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Invesco Perpetual Asian Fund

July 2017 (Content as at 30 June 2017)

Overview

Objective

The Invesco Perpetual Asian Fund aims to achieve capital growth in Asia and Australasia, excluding Japan. The fund intends to invest primarily in shares of companies in Asia and Australasia (excluding Japan), although it may include other Asian and Australasian related investments. In pursuing this objective, the fund managers may include investments that they consider appropriate which include transferable securities, money market instruments, warrants, collective investment schemes, deposits and other permitted investments and transactions as detailed in Appendix 2 of the most recent Prospectus.

Fund strategy

We seek to invest in companies whose share prices are substantially below our estimate of fair value, regardless of style. Our investment process leads us to focus on unloved areas of the market, as this is where many undervalued companies can be found. The fund has a number of key identifiable themes which are currently at different stages of maturity in their transition from being contrarian to popular, including: Chinese internet, South Korea and what we consider to be undervalued balance sheets.

Fixed interest roundtable Q&A: where next for bond markets?

Video

15 July 2015

Invesco Perpetual Fixed Interest team

In this live roundtable with fund managers from our Fixed Interest team, they discussed key issues including whether the Greek debt crisis matters for bond markets and the current macroeconomic backdrop.

Market commentary

Most Asian equity markets rose on positive earnings revisions and a fall in risk aversion thanks to the French presidential election result. In China, the central bank has been taking measures to reduce financial risks with a focus on credit growth, whilst attempting to maintain sufficient liquidity. Elsewhere, South Korea’s equity market was the best performer, aided by robust 1st quarter earnings and hopes that the new government will encourage conglomerates to unwind cross-ownership structures and adopt a more shareholder-friendly stance. In India, progress on the Goods and Services Tax roll out combined with prospects of better monsoons pushed the market higher. Meanwhile, Taiwan’s equity market reached new levels led by technology stocks which rose on expectations that the iPhone model cycle will drive the revenue growth of Apple’s suppliers. Finally, the Australian equity market was weak as the banking sector fell on the announcement of a government levy on major banks.

Key facts
Product type ICVC
Launch date 10 February 1990
Fund size £1,248.68m
Historic yield 1%
Sector IA Asia Pacific Excluding Japan NR
Available in an ISA? Yes

Fund manager

William Lam

Title: Fund Manager
Team: Invesco Perpetual - Asian Equities
Fund details
Fund currency GBP
Trading frequency Daily
Accounting period ends 31 May
30 November
Share types
SEDOL ISIN
Accumulation 3302822 GB0033028225
Income 3304903 GB0033049031
Accumulation (No Trail) B1W7HW6 GB00B1W7HW60
Income (No Trail) B1W7HX7 GB00B1W7HX77
Y (Acc) BJ04DS3 GB00BJ04DS38
Y (Inc) BJ04DT4 GB00BJ04DT45
Z (Acc) B8N44Q8 GB00B8N44Q86
Z (Inc) B8N44R9 GB00B8N44R93
Investment levels
Minimum lump sum £500

Performance

Charges

One-off charges taken before you invest

Entry charge

The entry charge for the fund is up to 5%. This is the maximum that might be taken out of your money before it is invested. For example, if you invest £1,000, an entry charge of 5% means £950 of your money will be used to buy shares in the fund.

The entry charge covers the costs of setting up your investment.

If you invest through a third party (such as a financial adviser), but do not receive financial advice on your investment, this charge may include payments to that third party. For more details see "What share classes are available for your ICVC funds?".

Exit charge

There is no exit charge for the fund.

Charges taken from the fund over a year

Ongoing charge

The ongoing charge figure is based on a fixed, all-inclusive fee and excludes portfolio transaction costs. The ongoing charge for each share class can be found in the relevant Key Investor Information Document available under 'Literature'. Investors will be provided with advance notice if any increases to this figure occur.

The ongoing charge covers all aspects of operating the fund during the year, including fees paid for investment management, administration and the independent oversight functions.

If you invest through a third party (such as a financial adviser), but do not receive financial advice on your investment, this charge may include payments to that third party. Once invested, your contract note or acknowledgement letter will show the amount of any payment in cash terms. For more details see "What share classes are available for your ICVC funds?".

Charges taken from the fund under specific conditions

Performance fee

No performance fee is charged.

Portfolio transaction costs1

On average, over the last three financial years, the fund incurred broker commissions of 0.11% and transfer taxes of 0.06%, as a necessary part of buying and selling the fund's underlying investments in order to achieve the investment objective. A proportion of these costs is recovered directly from investors joining and leaving the fund.

When the fund buys or sells shares, broker commissions and transfer taxes are paid by the fund on each transaction. In addition, there is a dealing spread between the buying and selling prices of the underlying investments. Unlike shares, other types of investments (such as bonds, money market instruments and derivatives) have no separately identifiable transaction costs; these costs form part of the dealing spread. Dealing spreads vary considerably depending on the transaction value and market sentiment. The estimated average dealing spread for the fund is 0.19% of the transaction value.

