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Specialist in Asia Pacific, Japan, China, India and South East Asia and Global Emerging Market equities.

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Stewart Investors manage investment portfolios on behalf of our clients over the long term and have held shares in some companies for over 20 years. They launched their first investment strategy in 1988.

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Our portfolio managers are supported by equity analysts with a proven track record of fundamental bottom-up stock research in smaller australian companies.
Explore australian companies poised for global growth in a fast-growing market segment with dawn kanelleas, head of small and mid cap companies. her small companies strategy has outperformed the market over the medium and long term in the 12 years the tea...
A focused team investing in companies as a key provider of capital for australian small business.
small and mid-cap companies give investors access to some of the higher-growth technology, healthcare and renewable energy opportunities available in australia.
A substantial number of businesses impacted by the knock on effects of the pandemic have turned to capital raisings to see them through the covid-19 crisis. we talk to senior portfolio manager small & mid caps, dawn kanelleas, about the asx-listed companies she has decided to back t...
From growing companies to up-and-coming names, our range of active, research-driven approaches to the australian share market aim to deliver above market returns over the long term
As small companies flourish, revenue and earnings growth are typically expanding at their fastest point in the company’s lifecycle – growth that larger, more mature companies would find difficult to replicate.
The mid caps space is characterised by successful companies with strong growth profiles, which can offer attractive diversification benefits to australian equity portfolios. yet they comprise only a small proportion of a typical broad-based portfolio. in this article we highl...
Find out more about how our team achieves capital growth by investing in stocks, small cap stocks and companies with an aim to minimise downside risk.
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We consider esg risks to be factors that may place business value at risk. companies at risk are identified using both external providers and our own internally driven research, which is based on a systematic and extensive company meeting program.
In volatile times, diversification is more important than ever – across – but also within asset classes. deputy head of australian equities growth, david wilson, looks at how to diversify an australian share exposure.
If you had invested $10,000 into the first sentier wholesale australian small companies fund back in 1994 your investment would now be worth more than $250,000.
First Sentier Investors today announced unit holders have voted in favour of a change in responsible entity (RE) for a number of funds from Colonial First State to The Trust Company.
Discover our specialist australian equity funds team provides long term capital growth by investing in shares.
Livewire interviews dawn kanelleas and michael joukhador from our small companies team about their views on australia's technology sector, the 'waaax stocks', and their high conviction investment positions.
We have closely followed earnings across our india subcontinent portfolio companies to assess how successfully they have emerged from the initial impact of the pandemic.
First Sentier Investors is the new name for Colonial First State Global Asset Management. We bring together independent teams of active, specialist investors sharing a common commitment to responsible investment principles. Curious to know more?
Find out how the names of Colonial First State products we manage are changing to reflect our new name - First Sentier Investors.
Investors with patient capital play a crucial role in financing innovative companies and bringing their long-term vision to life. but projects need to line up multiple stakeholders to succeed, and it can take years for the stars to align between regulators, governments, investors and marke...
2020 has been a bumpy ride for many since the Covid-19 outbreak first took hold earlier in the year. Since our last Neutral Asset Allocation (NAA) review, there have been several developments however attention is still dominated by the ongoing pandemic. At least as we near the end of this turbule...
Investors, regulators and markets have an obligation to address modern slavery risks as a key aspect of their ESG obligations.
The explosion of COVID-19 cases in early 2020 saw economic uncertainty hit the markets. Volatility spiked and equity markets fell sharply – the S&P/ASX200 almost halved in value over the 22 trading days from February 21st.
Discover how our equity managers with one of australia's longest track records provide capital and income growth by investing in the australian share market.
What are zombie firms? how can they affect australian investors?
Disruption. it's a word that we hear a lot of these days, but how many companies can claim to be truly innovative in their industry? essentially what we're investing in is structural growth, focussing on innovations that benefit consumers, whether it be through a new, more innovative produ...
American Listed Infrastructure (ALI) has seen a significant increase in Merger and Acquisition (M&A) activity. Private market and foreign corporate buyers are paying premiums of 25% to listed markets, often for non-controlling stakes. This M&A illustrates the intrinsic value available to investor...
In this update, we provide an overview of how our Global Credit team are responding to market volatility stemming from the coronavirus outbreak. We also outline some of the key drivers of performance in the CFS Wholesale Global Credit Income Fund during the recent sell-off in corporate bond markets.
Andrew Greenup and George Thornely explore the performance of the Global Listed Infrastructure Securities asset class and look ahead to the main themes expected to impact this asset class over the years ahead.
Learn more about the benefits of long term equity investment conducted by our specialist equity trading team with a 14 year track record.
Is there a problem with zombie firms today? David Walsh, Head of Investments at Realindex Investments explores the effects of zombie firms on the market and the nuances of how we define and understand them.
Despite the extraordinary events since its launch in June 2007 – including the Global Financial Crisis, volatile commodity prices, and political upheaval in many parts of the world – the strategy has delivered strong, consistent returns through a focus on valuation, quality and active management.
We had entered the meeting with a leading air-conditioner company in our portfolio worried about the risks to its growth and profitability, as the second wave of Covid-19 affected consumer demand and raw material costs rose sharply. But the company’s CEO told us about the acceptance of increased ...
Though Covid hasn’t yet finished with us, the markets have finished with Covid. In real life, there is still plenty of misery to go around, but in our opinion things have seldom been better for investors. Optimism has served us well, as the money-printing presses have rolled to counter the “unpre...
"What we do well by being global is recognising trends that are happening in one part of the world, and seeing that as an opportunity in another part." Peter Meany, Head of Global Listed Infrastructure, discusses global trends in infrastructure assets with Graham Hand from FirstLinks.
We’re almost halfway down the 2021 track, and while it’s been well and truly over a year since Covid-19 began wreaking havoc, the road ahead is windy. We expect divergence in asset performance as regions continue to travel at varying paces. Our Multi-Asset Solutions team share how they have adjus...
A static investment approach is unlikely to deliver on investors' long term return objectives in markets ahead. Our Multi-Asset Solutions team explore 5 considerations key to asset allocation in 2021.
Corporate bonds have performed well over the past year or so, since the Covid shock in early 2020.