Caroline Maes joined Comgest’s Singapore office in 2012 before moving to Paris in 2015 where she is a portfolio manager and analyst specialising in global emerging markets and Asian equities. Caroline has over ten years of investment experience and co-leads the management of the Comgest Growth GEM Promising Companies and Comgest Growth Asia funds. She started her career in 2003 as a research associate at Alliance Bernstein in New York before moving to the IPO department of UOB Kay Hian in Singapore in 2006. Caroline then joined CLSA in Singapore where she held the role of equity research analyst for more than five years. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Quantitative Economics and International Relations from Tufts University in the USA.
Gary Pinge joined Comgest’s Hong Kong office in 2014 as an analyst and portfolio manager and today co‐leads the management of Comgest’s Asia Pacific ex Japan strategy. Gary contributes his broad experience spanning over fifteen years in the Asia‐Pacific region, covering multiple sectors and business models. An Australian national, Gary began his career with Deloitte in 1999 before moving to the internal M&A / strategy team of Telstra in 2001. Two years later he joined Macquarie as a telecoms analyst covering the Asia region, including Australia. He moved to Macquarie’s Hong Kong office in 2007 to cover multiple sectors, finally becoming regional head of consumer and gaming research. Gary graduated from the University of New South Wales in Sydney with a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and is a Chartered Accountant (Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia).
David Raper joined Comgest in 2002 as an analyst and portfolio manager and is today managing director of Comgest Far East Limited. He is a lead portfolio manager of Comgest’s Asia Pacific ex Japan strategy and team manager of the firm’s Asia ex Japan equity investment team, responsible for the daily supervision and management of the portfolio managers and analysts covering the region. Prior to joining Comgest, David worked in Hong Kong for ING Barings covering Asian equities between 1999 and 2001. David is a CFA charterholder and graduated from the University of Canterbury (New Zealand) with a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and a second major in Marketing.
Emil Wolter joined Comgest in 2012 as an analyst and portfolio manager covering Asian and Global Emerging Market equities. Initially working with Comgest’s Singapore team before moving to the firm’s Paris office, Emil has co‐led the firm’s flagship Global Emerging Markets, Asia ex Japan and Asia Pacific ex Japan funds since 2014. Emil started his career in 1995, specialising in Asian and emerging markets equities since 1997, initially with Pictet Asset Management in London. He went on to head the emerging markets team at Polar Capital Partners in both London and Singapore. Based in Singapore, he was a managing director responsible for regional equity strategy at Royal Bank of Scotland and later held the same role at Macquarie Securities. He graduated from the University of London with a Bachelor of Science in Financial Economics.
The investment objective of the Asia Pac ex Japan Fund is to achieve long-term capital growth by creating a professionally managed portfolio consisting of what, in the opinion of the Investment Manager, are high quality long-term growth companies based or operating in Asia excluding Japan but including the Indian sub-continent, Australia and New Zealand.
Rank 119/189 Total Return
Rank 134/189 Standard Deviation
Rank 147/189 Max Drawdown
|117||Investec GSF Asian Equity A Inc||GBP||
|118||Blackfriars Oriental Focus A USD||GBP||
|119||Comgest Growth Asia Pac ex Japan USD Acc||GBP||
|120||Stewart Investors Asia Pacific Sustnbl A GBP Acc||GBP||
|121||Nordea 1 - Asian Focus Equity BP USD||GBP||
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|132||Invesco Perpetual Asian Acc||GBP||
|133||Fidelity FAST Asia A-ACC-USD||GBP||
|134||Comgest Growth Asia Pac ex Japan USD Acc||GBP||
|135||Scottish Mutual Far East Acc||GBP||
|136||HSBC Asian Growth Inc||GBP||
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Month by Month Performance
Returns Vs Risk
- United Kingdom
- Launch date14/07/2006
- Share Class size79Mn
- Base currencyUSD
- Min. initial investment50
- Min. regular additional investment0
- Annual management1.50%