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At AlbaCore, we focus on the long-term. As one of Europe’s leading alternative credit specialists, we invest in private capital solutions, opportunistic and dislocated credit, and structured products. 

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

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Our philosophy is very simple. We are constantly searching for high quality businesses and when we acquire them, we will work relentlessly with them to create long-term sustainable value through innovation, ESG-led and proactive asset management.

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Leader in active quantitative equities across Australian equities, global equities, emerging markets and global small companies.

Backed by a unique blend of research, portfolio construction and risk management, focused on uncovering original insights and translating them into investment strategies that are active and systematic, aiming to generate alpha.

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At Stewart Investors, we believe in putting people first. Our investment world-view is of a series of partnerships – with each other, with our clients, with the companies we invest in, the people who buy their goods and services, and with the wider society in which we all live and work.

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Learn more about the emerging market fund which aims to outperform the MSCI Emerging Markets Index over rolling five year periods before fees and taxes.
The Worldwide Leaders Sustainability invests in 40-60 high-quality global companies that are particularly well positioned to benefit from and contribute to sustainable development.
The Worldwide Leaders Sustainability invests in 40-60 high-quality global companies that are particularly well positioned to benefit from and contribute to sustainable development.
Political turmoil, currency fluctuations, and poor governance are common themes amongst headlines about emerging markets investing. It is in the context of these hazards that, in our decades of allocating clients’ capital in this universe of companies, we have looked to find high-quality family ...
Millions of people in the developing world are just one broken rickshaw or bad harvest away from the breadline. these are the people that need insurance the most – but they often struggle to get it. in the sustainable funds group at the stewart investors team within first sentier
The emerging markets asset class is extremely varied. It includes democracies and dictatorships, economies reliant on manufacturing and those that export commodities, and – most importantly – some of the very best companies in the world alongside some of the very worst. If the last ten years inve...
Over the last decade, the role and prominence of technology companies in emerging markets has increased markedly. Emerging markets economies have proven themselves capable of producing truly world-leading tech firms. And as smartphone penetration has surged, the positive impact of technology on d...
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been broadly embraced by financial institutions. This is a positive move, and timely too. The 2019 Edelman Trust Barometer indicates that the finance industry remains the least trusted business sector and is often, quite rightly, blamed for failing to...
In a recent essay, Santa Fe economist Brian Arthur challenges economists to describe the world in more than algebraic terms. He believes they should extend their vocabulary (and minds) to include verbs, alongside their highly prized nouns, to allow the underlying processes, context and organic na...
Emerging markets are usually seen as a risky asset class. Recent headlines of protests, currency devaluations and governance blow-ups have done little to dispel these impressions.
Leading global investment manager, first sentier investors (fsi), today announced the outcome of a review of its existing investment capabilities against its strategy.
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.
This has been an unprecedented time which continues to evolve from a markets and Covid-19 perspective. Please tune in to a panel discussion with FSSA’s lead portfolio managers: Alistair Thompson, Director; Martin Lau, Managing Partner andVinay Agarwal, Director.
From report writing and gathering information to the more technical side of pattern recognition and natural language processing, david walsh, head of investment at rqi investors recently joined ausbiz to highlight how ai will affect wealth and investment management.
This article focuses on three of the pais related to biodiversity areas, emissions to water, and hazardous and radioactive waste. each pai provides details about the measures, some of the challenges related to them, and how investors may use the information they provide.
The Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) for the European Union Mandates the disclosure of the Principal Adverse Impacts (PAI) that investment decisions have on sustainability factors.
The Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) requires asset managers to report on up to 20 Principal Adverse Impact (PAI) indicators. PAIs are the negative impacts caused by a firm or an asset on the environment and society.
Paying a fair rate of corporate tax is an important contribution that companies make to society. If companies are proactively seeking to minimize their tax payments, this should be seen as a red flag. Economists at the International Monetary Fund estimate that global corporate tax avoidance costs...
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...
People are are at the heart of our success as a leading global asset manager
The proposed new national industry body would lead projects on behalf of members, including working together on a national strategy and targets, providing a strong voice with government, and educating consumers about appropriate disposal and recycling.
Global investment manager, first sentier investors, today announced changes to its investment capabilities within australia.
