Investment Trusts

Aberdeen Standard Asia Focus PLC


Aberdeen Standard Asia Focus PLC

  • Price (GBX)1,027.01
  • Today's Change-2.99 / -0.29%
  • Shares traded1.99k
  • 1 Year change-5.11%
  • Beta1.0175
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About the company

Aberdeen Standard Asia Focus PLC, formerly Aberdeen Asian Smaller Companies Investment Trust PLC, is an investment company. The Company focuses on investing in a portfolio of smaller quoted companies in the economies of Asia and Australasia, excluding Japan. The Company's assets are invested in a diversified portfolio of securities (including equity shares, preference shares, convertible securities, warrants and other equity-related securities) in quoted smaller companies spread across a range of industries and economies in the investment region, including Australia, Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, The Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and Thailand, together with such other countries in Asia (the investment region). It may also invest in collective investment schemes and in companies traded on stock markets outside the investment region. The Company's investment manager is Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Limited.

  • Revenue in GBP (TTM)17.46m
  • Net income in GBP9.81m
  • Incorporated1995
  • Employees0.00
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Management group(s)--
AIC sectorAsia Pacific Smaller Companies
Launch date19 Oct 1995
Share typeOrdinary Share
Base currencyGBP


To maximise total return to Shareholders over the long term from a portfolio of smaller quoted companies (with a market capitalisation of up to approximately USD 1.5bn at time of investment) in the economies of Asia and Australasia, excluding Japan.

Managed by

Flavia Cheong, Pruksa Iamthongthong, Gabriel Sacks, Hugh Young

Management & contract fees

Annual management fee of 0.96% of the Company’s market capitalisation. Contract terminable on notice period of 12 months.

Peer analysis

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Aberdeen Standard Asia Focus PLC17.46m9.81m331.61m0.00125.260.8775--18.990.08220.08220.479711.740.0388--10.09--2.186.402.266.5370.7984.2656.1678.86----0.119219.0661.16--111.41----6.96
Aberdeen Asian Income Fund Ltd.-30.02m-36.81m332.90m0.00--0.9105-----0.2076-0.2076-0.16912.08-0.0692-------8.496.27-9.206.68--89.52--80.37---32.860.093761.90376.147.00266.457.63--2.95
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Data as of Oct 01 2020. Currency figures normalised to Aberdeen Standard Asia Focus PLC's reporting currency: UK Pound GBX

Institutional shareholders

59.63%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
City of London Investment Management Co. of 25 Aug 20205.27m16.32%
Wells Capital Management, of 19 Jun 20202.42m7.49%
Hargreaves Lansdown Stockbrokers of 31 Jul 20192.12m6.58%
Aberdeen Asset Managers of 31 Jul 20191.95m6.05%
Aberdeen Standard Investments (Asia) of 01 Sep 20201.56m4.84%
Alliance Trust Savings Ltd. (Private Banking)as of 31 Jul 20191.55m4.79%
Investec Wealth & Investment of 31 Jul 20191.41m4.36%
Charles Stanley & Co. Ltd. (Investment Management)as of 31 Jul 20191.40m4.33%
M&G Investment Management of 01 Sep 2020917.00k2.84%
1607 Capital Partners LLCas of 01 Sep 2020659.00k2.04%
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