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.
  • 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.

Investment team

Our Asian Equity 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.

18
years' average investment experience
14
years' average time at Newton

Strategy profile

Objective

To achieve long-term capital growth from investment in securities in the Asia-Pacific ex Japan region, including Australia and New Zealand, but excluding Japan

Comparative index

FTSE All World Asia-Pacific ex Japan

Performance aim

To outperform the comparative index by over 2% per annum

Typical number of equity holdings

40 to 60

Strategy size

Below £200m (as at 30 September 2019)

Strategy inception

Composite inception: 1 January 1996
UK Inst Asian Equity strategy factsheet

Strategy factsheet

Performance and commentary for the last quarter.


Fund performance


Key Investor Information Document

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.

Key investment risks

 

  • There is no guarantee that the strategy will achieve its objective.
  • This strategy invests in international markets which means it is exposed to changes in currency rates which could affect the value of the strategy.
  • A fall in the Asia Pacific markets may have a significant impact on the value of the strategy because it primarily invests in these markets.
  • The strategy will use derivatives to generate returns as well as to reduce costs and/or the overall risk of the strategy. Using derivatives can involve a higher level of risk. A small movement in the price of an underlying investment may result in a disproportionately large movement in the price of the derivative investment.
  • The strategy invests in emerging markets. These markets have additional risks due to less developed market practices.
  • A fall in the value of a single investment may have a significant impact on the value of the strategy because it typically invests in a limited number of investments.
  • The strategy may invest in investments that are not traded regularly and are therefore subject to greater fluctuations in price.
  • The strategy may invest in small companies which may be riskier and less liquid (i.e. harder to sell) than large companies. This means that their share prices may have greater fluctuations.