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Schroder Asian Alpha Plus

Ranked 34 out of 110 in - Asia Pacific Excluding Japan over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP

Managed by

Matthew Dobbs

Matthew Dobbs was born in Belfast in 1959. He graduated from Oxford University with a BA in history and economics. Matthew started his career with Schroders in 1981 as a UK investment analyst and in 1983 he was seconded to New York. He became head of the investment division in Singapore in 1985 and in 1987 he took over responsibility for managing Pacific equity portfolios in London. In 1996 Matthew was the managing director of Schroder Investment Management in South East Asia and since 1999 he has been based in the London office. He is currently the head of global and international small cap equities and an advisor to the global and international equity team. Matthew has been managing funds for over 25 years.

Objective

The Fund's investment objective is to maximise capital growth through investment in securities with the emphasis on companies in the Asia (ex Japan) region. Fixed interest securities and real estate investment trusts (REITs) may be included in the portfolio. Investments will be primarily in directly held transferable securities. The fund may also invest in collective investment schemes, cash, deposits, derivatives, warrants and money market instruments.

Performance

Asia Pacific Excluding Japan over : 30/11/2013 - 30/11/2014

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 30/09/2014 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2014 0.6% 2.0% 5.3%
2013 -2.1% 8.2% -6.9% -1.9% -0.9%
2012 22.4% 13.7% -6.0% 9.6% 4.5%
2011 -10.7% -3.6% 2.3% -18.5% 11.1%
2010 32.9% 10.3% -5.1% 13.3% 12.0%
2009 77.3% 7.9% 22.3% 24.3% 8.2%
2008 -36.5% -11.9% -5.4% -19.5% -5.5%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation

Breakdown

31/10/2014

Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd ORD 5.94
Jardine Strategic Holdings Ltd ORD 4.70
AIA Group Ltd ORD 4.22
Hyundai Motor Co ORD 3.51
GBP Cash 3.50
Kasikornbank PCL DR 3.04
Tencent Holdings Ltd ORD 2.76
China Petroleum & Chemical Corp ORD 2.75
Hongkong Land Holdings Ltd ORD 2.73
BOC Hong Kong Holdings Ltd ORD 2.47
31/10/2014

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date30/11/2007
  • Share Class size228Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB00B284G093

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment100,000
  • Min. additional investment5,000

Charges

  • 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).