Asian specialist Atlantis Investment Management believes that adding UK and euro share cla-sses to its Asian fund will allow multi-managers and discretionary fund managers access to a different kind of offering.
The company says many UK wealth managers, including DFMs and multi-managers, buy funds through platforms and these funds often need to have a sterling share class before they can be listed on a platform.
Atlantis says it is working towards listing its Asian fund on two of the big UK platforms but it is not yet able to name them.
It says the thematic approach, along with a focus on performance, gives multi-managers and DFMs something different to mainstream Asia ex-Japan funds.
The fund has 40-60 holdings with growth potential that is not reflected in their share prices.
Manager Joseph Wat finds undervalued companies with a catalyst for change by identifying investment themes at a macro, sector or stock level.
Examples include an expec-ted rebound in Asian exports that will benefit ports, shipping and transport, attractively priced technology companies, solar power and Asian healthcare companies.