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Schroder AsiaPacific Fund plc

Schroder AsiaPacific Fund plc

Key Company Facts

LSE: SDP | Benchmark: MSCI AC Asia ex Japan NR

The Company's principal investment objective is to achieve capital growth through investment primarily in equities of companies located in the continent of Asia (excluding the Middle East and Japan), together with the Far Eastern countries bordering the Pacific Ocean.

It aims to achieve growth in excess of the MSCI All Countries Asia excluding Japan Index in sterling terms (Benchmark Index) over the longer term.

  • Inception date

    14 November 1995

  • Year end

    30 September

  • AGM

    January

  • Distribution frequency

    Annually

Independent Board of Directors

The Board determines and monitors the Trust's investment objective and policy, and considers its future strategic direction: being collectively responsible for the long-term success of the Trust.

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James Williams

Chair

Julia Goh

Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee

Martin Porter

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Management Engagement Committee

Keith Craig

Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Nomination Committee

Vivien Gould

Independent Non-Executive Director

Rupert Hogg

Independent Non-Executive Director

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Terms of Reference: Management Engagement Committee
Terms of Reference: Nomination Committee
Terms of Reference: Audit & Risk Committee

Corporate calendar

Half Year End

31 March

Announcement of Half Year Results

May

Year End

30 September

Announcement of Final Results

December

AGM

January/ February

Dividend paid

February

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Schroder AsiaPacific Fund - Risk Considerations

Emerging markets risk: Emerging markets, and especially frontier markets, generally carry greater political, legal, counterparty and operational risk.
Currency risk: The company can be exposed to different currencies. Changes in foreign exchange rates could create losses.
Concentration risk: The company may be concentrated in a limited number of geographical regions, industry sectors, markets and/or individual positions. This may result in large changes in the value of the company, both up or down, which may adversely impact the performance of the company.
Gearing risk: The company 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.
Counterparty risk: Investments such as warrants, participation certificates, guaranteed bonds, etc. will expose the company to the risk of the issuer of these instruments defaulting on paying the capital back to the company.