Comparing portfolio transaction costs for a range of funds may give a false impression of the relative costs of investing in them, for the following reasons:

  • Transaction costs do not necessarily reduce returns. The net impact of dealing is the combination of the effectiveness of the manager's investment decisions in improving returns and the associate costs of investment
  • Historic transaction costs are not an effective indicator of the future impact on performance
  • Transaction costs for buying and selling investments due to other investors joining or leaving the fund may be recovered from those investors. For further information see Pricing policy note below
  • Transaction costs vary from country to country
  • Transaction costs vary depending on the types of investment in which a fund invests
  • As the manager's investment decisions are not predictable, transaction costs are also not predictable

Pricing policy note1

We operate a single pricing methodology for this fund and reserve the right to adjust the fund's price to protect your investment from the costs of buying and selling investments that result from other investors joining or leaving the fund. The amount of any such adjustment is calculated by reference to the estimated costs of dealing in the underlying investments, including any dealing spreads, broker commissions and transfer taxes.

Typical adjustments to the fund's price are to increase it by 0.29% for net inflows or decrease it by 0.36% for net outflows.

We usually adjust the price to the maximum extent possible when the value of net contributions or withdrawals is significant, which helps to protect your investment from the costs of the resultant transactions.

1The fund's financial year end is 30 November 2016. Figures in these sections are as at 30 November 2016.

Holdings

 

Literature

Factsheets

Invesco Perpetual Asian Fund Factsheet  (207 KB)

KIIDs

Invesco Perpetual Asian Fund KIID acc  (200 KB)

Invesco Perpetual Asian Fund KIID acc (No trail)  (200 KB)

Invesco Perpetual Asian Fund KIID acc (Y)  (198 KB)

Invesco Perpetual Asian Fund KIID acc (Z)  (199 KB)

Invesco Perpetual Asian Fund KIID inc  (200 KB)

Invesco Perpetual Asian Fund KIID inc (No trail)  (200 KB)

Invesco Perpetual Asian Fund KIID inc (Y)  (198 KB)

Invesco Perpetual Asian Fund KIID inc (Z)  (199 KB)

Application form

ICVC & ISA Application booklet 17/18  (190 KB)

Product & fund information

ICVC Supplementary Information Document (SID)  (1 MB)

Financial reports

Invesco Perpetual Far Eastern Investment Series Interim Report 2016 (Short Report)  (334 KB)

Invesco Perpetual Far Eastern Investment Series Interim Report 2016 (Long Form)  (620 KB)

Invesco Perpetual Far Eastern Investment Series Interim Report 2015 (Short Report)  (272 KB)

Invesco Perpetual Far Eastern Investment Series Interim Report 2015 (Long Form)  (506 KB)

Invesco Perpetual Far Eastern Investment Series Annual Report 2015 (Short Report)  (419 KB)

Invesco Perpetual Far Eastern Investment Series Annual Report 2015 (Long Form)  (1 MB)

Invesco Perpetual Far Eastern Investment Series Annual Report 2016 (Short Report)  (379 KB)

Invesco Perpetual Far Eastern Investment Series Annual Report 2016 (Long Form)  (1 MB)

Forms

ISA Additional Permitted Subscription application form  (69 KB)

Q&A with Will Lam: Philosophy and process

Article

03 April 2017

William Lam, Asian Equities Fund Manager, Invesco Perpetual

William Lam is an Asian equities fund manager at Invesco Perpetual. We recently caught up with him to discuss his investment philosophy and process.

China in focus

Article

28 September 2015

Stuart Parks, Head of Asian Equities, Invesco Perpetual

Stuart Parks considers the importance of China’s economic slowdown and what it means for other parts of Asia.

The third bucket

Article

10 July 2017

William Lam, Asian Equities Fund Manager, Invesco Perpetual

A new theme has emerged in the Invesco Perpetual Asian Fund.

Investment risks

The value of investments and any income will fluctuate (this may partly be the result of exchange rate fluctuations) and investors may not get back the full amount invested. Past performance is not a guide to future returns.

The fund invests in emerging and developing markets, where there is potential for a decrease in market liquidity, which may mean that it is not easy to buy or sell securities. There may also be difficulties in dealing and settlement, and custody problems could arise.

The fund may use derivatives (complex instruments) in an attempt to reduce the overall risk of its investments, reduce the costs of investing and/or generate additional capital or income, although this may not be achieved. The use of such complex instruments may result in greater fluctuations of the value of the fund. The Manager, however, will ensure that the use of derivatives within the fund does not materially alter the overall risk profile of the fund.

Important information

Yield and performance figures are based on the z (accumulation) share class. As this was launched on 12 November 2012, for the periods prior to this launch date, performance figures are based on the accumulation share class, without any adjustment for fees. Performance figures for all share classes can be found in the relevant Key Investor Information Document.

All fund portfolio figures are as at date shown (source: Invesco Perpetual).

Performance figures are shown in sterling, inclusive of reinvested income and net of the ongoing charge and portfolio transaction costs to date shown. The figures do not reflect the entry charge paid by individual investors. Sector average performance is calculated on an equivalent basis (source: Lipper).

The Historic Yield reflects distributions declared over the past twelve months as a percentage of the mid-market price of the fund, as at the date shown. It does not include any entry charge and investors may be subject to tax on their distributions.

Where Invesco Perpetual has expressed views and opinions, these may change. This marketing material is not intended as a recommendation to invest in any particular asset class, security or strategy. Regulatory requirements that require impartiality of investment/investment strategy recommendations are therefore not applicable nor are any prohibitions to trade before publication. The information provided is for illustrative purposes only, it should not be relied upon as recommendations to buy or sell securities.

For the most up to date information on our funds, please refer to the relevant fund and share class-specific Key Investor Information Documents, the Supplementary Information Document, the Annual or Interim Short Reports and the Prospectus, which are available using the contact details shown.