Schroder AsiaPacific Fund plc - SDP

Backing bright growth prospects in Asia

Why invest in SDP?

Powerful secular trends are driving the Asian growth story and creating a growing volume and variety of world-leading companies in the region. The Schroder AsiaPacific Fund aims to achieve long-term capital growth by investing in a diversified portfolio of around 60 of the best quality but undervalued companies across Asia.

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Focusing on long-term growth prospects

Schroder AsiaPacific Fund aims to invests in high quality companies, across all countries and sectors of the Asian economy, that offer the greatest return potential.

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Rely on decades of deep expertise

Portfolio managers, Richard Sennitt & Abbas Barkhordar, draw upon the extensive resources of Schroders’ Asia Pacific equities research team with 40+ analysts based across the region, as well as Schroders’ London-based global sector specialists.

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Core Asia holding designed to sit at the heart of investors’ portfolios

The investment team uses a time-tested, disciplined investment process that provides investors with a core, exposure to Asian equities.

Key information

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NEW: Interim Report & Accounts 2024
Kepler Research Note
Kepler: Interim Results Analysis
Latest Factsheet
Key Information Document
Morningstar Report

Annual Results 2023

On 23 January 2024, Managers Richard Sennitt and Abbas Barkhordar presented the Trust's annual results for the year ended 30 September 2023. The presentation can be downloaded above.

Performance

For further performance data please visit the London Stock Exchange Website

Ongoing charge figure (as at July 2023): 0.84%

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Awards and ratings

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Source: Morningstar as at May 2024

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Awards logo for Investment Week Investment Company of the Year Awards 2023

Source: Investment Week, 2023

Trust Media

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Kepler Article: Crouching tiger, not so hidden dragon
Kepler: Interim Results Analysis, May 2024
Kepler: Annual Results Analysis, December 2023
AJ Bell Shares: Fund Presentation
Kepler: Asia's Growth Opportunities
Kepler: Asia Special Report
Kepler: Podcast with Abbas Barkhordar
The Daily Telegraph: Questor feature

Schroders Insights

Meet the managers

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Richard Sennitt

Fund Manager, Asian Equities

Abbas Barkhordar

Fund Manager, Asian Equities

Independent Board of Directors

Documents

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Annual Report and Accounts 2023
Interim Report & Accounts 2024
AGM results 2024
Privacy Policy
Schroders Annual Sustainability Report
Terms of Reference: Management Engagement Committee
Terms of Reference: Nomination Committee
Terms of Reference: Audit & Risk Committee

Annual Reports & Accounts

2022 / 2021 / 2020 / 2019  / 2018 / 2017  / 2016  / 2015  / 2014  / 2013  / 2012  / 2011  / 2010  / 2009 

Interim Reports & Accounts

2022 / 2021 / 2020  / 2019  / 2018  / 2017  / 2016  / 2015  / 2014  / 2013  / 2012 

AGM Results

2023 / 2022 / 2021 / 2020 / 2019

Circulars

2010 / 2011 / 2011 (2nd) / 2012

Non-Mainstream Pooled Investments (NMPI) Status

The Company currently conducts its affairs so that its shares can be recommended by IFAs to ordinary retail investors in accordance with the FCA's rules in relation to non-mainstream investment products and intends to continue to do so for the foreseeable future. The Company's shares are excluded from the FCA's restrictions which apply to non-mainstream investment products because they are shares in an investment trust.

What are the risks?

Past performance is not a guide to future performance and may not be repeated. The value of investments and the income from them may go down as well as up and investors may not get back the amount originally invested. 

Investors in the emerging markets and the Far East should be aware that this involves a high degree of risk and should be seen as long term in nature. Less developed markets are generally less well regulated than the UK, they may be less liquid and may have less reliable arrangements for trading and settlement of the underlying holdings. 

The trust holds investments denominated in currencies other than sterling, investors should note that exchange rates may cause the value of these investments, and the income from them, to rise or fall. 

The trust Invests in smaller companies that may be less liquid than in larger companies and price swings may therefore be greater than investment trusts that invest in larger companies. 

The trust may borrow money to invest in further investments, this is known as gearing. Gearing will increase returns if the value of the investments purchased increase in value by more than the cost of borrowing, or reduce returns if they fail to do so. 

Investments such as warrants, participation certificates, guaranteed bonds, etc will expose the fund to the risk of the issuer of these instruments defaulting on paying the capital back to the fund. 

Gearing will increase returns if the value of the investments purchased increase in value by more than the cost of borrowing, or reduce returns if they fail to do so. Investments such as warrants, participation certificates, guaranteed bonds, etc will expose the fund to the risk of the issuer of these instruments defaulting on paying the capital back to the fund.