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Asia team

The Asia team

Mark Williams, Carolyn Chan & Shashank Savla

The team

Liontrust announced on 2 October 2020 that the Asia Team will be moving to Somerset Capital Management. This move is expected to take place by the end of October. The Asia Team will continue to manage the Asia Income Fund at Somerset.

Mark Williams (right), Carolyn Chan (centre) and Shashank Savla (left) manage the Liontrust Asia Income Process. Mark has been managing money since 1993 and has previously run funds at F&C and Occam. While managing the F&C Far East Fund, it was awarded first place in the Equity Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) sector over five years (out of 52 funds) by the S&P European awards in 2007. Carolyn started her career in 1992 and was previously at Hampton Investment Management before joining Liontrust. Shashank began his career in financial markets in 2004 and has also previously worked in the Consumer Goods and Telecoms industries.

The Asia team

The Asia Income Process

The process seeks to identify companies that will benefit from the growth in the Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) region, have an attractive yield and give a greater chance of expectations being beaten. The process aims to avoid those stocks that are likelier to miss expectations. By targeting at least 1.1 times the dividend yield of the region across the portfolio, the fund managers believe this will ensure the equities they invest in are amongst the more conservative, better managed companies.

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Key Risks

Past performance is not a guide to future performance. Do remember that the value of an investment and the income generated from them can fall as well as rise and is not guaranteed, therefore, you may not get back the amount originally invested and potentially risk total loss of capital. Investment in Funds managed by the Asia team involves foreign currencies and may be subject to fluctuations in value due to movements in exchange rates. The Fund’s expenses are charged to capital. This has the effect of increasing dividends while constraining capital appreciation.


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