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First Sentier Investors Global Umbrella Fund (Irish VCC/offshore)
FSSA ASEAN All Cap Fund Class I (Accumulation) USD
FSSA Asia Focus Fund Class I (Accumulation) USD
FSSA Asia Focus Fund Class III (Accumulation) USD
FSSA Asia Focus Fund Class I (Distributing) USD
FSSA Asia Focus Fund Class VI (Accumulation) EUR
FSSA Asia Opportunities Fund Class I (Accumulation) USD
FSSA Asia Pacific All Cap Fund Class III (Accumulation) USD
FSSA Asia Pacific All Cap Fund Class VI (Accumulation) EUR
FSSA Asian Equity Plus Fund Class I (Accumulation) USD
FSSA Asian Equity Plus Fund Class I (Distributing) USD
FSSA Asian Equity Plus Fund Class III (Accumulation) USD
FSSA Asian Equity Plus Fund Class III (Distributing) USD
FSSA Asian Equity Plus Fund Class III (Distributing) GBP
FSSA Asian Equity Plus Fund Class I (Accumulation) GBP
FSSA Asian Equity Plus Fund Class III (Accumulation) GBP
FSSA Asian Equity Plus Fund Class I (Accumulation) HKD
FSSA Asian Equity Plus Fund Class VI (Accumulation) EUR
FSSA Asian Equity Plus Class I Hedged N (Accumulation) AUD
FSSA Asian Equity Plus Class I Hedged N (Accumulation) SGD
FSSA Asian Growth Fund Class I (Accumulation) USD
FSSA Asian Growth Fund Class I (Distributing) USD
FSSA Asian Growth Fund Class III (Accumulation) USD
FSSA Asian Growth Fund Class VI (Accumulation) USD
FSSA Asian Growth Fund Class VI (Distributing) USD
FSSA Asian Growth Fund Class VI (Accumulation) EUR
First Sentier Investors Investments ICVC (UK OEIC)
FSSA Asia All-Cap Fund Class B (Acc) GBP
FSSA Asia Focus Fund Class B (Acc) EUR
FSSA Asia Focus Fund Class B (Acc) GBP
FSSA Asia Focus Fund Class B (Acc) USD

China

First Sentier Investors Investments ICVC (UK OEIC)
FSSA All China Fund Class B (Acc) USD
FSSA All China Fund Class B (Acc) GBP
FSSA All China Fund Class E (Acc) GBP
FSSA Greater China Growth Fund Class A (Acc) EUR
FSSA Greater China Growth Fund Class A (Acc) GBP
FSSA Greater China Growth Fund Class B (Acc) GBP
First Sentier Investors Global Umbrella Fund (Irish VCC/offshore)
FSSA China A Shares Fund Class VI (Accumulation) USD
FSSA China A Shares Fund Class VI (Distributing) USD
FSSA China A Shares Fund Class VI (Accumulation) GBP
FSSA China A Shares Fund Class I (Accumulation) USD
FSSA China A Shares Fund Class III (Accumulation) USD
FSSA China Focus Fund Class I (Accumulation) USD
FSSA China Focus Fund Class III (Accumulation) USD
FSSA China Growth Fund Class I (Accumulation) USD
FSSA China Growth Fund Class I (Distributing) USD
FSSA China Growth Fund Class VI (Accumulation) EUR
FSSA China Growth Fund Class VI (Accumulation) USD
FSSA China Growth Fund Class V (Distributing) USD
FSSA China Growth Fund Class VI (Distributing) GBP
FSSA China Growth Fund Class V (Accumulation) USD
FSSA Greater China Growth Fund Class I (Accumulation) USD
FSSA Greater China Growth Fund Class I (Distributing) USD
FSSA Greater China Growth Fund Class III (Accumulation) USD
FSSA Greater China Growth Fund Class III (Distributing) USD
FSSA Greater China Growth Fund Class VI (Accumulation) EUR
FSSA Hong Kong Growth Fund Class I (Accumulation) USD
FSSA Hong Kong Growth Fund Class III (Accumulation) USD

Global Emerging Markets

India

Japan

First Sentier Investors ICVC (UK OEIC/onshore)

