Alistair Thompson is currently a senior portfolio manager at First State and joined the Asia Pacific (ex-Japan)/global emerging markets team back in 2003. Prior to this he worked for Edinburgh Fund Managers where he worked for nine years and was head of Asia Pacific ex Japan. Before this he worked for CIM Fund Managers from 1989 to 1993, managing their money markets funds and later started managing Asian funds. Alistair has over 14 years' experience in the investment management industry and holds a Diploma in Fund Management from the Securities Institute in London.
Angus Tulloch gave up an early career in accountancy because he found it 'incredibly dull'. A colourful character, Tulloch bought his first shares when he was 10 and sold out at 13 to fund a holiday. He started out professionally with blue-blooded brokers Cazenove in 1980, which sent him to Hong Kong to work as an investment analyst. Seven years later he moved to Stewart Ivory, which was subsequently taken over by Colonial First State Investments in 2000 and ultimately rebranded First State Investments. Tulloch is now the head of First State's Asia Pacific and Global Emerging Markets team. His key fund is the First State Asia Pacific fund, which he has managed since 1998. He believes in 'bunching' his best investment ideas. For instance the 90-stock Asia Pacific fund has some 30% of its assets invested in its top 10 holdings, 50% in the top 20, with the balance of the fund made up of what he thinks may be 'tomorrow's winners.'
This fund is managed by First State Investments and aims to achieve long term capital growth. The fund invests in large and mid capitalisation equities in the Asia Pacific region (excluding Japan, including Australasia).
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