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Investing for income – Unlocking Asia’s dividend potential

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For investors seeking a diversified income stream and are attracted to the potential of dividend growth offered by companies in the Asian peninsular then the Newton Asian Income fund is worth a closer look. The current yield of the fund at the time of writing is an attractive 4.44%, with income paid quarterly.

Newton, who are based in London and have over 30 years’ experience, are well known for their distinctive approach to global thematic investing with a strong focus on extensive proprietary research. The Newton Asian Income Fund was launched in 2005 and seeks to generate income for investors together with long term capital growth through a concentrated portfolio of shares in companies based in Asia, excluding Japan, but including Australia and New Zealand. The fund has no sector or country constraints and invests in stocks in both developed and emerging Asian economies. The investment team at Newton led by Jason Pidcock who has 19 years investment management experience have a constantly evolving approach that anticipates change and identifies opportunities. The fund typically invests in companies that are cash generative with high dividend yields.

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Investors favour emerging markets, according to new research

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The latest research from the Association of Investment Companies (AIC) suggests a significant increase in investor confidence – back to pre-credit crunch levels. Over half (55%) of investors are planning to increase their stock market exposure over the next few months, a 10 percentage point increase from 45% in February last year, and the highest level in eight years.

However, the UK is no longer the most widely favoured region, as investors increasingly look towards emerging markets and the Asia Pacific region. Emerging markets the most widely favoured region, with nearly a quarter of all investors expressing interest, followed by the Asia Pacific region at 19%. Interest in emerging markets has grown dramatically – six years ago, this area was favoured by just 6% of investors.

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