Investment Trusts

Aberdeen Standard Asia Focus PLC


Aberdeen Standard Asia Focus PLC

  • Price (GBX)1,027.10
  • Today's Change-10.40 / -1.00%
  • Shares traded3.90k
  • 1 Year change-1.32%
  • Beta0.5584
Data delayed at least 20 minutes, as of May 20 2019 09:54 BST.
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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)1.45m
  • Net income in GBP-7.43m
  • Incorporated1995
  • Employees0.00
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Management group(s)--
AIC sectorAsia Pacific - Excluding Japan
Launch date19 Oct 1995
Share typeOrdinary Share
Base currencyGBP


To maximise total return over the long-term from a portfolio made up predominantly of smaller quoted companies, in the economies of Asia and Australasia, excluding Japan.

Managed by

Pruksa Iamthongthong Start :19 Oct 1995
Gabriel Sacks Start :19 Oct 1995
Hugh Young Start :19 Oct 1995

Management & contract fees

Management fee of 0.08% of the Market Cap. Agreement terminable on notice period of twelve months.

Peer analysis

Key Information
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Lowland Investment Company plc16.92m12.82m376.23m0.0029.350.8572--22.240.47440.47440.62616.250.0346--8.29--2.626.602.737.2579.9389.9375.7788.02----0.063542.45-75.76-28.57-80.49-31.86--15.74
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BH Macro Ltd63.80m27.51m388.91m--14.641.02--6.101.641.643.8023.410.1669------7.20-5.437.25-5.4589.8247.8943.12-149.66--2.500.00--570.39-17.20640.42-19.79----
Dunedin Income Growth Investment Tr PLC-11.22m-17.78m391.29m0.00--0.9745-----0.1209-0.1209-0.07542.71-0.0228-------3.613.93-3.824.05--86.99--75.96----0.147995.35-121.25---138.43----2.32
Aberdeen Standard Asia Focus PLC1.45m-7.43m391.81m0.00--0.8949--269.66-0.2303-0.23030.03911.590.0031--0.8917---1.604.83-1.644.90-302.9679.84-511.4973.23----0.119324.87-68.60-27.54-79.03-33.82--5.39
JZ Capital Partners Limited31.68m-7.35m393.60m0.00--0.6321--12.42-0.0885-0.08850.37867.720.0358--81.41---0.82933.57-0.86023.6752.2766.38-23.2044.52--0.66440.245243.31-56.31-14.80-149.66------
Sherborne Investors (Guernsey) C Ltd-218.58m-227.15m393.75m0.00--0.84-----0.3245-0.3245-0.31230.6696----------------------------0.00---2,228.60---3,372.14------
Blackrock Throgmorton Trust PLC-4.84m-10.30m396.37m0.00--1.04-----0.1408-0.1408-0.06615.19-0.0122-------2.6010.42-2.6510.67--87.53--86.08----0.0016.84-104.43---110.16----20.11
JPmorgan Global Emerging Markets Income-1.71m-9.75m396.82m0.00--1.01-----0.0329-0.0329-0.00581.32-0.0039-------2.255.74-2.265.82--84.39--75.88----0.072366.64-47.48-0.9277-55.06-2.81--0.4049
JPmorgan Claverhouse Investment Trst PLC-51.18m-56.97m400.37m0.00--1.07-----1.02-1.02-0.92646.55-0.1141-------12.703.15-12.723.23--75.38--71.09----0.074592.97-177.29---194.21----7.12
North American Income Trust PLC25.33m18.38m407.98m0.0022.201.02--16.110.64650.64650.89114.020.0583--14.94--4.2311.634.6512.4983.6692.7672.5687.92----0.08724.18-21.41-0.2399-28.45-2.90--9.50
Anglo Pacific Group plc46.10m28.79m408.31m10.0014.121.8712.848.860.15940.15940.25521.200.1764--4.864,610,400.0011.02-0.383311.23-0.3879--85.9262.45-3.81----0.0367--16.5225.63173.52---73.79-0.8841
Data as of May 20 2019. Currency figures normalised to Aberdeen Standard Asia Focus PLC's reporting currency: UK Pound GBX

Institutional shareholders

50.33%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
City of London Investment Management Co. of 26 Oct 20183.82m11.15%
Hargreaves Lansdown Stockbrokers of 31 Jul 20172.50m7.29%
Aberdeen Standard Investments (Asia) of 05 Jul 20182.40m6.99%
Alliance Trust Savings Ltd. (Private Banking)as of 31 Jul 20172.16m6.29%
Wells Capital Management, of 16 Apr 20181.72m5.02%
Investec Wealth & Investment of 31 Jul 20171.70m4.96%
M&G Investment Management of 01 Mar 2019965.00k2.81%
Legal & General Investment Management of 01 Mar 2019705.00k2.06%
Hargreaves Lansdown Asset Management of 01 Mar 2019683.00k1.99%
Hargreave Hale of 01 Mar 2019613.00k1.79%
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