It appears you’re curious as well.

It sounds impossible doesn’t it? But in 2015, using a charge-coupled device camera to observe a candle flame at 2.6km, calibrated with observations of the star Vega, physicists at Texas A&M University observed that the human eye could detect a flame at 2.6km.1 That's like seeing a candle atop The Shard from Covent Garden.

Complicated to prove, but fun to try. Why not test the theory the next time you head out into a dark night sky?

At First Sentier Investors – the new name for First State Investments curiosity is at the heart of what we do. It shapes our investment philosophy and our active approach to investment management.

Our name may have changed, but as First Sentier Investors, we have the same commitment to providing world-class specialist investment capabilities. 

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Meet our investment teams and read how their experience shapes our range of investment strategies.

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Test yourself (and compete with your peers).

World-leading provider of specialist investment capabilities

Since our inception in 1988, we have evolved into a global fund manager with a client base that extends across Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. We invest more than US$150 billion on behalf of our clients globally

We are a stand-alone asset management business and the home of investment teams FSSA Investment Managers and Stewart Investors. All our investment teams – whether in-house or individually branded – operate with discrete investment autonomy, according to their investment philosophies.

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