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The investment objective of Invesco Asia Trust is to provide long-term capital growth by investing in a diversified portfolio of Asian (defined primarily as China, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand) and Australasian companies. The company aims to achieve growth in its net asset value in excess of the MSCI All Countries Asia-Pacific ex-Japan Index, measured in sterling.
Invesco Asia Trust (IAT) aims to deliver significant capital gains to shareholders over a three- to five-year horizon, primarily through investing in Asian equities, following a disciplined, bottom-up process. It has a solid long-term track record of NAV total return outperformance against its benchmark and has delivered annualised returns of 13% pa over the past 10 years. Although the primary objective is capital gains, since 2001 IAT has also consistently maintained or grown dividends, which increased 28% in FY18. The MSCI Asia ex-Japan index has corrected around 18% from its January 2018 peak and the manager believes many interesting investment ideas are emerging.