Chief Investment Officer, Asia Pacific and joint portfolio manager speaks about the key objectives, features, performance and outlook for the Trust.
Weak economic data in the US and Europe has contributed to intense recent volatility on global stock markets on fears that the west may be falling back into recession. Although Asian markets have also suffered, there is increasing evidence that Asian economies are decoupling from the est, presenting exciting investment opportunities for investors in the region.
The J.P. Morgan Asian Investment Trust plc issued Subscription Shares on 4 February 2009 as a bonus issue to Ordinary shareholders on the basis of one Subscription for every five Ordinary Shares held.
As a shareholder of JPMorgan Asian Investment Trust Subscription Shares, you can choose to convert your Subscription Shares at any time. The conversion price is 203 pence per share from 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2014, after which the rights on the Subscription shares will lapse (please refer to the Subscription Shares Prospectus for further details).