Maple-Brown Abbott Asian Dividend Growth Fund

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 our 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 over a five-year period whilst maintaining a dividend yield in excess of the MSCI All Countries Asia excluding Japan Net Index (AUD).

Fund facts
Inception date23/06/2021Distribution frequencySemi-annually
Reference benchmarkMSCI All Countries Asia excluding Japan Net Index (AUD)Fund statusComing soon
APIR codeMPL8237AUManagement costs %0.90
Pricing frequency & cut-offDaily / 2pm Sydney time on a Business DayBuy/Sell spread %0.28/0.28

Fund benefits

Investment expertise

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

Investment growth and distributions

The Fund aims to deliver long term capital growth, along with the potential to receive quarterly distributions.

Broader investment opportunities

The Fund provides access to investment opportunities, markets and risk management techniques not generally available to individual investors.

Portfolio managers

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

Unit price

as at 26/07/2021

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Redemption priceNet asset valueApplication price
$ 0.9945$ 0.9973$ 1.0001

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