Strategy Overview

Key Facts

About the team

 

FSSA Investment Managers

FSSA Investment Managers (FSSA) are specialists in Asia Pacific and Global Emerging Markets equity strategies. We manage US$25.1 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 30 June 2019

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 FSSA Investment Managers team's approach to Responsible Investment

Performance and Documents

SUT represents Singapore Unit Trust fund range

First State Investments (registration number 53236800B) and FSSA Investment Managers(registration number 53314080C) are business divisions of First State Investments (Singapore). FSSA Investment Managers 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.