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Schroder ISF Asian Total Return

Ranked 2 out of 8 in - Emerging Market Equity Including Asia over 36 months
All calculations are in USD unless stated

Managed by

Lee King Fuei

Lee King Fuei graduated from the London School of Economics with a BSc in economics and has an M.Phil in economics from Cambridge University. He started his career with Schroders as a graduate trainee in 1999 and in 2000 he was promoted to manager. Lee King became an associate director in 2005 and in 2006 he was promoted to director. He is currently an Asian equities fund manager and is also a specialist fund manager for the Asian dividend income funds. Lee King is a CFA Charterholder and is a member of the CFA institute. He also holds the Investment Management Certificate (IMC).

Robin Parbrook

Robin Parbrook graduated from Edinburgh University with an MA in economics. He started his career in 1990 with Schroders as an analyst for the Far East team in London. In 1992 he went to Hong Kong where he worked as an Asian fund manager and managed a combination of institutional funds and unit trusts. Robin returned to the London office in 1998 where he managed specialist Asian portfolios and in 2000 he became the deputy CIO of Pacific ex Japan equities in Singapore. In 2002 Robin joined the Hong Kong office where he was the head of Hong Kong equities and head of the greater China team. Since 2005 he has been head of the Asia ex Japan equity fund management team.


The Fund aims to provide capital growth and income by investing in equity and equity related securities of Asia Pacific companies. The Fund is designed to participate in rising markets whilst aiming to mitigate losses in falling markets through the use of derivatives. The mitigation of losses cannot be guaranteed. The Fund may invest directly in China B-Shares and China HShares and may invest less than 30% of its assets in China AShares through Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect and Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect..

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Emerging Market Equity Including Asia over : 31/12/2015 - 31/12/2018
  • Rank 2/8 Total Return
  • Rank 5/8 Standard Deviation
  • Rank 6/8 Max Drawdown
Fund Name Currency Risk
3 OAKS Emerging and Frontier Opps C USD

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged



4 BSF Emerging Markets Absolute Return D2 USD USD


5 Schroder ISF Asian Total Return A Acc USD


6 Veritas China USD A USD


7 LBN China+ Opportunity UCITS I (USD) USD


Fund Name Currency Loss
4 OAKS Emerging and Frontier Opps C USD

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged



5 Veritas China USD A USD


6 Schroder ISF Asian Total Return A Acc USD


7 BANOR SICAV Greater China Equity S USD USD


8 LBN China+ Opportunity UCITS I (USD) USD


Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/12/2018 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2018 -15.1% -0.4% -3.6% -3.7% -8.2%
2017 39.5% 11.9% 9.7% 6.5% 6.7%
2016 6.6% 2.4% 2.3% 9.0% -6.5%
2015 -3.1% 5.6% -3.6% -7.2% 2.5%
2014 6.5% 2.4% 4.0% 0.4% -0.5%
2013 4.3% 8.3% -5.4% 0.3% 1.5%
2012 21.3% 10.9% -3.0% 9.2% 3.4%
2011 -4.5% -0.1% 5.8% -13.7% 4.7%
2010 24.2% 2.8% -0.6% 17.0% 3.9%
2009 77.0% 2.4% 38.6% 13.9% 9.5%
2008 -31.1% 4.4% -0.5% -17.4% -19.7%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
USD Cash 6.64%
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd ORD 4.80%
Tencent Holdings Ltd ORD 4.62%
HDFC Bank Ltd ORD 4.39%
TWD Cash 4.37%
Jardine Strategic Holdings Ltd ORD 4.14%
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd ORD 3.42%
AIA Group Ltd ORD 3.30%
Swire Properties Ltd ORD 3.23%
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd DR 2.97%

Registered For Sale In

  1. Austria
  2. Belgium
  3. Bulgaria
  4. Czech Republic
  5. Denmark
  6. Finland
  7. France
  8. Germany
  9. Gibraltar
  10. Greece
  11. Hong Kong
  12. Iceland
  13. Ireland
  14. Liechtenstein
  15. Luxembourg
  16. Macau
  17. Malta
  18. Netherlands
  19. Norway
  20. Poland
  21. Portugal
  22. Singapore
  23. Spain
  24. Sweden
  25. Switzerland
  26. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date16/11/2007
  • Share Class size3,855Mn
  • Base currencyUSD
  • ISIN LU0326948709

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment1,000
  • Min. regular additional investment0


  • Initial investment5.00%

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Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in the currency and currencies indicated).