David Gait was born in Edinburgh in 1975 and holds a BA in Economics from Cambridge University and an MSc in Investment Analysis from Stirling Univerisity. David joined Stewart Ivory in 1997, the predecessor to First State Investments. He is responsible for evolving the emerging markets and Asia Pacific strategies and is the lead manager on the First State Asia Pacific Sustainability and First State Indian Subcontinent funds. David has been managing funds for over 11 years.
Sashi Reddy is a Portfolio Manager at Stewart Investors. The Global Emerging Markets/ Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) team manages funds in Asia Pacific, Emerging Market, Worldwide and Sustainable Development equity investment strategies on behalf of clients. Sashi joined the team in July 2008 and he serves as the lead Portfolio Manager of the Indian Subcontinent OEIC. Sashi has an engineering degree from the National Institute of Technology, Trichy and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business, York University in Toronto.
The Fund invests in large and mid capitalisation equities issued by companies that are incorporated, or listed, or which conduct the majority of their economic activity, in the Asia Pacific region (excluding Japan, including Australasia). Particular consideration is given to investment in companies that are positioned to benefit from, and contribute to, the sustainable development of the countries in which they operate.
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