About us

Specialists in Asia and Global Emerging Markets

We are a specialist investment manager with a different perspective.

We are an investment team within the First Sentier Investors group that invests in companies based in Asia and Global Emerging Markets (i.e.less developed and lower-income parts of the world).

Our history

FSSA Investment Managers was formerly a part of First State Stewart, the Asia Pacific team of Stewart Ivory & Company Limited. After years of organic growth, in July 2015 the First State Stewart team split in two: FSSA Investment Managers and Stewart Investors.

  • 1988

    The Stewart Ivory team started to invest in Asia Pacific

  • 2000

    Stewart Ivory was acquired by the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. The overseas fund management businesses were merged to form First State Investments (FSI)

  • 2012

    Team rebranded as First State Stewart

  • 2015

    In July, First State Stewart split into two businesses: First State Stewart Asia (FSSA) and Stewart Investors

  • 2019

    First State Stewart Asia rebranded to FSSA Investment Managers

  • 2020

    First State Investments rebranded to First Sentier Investors, under new owners Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corp. FSSA Investment Managers remains an autonomous investment team within the group