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Specialist in Asia Pacific, Japan, China, India and South East Asia and Global Emerging Market equities.

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Our philosophy is very simple. We are constantly searching for high quality businesses and when we acquire them, we will work relentlessly with them to create long-term sustainable value through innovation, ESG-led and proactive asset management.

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Stewart Investors manage investment portfolios on behalf of our clients over the long term and have held shares in some companies for over 20 years. They launched their first investment strategy in 1988.

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In this update, we highlight some of the key areas that investors should be aware of when investing in china’s state-owned sector and a brief history of china’s state-owned enterprise reforms.
Learn more about the emerging market strategy which aims to outperform the MSCI Emerging Markets Index over rolling five year periods before fees and taxes.
Given that the world is closing in on the second-longest economic expansion in history, the current bull market is not so surprising. However, we have been ever mindful of the signs of market euphoria and the growing risks to capital preservation.
Many research providers and standard-setting bodies have been working on climate measures and disclosures for investors with mixed success. a key gap is that no current standard, when considered across a portfolio of listed-equity investments, covers the essential questions of how much of ...
In this latest update on Asia Pacific equities, we provide some insights into our current portfolio positioning and a performance review of the regional Asia Pacific funds.
Since our first sustainable development-focused strategy launched in 2005, human development has been a key focus area given our long history of investing in Asia Pacific and emerging markets.
Find the latest investment insights, including market outlooks, research papers and investment strategy from experts at first sentier investors here.
The China equity market includes a myriad of share classes, each with distinct characteristics. ‘Offshore’ Chinese equities are listed on overseas stock exchanges such as New York and Hong Kong and denominated in foreign currencies, while ‘onshore’ Chinese equities are listed on the Shanghai and ...
Leading global investment manager, first sentier investors (fsi), today announced the outcome of a review of its existing investment capabilities against its strategy.
In september 2020, first state investments will officially become first sentier investors. this page provides detail about the change and an overview of our new product names.
The Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) for the European Union Mandates the disclosure of the Principal Adverse Impacts (PAI) that investment decisions have on sustainability factors.
2018 was a challenging year for Japanese equities. While we usually prefer to talk about the companies we own rather than comment on the market or the economy, it was interesting to note that 85% of trades last year was on auto-pilot, controlled by machines, CTAs and quant funds.
Leading global investment manager, first sentier investors, today announced the appointment of david allen to the role of global head of investment management.
2020 was a year like no other, with COVID-19 reshaping the way we live, work and invest. As the year began, we were forced to reassess how we interact with each other, how complex systems work together and how nature has more power over us than we normally like to admit.
First sentier investors are the world-leading provider of specialist investment capabilities. discover how we provide research-led active investment management.
investors, regulators and markets have an obligation to address modern slavery risks as a key aspect of their esg obligations.
investors, regulators and markets have an obligation to address modern slavery risks as a key aspect of their esg obligations.
Learn about investing in the world's fastest-growing markets with FSSA Investment Managers. We invest in high quality equities that outperform over the long term.
In this video Rebecca Sherlock, Global Listed Infrastructure Portfolio Manager, outlines actions active managers can take to influence companies
Rebecca Sherlock, Global Listed Infrastructure Portfolio Manager, discusses the energy trilemma of trying to balance affordability, sustainability and reliability when we set energy policy.
Rebecca Sherlock, Global Listed Infrastructure Portfolio Manager, delves into the missing jigsaw piece in the transition to a clean energy economy.
First sentier investors aims to be recognised as world-class for all the asset categories that we manage. the following awards are testament to our investment approach, and the expertise of our excellent, hard-working teams.
It has been 40 years since Mr Deng Xiaoping embarked on his ambitious market-based reform program and began to open up China’s economy. Since then, China has been transformed; while there have been stops and starts on the way, China was one of the fastest-growing countries in the world over the p...
The cascading impacts of climate change and society’s overexploitation of the land and sea is giving rise to unprecedented devastation of nature and biodiversity. In the last 50 years, there has been a devastating 69% drop in wildlife populations[1]. The unfolding crisis is risking the very found...
The proposed new national industry body would leadprojects on behalf of members, including working together on a national strategy and targets, providing a strong voice with government, and educating consumers about appropriate disposal and recycling.
A monthly review and outlook of the Global Listed Infrastructure sector.
A monthly review and outlook of the Global Listed Infrastructure sector.
Over the last few years, valuations have generally become expensive in our universe of quality companies. Valuations reaching these levels remind me of the mistakes I made running into the 2008 crash.
A monthly review and outlook of the Global Listed Infrastructure sector.
A monthly review and outlook of the Global Listed Infrastructure sector.
A monthly review and outlook of the Global Listed Infrastructure sector.
A monthly review and outlook of the Global Listed Infrastructure sector.
We are entering a new era. The year 2024 will be unpredictable and clouded by many uncertainties. It will be marked by geopolitical risks, the ongoing taming of the inflation beast, and how the US Presidential election will impact markets.
A monthly review and outlook of the Asian Quality Bond market.
Global listed infrastructure underperformed in 2023 owing to rising interest rates and a shift away from defensive assets. Relative valuations are now at compelling levels. Infrastructure assets are expected to see earnings growth in 2024 and beyond, aided by structural growth drivers.
“ Failure is so important. We speak about success all the time. It is the ability to resist failure or use failure that often leads to greater success. ” J.K. Rowling
Last quarter I visited infrastructure companies in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya. The trip included visits to ten corporate head offices and three site tours. This paper seeks to share some of the key findings from my meetings with Japanese passenger rail and utility companies.
This paper asserts that macro towers will remain at the heart of a modern, mobile data communications network despite the continual development of new technologies.
Climate change and global warming pose systemic risks to society and the global economy. It impacts the availability of resources, the price and structure of the energy market, the vulnerability of infrastructure and the valuation of companies.
A monthly review and outlook of the Asian Quality Bond market.
A monthly review and outlook of the Asian Quality Bond market.
A monthly review and outlook of the Asian Quality Bond market.
A monthly review and outlook of the Asian Quality Bond market.
2023 has not been for the faint-hearted. The euphoric mood from China’s post-Covid reopening that highlighted the start of 2023 revealed its alter ego as the year progressed with a slew of turbulent events, such as the regional banking crisis and Israel Hamas war.
A monthly review and outlook of the Asian Quality Bond market.
In September 2023, I met more than 30 global listed infrastructure companies and stakeholders from the UK, Europe and China. The following travel diary summarises my impressions and findings from these meetings.
Climate change and global warming pose systemic risks to society and the global economy. It impacts the availability of resources, the price and structure of the energy market, the vulnerability of infrastructure and the valuation of companies.
Florida is home to world leading infrastructure companies. the us state offers investors exposure to strong demographics, pro-business politics and sensible regulation. sunshine state is more than just a reference to the weather.
The North American railroad sector continues to undergo transformational change. Implementation of Precision Scheduled Railroading (PSR) has resulted in a step-change in efficiency that has delivered exceptional improvements in company profitability and shareholder returns.