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Smith & Williamson Far Eastern Growth Trust

Ranked 6 out of 14 in - Asia Pacific Including Japan over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP

Managed by

Jane Andrews

Jane Andrews takes an eclectic approach to choosing the portfolio for her Far East fund, one of the small number of funds that encompasses all Pacific markets including Japan. While adopting a growth bias in her selections, she does not neglect value and believes she adds value through a combination of top down analysis and bottom up stock selection. Andrews worked at Govett and CIM fund management groups before joining Smith & Williamson in 1996. Outside of work she is an active member of the local church and enjoys skiing, hiking, travelling and golf.

Objective

The objective of the Trust is to achieve both an income yield and long term growth of capital primarily through investment in the Far East and Pacific Basin region, including Japan, Australia and India.

Performance

Asia Pacific Including Japan over : 30/09/2013 - 30/09/2014

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 30/09/2014 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2014 2.3% -0.7% 1.4% 1.7%
2013 15.8% 17.9% -5.1% 1.3% 2.2%
2012 9.3% 5.2% -2.6% 3.7% 2.9%
2011 -16.0% -6.1% 0.1% -13.0% 2.6%
2010 24.2% 8.4% -7.1% 11.1% 11.1%
2009 46.9% -3.8% 18.9% 19.0% 7.9%
2008 -24.7% -10.8% 0.2% -19.8% 5.1%
2007 18.2% 6.2% 6.4% 5.2% -0.5%
2006 7.5% 9.2% -9.1% 2.0% 6.2%
2005 44.4% 3.7% 5.6% 17.1% 12.7%
2004 2.1% 7.3% -8.5% -0.4% 4.4%
2003 29.5% -4.0% 6.8% 22.1% 3.5%
2002 -21.0% 7.5% -6.2% -18.5% -3.9%
2001 -14.9% -4.9% 4.4% -22.9% 11.2%
2000 -27.0% 0.6% -7.6% -11.8% -11.1%
1999 97.1% 13.7% 28.3% -3.2% 39.6%
1998 -0.6% 4.1% -16.7% -6.2% 22.2%
1997 -15.9% 1.5% 13.5% -4.8% -23.3%
1996 -6.2% 5.3% -0.9% -2.5% -7.9%
1995 3.2% -0.6% 3.8%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation

Breakdown

31/08/2014

Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
GBP Forward Contract 33.20
M1 Ltd ORD 2.88
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd ORD 2.26
Transurban Group 2.02
United Urban Investment Corp 2.01
Westpac Banking Corp ORD 2.01
Samsonite International SA ORD 1.87
Sato Holdings Corp ORD 1.81
CITIC Telecom International Holdings Ltd ORD 1.77
Keppel Corporation Ltd ORD 1.69
31/07/2014

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date06/03/1989
  • Share Class size25Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB0008178575

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment100,000
  • Min. additional investment0

Charges

  • Annual management1.5%
  • Initial investment5

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