Our philosophy and process
The strategy is conviction-based with no sector constraints, and invests primarily in the Asia-Pacific region, excluding Japan.
A constantly evolving and forward-looking approach seeks to anticipate change, manage risk, and identify opportunities.
The strategy seeks high-quality companies offering attractive and sustainable dividend yields, underpinned by strong cash generation. It employs a valuation screen to help portfolios in their aim to achieve a dividend yield above that of the index.
ESG considerations are integrated throughout the research process and via proprietary quality reviews, to ensure that any material issues are captured.
Every time we consider a security or look at an industry or country, it’s in the context of what’s happening across the world. We believe the investment landscape is shaped over the long term by some key trends, and we use a range of global investment themes to capture these.
Our Asian Equity Income strategy is managed by an experienced team. Our global sector analysts and investment managers are located on a single floor in London, which helps to ensure that the investment process is flexible and opportunistic. Guided by our global investment themes, the team works together to identify opportunities and risks through research and debate.
- years' average investment experience
- years' average time at Newton
Portfolio manager, emerging and Asian equity income
Head of Equity Opportunities
Portfolio manager, global equities
Portfolio manager, multi-asset team
Portfolio manager, equity income team
Portfolio manager, UK equity income
Global analyst, financials
- To achieve income, together with long-term capital growth, through investment in securities in the Asia-Pacific ex Japan region, including Australia and New Zealand, but excluding Japan
- FTSE All World Asia-Pacific ex Japan
Typical number of equity holdings
40 to 70
Every new holding must have a prospective yield of at least 85% of the yield achieved by the comparative index. Any holding whose prospective yield falls below a 40% discount to the yield achieved by the index will be sold. On account of liquidity, it may not be possible to dispose of an entire holding immediately.*
*In order to prevent the portfolio from being a forced seller of securities that have suspended their dividend purely owing to the Covid-19 situation, a new sell discipline basket has been created specifically for such securities, which temporarily overrides the portfolio’s yield-based sell discipline. Securities falling into this basket may continue to be held providing there is a reasonable expectation that any dividends will be reinstated at a level consistent with the strategy’s yield criteria. The rationale for each affected security will be reviewed at least every six months.
- £0.9bn (as at 31 March 2020)
Composite inception: 1 September 2005
Your capital may be at risk. The value of investments and the income from them can fall as well as rise and investors may not get back the original amount invested.