Fact sheet: Invesco Asia IT

Rated Fund Information
Rated Funds Group
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ASIA EQUITIES
Sector
IT Asia Pacific - Excluding Japan
Fund type
Investment Trust
Primary aim
GROWTH
Why Money Observer Rates Invesco Asia IT

Rated Fund 2014, 2018. Considers macroeconomic indicators

This trust was highly commended in the Best Asia Pacific Trust category of Money Observer's 2017 investment trust awards, so we are adding it to our Rated Funds roll call for 2018 in place of Pacific Assets investment trust. Invesco Asia is similarly conservative, but boasts better performance and a higher discount of more than 10 per cent at the end of 2017 ヨ meaning those buying the trust get more bang for their buck.

Ian Hargreaves has been sole manager of this trust since January 2015, having previously been co-manager alongside Stuart Parks. He has been based in the UK since 2005, but before that spent 10 years as an analyst in Invesco's Hong Kong office.

Hargreaves looks to invest in companies whose share prices are substantially below his estimate of fair value, particular those with competitive advantages and balance sheet strength. He differs from his sector peers in using a top-down macroeconomic overlay to guide his decisions. As a result the trust has an overweight position representing 20 per cent of the trust's net asset value in South Korea, where he believes improved corporate governance is being overlooked by investors, and 15 per cent in India.

He believes that macro indicators of revenue growth in Asia are peaking and performance will be more modest in the next few years, following two years of strong returns. He has been reducing allocation to information technology, as he believes the sector is approaching peak earnings and looks fully valued. Conversely, he believes there are opportunities to be found in financials, an area he has historically avoided.<\p>

3 Year Performance
Fund Performance40.8%
Average of Rated Funds Group39.7%
Sector Performance34.5%
Fund information
Fund name
Invesco Asia Trust plc
Fund manager company
Invesco Asset Management
Fund type
Investment Trust
Fund managers
  • Ian Hargreavessince 01/02/2011
Accolades
Fund objective
The Company’s objective is to provide long-term capital growth by investing in a diversified portfolio of Asian and Australasian companies. The Company aims to achieve growth in its net asset value (NAV) in excess of the Benchmark Index, the MSCI AC Asia ex Japan Index (total return, in sterling terms).
Benchmark
  • MSCI AC Asia ex Japan
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
No data available.
Quick stats
1 Year return
11.3%
1 Year rank in sector
7/15
Sector
IT Asia Pacific - Excluding Japan
Yield
1.5%
Ongoing charge (OCF)
?A fund’s ongoing charges figure (OCF) is similar to the old-style total expense ratio. It reflects the annual charge to investors in the fund, in percentage terms, but does not include extra performance-related fees (where these are levied) or the fund’s trading expenses on its underlying investments.
0.97%
Fund size
£199m
FE Risk score
?FE Risk Scores measure the riskiness of instruments relative to the FTSE 100 index of shares. Weekly volatility is measured over three years with recent behaviour counting more heavily than earlier behaviour. Cash-type investments will have scores close to zero. Funds will tend to have scores in the 0-150 range. The FTSE 100 is always scored at 100. There is no upper limit.
133
Mid price
280
NAV
?Net asset value. The NAV per share may be higher or lower than the share price, which in turn is trading at either a discount or a premium to NAV.
320.05
Discount/Premium
?When the market price of an investment trust’s shares is less than the net asset value (NAV) per share then it is trading at a discount to NAV. A trust’s shares are on a premium when they trade at a higher price than the NAV.
-12.51
Gearing
?Investment trusts have the ability to borrow money which they invest with the aim of generating a higher return than the cost of the loan. An ungeared trust has a figure of 100. A figure of 110 would represent a trust with 10% gearing.
100
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Pac Hrzn IT PLC47.1%
ScrdrAsnTtlRetnInvstCo24.4%
JP Morgan Asian IT plc21%
Schroder Asia Pacific20.2%
Edbrgh Drgn Tst plc12.3%
...more in IT Asia Pacific - Excluding Japan

