About the team
FSSA Investment Managers
FSSA Investment Managers (FSSA) are specialists in Asia Pacific and Global Emerging Markets equity strategies. We manage US$22.2 billion^ on behalf of clients globally. Operating as an autonomous investment team within First State Investments, we are a team of dedicated investment professionals based in Hong Kong, Singapore and Edinburgh.
We are bottom-up investors, using fundamental research and analysis to construct high-conviction portfolios. We conduct more than a thousand direct company meetings a year, seeking to identify high quality companies that we can invest in for the long term.
As responsible, long-term shareholders, we engage extensively on environmental, labour and governance issues and are signatories to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment.
We support social impact initiatives across the Asia region through the strategic philanthropic work of Manan Trust.
^Source: First State Investments, as at 31 March 2020
Our corporate RI strategy is based upon three strategic pillars of quality, stewardship and engagement.
We endeavour to make use of all relevant information at hand, including how companies manage environmental, social and governance issues, and only invest where we perceive the management operates the business effectively and in the interests of all stakeholders. Companies that do not look after their customers, employees, suppliers and the larger community are unlikely, in our view, to be rewarding long-term investments. On the other side of the equation, Responsible Investment also means being responsible owners. When we make an investment, we regard ourselves as buying shares in a real business, with all the rights and responsibilities that this entails. As long-term investors, we engage extensively on ESG matters, particularly where we feel we can add value or can pass on experiences of best practice.