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Barings ASEAN Frontiers Fund

as of 16/08/2019
USD 220.330

Fund Facts

Fund Type UCITS
Domicile Ireland
Umbrella Barings International Umbrella Fund
Asset Class Equity

Share Class Info

Share Class Class A USD Acc
Currency USD
Accumulating / Distributing Accumulative
Share Class Inception Date 14/03/2012

Why ASEAN Frontiers?

Rapid urbanisation and infrastructure development, coupled with a fast-growing population and rising domestic demand, has driven dynamic economic development in South East Asia over recent years.

As the developed world struggles to shake off its debt-induced economic malaise, we believe that the favourable fundamentals of ASEAN economies will continue to lead to higher relative growth rates and superior equity market returns over the medium and long term.

Summary fund objective

The objective of the Fund is to achieve long-term capital growth in the value of assets by investing in companies in Asia which the Managers believe will benefit from the economic growth and development of the region. The Fund will seek to achieve its investment objective by investing at least 70% of its total assets at any one time in equities and equity-related securities of companies incorporated in countries which are members of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN), or which have a significant proportion of their assets or other interests in those countries. The members of ASEAN include Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam. (Please refer to the Prospectus for the full investment objective and policy.)

Why now?

A number of these regional economies are rich in natural resources and are well placed to continue to benefit from an environment of high food prices. Elsewhere, we are encouraged that infrastructure bottlenecks are being tackled and this should serve to benefit a number of tourism-related sectors.

Why Barings?

Barings has established an international reputation for the performance of our Asian equity funds since the launch of our flagship Barings Hong Kong China Fund over 30 years ago in 1982.

Flexibility within our investment policy allows us to exploit market anomalies and invest in frontier markets such as Sri Lanka, Laos and Bangladesh. Our ‘on-the-ground’ presence in the region, with local language speakers who carry out rigorous company visits, enables us to generate valuable local knowledge and new investment ideas early and efficiently.

The information available on this website is not an offer to sell or an invitation to apply for this product and is by way of information only, nor is the information available on this website intended as an offering of this product to US Persons. Depending on your jurisdiction, you may not have access to this product. Individual investors should contact their financial advisor before investing in this product. The Key Investor Information Document (KIID), if applicable, must be received and read before investing. All other relevant documents relating to the product such as the Report and Accounts and Prospectus should also be read. The information available on this website does not constitute investment, tax, legal or other advice or recommendation.

Portfolio Managers

SooHai Lim, CFA

SooHai Lim, CFA

Calista Lee

Calista Lee

Rainy Zhang

Rainy Zhang


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