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Merian Asian Equity Income A USD

Ranked 386 out of 432 in - Asia Pacific Excluding Japan over 12 months
All calculations are in USD unless stated

Managed by

Amadeo Alentorn

Amadeo Alentorn joined Old Mutual in 2005. He is a fund manager in the global equities team, and is also responsible for directing the quantitative research programme. He has extensive experience in investment, quantitative research and software development. Prior to joining Old Mutual, he developed simulation models for systemic and liquidity risk at the Bank of England (2004-2005), and worked as a software developer for CAD systems (2001-2004) and for robotic applications (1998-1999). Amadeo holds a BEng in Robotics (2000) from the University of Plymouth, an MSc in Computer Science (2001) and a PhD in Computational Finance (2006) from the University of Essex. During his doctoral research he developed a new option pricing model based on extreme value theory. He is a CFA charterholder.

Ian Heslop

Ian Heslop was born in South Shields in the United Kingdom in the early seventies. He holds a BA in chemistry from Oxford University and a PhD in medicinal chemistry from Edinburgh University. He started his career in the financial industry in 1997 when he joined Barclays Global Investors. After three years he then joined Old Mutual Asset Management is currently head of quantitative strategies. Ian is a member of ASIP and outside of fund management he likes to unwind by playing squash and football.

Mike Servent

Mike Servent joined OMGI in November 2004 from Barra International where he was a senior consultant specialising in the implementation of multi asset-class risk systems. Prior to this he spent five years with COR Risk Solutions, which developed optimisation, backtesting and modelling software. At COR he worked as commercial development manager as well as undertaking research projects with various clients. Mike has an MA in physics from Oxford University.


The objective of the Fund is to seek to achieve a total return through a combination of income and capital growth

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Asia Pacific Excluding Japan over : 31/12/2017 - 31/12/2018
  • Rank 386/432 Total Return
  • Rank 370/432 Standard Deviation
  • Rank 378/432 Max Drawdown
Fund Name Currency Return
386 Merian Asian Equity Income A USD USD


387 Mirae Asset Asia Fund;I USD


387 Meinl Asia Capital USD


Fund Name Currency Risk
370 Merian Asian Equity Income A USD USD


371 Fidelity Asia USD


372 UBAM Asia Equity AC USD USD


Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/12/2018 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2018 -21.5% -6.0% -4.9% -1.5% -10.8%
2017 35.4% 14.6% -0.1% 4.4% 13.3%
2016 8.8% -3.1% 1.6% 11.9% -1.2%
2015 -13.8% 1.8% 0.5% -19.2% 4.3%
2014 3.7% -2.0% 4.6% -3.4% 4.8%
2013 -5.9% -0.3% -10.7% 4.8% 0.7%
2012 14.1% 10.3% -9.0% 4.7% 8.6%
2011 -1.8% -22.0% 3.3%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd ORD 3.93%
Tencent Holdings Ltd ORD 3.23%
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd DR 2.44%
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd ORD 2.16%
USD Cash 1.54%
Ping An Insurance Group Co of China Ltd ORD 1.43%
United Overseas Bank Ltd ORD 1.41%
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd ORD 1.37%
Macquarie Group Ltd ORD 1.36%
NCSOFT Corp ORD 1.34%

Registered For Sale In

  1. Austria
  2. Belgium
  3. Denmark
  4. Finland
  5. France
  6. Germany
  7. Hong Kong
  8. Ireland
  9. Luxembourg
  10. Netherlands
  11. Norway
  12. Singapore
  13. Spain
  14. Sweden
  15. Switzerland
  16. Taiwan
  17. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date07/03/2011
  • Share Class size19Mn
  • Base currencyUSD
  • ISIN IE00B54YL325

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment1,000
  • Min. regular additional investment0


  • Annual management1.50%
  • Initial investment5.00%

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Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in USD).