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JPMorgan Asian Investment Trust plc
(GB0001320778)

JPMORGAN ASIAN INVESTMENT TRUST PLC

Targeting income without compromising on Asia’s growth

JPMorgan Asian Investment Trust plc provides access to the world’s fastest growing equity market and targets predictable quarterly income without compromising its focus on growth.

Morningstar 4 star             *

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Why invest in Asia?

Ayaz Ebrahim, Fund Manager of JPMorgan Asia Investment Trust plc discusses the opportunities and challenges of investing in Asia.

Some of the themes discussed include:

  • Transformation of the sector and market
  • Rise and opportunity of technology
  • The impact of China debt and trade with the US
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Month in review

  • The portfolio outperformed the benchmark during the month, largely on the back of positive stock selection.
  • Asian equities suffered a sharp selloff in October amid global weakness emanating from the U.S.. Negative headlines on deteriorating U.S.-China trade tensions, a spike in global yields and a resurgent U.S. dollar joined the persistent overhangs of weak China macro data and liquidity over the month.
  • Korea, Taiwan and China equities dragged on regional performance, while the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and India fared better.
  • By country, stock selection in Korea was the key contributor over the month. Emart outperformed thanks to its defensiveness, and we continue to believe its e-commerce business potential is undervalued. Samsung Fire & Marine benefited from growing expectations for easing regulatory pressure. Not owning bio stocks such as Celltrion and Samsung BioLogics contributed as both stocks suffered from correction post-outperformance over the last several months.
  • Turning to detractors, stock selection in China and Hong Kong was a headwind to performance. WuXi Biologics continued to fall on the back of negative sentiment across the Chinese pharmaceutical sector, while PICC Property & Casualty corrected with weaker-than-expected third-quarter 2018 earnings due to higher commissions in auto insurance.
  • In terms of country allocation, the overweight position in Indonesia contributed, while zero exposure to Malaysia detracted.
  • Looking ahead

  • The near-term path of markets will likely depend on whether the dollar continues to rally and the market’s views on the likelihood of agreement between the U.S. and China on trade. After rebounding meaningfully into the summer, the dollar index has remained range-bound, and we continue to believe that U.S. economic fundamentals do not support further dollar strength.
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    Annual General Meeting: 26th February 2018 at 12.30 p.m at 60 Victoria Embankment, London, EC4Y 0JP.

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