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

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Specialists in equity portfolios in Asia Pacific, emerging markets, global and sustainable investment strategies

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It appears you’re curious as well.

Based on observations by interplanetary spacecraft Cassini, researchers have theorised that on Saturn, Jupiter, Neptune and Uranus lightning could split carbon atoms from atmospheric methane, forming soot which, as it falls, hardens into chunks of graphite and then diamond.

Unfortunately on Saturn, these diamond ‘hail stones’ eventually melt into a liquid sea in the planet’s hot core. However, on Uranus and Neptune, the atmospheric conditions mean these uncut diamonds may last forever. So all you diamond lovers just need to travel a little bit further across the universe.

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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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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