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Blackfriars Asian Focus A USD

Ranked 20 out of 24 in - Asia Pacific Including Japan over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

Simon Dobson

Simon Dobson is a fund manager at BDT Invest where he runs equity portfolios with a growth and value investment style. Prior to joining BDT in 2000, Simon spent a year at Invesco in London. He also worked at GT Management Japan from 1992 to 1999 having joined from GT Management Hong Kong where he started out in 1985. Simon studied at Oxford University and is currently based in London.

Henry Thornton

Henry Thornton was born in 1963 in Oxted, UK and studied at Bristol University. He has over 15 years of emerging markets investment experience. He started his financial career in 1985 at Thornton Management (Asia) as a fund manager. After this in 1989 he was appointed investment director of Royal Asia Trust Asset Management (Asia). In 1999 he was head of emerging markets at Colonial First State Investments. From 2000 he set up as fund manager and chief executive officer at BDT Invest. Outside of fund management Henry enjoys golf, tennis, bridge and sailing.

Objective

The BDT Invest Asian Focus Fund invests in Asian equity markets including Japan and aims to generate long term capital growth. The Fund is not managed against, nor constrained by, any index. The mandate is "long only" and the portfolio is subject to normal market risk. US Dollar, Sterling and Euro denominated share classes are available. The share classes are unhedged.

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Performance

Asia Pacific Including Japan over : 31/12/2014 - 31/12/2015

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/12/2015 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2015 0.1% 8.2% -4.5% -7.8% 5.1%
2014 2.7% -4.3% 1.5% 4.6% 1.1%
2013 1.9% 14.7% -3.4% -6.9% -1.2%
2012 21.0% 10.5% -2.2% 4.2% 7.5%
2011 -16.2% -6.4% 0.8% -12.5% 1.5%
2010 18.8% 16.9% -9.2% 6.8% 4.8%
2009 41.4% -4.2% 23.5% 15.3% 3.7%
2008 -22.8% -9.8% -2.9% -14.6% 3.2%
2007 18.3% 0.5% 7.9% 7.3% 1.6%
2006 -1.5% 4.2% -8.7% 1.0% 2.6%
2005 34.7% 2.1% 5.9% 12.4% 10.9%
2004 -5.8% 1.6% -7.1% 0.2% -0.4%
2003 33.0% -2.6% 10.7% 18.1% 4.4%
2002 -2.9% 17.1% -0.4% -14.0% -3.2%
2001 3.0% -14.0% 15.5%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

  1. Ireland
  2. Italy
  3. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date05/03/2001
  • Share Class size28Mn
  • Base currencyUSD
  • ISIN IE0030254209

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment10,000
  • Min. regular additional investment0

Charges

Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in the currency and currencies indicated).