Asia Opportunity Fund

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ISIN: LU1378878430
Marketing Communication
Asia Opportunity Fund
Marketing Communication
ISIN: LU1378878430
Share Class :

Asia Opportunity Fund

ISIN: LU1378878430

Marketing Communication


  • The Fund primarily invests in high quality established and emerging companies located in Asia (excluding Japan).
  • Investment involves risks. Key risks for this fund include Risk of Investment in Equity, Concentration Risk, Risk associated with Investments in the PRC, Risk associated with Investments in China A-Shares via Stock Connect, Emerging Market Risk and Exchange Rate Risk.
  • There is a risk that you may potentially lose your entire investment in this Fund.
  • The investment decision is yours but you should not invest unless the intermediary who sells it to you has advised you that it is suitable for you and has explained why, including how buying it would be consistent with your investment objectives. You should not make any investment decision solely based on this document. Please read the relevant offering document carefully for further fund details including risk factors.
Investment Objective
Long term growth of your investment.
Investment Approach
The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing in high quality established and emerging companies located in Asia (excluding Japan) that the investment team believes are undervalued at the time of purchase. To achieve its objective, the investment team typically favors companies it believes have sustainable competitive advantages that can be monetized through growth. The investment process integrates analysis of sustainability with respect to disruptive change, financial strength, environmental and social externalities and governance (also referred to as ESG).

The value of the investments and the income from them will vary and there can be no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objectives.

Pricing & Performance

Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. Returns may increase or decrease as a result of currency fluctuations. All performance data is calculated NAV to NAV, net of fees, and does not take account of commissions and costs incurred on the issue and redemption of units. The sources for all performance and Index data is Morgan Stanley Investment Management. Please click here for additional performance disclosures and important information, which should be reviewed carefully.

As of 31-May-2024

As of 19-Jun-2024

As of 31-May-2024

As of 19-Jun-2024

Performance of 100 USD invested
Performance of 100 USD invested

Average Annual Total Returns As of 31-May-2024 As of 31-Mar-2024
1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception
Share Class A USD (%) 10.61 -15.57 2.23 -- 8.15
MSCI All Country Asia Ex Japan Net Index (%) 11.23 -7.11 3.96 -- 5.81
1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception
Share Class A USD (%) -7.60 -17.10 -0.28 -- 7.40
MSCI All Country Asia Ex Japan Net Index (%) 3.99 -6.84 1.94 -- 5.57
2023 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Share Class A USD (%) -7.90 -22.62 -21.10 50.38 40.37 -15.50 73.30 -- -- --
MSCI All Country Asia Ex Japan Net Index (%) 5.98 -19.67 -4.72 25.02 18.17 -14.37 41.72 -- -- --
Average Annual Total Returns
As of 31-May-2024
TIMEFRAME Share Class A USD (%) MSCI All Country Asia Ex Japan Net Index (%)
1 Yr 10.61 11.23
3 Yrs -15.57 -7.11
5 Yrs 2.23 3.96
10 Yrs -- --
Since Inception 8.15 5.81
As of 31-Mar-2024
TIMEFRAME Share Class A USD (%) MSCI All Country Asia Ex Japan Net Index (%)
1 Yr -7.60 3.99
3 Yrs -17.10 -6.84
5 Yrs -0.28 1.94
10 Yrs -- --
Since Inception 7.40 5.57
TIMEFRAME Share Class A USD (%) MSCI All Country Asia Ex Japan Net Index (%)
2023 -7.90 5.98
2022 -22.62 -19.67
2021 -21.10 -4.72
2020 50.38 25.02
2019 40.37 18.17
2018 -15.50 -14.37
2017 73.30 41.72
2016 -- --
2015 -- --
2014 -- --

Risk/Return Statistics

    Share Class A Index
Excess Return (%) -8.46 --
Alpha (%) -6.71 --
Beta 1.17 1.00
Information ratio -0.71 --
R squared 0.80 1.00
Sharpe ratio -0.73 -0.52
Tracking error (%) 11.98 --
Volatility (Standard deviation) (%) 25.42 19.32
Down-capture ratio (%) 128.40 100.00
Up-capture ratio (%) 101.56 100.00
Composition 4 As of 31-May-2024
  Fund Index
Consumer Discretionary 38.61 13.88
Financials 23.67 20.71
Communication Services 9.82 9.58
Consumer Staples 8.05 4.28
Real Estate 6.18 2.64
Industrials 5.11 7.73
Information Technology 4.96 26.41
Health Care 1.73 3.22
Energy -- 4.01
Materials -- 4.67
Utilities -- 2.86
Cash 2.06 --
May not sum to 100% due to the exclusion of other assets and liabilities.

Geography4 As of 31-May-2024
  Fund Index
China 49.07 31.02
India 25.24 20.69
South Korea 12.74 13.21
Taiwan 4.96 20.61
Singapore 3.88 3.71
Hong Kong 2.24 5.06
Cash 2.06 --
May not sum to 100% due to the exclusion of other assets and liabilities.

