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GF Asia Income Fund

Mark Williams, Carolyn Chan & Shashank Savla

The Fund

The Fund was launched in May 2015 and is the Irish-domiciled version of the Liontrust Asia Income Fund that has been managed since launch in March 2012 by Mark Williams, Carolyn Chan and Shashank Savla and was named the Best Newcomer in the What Investment Unit Trust Awards in 2013. The Fund invests in Asia Pacific ex-Japan companies, aiming to deliver both a prospective yield at least 1.1 times that of the regional markets and long-term capital appreciation.

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The Asia team

The Asia team
Mark Williams, Carolyn Chan & Shashank Savla

Mark Williams, Carolyn Chan and assistant fund manager Shashank Savla have more than 60 years of combined experience in analysing Asian companies. Mark, with 24 years’ experience in investing, has previously run funds at F&C and Occam. Carolyn has 25 years of experience and was previously at Hampton Investment Management.

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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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Mark Williams

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Latest fund update

GF Asia Income Fund

Read the latest update for the Liontrust GF Asia Income Fund.

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Discrete performance

31-12-2016 -
31-12-2015 -
31-12-2014 -
31-12-2013 -
31-12-2012 -
Liontrust GF Asia Income 26.79% 7.45% N/A N/A N/A
Equity - Asia Pacific ex Japan 31.56% 6.44% N/A N/A N/A
Liontrust GF Asia Income
Equity - Asia Pacific ex Japan
Cumulative performance

To previous working day 6 months 1 year 3 year 5 year 10 year Since launch
Liontrust GF Asia Income 11.37% 22.18% N/A N/A N/A 16.90%
Equity - Asia Pacific ex Japan 9.62% 22.48% N/A N/A N/A 23.47%
To previous working day
Liontrust GF Asia Income
Equity - Asia Pacific ex Japan

Risk warning

• Past performance is not a guide to future performance. • Do remember that the value of an investment and the income from it can fall as well as rise and you may not get back the amount originally invested.  • 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 Funds' expenses are charged to capital. This has the effect of increasing dividends while constraining capital appreciation.

• The information and opinions provided should not be construed as advice for investment in any product or security mentioned.  • Always research your own investments and consult with a regulated investment adviser before investing.

Source: Financial Express. Total return. The GF Asia Income Fund B4 was launched on 23.06.15 and therefore discrete data is not available for more than one 12 month period. The GF Asia Income Fund inception date is 11.05.2015. Returns are in local currency.

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Key fund information

  • Launch date10/05/2015
  • IA sectorEquity - Asia Pacific ex Japan
  • Fund size$14,523,426.23
  • Number of holdings56

Fund size and number of holdings data is as at previous month end. Performance data is as at previous working day.

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