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • China27.3%
    Korea19.1%
    Hong Kong15.2%
    India12.6%
    Taiwan12.5%
  • No data available.
  • Chinese Equities27.3%
    South Korean Equities19.1%
    Hong Kong Equities15.2%
    Indian Equities12.6%
    Taiwanese Equities12.5%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund2.2%-8.6%-2.8%11.3%40.8%88.5%
Sector2.3%-4.3%0.1%11.5%34.5%52.7%
Rank within sector10 / 1515 / 1512 / 157 / 156 / 153 / 15
Quartile3rd4th4th2nd2nd1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20182017201620152014
Fund-6.4%32.8%28.8%-0.3%16.8%
Sector-2.2%26%28.9%-6.1%11.7%
Rank within sector14 / 155 / 155 / 153 / 153 / 15
Quartile4th2nd2nd1st1st
Risk statistics
Alpha
?Alpha is a measure of a fund's over- or under-performance by comparison to its benchmark. If the Alpha is 5, the fund has outperformed its benchmark by 5%; so the greater the Alpha, the greater the outperformance.
0.75
Beta
?Beta estimates a fund's volatility by comparison to that of its benchmark. A fund with a beta close to 1 means that the fund will move generally in line with the benchmark. Higher than 1 and the fund is more volatile than the benchmark and vice versa.
1.13
Sharpe
?This commonly-used measure calculates the level of return over and above the return of a notional risk-free investment, such as cash. The difference in returns is then divided by the fund's volatility. The resulting ratio is an indication of the amount of excess return generated per unit of risk.
0.6
Volatility
?Volatility (or standard deviation), when applied to an investment fund, expresses its risk. It shows how widely a range of returns varied from the fund's average return over a particular period. For example, if a fund had an average return of 5%, and its volatility was 15, this would mean that the range of its returns over the period had swung between +20% and -10%.
16.48
Tracking error
?This measures the standard deviation of a fund's excess returns over the returns of an index or benchmark portfolio. As such, it can be an indication of 'riskiness' in the manager's investment style. A Tracking Error below 2 suggests a passive approach. At 3 and above the the manager will be deploying a more active investment style.
4.72
Information ratio
?This is a useful risk-adjusted measure of actively managed fund performance. It is calculated by deducting the returns of the fund's benchmark from the fund's overall returns, then dividing the result by its tracking error. The higher the Information Ratio the better. It is generally considered that a figure of 0.5 reflects a good performance, 0.75 very good, and 1.00 outstanding.
0.41
R-Squared
?An indication of how closely correlated a fund is to an index or a benchmark. Values for R-Squared range between 0 and 1, with 0 indicating no correlation at all and 1 showing a perfect match. Values upwards of 0.7 suggest that the fund's behaviour is increasingly linked to its benchmark.
0.93
Price movement
52 week high310.5
52 week low255.75
Current bid price279
Current offer price281
Current mid price280
Region
1China27.27%
2Korea19.1%
3Hong Kong15.22%
4India12.64%
5Taiwan12.54%
6Japan3.48%
7Australia2.29%
8Singapore2.19%
9Thailand1.39%
Industry sector
No data available.
Asset type
1Chinese Equities27.27%
2South Korean Equities19.1%
3Hong Kong Equities15.22%
4Indian Equities12.64%
5Taiwanese Equities12.54%
6Japanese Equities3.48%
7Australian Equities2.29%
8Singapore Equities2.19%
9Thai Equities1.39%
Individual holdings
1SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO5.3%
2JD.COM3.7%
3TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING3.6%
4AIA GROUP LTD3.5%
5BAIDU INC3.4%
6HDFC BANK LTD3.3%
7HDFC BANK LTD3.3%
8CNOOC2.9%
9TENCENT HLDGS LTD2.9%
Management
Fund manager group
Invesco Perpetual
Fund manager company
Invesco Asset Management
Fund type
Investment Trust
Fund objective
The Company’s objective is to provide long-term capital growth by investing in a diversified portfolio of Asian and Australasian companies. The Company aims to achieve growth in its net asset value (NAV) in excess of the Benchmark Index, the MSCI AC Asia ex Japan Index (total return, in sterling terms).
Benchmark
  • MSCI AC Asia ex Japan
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
No data available.
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Ian Hargreaves01/02/2011Ian joined the company in 1994 as an investment analyst where he was responsible for coverage of Indonesia, Korea and the Indian sub-continent, as well as managing several regional institutional client accounts. In January 2005, after more than 10 years with Invesco in Hong Kong, Ian decided to return to the UK to join the Henley-based Asian Equities team. Ian now manages pan-Asian portfolios alongside Stuart Parks and is specifically responsible for covering the Hong Kong/China markets as well as markets in South East Asia, namely, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. He holds a BA (Hons) in Chinese Studies from Durham University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Compliance
AIC Member
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Invesco Asia Trust plc
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price313.89
CurrencyGBX
Price updated23/04/2018
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeNJDS
Invesco Asia Trust plc NFV
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price320.05
CurrencyGBX
Price updated23/04/2018
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeEBK4
Invesco Asia Trust plc NPV
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price320.05
CurrencyGBX
Price updated23/04/2018
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeEBK5
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