Asia Pacific

Introduction to Asia Pacific 

Asia Pacific funds will aim to harness the growth of companies in the Asia Pacific region. In general, funds will either include or exclude Japan, but will almost certainly include the larger developed stock markets of Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia, plus the developing markets of India, China, Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines. Taiwan and South Korea are defined as both emerging and developed by different ratings providers.

Among the major indices in the region are the Hang Seng in Hong Kong, which will also hold a lot of China-based companies, the Shanghai Composite, the Strait Times index in Singapore and the S&P CNX Nifty in India. Each index has different characteristics. For example, the Australian markets are commodity-focused and as such may rise and fall with the commodities cycle. The Hang Seng is broader, offering the greatest diversity in the region.

As there are many emerging markets within the Asia Pacific region, Asian markets will tend to do better in a climate of rising global growth. Increasingly, markets in the region are dependent on the growth of China. Previously Asia Pacific would have been seen as a 'growth' investment, but fund managers are increasingly offering income strategies as a dividend culture develops across the region.

The tax treatment of investments is subject to tax law and HMRC practice which are subject to change. The value of investments may be affected by exchange rate movements where the underlying investments are not denominated in Pounds Sterling.

OEICs and Unit Trusts

Name1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)Fund Size (M)Yield (%)
AXA Rosenberg Asia Pacific Ex Japan Z Acc34.7148.3254.65215.712.11Buy
Aberdeen Asia Pacific Equity I Acc36.1541.3841.371,329.011.40Buy
Aberdeen Asia Pacific & Japan Equity I Acc35.0947.7947.85139.951.20Buy
Aberdeen Global Asian Local Currency Short Duration Bond R2 GBP15.7330.3525.03186.422.80Buy
Aberdeen Global Asia Pacific Equity R2 GBP36.3641.7340.683,359.851.20Buy
Aberdeen Global Asian Smaller Companies R2 GBP25.8833.2243.601,772.491.50Buy
Alquity Asia R GBP25.67--50.27-Buy
Alquity Asia Y GBP30.67--50.27-Buy
Baillie Gifford Developed Asia Pacific B Acc27.2671.8486.64121.981.02Buy
Baillie Gifford Pacific B Acc34.4249.7972.67281.700.47Buy
Baring ASEAN Frontiers I Acc Nav GBP20.8138.3040.49446.70-Buy
Baring Eastern Trust I Acc GBP30.8771.4369.7555.10-Buy
BlackRock Asia D Acc40.8558.93-50.380.87Buy
BlackRock GF Asian Growth Leaders D2RF GBP41.4782.89-1,780.20-Buy
BlackRock Pacific ex Japan Equity Tracker D Acc35.4647.8057.981,169.752.64Buy
CF Canlife Asia Pacific C Acc GBP33.6520.6341.57124.471.11Buy
CF Ruffer Pacific C Acc20.7039.9479.11335.290.97Buy
CF Ruffer Pacific O Acc20.3438.6276.49335.290.72Buy
F&C Pacific Growth 2 Acc40.7667.5664.8964.891.30Buy
Fidelity Asia W Acc38.0268.9874.742,242.04-Buy

Investment Trusts

Name1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)DiscountNAV
Aberdeen Asian Income Ord33.1130.6334.66--Buy
Aberdeen New India Investment Trust PLC Ord 25P39.66103.4789.42-12.50486.00Buy
Aberdeen Asian Smaller Companies Investment Trust PLC Ord 25p29.6632.9549.57-15.561,190.20Buy
Aberdeen Asian Smaller Companies Investment Trust PLC Convertible Unsecured Loan Stock 201918.7922.30---Buy
Aberdeen New Dawn Investment Trust PLC Ord 5p39.9542.9741.97-14.69247.34Buy
Aberdeen New Thai Investment Trust PLC Ord 25p27.9839.6270.94-17.16611.44Buy
Alpha Real Trust Limited40.04134.5382.26--Buy
Aseana Properties Ltd30.0030.8229.19--Buy
Edinburgh Dragon Trust plc Ord 20p35.4447.1640.93-13.58384.47Buy
Fidelity Asian Values PLC Ord52.9399.57109.68-5.95409.36Buy
Fidelity Asian Values PLC Sub Shs 0.001P-----Buy
Fidelity China Special Situations Plc50.5995.06155.65-13.74228.84Buy
Henderson Far East Income Ltd Ord32.0644.6159.58-1.25359.50Buy
India Capital Growth51.66133.67133.67-19.80107.08Buy
Invesco Asia Trust plc39.2073.9886.30-13.99298.21Buy
JP Morgan Asian IT plc Ord 25P42.9458.8461.63-12.88347.79Buy
JP Morgan Chinese IT plc39.6255.5472.98-15.14261.90Buy
JP Morgan Indian IT plc39.6493.5892.51-11.24781.87Buy
Macau Property Opportunities48.39-18.1777.09-24.90245.00Buy
Martin Currie Asia Unconstrained Trust36.7852.2951.45-15.59433.62Buy


