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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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Who we are

We are a global asset management business and the home of investment teams Stewart Investors and FSSA Investment Managers. All our investment teams - whether in-house or individually branded - operate independently of each other and according to their individual approaches to investing.

Who we are
2019

First Sentier Investors acquired by Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG)

1000+

employees globally

11 teams

investing across equities, fixed income and Infrastructure

US$157.6 bn^

of funds under management

Our global footprint

9 countries

12 offices

4 continents

UNPRI*

Signatories to the UN's Principles for responsible Investment since 2007

*United Nation Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI)

7/8 A+*

Out of 8 categories, we've scored 7 out of 8 A+ and one A from the UNPRI

*PRI Assessment Report 2020

^ Assets under management (AUM) includes all assets managed by First Sentier Investors’ investment teams and affiliates as at 31 Mar 2024.

Responsible investment

We are dedicated to providing world-leading investment expertise and client solutions, led by our Principles of Responsible Investment and Stewardship*. These principles are integral to each investment team, our overall business management and the culture of the firm.

A specialist responsible investment team supports the integration of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) into our processes, and provides a forum for collaboration on emerging ESG issues. Since 2007, we have been signatories to the United Nation’s Principles for Responsible Investment and have had group-wide stewardship principles in place since 2013.

More about our approach to responsible investment

* The use of investor rights and influence to protect and enhance overall long-term value for clients and beneficiaries, including the common economic, social and environmental factors on which their interests depend.

Investment capabilities

We offer a comprehensive suite of investment capabilities across a number of asset classes.

We have 11 teams operating across equities, fixed income and infrastructure. Our brands include; FSSA Investment Managers, an Asian and global emerging markets equities investor and Stewart Investors, a pioneer in emerging market equities and sustainable investing.

Corporate sustainability

We are committed to ensuring that as a firm, we are contributing to building a sustainable economy and society by improving our ESG standards and holding our own business to the same standards that we expect of the companies that we invest our clients’ money in; and by doing so, reinforcing our position as responsible investors.

In 2022, a dedicated Corporate Sustainability function was established to improve the sustainability profile of our global operations by focusing on four focus areas: environment, our supply chains, community and diversity, equity* and inclusion.

Our Corporate Sustainability 2022 Report provides an update on the progress that we have made in our focus areas.

Learn about our approach to corporate sustainability

* The process of ensuring that practices and programs are impartial, fair and provide equal possible outcomes for every individual.

Certified B Corporation

In 2022, First Sentier Investors became a globally Certified B Corporation (B Corp). B Corp Certification provides a framework that we can use to effectively assess our operations against high standards from an environmental, social and governance* point of view, as well as to identify areas where we can enhance and improve.

B Corp certified companies are verified every three years on whether they continue to meet the rigorous, evolving standards.

Overall B Impact Score
Based on the B Impact Assessment, First Sentier Investors earned an overall score of 107.2/200, as of November, 2022.

More about our score and the assessment process

* Ensuring a company is well managed with effective systems and controls in place to achieve its purposes efficiently and fairly, uses accurate and transparent accounting methods, pursues integrity in carrying out its business, seeks and diversity in selecting its leadership and employees, and is accountable to its shareholders.

Our history

Our business started in Australia in 1988, and has grown to become a global asset management business with a diverse client base and operations spanning Australia, Asia, Europe and North America.

On 2 August 2019, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation (MUFG) acquired our business from Commonwealth Bank of Australia, and we now operate as a global investment management business. Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.

Formerly known as Colonial First State Global Asset Management in Australia, and First State Investments elsewhere, the firm has now rebranded to First Sentier Investors.

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