Schroder Oriental Income Fund Limited - SOI

Expert access to Asian income & growth

Why invest in SOI?

Asian companies are increasingly world-leading and returning cash to shareholders. The Schroder Oriental Income Fund aims to tap into the Asian income story and help investors diversify their dividends.

Offering a reliable, yet diversified, source of growing income

By focusing on quality companies with attractive dividend growth prospects, its managers are confident in the portfolio’s income generating potential. Having grown its dividend every year since launch, SOI is classed in the AIC’s next generation of dividend heroes.

A disciplined focus on companies with excellent long-term growth prospects

The trust is well placed to capitalise on the growing prominence of Asian companies that are transforming their sectors, providing investors with the potential for an attractive level of capital growth as well as income.

Rely on decades of deep expertise

Schroders is an acknowledged expert in Asian equity investing. Portfolio manager, Richard Sennitt draws upon the extensive resources of Schroders’ Asia Pacific equities research team based in six offices across the region, as well as Schroders’ London-based specialists. The strength of these resources gives the managers an advantage in under-researched and inefficient markets.

Key Information

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

Annual Results 2023

On 29 November, Managers Richard Sennitt and Abbas Barkhordar presented the Trust's annual results for the year ended 31 August 2023. The presentation can be downloaded above.


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

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Source: Morningstar as at May 2024

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Source: FundCalibre as at May 2024


Source: Kepler Trust Intelligence, 2024

In the media

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Kepler Podcast: Investing in the Asian Income Story
Kepler: Interim Results Analysis
Kepler: Why dividend investors should be looking at Asia
Kepler: The Asian Century
Kepler: Trust Issues Podcast
AJ Bell: Investing for Income

Related insights

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


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Annual Report and Accounts 2023
Latest Half Year Report (2024)
AGM Results
Privacy Policy
Schroders Annual Sustainability Report
Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFM) Disclosures
Terms of Reference: Management Engagement Committee
Terms of Reference: Nomination & Remuneration Committee
Terms of Reference: Audit and Risk Committee

Annual Reports and Accounts

2023 / 2022 / 2021 / 2020 / 2019 / 2018 / 2017 / 2016 / 2015 / 2014 / 2013 / 2012

Half Year Reports

2023 / 2022 / 2021 / 2020 / 2019 / 2018 / 2017 / 2016 / 2015 / 2014 / 2013

AGM Results

2020 / 2019 / 2018


2013 / 2020


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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.