Maple-Brown Abbott Asian Dividend Growth Fund

The Fund is an actively managed fund that invests in listed (and to be listed) securities across Asia that we believe have sustainable and growing income streams and the potential for long-term capital growth.

We believe one of the key identifiers of strong total returns of Asian equities is dividend growth. The Fund’s investment universe comprises companies across the Asian region with a market capitalisation typically above US$1 billion dollars. To narrow the investment universe, we apply two distinct quantitative screening models to identify those companies with both the ability to pay a sustainable and attractive dividend stream, and the intention to reward shareholders with an attractive dividend profile going forward. The quantitative screens are complemented by bottom-up fundamental research, where we conduct detailed quantitative and qualitative analysis on select companies that have been identified from the two quantitative screens. This in-depth research includes detailed financial forecasts, meetings with company management and an assessment of management quality, industry structure and ESG factors. The Fund typically holds between 25–40 stocks.

Investment objective 

The Fund aims to deliver an attractive total return, after fees, over a five-year period whilst maintaining a dividend yield in excess of the MSCI All Countries Asia excluding Japan Net Index (AUD).

Fund facts
Inception date23/06/2021Distribution frequencySemi-annually
BenchmarkMSCI All Countries Asia excluding Japan Net Index (AUD)Minimum initial application$ 20,000
APIR codeMPL8237AUManagement fees and costs %*^0.90
Pricing frequency & cut-offDaily/2pm Sydney time on a Business DayBuy/Sell spread %^0.28/0.28

*Management fees and costs for the Fund are made up of the management fee, indirect costs (if any) and estimated recoverable expenses.
^Additional fees and costs may also apply in relation to an investment in the Fund. For a full description of the fees and costs refer to the Product Disclosure Statement and Additional Information Booklet for the Fund.

Fund benefits

Investment expertise

The Fund is managed by a dedicated and experienced team of Asian equity specialists.

Investment growth and distributions

The Fund aims to deliver long term capital growth, along with the potential to receive semi-annual distributions.

High conviction and benchmark unaware

We seek to construct a portfolio of our highest conviction opportunities without reference to any underlying benchmark.

Portfolio managers

Geoffrey Bazzan
Head of Asia Pacific Equities
Howard Ho
Investment Analyst, Asian Equities

Fund performance^

as at 31/07/2022

1 mth %3 mths %1 yr % p.a.Since inception % p.a.*

^Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. No warranty can be given for future performance. Returns are volatile and may fluctuate quickly and significantly. Total return is based on the movement in net asset value per unit plus distributions and is before tax and after all fees and charges. Imputation and foreign tax credits are not included in the performance figures. Source: Maple-Brown Abbott and MSCI
* Inception date is 23 June 2021.

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Unit price

as at 05/08/2022

Download unit price history
Redemption priceNet asset valueApplication price
$ 0.9891$ 0.9919$ 0.9947
DateCents per unitReinvestment priceDiv 12-H summaryTaxable component summary
30/06/20221.9404 ¢$ 0.9769

Proxy voting outcomes 

The table below shows how we have exercised our vote for listed shares held in the Maple-Brown Asian Dividend Growth Fund for FY2022.

MeetingsResolutionsVoted with managementVoted against managementAbstained
Number 45436403330

The data reflects where we have voted for or against management recommendations. Of the 33 "against" votes, 6% related to remuneration, 15% related to the election of a director, 39% related to capital structuring and the remainder related to other governance matters

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