Schroder Asian Total Return Investment Company plc

"You can’t dine off relative returns, and in Asia we believe the benchmark indices are a poor reflection of the overall investment opportunities. The priority of the Company is to make money, whilst providing an element of capital preservation in a volatile asset class."

Robin Parbrook & King Fuei Lee
Co-Managers of the Schroder Asian Total Return Investment Company

Share Price

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Schroder Asian Total Return Investment Company plc 


As of 30 September 2021

  YTD 1 month 3 months 6 months
Share price 3.3 -0.8 -0.8 0.2
Net Asset Value 5.3 -1.0 -0.5 1.8
MSCI AC Asia ex Japan (NDR) -0.8 -2.0 -6.2 -2.5


  1 year 3 years p.a. 5 years p.a. 10 years p.a.
Share price 18.4 14.4 16.2 14.9
Net Asset Value 18.9 14.7 14.8 13.6
MSCI AC Asia ex Japan (NDR) 11.8 8.0 9.0 9.5

Discrete yearly performance (%)

  Sep 16 – Sep 17 Sep 17 - Sep 18 Sep 18 - Sep 19 Sep 19 – Sep 20 Sep 20 – Sep 21
Share Price 31.1 8.2 5.3 20.1 18.4
Net Asset Value 24.1 6.5 5.0 21.0 18.9
Reference Index 16.8 4.9 4.0 8.3 11.8

NAV Performance

Performance over 5 years (%)


Past performance is not a guide to future performance and may not be repeated.

Some performance differences between the fund and the reference index may arise because the fund performance is calculated at a different valuation point from the reference index.

New manager and reference index from 15 March 2013. Source: Thomson Reuters. With effect from 15 March 2013, the Reference Index has been the MSCI AC Asia Pacific ex-Japan Index (sterling adjusted). Prior to that date, it was the MSCI AC Asia ex-Japan Index (sterling adjusted). The full track record of the previous index has been kept and chainlinked to the new one.
Source: Schroders, with net income reinvested, net of the ongoing charges and portfolio costs and, where applicable, performance fees, in GBP. Rebased to 100 as at the start of the 5 year period.

Note about the fund launch date (26 November 1987): managed by Henderson as Henderson Asian Growth Trust. On 21 September 2016, the fund, previously named Asian Total Return Investment Company plc, changed its name to Schroder Asian Total Return Investment Company Plc.

Fund rating and awards


Source: Morningstar, as at 1 August 2019. Morningstar Ratings are sourced from Morningstar.


Ongoing charge: 0.88%

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 Asia 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 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 invests in smaller companies that may be less liquid than in larger companies and price swings may therefore be greater than investment companies that invest in larger companies.

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.

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 Company

The fund can use derivatives to protect the capital value of the portfolio and reduce volatility, or for efficient portfolio management.

Investment Trust Shares

Shares in Schroders investment trusts are listed on the London Stock Exchange. Ordinary shares in each company can be bought and sold through a stockbroker, accountant, independent financial adviser or a share dealing service provided by many banks or buildings societies.

Alternatively, we have made it simple for investors to buy shares quickly and easily online through a range of UK online stockbrokers.

Please note that these websites are third-party sites and are not endorsed or recommended by Schroders. 

Sometimes shares will not be available to immediately purchase in the size of block and at the price you wish to pay.  In this case you can place a 'limit order' with your broker or platform so that the shares will be purchased when shares are available at the price you set.

We recommend you seek financial advice from an independant advisor before making an investment decision. If you don't already have one, you can find one at www.unbiased.co.uk.


Getting started

Investment trusts offer a flexible and effective way to gain exposure to some of the world's most dynamic markets and regions, and can be used to meet a variety of investment outcomes. For more information on how Schroder Asian Total Return Investment Plc shares can be bought and sold, visit our How to invest page.

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Schroders is a world-class asset manager operating from 37 locations across Europe, the Americas, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

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