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Newton Oriental

Ranked 104 out of 108 in - Asia Pacific Excluding Japan over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP

Managed by

Jason Pidcock

Jason Pidcock graduated from Essex University, and started his career with Henderson where he was assistant fund manager between 1993 and 1996. He then joined BP where he was responsible for stock selection and asset allocation in the Asia Pacific excluding Japan region for the BP pension fund. In 2004 he joined BNY Mellon (then called Newton) where he currently manages the Newton Oriental, Mellon Asian Equity and Newton Asian Income funds. Jason's investment style is pragmatic with regard to style. He prefers a longer-term approach, which is reflected in a two to three year investment horizon. He has over 13 years of investment experience in the Asia Pacific sector.


The objective of the Sub-Fund is to achieve capital growth by investing in securities predominantly Asian and in Pacific markets including Australia and New Zealand but excluding Japan. The Sub-Fund may also invest in collective investment schemes.


Asia Pacific Excluding Japan over : 31/08/2013 - 31/08/2014

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 29/08/2014 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2014 9.0% 0.9% 2.0% 5.9%
2013 -3.7% 11.3% -6.4% -3.0% -4.8%
2012 10.1% 10.0% -8.6% 9.2% 0.3%
2011 -18.3% -3.0% 0.1% -16.9% 1.3%
2010 31.0% 9.4% -5.3% 15.0% 10.0%
2009 48.3% 2.2% 13.2% 19.9% 6.9%
2008 -29.2% -10.7% -1.4% -18.8% -1.1%
2007 34.8% 5.3% 9.5% 10.4% 6.0%
2006 18.7% 11.5% -5.2% 3.2% 8.9%
2005 36.7% 2.9% 7.8% 16.5% 5.8%
2004 10.5% 4.4% -5.2% 5.2% 6.2%
2003 33.2% -3.6% 12.6% 15.5% 6.2%
2002 -18.6% 16.7% -12.5% -15.4% -5.8%
2001 6.4% 0.9% 4.1% -20.7% 27.7%
2000 -5.5% 17.6% -5.8% -6.7% -8.6%
1999 72.7% 3.3% 37.5% -10.8% 36.3%
1998 -7.8% 6.9% -26.0% -5.9% 23.9%
1997 -24.4% -0.6% 8.7% -6.4% -25.3%
1996 -6.2% 7.7% -3.2% -1.7% -8.4%
1995 5.8% -2.1% 8.1%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd ORD 6.12
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd ORD 6.03
Noble Group Ltd ORD 5.36
BHP Billiton PLC ORD 5.07
Oil Search Ltd ORD 4.95
Santos Ltd ORD 4.81
Standard Chartered PLC ORD 4.66
Sands China Ltd ORD 4.39
AIA Group Ltd ORD 4.07
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd ORD 3.50

Registered For Sale In

  1. Austria
  2. Chile
  3. Germany
  4. Portugal
  5. Spain
  6. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date30/11/1990
  • Share Class size419Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB0006781289

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment1,000
  • Min. additional investment250


  • Annual management1.5%
  • Initial investment0

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