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First State Gbl Emer Mkts Sustainability

Ranked 11 out of 144 in - Global Emerging Markets over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP

Managed by

David Gait

David Gait was born in Edinburgh in 1975 and holds a BA in Economics from Cambridge University and an MSc in Investment Analysis from Stirling Univerisity. David joined Stewart Ivory in 1997, the predecessor to First State Investments. He is responsible for evolving the emerging markets and Asia Pacific strategies and is the lead manager on the First State Asia Pacific Sustainability and First State Indian Subcontinent funds. David has been managing funds for over 11 years.


The Fund invests in shares of companies based in emerging markets or whose business is predominantly based in emerging markets.This includes companies that are listed on exchanges in developed markets. The Fund invests in companies which are positioned to benefit from, and contribute to, the sustainable development of the countries in which they operate. Investment decisions around sustainability are based on three key points: Identifying companies who actively manage sustainability, sustainability developers or those who have a positive sustainability impact. Taking into consideration environmental, social and governance matters.


Global Emerging Markets over : 30/09/2013 - 30/09/2014

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 30/09/2014 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2014 9.5% -0.2% 4.8% 4.7%
2013 2.8% 9.4% -5.4% -1.8% 1.2%
2012 25.2% 9.0% -0.7% 8.7% 6.5%
2011 -14.2% -5.7% 0.8% -12.4% 3.0%
2010 38.5% 9.5% 0.5% 12.1% 12.3%
2009 32.2% 1.4% 24.4% 4.7%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
Tech Mahindra Ltd ORD 6.62
Unilever PLC ORD 6.49
Marico Ltd ORD 5.60
Delta Electronics Thailand PCL ORD 3.71
Public Bank Bhd ORD 3.46
Standard Foods Corp ORD 3.29
Guaranty Trust Bank PLC ORD 2.66
Inversiones Aguas Metropolitanas SA ORD 2.40
Dabur India Ltd ORD 2.38
PZ Cussons PLC ORD 2.29

Registered For Sale In

  1. Austria
  2. France
  3. Germany
  4. Ireland
  5. Netherlands
  6. Sweden
  7. Switzerland
  8. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date08/04/2009
  • Share Class size39Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB00B64TS881

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment1,000
  • Min. additional investment50


  • Annual management1.5%
  • Initial investment4

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