Strategy Overview

Key Facts

First State Stewart Asia

First State Stewart Asia is an autonomous investment management team within First State Investments, with offices in Hong Kong, Singapore and Edinburgh. The team manages a range of Asia Pacific and Global Emerging Market equity strategies on behalf of clients globally.

  • Long-term, conservative investors with an absolute return mindset
  • Focus on identifying quality companies at sensible valuations
  • A stable team with a distinct culture and investment philosophy

Why invest ?

Why First State Stewart Asia

We are conviction-based, bottom-up stock selectors with a strong emphasis on proprietary research. Our goal is to identify high quality companies to invest in for the long term. We look for founders and management teams that act with integrity and risk awareness; and dominant franchises that have the ability to deliver sustainable and predictable returns over the long term.
We are conservative investors and define risk in terms of the permanent loss of capital, rather than deviation from any benchmark index. We believe that by investing in quality companies and holding for the long term, the risk to capital is greatly reduced.

Responsible Investment

Responsible Investment

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.

Learn more about the First State Stewart Asia team's approach to Responsible Investment

Performance and Documents

Investment Team

First State Investments (registration number 53236800B) and First State Stewart Asia (registration number 53314080C) are business divisions of First State Investments (Singapore). First State Stewart Asia is a team within First State Investments that manages a range of Asia Pacific equity funds. 

Fund performance data is sourced from First State Investments. Single pricing basis with net income reinvested. The above performance data is provided for information only and does not contain or constitute investment advice. A copy of the Prospectus is available and may be obtained from the Manager, First State Investments (Singapore), or any of our distributors. Investors should read the Prospectus and consult a financial adviser before deciding to make any investment. In the event of discrepancies between the marketing materials and the Prospectus, the Prospectus shall prevail. The value of the Fund and the income from them, if any, may fall or rise. Past performance of the Fund or the Manager and any economic and market trends or forecast, is not indicative of the future or likely performance of the Fund or the Manager. Neither the Manager, nor any of its associates, nor any director, or employee accepts any liability for any loss arising directly or indirectly from any use of this information. Units are not available to U.S. persons.

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