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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 provide significant capital returns over the long-term through investing in listed companies in Asia. It follows a rigorous bottom-up investment process with few constraints, to build a relatively concentrated 50–70 stock portfolio representing the manager’s highest-conviction ideas over a three- to five-year horizon. The approach also emphasises the valuation discipline and favours cash-generative companies, which is reflected in the underlying portfolio yield of c 3%. IAT has increased its annual dividend in seven out of the past 10 years and over that time has delivered an annualised NAV total return of c 16%.