Schroder Oriental Income Fund Limited - SOI

Focusing on Asian companies that offer long-term growth potential with increasing dividend income

Why invest in SOI?

  • A total return approach to investing in Asian markets, targeting companies with strong balance sheets and progressive dividend policies, driving a combination of both capital growth and income returns.
  • Has delivered a growing dividend each year since launch in 2005.
  • Highly resourced investment management team, with over 40 years of combined portfolio management experience, who works closely with an extensive network of 35+ analysts throughout Asia

The value of investments and the income from them may go down as well as up and investors may not get back the amounts originally invested

Webinar: Annual Results 2022

On 29 November Richard Sennitt and Abbas Barkhordar presented the trust's annual results for the year ended 31 August 2022

Meet the manager

"While by no means universal, many Asian companies are increasingly focused on dividends as a substantial contributor to shareholder returns."

Richard Sennitt
Fund Manager, Asian Equities

Independent Board of Directors

Performance and charges

For further performance data please visit the London Stock Exchange website.

Ongoing charge: 0.85%

Investment Objective

The investment objective of the Company is to provide a total return for investors primarily through investments in equities and equity related investments, of companies which are based in, or which derive a significant proportion of their revenues from, the Asia Pacific region and which offer attractive yields.



Source: Morningstar as at November 2022

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Source: FundCalibre as at November 2022

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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 Company invests in smaller companies that may be less liquid than in larger companies and price swings may therefore be greater than investment trusts, companies and funds that invest in larger companies. 

The Company 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 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. 

Investment in warrants, participation certificates, guaranteed bonds, etc will expose the fund to the risk of the issuer of these instruments defaulting. Deducting charges from capital can result in the income paid by the company being higher than would otherwise be the case and the growth in the capital sum being eroded. 

As a result of the fees being charged partially to capital, the distributable income of the Company may be higher, but the capital value of the Company may be eroded. 

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Please remember that the value of investments and the income from them may go down as well as up and investors may not get back the amounts originally invested.

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Issued by Schroder Unit Trusts Limited, 1 London Wall Place, London EC2Y 5AU. Registered Number 4191730 England.

Schroder Unit Trusts Limited is an authorised corporate director, authorised unit trust manager and an ISA plan manager, and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

On 17 September 2018 our remaining dual priced funds converted to single pricing and a list of the funds affected can be found in our Changes to Funds. To view historic dual prices from the launch date to 14 September 2018 click on Historic prices.