First Sentier Investors ICVC Prospectus
First Sentier Investors Instrument of Incorporation

First Sentier Investors ICVC (UK OEIC/onshore)

First Sentier Investors ICVC Supplementary Information Document

First Sentier Global Umbrella Fund (Irish VCC/offshore)

First Sentier Global Umbrella Fund Supplementary Information Document

First Sentier Global Umbrella Fund (Irish VCC/offshore)

First Sentier Global Umbrella Fund Annual Report
First Sentier Global Umbrella Fund Semi-Annual Report

First Sentier Investments ICVC (UK OEIC/onshore)

First Sentier All China Fund UK OEIC
First Sentier Global Emerging Markets Focus Fund UK OEIC

Investment Trusts

The Scottish Oriental Smaller Companies Trust plc

First Sentier Investors Global Umbrella Fund (Irish VCC/offshore)

VCC notification of Prospectus changes
First State Asian Bond Fund EGM Notice
First State Asian Bond Fund Post EGM Notice
First Sentier Global Umbrella Fund AGM Notice 2016
First State Japan Equity Fund closure of dealings – Shareholder Notification 24 April 2019
First State Japan Equity Fund closure of dealings – Question and Answers 24 April 2019
First State China A Shares Fund closure of dealings – Shareholder Notification 3 September 2019
First State China A Shares Fund closure of dealings – Question and Answers 3 September 2019
First State China A Shares Fund closure of dealings – Shareholder Notification 8 January 2020
First State China A Shares Fund closure of dealings – Question and Answers 8 January 2020
First State China A Shares Fund closure of dealings extension - Shareholder Notification 30 Jan 2020
First State Global Umbrella Fund plc - Reduction in investment management fee - 12 May 2020
Notice to Shareholders of Extraordinary General Meeting of First State Global Umbrella Fund plc - 12 May 2020
First State Global Umbrella Fund plc – Upcoming additional Non-Dealing days shareholder notice - 11 June 2020
VCC Notice of Prospectus Changes - 21 July 2020
VCC ASEAN Fund - EGM Notice - 1 September 2021
First Sentier Investors Global Umbrella Fund plc - Notification of various changes to the Company and its sub-funds - November 2021
VCC ASEAN Fund - Post EGM Notice - 9 November 2021

First Sentier Investors Global Umbrella Fund (Irish VCC/offshore)

VCC notification of Prospectus changes

First State Asian Bond Fund EGM Notice

First State Asian Bond Fund Post EGM Notice

First Sentier Global Umbrella Fund AGM Notice 2016

First State Japan Equity Fund closure of dealings – Shareholder Notification 24 April 2019

First State Japan Equity Fund closure of dealings – Question and Answers 24 April 2019

First State China A Shares Fund closure of dealings – Shareholder Notification 3 September 2019

First State China A Shares Fund closure of dealings – Question and Answers 3 September 2019

First State China A Shares Fund closure of dealings – Shareholder Notification 8 January 2020

First State China A Shares Fund closure of dealings – Question and Answers 8 January 2020

First State China A Shares Fund closure of dealings extension - Shareholder Notification 30 Jan 2020

First State Global Umbrella Fund plc - Reduction in investment management fee - 12 May 2020

Notice to Shareholders of Extraordinary General Meeting of First State Global Umbrella Fund plc - 12 May 2020

First State Global Umbrella Fund plc – Upcoming additional Non-Dealing days shareholder notice - 11 June 2020

VCC Notice of Prospectus Changes - 21 July 2020

VCC ASEAN Fund - EGM Notice - 1 September 2021

First Sentier Investors Global Umbrella Fund plc - Notification of various changes to the Company and its sub-funds - November 2021

VCC ASEAN Fund - Post EGM Notice - 9 November 2021

First Sentier Investors ICVC (UK OEIC/onshore)

