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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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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.
Through the Sustainable Funds Group, Stewart Investors access global equity markets by investing in emerging markets to deliver long-term investment returns.
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?
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.
Find out how the names of Colonial First State products we manage are changing to reflect our new name - First Sentier Investors.
Global asset management group focused on providing high quality, long-term investment capabilities to clients. We bring together independent teams of active, specialist investors who share a common commitment to responsible investment principles.
Emerging Markets investors have been surprised by the growing dominance of China tech which has brought about increased imbalance. This trend will likely continue which will lead to growing concentration risk as well.
Leading global investment manager, Colonial First State Global Asset Management today announced the rebrand of its business to First Sentier Investors (First Sentier).
Leading global investment manager, Colonial First State Global Asset Management today announced the rebrand of its business to First Sentier Investors (First Sentier).
The existence of “zombie” firms is a dangerous and growing problem in the global economy. These are companies that would normally have gone bankrupt or been restructured but have been kept alive by sympathetic credit policy and interest rates which are artificially and extraordinarily low.
Recent actions by China in Hong Kong and rising geopolitical tensions between China and the US have resulted in the US taking a range of actions including the enactment of the Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act. One potential consequence of this Act is the forced delisting of Chinese Ameri...
Important information two fund ranges ("the Funds") for sale: the First State Investments ICVC and the First State Global Umbrella Fund plc
Many asset owners take considerable time and effort in building lists of stocks which they wish to have excluded from their portfolios. Investment managers (like Realindex) implement their investment strategy using these lists as universe exclusions, position restrictions or exposure restrictions.
Leading global investment manager, First Sentier Investors, today announced the completion of its corporate rebrand from First State Investments to First Sentier Investors in all markets ex Australia, effective today. In Australia, the firm has operated as First Sentier Investors since September ...
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.
Contrary to common misconception, value stocks are not low quality stocks. Good value managers target quality value stocks.The recent underperformance of value is driven off a very narrow base of tech-related growth stocks. After accounting for Tesla, NVIDIA, AMD, Apple and Amazon, we show that v...
In this series of articles the systematic investment manager, Realindex, highlights a range of topical issues in financial markets and quantitative investing.
Podcast: COVID-19 - The rise of value investing?
Realindex has a dedicated team of portfolio managers and analysts responsible for the research, construction, portfolio management, trading and institutional sales and service of its underlying investment strategies.
Podcast: COVID-19 - The rise of value investing?
Stocks we view as expensive (based on Price to Book, Price to Sales, Price to Cash flow and Dividend Yield) such as Microsoft, Amazon and Tencent have run strongly in January as well. At the same time, stocks we view as cheap, based on the valuations mentioned above, have sold off somewhat, but t...
Intangible assets are often overlooked in traditional valuation metrics despite being a meaningful measure of ‘firm footprint’. Generally accepted accounting practices often expense rather than capitalise investments into Research and Development (R&D) and marketing.
The two papers we examine look into the historically strong performance (and recent weak performance) of what are known as “sin” stocks; typically those that produce alcohol, tobacco and weapons. “Sin” stocks are usually considered to be those whose activities are dominated by what would be consi...
“There are two related themes currently emerging globally; COVID-19 and the oil supply dispute. They have serious knock-on effects to economic conditions and to financial markets
Sales is currently a factor in our Core footprint-weighted portfolio methodology. In this note, we compare Sales against Gross Profit, and discuss the rationale and historical back-test performance of each strategy. We argue Sales potentially provides a biased picture of a firm’s footprint as it ...