Maple-Brown Abbott Asian Equity Income Fund – Institutional US Dollar

The Fund is invested in companies listed (or expected to be listed) across Asia that we believe have sustainable and growing income streams and the potential for long-term capital growth and is actively managed.

We believe one of the key identifiers of strong total returns of Asian equities is dividend growth. The Fund’s investment universe comprises companies across the Asian region with a market capitalisation typically above US$1 billion dollars. To narrow the investment universe, we apply two distinct quantitative screening models to identify those companies with both the ability to pay a sustainable and growing income streams, and the intention to reward shareholders with an attractive dividend profile going forward. These dividend-focused screens are complemented by detailed bottom-up analysis including financial forecasts, an assessment of management quality, industry structure and ESG factors. 

We manage the Fund on a ‘benchmark unaware’ basis and will typically hold 25–40 stocks.

Investment objective

The Fund aims to deliver an attractive total return, after fees, over a rolling five-year period whilst maintaining a dividend yield in excess of the Benchmark.

Fund facts
Fund inception date^19/10/2007Class inception date^13/07/2022
Base currencyUSDClass currencyUSD
ISIN codeIE000SKBMBF9BenchmarkMSCI All Countries Asia Excluding Japan Net Index (US$)
Minimum initial subscriptionUSD $ 1,000,000Annual management charge %0.75

^The Fund’s name, investment objective and investment policies changed on 23 May 2022.

Portfolio Managers

A team of experienced and dedicated investment professionals.

Howard Ho | Maple-Brown Abbott
Howard Ho
Portfolio Manager, Asian Equity Income
Will Main | Portfolio Manager & Head of Research (Asia and Emerging Markets) | Maple-Brown Abbott
Will Main
Head of Asia

 Forms and fund information

Proxy voting outcomes

The table below shows how we have exercised our vote for listed shares held in the Asian Equity Income Fund for the 12 months to 30 June 2023.

MeetingsResolutionsVoted with ManagementVoted against ManagementAbstained
Number 47399363340

The data reflects where we have voted for or against management recommendations. Of the 34 "against" votes, 35% related to capital structuring, 24% related to the election of a director, and the remainder related to other governance matters.

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