited (company registration number: 201220398M).