First sentier investors, a leading global investment manager is pleased to announce the appointment of adele swan as the new chief people and culture officer, effective 24 june. ms swan is based in edinburgh, reporting to the ceo, mark steinberg.
As bottom-up investors, the fssa team carry out well over 1,500 meetings each year to assess company managements’ capabilities and the underlying strength of the franchises they run. these monthly manager views are based on the team’s discussions with company management and the in-depth an...
Mon 29 Nov 2021: David Allen has been appointed to the role of Global Head of Investment Management. David brings with him over 20 years of global asset management experience where he specialised in building investment businesses and leading investment teams.
As long-term investors, we know that the investment decisions we make today affect communities in the future. investment decisions can have implications for the environment and a very tangible human impact. we believe that engaging with companies on issues such as climate change, diversity...
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 ...
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 (CFSGAM) today announced the completion of its sale from Commonwealth Bank of Australia to Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation
As many economies have bounced back from the worst of the pandemic, concerns about central banks, the rate of money-printing and inflation have returned. markets have responded to the arrival of better times by selling off bonds and bond-like equities. the stocks that benefited most from lower di...
In April 2019, we published an article titled ‘China’s Inclusion in the Bloomberg Barclay’s Global Aggregate Index’ where we discussed the implications of such a move. Just a year later and a lot has changed in the world and some of the points made in the research piece last year are worth revisi...
In the following video, Head of Australian Equity Growth Dushko Bajic discusses the impact of rising rates on company valuations and the economy.
First sentier investors recently presented at the responsible investment association australasia (riaa) annual conference and hosted a design lab on how responsible investors can shape the future of electric vehicles (ev). this paper outlines the key challenges for ev acceptance, an...
The cascading impacts of climate change and society’s overexploitation of the land and sea is giving rise to unprecedented devastation of nature and biodiversity. In the last 50 years, there has been a devastating 69% drop in wildlife populations[1]. The unfolding crisis is risking the very found...
Video: A land of economic stagnation and rising opportunities
Given its size and influence, China remains a key investment destination despite ongoing trade disputes and diplomatic tensions with the US and Australia. With a GDP equivalent to around 70% of the United States, many global portfolios continue to feature Chinese equities. Against this background...
We have written about the spate of Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) in India and our reasons for staying away from them, for the most part. This time, we want to talk about why new listings are important to keep the market vibrant and to keep the entrepreneurial spirit in the country alive. In the...
Land, Labour, Capital and Entrepreneurship. These are the well-known “Factors of Production” as defined by classical economists. The Entrepreneur (or Company) is the one that combines these factors to earn a profit. However, in our view, each of these factors has been overly exploited over the pa...
We have just returned from India — the first investment research trip in India for our entire team in over two years. It was a liberating break from constantly hearing “You’re on mute!” on video calls whilst simultaneously being forced to appreciate your kids’ music lessons in the adjoining room....
As the saying goes, “There are two kinds of forecasters: those who don't know, and those who don't know they don't know.” Recently, we have seen hordes of the latter kind, garbed as analysts, Unicorn founders, freshly-minted CEOs and so-called “experts”, as they engage in modern-day snake oil sal...
Our investment philosophy is to back owners and managers with whom we feel strongly aligned. These owners typically have track records of treating all stakeholders fairly, in both good and bad times. They are ambitious in growing their business, but also risk-aware in their pursuit of growth....
The pandemic has accelerated certain long-term shifts in consumer behaviour, such as using more online orders for everything from clothing to food. The latest battleground appears to be groceries, but the disrupter emerged from a not-so-new technology — WeChat groups. China’s online e-commerce gi...
investors, regulators and markets have an obligation to address modern slavery risks as a key aspect of their esg obligations.
Learn about investing in the world's fastest growing markets with FSSA Investment Managers. We invest in high quality equities that outperform over the long term.
Prospective returns over and above fixed income alternatives could potentially benefit global credit in the year ahead.
Japan has been overlooked by global investors, due to macro headwinds such as an ageing population and anaemic gdp growth. japan is also only considered as part of a global asset allocation strategy; or sometimes as a macro trade due to the misperception of its high cyclicality. however, i...
First state stewart asia believe the best companies can typically be found among the leading consumer, financial or industrial companies in the less developed parts of the world. here the team reflect on some investments made in emerging markets, including india, brazil, south africa, russ...
the ongoing global outbreak of the coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic has seen an extensive sell off permeate financial markets as investors grapple with concerns around how the drastic government and central bank responses to the outbreak will augur for global economic growth. the dramatic ...
The China equity market includes a myriad of share classes, each with distinct characteristics.