OEIC First State Global Resources Termination (ISA holders)
OEIC First State Global Resources Termination (Non-ISA holders)
First State Japan Focus Fund temporary suspension – Shareholder Notification 23 April 2019
First State Japan Focus Fund temporary suspension – Question and Answers 23 April 2019
First State Investments ICVC – Upcoming additional Non-Dealing days shareholder notice - 11 June 2020
First State Investments ICVC – Investment objectives and policies – 21 July 2020
First State Investments ICVC – Shareholder Notification – 21 July 2020
FSSA Asia All-Cap Fund and FSSA Japan Focus Fund – reduction in Annual Management Charge – 19 October 2020
First Sentier Diversified Growth Fund proposed closure – Shareholder Notification 30 March 2021
First Sentier Investors – changes to the sub-funds – Shareholder Notification 28 May 2021
First Sentier Emerging Markets Bond Fund proposed closure - Shareholder Notification 21 June 2021
First Sentier Emerging Markets Bond Fund Closure – Shareholder notification 25 August 2021

First Sentier Investors ICVC (UK OEIC/onshore)

OEIC First State Global Resources Termination (ISA holders)

OEIC First State Global Resources Termination (Non-ISA holders)

First State Japan Focus Fund temporary suspension – Shareholder Notification 23 April 2019

First State Japan Focus Fund temporary suspension – Question and Answers 23 April 2019

First State Investments ICVC – Upcoming additional Non-Dealing days shareholder notice - 11 June 2020

First State Investments ICVC – Investment objectives and policies – 21 July 2020

First State Investments ICVC – Shareholder Notification – 21 July 2020

FSSA Asia All-Cap Fund and FSSA Japan Focus Fund – reduction in Annual Management Charge – 19 October 2020

First Sentier Diversified Growth Fund proposed closure – Shareholder Notification 30 March 2021

First Sentier Investors – changes to the sub-funds – Shareholder Notification 28 May 2021

First Sentier Emerging Markets Bond Fund proposed closure - Shareholder Notification 21 June 2021

First Sentier Emerging Markets Bond Fund Closure – Shareholder notification 25 August 2021

Non-Dealing Days

 

First Sentier Investors' Assessment of Value report for the year 31 July 2021

Our report can be found here.

 

About Key Investor Information Documents (KIIDs)

A KIID is a two-page document that sets out the essential characteristics of a fund or share class necessary for an investor to understand the nature and the risks of the fund being offered prior to investment. There are different share classes available for each fund and KIIDs are produced for each share class. The Supplementary Information Document (SID) should also be read in conjunction with the KIID which provides further details on the funds.

 

Soft/ Temporary closure of funds, and unlaunched funds. 

Soft/ temporary closure of a fund to new investors is a means by which the size of a fund may be controlled either by discouraging inflows or by prohibiting subscriptions into a fund. For some of the sub-funds of First Sentier Investors ICVC (the “OEIC”) this is done by imposing an initial charge of 4% on new subscriptions (excluding Regular Saving Plan investors). For some of the sub-funds of First Sentier Investors Global Umbrella Fund PLC (the “VCC”) this is done by the Directors providing instructions to the Administrator and Registrar not to accept new subscriptions (excluding Regular Saving Plan investors).

Find out more information below on soft/ temporary closure, and of unlaunched funds, including which First Sentier funds are impacted.

 

Client Note

First Sentier Investors ICVC (the “OEIC”) - dealing days and market closures

In the normal course, the OEIC is open for the issue and redemption of shares on every business day. However, investors in the OEIC should note that we have taken steps to allow a fund to be temporarily closed for dealings where a market to which that fund is exposed is closed for business. This flexibility may be used in the interests of all shareholders, for instance, where a fund has an exposure to a particular country and the stock exchanges in that country are closed for an extended local bank holiday period making it difficult to raise the liquidity needed to meet any redemption requests.

Benchmarks and IA sectors used for our OEIC funds

The benchmarks for our funds have been identified as a means by which investors can compare the funds’ performance and have been chosen because the relevant benchmark’s constituents most closely represent the scope of the relevant fund’s investable assets. The benchmarks are not used to limit or constrain how the funds’ portfolios are constructed, nor are they part of a target set for the funds’ performance. We also compare the performance of our funds against their Investment Association sector (and for two funds use the sector as a constraint), except for funds in the Specialist IA sector given the diverse nature of that sector’s constituent funds. One of our funds uses UK RPI as a target. For more information click here.