The Nikko AM New Asia Fund invests in securities in Asia (excluding Japan) and cash. As a guideline, the Fund will usually hold approximately 40 - 60 different securities. NAM Asia will select securities for the Fund predominantly by using a bottom-up stock selection approach, and will generally take a long-term view to investing.

Investment Objective

The Fund aims to outperform the MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan Index (in Australian Dollar terms) unhedged over the long term after fees and expenses but before taxes.

Strong risk management

The Nikko AM Asian equity team aims to reduce risk by diversifying the portfolio in accordance with the Fund’s investment guidelines.

More investment opportunities

The Nikko AM Asia equity team can provide access to investment opportunities and markets that may not be accessible to individual investors, including China A-shares.

Investment professionals with global access and regional resources

The Fund is managed by Nikko AM Asia’s equity investment professionals with broad and deep experience in Asian stock markets, including dedicated resources in China through Nikko AM’s local joint venture partner, Rongtong Fund Management.

ESG integration

Strong and/or improving Environmental, Social and Governance factors are fundamental to companies achieving/sustaining high returns. The team integrates its ESG analysis into its fundamental research.

Active management

With its experienced, passionate investment team and thorough fundamental research, the Nikko AM Asia equity team aims to identify and take advantage of market inefficiencies to generate alpha.

Fund characteristics

  • Active management of mid- to large-cap companies offering high sustainable return potential and/or positive fundamental change
  • Concentrated portfolios – a typical regional portfolio holds between 40 to 60 stocks
  • Style agnostic
  • Portfolio constructed through bottom-up fundamental research and integrated ESG analysis
  • Stock selection and stock weightings driven by view and conviction, not the benchmark
Inception Date+ November 2005
Benchmark MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan Index (in Australian Dollar terms) unhedged
Management Cost 1.025% p.a.
Performance Fee# 10.25%
Minimum initial investment* $10,000
Minimum additional investment* $5,000
Distribution frequency^ Annually following 30 June

* Nikko Asset Management Australia Limited ABN 34 002 542 038 AFSL 229664 (Nikko AM Australia), is the Responsible Entity and issuer of units in the Fund and may accept lower amounts at any time at its discretion.
^ Fund returns can be volatile. Nikko AM Australia does not guarantee to provide distributions, or what the amount of distributions may be.
# 10.25% of returns made in excess of MSCI All Country Asia - ex Japan Index (in Australian Dollars terms) provided the return of the Fund is positive.
+ The Fund was formerly known as TAAM New Asia Fund. The Fund name changed on 1 December 2014. The Fund’s investment strategy remains unchanged.

Fund total return figures are calculated using redemption prices, net of fees, assume the reinvestment of distributions and do not take into account taxation.

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Source: BNP Paribas.
Inception Date: November 2005
The value of an investment can rise and fall and past performance is not indicative of future performance. Investment in a fund is not guaranteed. The value of investments will fluctuate up and down with the assets of the fund.

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Robert Mann

Robert Mann,
Head of Asian Equity

Eng-Teck Tan

Eng-Teck Tan,
Senior Portfolio Manager

Timothy Greaton

Timothy Greaton,
Senior Portfolio Manager

Kathy Ng

Kathy Ng,
Senior Equity Analyst

Ashwin Sanketh

Ashwin Sanketh,
Senior Equity Analyst

Peter Monson

Peter Monson,
Senior Equity Analyst

Grace Yan

Grace Yan,
Equity Analyst

Eric Khaw

Eric Khaw,
Portfolio Manager

Chu Kit Kwa

Chu Kit Kwa,
Equity Analyst

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