Name6 Months (%)1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)CurrencySector
DB X-Trackers MSCI AC Asia Ex Japan Index UCITS ETF 1C GBP9.4534.4353.2355.47GBXEquity - Asia Pacific ex JapanBuy
DB X-Trackers MSCI Indonesia Index UCITS ETF 1C GBP0.0423.5334.4521.72GBXEquity - Asia Pacific Single CountryBuy
DB X-Trackers MSCI Pacific Ex Japan Index UCITS ETF (DR) 1C GBP14.0334.1443.0663.11GBXEquity - Asia Pacific ex JapanBuy
DB X-Trackers MSCI AC Asia Ex Japan High Dividend Yield UCITS ETF 1D GBP8.8930.8444.1141.60GBXEquity - Asia Pacific ex JapanBuy
DB X-Trackers MSCI EM Asia Index UCITS ETF 1C GBP7.8432.6350.8850.38GBXEquity - Emerging MarketsBuy
DB X-Trackers MSCI Korea Index UCITS ETF (DR) 1C GBP9.7332.6339.2535.88GBXEquity - KoreaBuy
DB X-Trackers MSCI Malaysia Index UCITS ETF (DR) 1C GBP2.327.240.736.52GBXEquity - Asia Pacific Single CountryBuy
DB X-Trackers MSCI Philippines IM Index UCITS ETF (DR) 1C GBP-4.967.9739.6262.39GBXEquity - Asia Pacific Single CountryBuy
DB X-Trackers MSCI Thailand Index UCITS ETF (DR) GBP7.0530.0246.3639.47GBXEquity - Asia Pacific Single CountryBuy
DB X-Trackers MSCI Taiwan Index UCITS ETF (DR) 1C GBP11.8438.3368.0072.90GBXEquity - Asia Pacific Single CountryBuy
HSBC MSCI EM Far East GBP10.1536.3051.3245.39GBXEquity - Asia Pacific ex JapanBuy
HSBC MSCI Indonesia GBP2.8327.0839.8025.94GBXEquity - Asia Pacific Single CountryBuy
HSBC MSCI Korea GBP15.3139.5446.3642.83GBXEquity - KoreaBuy
HSBC MSCI Pacific Ex Japan GBP12.0131.6841.0061.05GBXEquity - Asia Pacific ex JapanBuy
Lyxor UCITS ETF MSCI Indonesia C GBP3.1427.1439.50-GBXEquity - Asia Pacific Single CountryBuy
Lyxor UCITS ETF MSCI AC Asia Pacific Ex Japan C GBP10.1833.3547.28-GBXEquity - Asia Pacific ex JapanBuy
SPDR MSCI EM Asia UCITS ETF GBP9.9636.0855.1053.32GBPEquity - Emerging MarketsBuy
SPDR S&P Pan Asia Dividend Aristrocrats UCITS ETF GBP7.0129.7763.33-GBPEquity - Asia Pacific inc JapanBuy
SSGA SPDR Citi Asia Local Government Bond UCITS ETF GBP-0.5712.8133.17-GBPFixed Int - Asia PacificBuy
UBS ETF - MSCI Pacific (ex Japan) UCITS ETF (USD) A Dis GBP12.2632.0741.62-GBXEquity - Asia Pacific ex JapanBuy


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