Global Equities

Nikko AM New Asia Fund

The Nikko AM New Asia Fund offers access to leading mid-to large-cap companies across Asia (excl. Japan).

An established Asian equities strategy

The Nikko AM New Asia Fund offers investors exposure to an actively managed portfolio of mid-to-large-cap companies offering high sustainable return potential and/or positive fundamental change.

Managed by Nikko AM’s dedicated Asia equity team, the Fund provides a concentrated and style agnostic portfolio constructed through bottom-up fundamental and integrated ESG analysis, with stock selection and stock weightings driven by view and conviction, not the benchmark.

In April 2021, Nikko AM Australia became part of the Yarra Capital Management Group, with Yarra Capital Management assuming responsibility for distribution of the Nikko AM New Asia Fund in the Australian market. Further information on the background to this transaction can be found here.

Reasons to consider investing

Strong risk management

The Nikko AM Asian equity team aims to reduce risk by diversifying the portfolio in accordance with the Fund’s investment guidelines.

More investment opportunities

The Nikko AM Asia equity team can provide access to investment opportunities and markets that may not be accessible to individual investors, including China A-shares.

Investment professionals with global access and regional resources

The Fund is managed by Nikko AM Asia’s equity investment professionals with broad and deep experience in Asian stock markets, including dedicated resources in China through Nikko AM’s local joint venture partner, Rongtong Fund Management.

ESG integration

Strong and/or improving Environmental, Social and Governance factors are fundamental to companies achieving/sustaining high returns. The team integrates its ESG analysis into its fundamental research.

Active management

With its experienced, passionate investment team and thorough fundamental research, the Nikko AM Asia equity team aims to identify and take advantage of market inefficiencies to generate alpha.

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To outperform the benchmark over the long-term after fees and expenses but before taxes, by investing in Asian (ex-Japan) securities and cash


MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan Index (in Australian Dollar terms) unhedged

Typical number of stocks

40 – 60

Recommended investment timeframe

5+ years

Inception date

November 2005

Net returns as at 31 December 2022

1 Mth
3 Mth
1 Yr
3 Yrs
% p.a.
5 Yrs
% p.a.
10 Yrs
% p.a.
% p.a.
Nikko AM New Asia Fund*# -1.12 3.08 -19.97 2.13 3.62 8.54 6.21
MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan Index -1.43 5.57 -13.88 -0.27 2.23 8.07 6.74
Excess Return* 0.31 -2.49 -6.09 2.40 1.39 0.47 -0.53

* Total Fund net returns are post fees, pre tax using redemption prices and assume reinvestment of distributions. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.
Effective 12 April 2021, Nikko AM Australia became part of the Yarra Capital Management Group, with Yarra Capital Management assuming responsibility for distribution of the Nikko AM New Asia Fund in the Australian market. Further information in relation to the transaction can be found here

Important Information: Termination and Wind up of the Fund

After careful consideration and following a formal review, the Responsible Entity has determined that it is in the best interest of unitholders to terminate and wind up the Fund. This process will commence after 19 February 2023 and net proceeds of the winding up will be distributed to unitholders once all assets are liquidated. The Fund is now closed for all applications, withdrawals, redemptions (full and partial), switches and transfers, effective 2:00pm Sydney time, 19 December 2022. Further information can be found here.

Investment Insights

Latest investment commentary – October 2022

Fund Facts

Open To New Investors: Yes
ARSN: 116 556 113
Initial Minimum: 10,000.00AUD
Distribution Frequency: Annually
Management cost (p.a.): 1.025%
Performance fee: 10.25% of the return of the Fund that exceeds the return of the Benchmark
Transaction costs (p.a.): 0.19%
Buy/sell spread: +/- 0.25%
Fund ratings: Contact a member of the Firm’s Client Team to discuss ratings in further detail
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