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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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RISK FACTORS

  • The value of investments and any income from them may go down as well as up and are not guaranteed. Investors may get back significantly less than the original amount invested.
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FSSA Investment Managers

FSSA Investment Managers

Specialists in some of the world's fastest-growing markets

Driven by research of the fundamental economic and financial factors underpinning companies, FSSA Investment Managers delve deep into the Asia Pacific region and global emerging markets to invest in what we believe to be high quality companies with the potential to outperform benchmark indicies over the long term. 

As stock driven investors, we scrutinise every aspect of a business that may contribute to its share price performance, constructing relatively focused portfolios of between 30 - 60 stocks that aim to offer our investors exposure to high quality companies in some of the world's fastest growing markets. Our investment strategies include single country portfolios covering China, India and Japan, as well as regional Asia Pacific and global emerging markets portfolio. 

FSSA  Investment Managers is an autonomous team within the First Sentier Investors group, with dedicated investment professionals in Hong Kong, Singapore and Edinburgh. 

1988

Team established

Our history reflects our long-term approach: we look for quality companies that we can buy and hold over time.

1600

Company meetings

Every year, we conduct approx. 1,600 meetings to understand and engage with companies and their management.

20+

Investment Professionals

Our team of specialists scrutinise economic drivers of share prices through fundamental analysis to find what we believe to be quality companies at sensible prices.

Why invest with us in Asia-Pacific and global emerging market equities?

FSSA Investment Managers portfolios are built company by company based on our analysis of any potential economic or financial factors that may be driving individual share prices, with little regard for benchmark index constituents or how the broader market will perform. Our aim is to grow investors' capital as well as prevent any capital loss (although this is not guaranteed), constructing portfolios of what we believe to be high quality companies that are supported by long-term investment themes*, including: 

Dominant consumer franchises

With favourable demographics and populations that are still growing - particuarly in Southeast Asia and India - we believe dominant consumer franchises offer good growth over the long term. 

High quality financials

Banks and high quality financials should benefit from similar economic drivers as consumer businesses: demographics, rising incomes and urbanisation. 

A connected and automated world

As the world embraces a digital future, Asian technology firms should benefit from strong consumer demand and a growing market. At the same time, lower-cost robots allows manufacturers to automate their processes. 

Rising healthcare spending

Many countries are under-invested in healthcare compared to the global average. As these economies become richer, we expect healthcare and health-related spending to rise. 

Environmental, Social Governance (ESG): more than just a label

For FSSA Investment Managers, sustainability is not just a label, but a set of values by which we operate.

 

ESG integration

We believe it is essential to integrate environmental, social and governance factors into the investment process. To us, it is not only prudent risk management, it is a fundamental obligation to our clients.

Tackling climate change

Climate change is a key consideration in FSSA Investment Managers’ investment process. We accept the science of climate change and that a transition to a low carbon global economy is underway. We consider it our duty to assess these risks and opportunities in our investment decision-making and ownership practices, and look to invest in companies that are actively taking steps to solve the climate change problem.

As a firm, we have been signatories to the Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI) since 2007 and view this as a minimum standard. We continue to strive to better understand how ESG and sustainability issues can affect long-term investment performance.

It starts with governance

Good governance is the foundation on which great companies are built. We look for management teams that are well-aligned with minority investors and respect all stakeholders – including their customers, employees, suppliers and the community at large.

Responsible ownership

Being responsible investors means that we are responsible owners. We believe it is our obligation to engage with companies where we have concerns about their ESG approach. We conduct around 1,600 company meetings each year and consider each one as an engagement opportunity.

Glossary

Liquidity

Liquidity refers to the speed and ease with which financial assets can be sold in the market without dramatically affecting the price. Highly liquid assets are quickly sold with little-to-no price impact; highly illiquid assets may take a long time to sell and cause a large shift in price.