As a UK smaller companies investment manager at JP Morgan Asset Management, Mark Davids co-managed the JPM UK Smaller Companies fund, the Luxembourg-domiciled JPM Europe Small Cap, as well as JPM Europe Recovery funds. He then moved to Japan to run the group's Core Japan Behavioural Finance fund and currently manages the Asia Pacific ex Japan Behavioural Finance and Japan Strategic Value funds. Davids joined JP Morgan as an investment analyst in 1997. He was promoted to assistant investment manager in 2000 and then to investment manager a year later. Armed with a bachelor’s degree in history and German from the University of Manchester, and a masters degree in international political economy, Davids enjoyed a stint focusing on trade and external relations at the European Commission before joining JP Morgan.
Joanna Kwok is a regional specialist for Asia Pacific ex-Japan equities with the Emerging Markets and Asia Pacific (EMAP) Equities Team at JP Morgan based in Hong Kong. She joined the firm in 2002 as an analyst with the Hong Kong bond team and took up her current role in 2005. Prior to joining the firm, Joanna spent three years with Price Waterhouse Coopers in London where she qualified as a chartered accountant and one year in Hong Kong as a senior associate in their banking and capital markets division. Joanna obtained a B.A. (Hons) in Natural Sciences from Downing College, Cambridge University.
To provide superior long term capital growth by investing primarily in a concentrated portfolio of companies in Asia (excluding Japan). At least 67% of the Sub-Fund's total assets (excluding cash and cash equivalents) will be invested in equity and equity linked securities of companies that are incorporated under the laws of, and have their registered office in, an Asian country (excluding Japan), or that derive the predominant part of their economic activity from Asia (excluding Japan), even if listed elsewhere. The Sub-Fund's portfolio is concentrated in approximately 40 to 60 companies.
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