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Blackfriars Oriental Focus A USD

Ranked 113 out of 184 in - Asia Pacific Excluding 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.


The BDT Invest Oriental Focus Fund invests in Asian equity markets excluding 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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Asia Pacific Excluding Japan over : 31/08/2015 - 31/08/2016

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 30/06/2016 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2016 5.0% 10.4%
2015 -9.2% 4.4% -8.3% -7.1% 2.1%
2014 12.5% 1.2% 2.7% 6.9% 1.3%
2013 -10.1% 11.5% -7.2% -11.3% -2.1%
2012 26.9% 10.4% -1.5% 8.2% 8.0%
2011 -18.6% -7.3% -2.1% -13.3% 3.6%
2010 20.3% 13.7% -8.5% 12.1% 3.1%
2009 67.7% 1.5% 30.9% 21.6% 3.8%
2008 -33.2% -13.0% -4.9% -16.4% -3.5%
2007 34.5% 3.3% 11.5% 9.4% 6.8%
2006 19.6% 11.9% -7.6% 4.9% 10.2%
2005 26.5% 0.0% 5.8% 15.4% 3.6%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
USD Cash 9.31
Minth Group Ltd ORD 5.74
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd ORD 5.59
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd ORD 5.27
ITC Ltd ORD 4.93
Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd ORD 4.89
Ayala Land Inc ORD 4.86
BTS Group Holdings PCL ORD 4.57
Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd ORD 4.45
Uni-President Enterprises Corp ORD 4.40

Registered For Sale In

  1. Ireland
  2. Italy
  3. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date11/10/2004
  • Share Class size27Mn
  • Base currencyUSD
  • ISIN IE00B02H5587

Purchase Info

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


  • Annual management1.50%

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