Stewart Investors Asia Pacific Sustainability Fund Class I Acc USD
Investment objective and policy
The Fund aims to grow your investment.
Pursuant to the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (EU 2019/2088), this Fund also has sustainable investment as its objective under Article 9. The Fund invests at least 70% of its assets in shares of companies in emerging markets or whose business is predominantly based in the Asia Pacific region excluding Japan. The Fund will not invest more than 50% of its assets in China A Shares. The Fund invests in shares of high-quality companies which are positioned to contribute to, and benefit from, sustainable development. Investment decisions around high quality companies are based on three key points: (i) Quality of management. (ii) Quality of the company including its social usefulness, their environmental impacts and efficiency and responsible business practices. (iii) Quality of the company's finances and their financial performance. Sustainability is a key part of the approach. The Fund may invest up to 10% in other funds. The Fund may use derivatives to reduce risk or to manage the Fund more efficiently.
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|Fund launch date||25 February 2019|
|Share class launch date||24 February 2023|
|Fund Size (US$m)||391.6|
|Benchmark||MSCI AC Asia Pacific ex Japan Net Index|
|Number of holdings||60|
|Fund manager(s)||David Gait & Sashi Reddy|
|Minimum investment||US$1000/US$500 subsequent|
|Ongoing Charges †||1.59%|
|Mahindra & Mahindra||5.9|
|Tata Consultancy Services||3.0|
|Shenzhen Inovance Technology||2.5|
Top ten holdings (as at 31/03/2023)
Mahindra & Mahindra
Tata Consultancy Services
Shenzhen Inovance Technology
Under Financial Conduct Authority regulations, we are not allowed to show performance data for funds launched less than a year ago. If you are a financial advisor or an existing client in this fund please call our client service team for performance details.
Fund level reporting to 31 December 2022
- As at 31 December 2022, the Fund held 61 companies.
- All companies (100%) were contributing to at least one human development pillar and, in total, were making 161 contributions to the pillars.
- 37 companies (61%) were contributing to climate change solutions. These companies were contributing to 33 different solutions and, in total, were making 110 contributions to the solutions.
The social and environmental outcomes for the Fund are provided in the charts.
The value of investments and any income from them may go down as well as up and is not guaranteed. Investors may get back significantly less than the original amount invested.
The Fund may also experience the following risks:
Emerging market risk: Emerging markets tend to be more sensitive to economic and political conditions than developed markets. Other factors include greater liquidity risk, restrictions on investment or transfer of assets, failed/delayed settlement and difficulties valuing securities.
Currency risk: The Fund invests in assets which are denominated in other currencies; changes in exchange rates will affect the value of the Fund and could create losses. Currency control decisions made by governments could affect the value of the Fund's investments and could cause the Fund to defer or suspend redemptions of its shares.
Single country / specific region risk: investing in a single country or specific region may be riskier than investing in a number of different countries or regions. Investing in a larger number of countries or regions helps spread risk.
For further information on risks, please refer to the Risk Factors section in the Company prospectus.
Investment should be made on the basis of the Prospectus and Key Investor Information Document. If you are in any doubt as to the suitability of any of our funds for your investment needs, please seek independent financial advice.
These figures refer to the past. Past performance including simulated past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. For investors based in countries with currencies other than USD, the return may increase or decrease as a result of currency fluctuations. The past performance shown here includes fees, any reinvested income and tax.
All performance data for the Stewart Investors Asia Pacific Sustainability Fund Class I (Accumulation) USD as at 31 March 2023. Source for fund - Lipper IM / Stewart Investors. Performance data is calculated on a net basis by deducting fees incurred at fund level (e.g. the management fee and other fund expenses), save that it does not take account of initial charges or switching fees (if any). Income reinvested is included on a net of tax basis. Source for benchmark - MSCI, income reinvested net of tax. Since inception performance figures have been calculated from 17 May 2019.
^ An initial charge of up to 7% may be levied in certain circumstances, including on regular savings plans and may be remitted as commission to an intermediary.
^^ The ongoing charge figure (OCF) is calculated on the same basis as for the Key Investor Information Document and represents the charges you will pay over a year for as long as you hold your investment and may vary from year to year. The OCF is made up of the annual management charge and additional expenses, but excludes portfolio transaction costs. For further information about charges and costs please visit https://www.firstsentierinvestors.com/uk/en/private/charges-overview.html.