Maple-Brown Abbott Asian Equity Income Fund – Institutional US Dollar

The Fund is an actively managed fund that invests in listed (and to be listed) securities across Asia that we believe have sustainable and growing income streams and the potential for long-term capital growth.

We believe one of the key identifiers of strong total returns of Asian equities is dividend growth. The Fund’s investment universe comprises companies across the Asian region with a market capitalisation typically above US$1 billion dollars. To narrow the investment universe, we apply two distinct quantitative screening models to identify those companies with both the ability to pay a sustainable and attractive dividend stream, and the intention to reward shareholders with an attractive dividend profile going forward. The quantitative screens are complemented by bottom-up fundamental research, where we conduct detailed quantitative and qualitative analysis on select companies that have been identified from the two quantitative screens. This in-depth research includes detailed financial forecasts, meetings with company management and an assessment of management quality, industry structure and ESG factors. The Fund typically holds between 25–40 stocks.

Investment objective

The Fund aims to deliver an attractive total return, after fees, over a five-year period whilst maintaining a dividend yield in excess of the Benchmark.

Fund facts
Fund inception date^19/10/2007Class inception date^23/05/2022
Base currencyUSDClass currencyUSD
ISIN codeIE000SKBMBF9BenchmarkMSCI All Countries Asia Excluding Japan Net Index (US$)
Minimum initial subscriptionUSD $ 1,000,000Annual management charge %0.75

^The Fund’s name, investment objective and investment policies changed on 23 May 2022.

Fund benefits

Investment expertise

The Fund is managed by a dedicated and experienced team of Asian equity specialists.

Investment growth

The Fund aims to deliver long term capital growth.

High conviction and benchmark unaware

We seek to construct a portfolio of our highest conviction opportunities without reference to any underlying benchmark.

Portfolio managers

A team of experienced and dedicated investment professionals.

Geoffrey Bazzan
Head of Asia Pacific Equities
Howard Ho
Investment Analyst, Asian Equities

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