Holdings As of 31-May-2024
Fund Index
Coupang Inc 7.62 -- Group Ltd 7.14 0.43
ICICI Bank Ltd 6.60 1.10
HDFC Bank Ltd 5.76 0.81
Meituan 5.37 1.08
Tencent Holdings Ltd 4.74 4.80
KE Holdings Inc 4.51 0.18
Haidilao International Holding Ltd 4.48 0.06
Kweichow Moutai Co. Ltd 4.21 0.27
Grab Holdings Ltd 3.88 0.11
Total 54.31 --

These securities and percentage allocations are only for illustrative purposes and do not constitute, and should not be construed as, investment advice or recommendations with respect to the securities or investments mentioned.

Portfolio Characteristics
Fund Index
Active share (%) 82.72 --
Return on invested capital - NTM (%) # 138.30 18.97
Sales growth 3 year forward CAGR # 15.04 9.17
Net cash to equity (%) 34 -15
Weighted average market capitalization ($B) 100.23 144.48
Number of holdings 30 1,180
#Next Twelve Months consensus estimates.
#Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc. Based on 2023-2026 Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) FactSet consensus estimates.
Kristian Heugh
Managing Director, Head of Global Opportunity
23 years industry experience
Anil Agarwal
Managing Director, Director of Research
23 years industry experience
Alastair Pang
Managing Director
15 years industry experience
Jeremy Wu
Managing Director
13 years industry experience

Team members may be subject to change at any time without notice.

Effective April 28, 2023, Jeremy Wu was added as portfolio manager on the Fund.


** Calendar Year Return (%) is available by selecting the fund name in the pricing table.

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Performance data quoted is based on average annualized returns and net of fees.

The source for all performance and index data is Morgan Stanley Investment Management Limited.

Past performance is not indicative of future results. The value of the investments and the income from them can go down as well as up and an investor may not get back the amount invested. Returns may increase or decrease as a result of currency fluctuations. Performance data for funds with less than one year's track record is not shown. Performance is calculated net of fees. YTD performance data is not annualised. Performance of other share classes, when offered, may differ. Please consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the fund carefully before investing. The prospectus and key facts statement (KFS) contains this and other information about the fund. Please read the prospectus and KFS carefully before you invest.

1 The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods. Ratings do not take into account sales loads.

The Europe/Asia and South Africa category (EAA) includes funds domiciled in European markets, major cross-border Asian markets where material numbers of European UCITS funds are available (principally Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan), South Africa, and selected other Asian and African markets where Morningstar believes it is of benefit to investors for the funds to be included in the EAA classification system.

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2 The MSCI All Country Asia Ex Japan Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization weighted index that is designed to measure the equity market performance of Asia, excluding Japan. The performance of the Index is listed in U.S. dollars and assumes reinvestment of net dividends. The index is unmanaged and does not include any expenses, fees or sales charges. It is not possible to directly invest in an index.

Entry Charge is a maximum possible figure. In some cases you might pay less, you can find this out from your financial adviser. Ongoing Charges reflect the payments and expenses incurred during the fund's operation and are deducted from the assets of the fund over the period. It includes fees paid for investment management (Management Fee), trustee/custodian, and administration charges. The Minimum Initial Investment/Minimum Subsequent Investment amounts may be in US Dollars (or the Euro Yen or Sterling equivalent of the US Dollar amount). For more information please see the Charges and Expenses section of the prospectus.

4 May not sum to 100% due to the exclusion of other assets and liabilities. For additional information regarding sector classification/definitions please visit and the glossary page. Cash & Equivalents are defined as the value of assets that can be converted into cash immediately. These include commercial paper, open FX transactions, Treasury bills and other short-term instruments.  Such instruments are considered cash equivalents because they are deemed liquid and not subject to significant risk of changes in values.

## Forecasts and/or estimates provided herein are subject to change and may not actually come to pass. These conclusions are speculative in nature, and are not intended to predict the future performance of any specific strategy or product the Firm offers. Future results may differ significantly depending on factors such as changes in securities or financial markets or general economic conditions.

Next Twelve Months consensus estimates.


Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc. Based on 2023-2026 Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) FactSet consensus estimates.


This communication was issued by Morgan Stanley Asia Limited for use in Hong Kong, and its contents have not been reviewed by the Securities & Futures Commission of Hong Kong.

Only A and C share classes of the Fund are authorized by the Securities & Futures Commission of Hong Kong to be offered to the public in Hong Kong. 

WAM is the weighted average maturity of the portfolio. The WAM calculation utilizes the interest-rate reset date, rather than a security's stated final maturity, for variable- and floating- rate securities. By looking to a portfolio's interest rate reset schedule in lieu of final maturity dates, the WAM measure effectively captures a fund's exposure to interest rate movements and the potential price impact resulting from interest rate movements.


WAL is the weighted average life of the portfolio. The WAL calculation utilizes a security's stated final maturity date or, when relevant, the date of the next demand feature when the fund may receive payment of principal and interest (such as a put feature). Accordingly, WAL reflects how a portfolio would react to deteriorating credit (widening spreads) or tightening liquidity conditions.


This Fund is classified as an Article 8 product under the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation. Article 8 products are those which promote environmental or social characteristics and which integrate sustainability into the investment process in a binding manner.

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