David Smith

Senior investment director, Asian equities, abrdn

David Smith, senior investment director at abrdn, leads ESG research and integration across Asia. He heads the Asia Responsible Investing pod, which manages the Asian Sustainable Development Equity Strategy. He is also responsible for leading engagement with board members and management of abrdn investee companies in Asia. David is a CFA Charterholder. CFA® and Chartered Financial Analyst® are registered trademarks owned by CFA Institute.

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Strategy profile

The Asian Sustainable Development Equity Strategy aims to achieve long term growth by investing in companies in Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) countries, which in our view, will make a positive societal contribution through their alignment achieving the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.

For investors, this also offers potential for alpha generation, given the size of the addressable market in the region; portfolio diversification with a wide range of growth themes; and tailwinds that can drive the pace of development. The strategy aims to outperform the MSCI AC Asia Pacific ex Japan Index (USD) benchmark before charges.

abrdn Sustainable Investing

abrdn Sustainable investing adds value to our clients by offering global and embedded asset class expertise for comprehensive analysis; proprietary research and tools for investment-critical insight; and high conviction picks and active engagement for enhanced returns.

Sales contacts

David Hanzl

Head of wholesale, APAC distribution , abrdn

T: +852 2103 4712

Natalie Tan

Head of wholesale, SEA distribution, abrdn

T: +65 6395 2485

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