Head of Equities
The LF Canlife Asia Pacific Fund aims to provide capital growth mainly from investment in equities quoted on Asia Pacific (including Australian) stock markets, excluding Japan
For further details on the objective and investment policy, visit the Literature section to view fund KIIDs and Prospectus.
The fund typically invests in ten or more countries in the region with a different approach for each market. The managers' have the freedom to invest wherever the opportunities lie without being unduly tied to benchmark weightings or specific country allocations.
Asia is a highly diverse region where an investor cannot succeed by simply taking on passive exposure to all countries. Investing here requires good knowledge of each country and their financial markets in order to unearth compelling investment opportunities.
The investment approach combines the benefits of taking a top-down, macroeconomic view of each economy as well as a bottom-up approach to stock selection in order to achieve the best positioning for prevailing market conditions.
Mike Willans has more than 25 years’ of investment experience. He joined Canada Life Asset Management in October 1999 and was appointed Head of International Equities in March 2010 and then Head of Equities in May 2018. Mike heads up an experienced team that can also draw on the insights of other equity and fixed income specialists at Canada Life Asset Management. Bimal Patel joined Canada Life Asset Management’s equities team in September 2013
The value of investments may fall as well as rise and investors may not get back the amount invested
Due to the underlying assets held, the price of the fund is classed as having above average to high volatility.
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