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Aberdeen New Thai Investment Trust (ANW)

Business description

Aberdeen New Thai Investment Trust's investment objective is to provide shareholders with long-term, above-average capital growth through investment in Thailand. Its assets are invested in a diversified portfolio of securities – substantially in the form of equities or equity-related securities such as convertible securities and warrants – in companies spread across a range of industries quoted on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET).

Stock data

Market cap.£94.4m
Last close569.00p
High / Low (52 weeks)596.0p / 521.0p
Stock market listingLN
Forecast net debt (m)N/A
Forecast gearing ratio (%)N/A
TeamInvestment Companies
SectorInvestment trusts

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Company news

Investment summary

Aberdeen New Thai Investment Trust (ANW) was launched in 1989 and is the only Thailand-focused investment trust listed in London. It aims to deliver a high level of long-term capital growth through investing in a relatively concentrated portfolio of quality companies, following a disciplined bottom-up approach. The Thai equity market has been relatively resilient this year compared to MSCI AC Asia ex-Japan and MSCI Emerging Markets, reflecting Thailand’s solid economic fundamentals. The manager believes Thai companies are particularly well-placed to benefit from the fast-growing neighbouring economies of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam, and ANW offers some indirect exposure to these markets. The trust has delivered strong absolute returns over the past 10 years; an annualised NAV total return of 20.5%. Recent returns, however, have lagged the benchmark and the shares have traded at a persistently wide discount to cum-income NAV. In May 2018, the board announced a package of changes to address these issues which, if successful, should support further narrowing of the discount.

Last updated on 17/12/2018

Key management

Nick Smith, Fund manager
Adrian Lim, Senior Investment Manager
Orsen Karnburisudthi, Investment Manager

Company address

97 Haymarket Terrace
Edinburgh
EH12 5HD
United Kingdom
0131 313 6402
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