Ashmore Group (ASHM)

Sector:

Financials

Index:

FTSE 250

390.00p
   
  • Change Today:
    -3.20p
  • 52 Week High: 570.00
  • 52 Week Low: 307.20
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 712.74m
  • Volume: 945,533
  • Market Cap: £2,779.69m
  • RiskGrade: 270

Investor appetite for emerging markets helps bolster Ashmore

By Josh White

Date: Monday 14 Oct 2019

LONDON (ShareCast) - (Sharecast News) - Emerging markets-focussed asset management company Ashmore Group said its assets under management were "broadly flat" for the first quarter, reflecting net inflows of $2.4bn (£1.91bn), offset by negative investment performance of $2.3bn.
The FTSE 250 firm said its external debt assets rose 2.6% in the three month period ended 30 September to an estimated $19.6bn, while local currency assets were stable at $19.7bn and corporate debt assets were down 3.2% at $15bn.

Blended debt assets were 0.4% lower at $24.2bn, equities assets were 4.5% higher at $4.6bn, and alternatives were flat at $1.6bn.

Ashmore said its multi-asset theme saw a 20% fall to $0.4bn, while overlay and liquidity was 1.5% higher at $6.8bn, with the company's total assets under management managing gains of 0.1% for the quarter to $91.9bn.

The company said its clients continued to raise their allocations to emerging markets, with the combination of additions to existing funds and new client mandates delivering "broad-based flows" during the period, with net inflows in every investment theme except alternatives, which was flat, and a small net outflow in multi-asset.

It noted the net flows were highest in blended debt, external debt, local currency, equities and corporate debt, with a small net inflow in the overlay and liquidity theme.

A "wide range" of institutional clients reportedly accounted for the net inflow and, in aggregate, there was a small net outflow from intermediary retail clients.

The relative strength of the US dollar over the period affected local currency and equities returns, and the rally in the US Treasury market provided support to external debt pricing.

Absolute performance was negative in the corporate debt, blended debt, local currency and equities themes and, to a lesser extent, in the external debt theme, the board said.

Relative investment performance remained "strong" over three and five years, but had weakened over one year as a result of recent market volatility and Ashmore's investment committees taking advantage of lower prices to add risk selectively to portfolios in the quarter.

"This quarter continued to see broad-based demand for the attractive risk-adjusted returns available across emerging markets, and the delivery of continued net inflows demonstrates both the diversified nature of Ashmore's client base and the breadth of its product range," said chief executive officer Mark Coombs.

"The price volatility over the summer has provided Ashmore's active processes with attractive investment opportunities to underpin long-term outperformance for clients.

"While the global macro environment remains uncertain, the low yields and relatively high equity valuations in developed markets mean investors' returns are enhanced by increasing their allocations to the diverse and resilient range of emerging economies in both fixed income and equities."

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Ashmore Group Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Share Price 390.00p
Change Today -3.20p
% Change -0.81 %
52 Week High 570.00
52 Week Low 307.20
Volume 945,533
Shares Issued 712.74m
Market Cap £2,779.69m
RiskGrade 270

Ashmore Group Star Ratings

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Key: vs Market vs Sector
Value
52.63% below the market average52.63% below the market average52.63% below the market average52.63% below the market average52.63% below the market average
72.73% below the sector average72.73% below the sector average72.73% below the sector average72.73% below the sector average72.73% below the sector average
Price Trend
16.75% above the market average16.75% above the market average16.75% above the market average16.75% above the market average16.75% above the market average
16.67% above the sector average16.67% above the sector average16.67% above the sector average16.67% above the sector average16.67% above the sector average
Income
43.41% above the market average43.41% above the market average43.41% above the market average43.41% above the market average43.41% above the market average
10% below the sector average10% below the sector average10% below the sector average10% below the sector average10% below the sector average
Growth
19.80% above the market average19.80% above the market average19.80% above the market average19.80% above the market average19.80% above the market average
1.67% below the sector average1.67% below the sector average1.67% below the sector average1.67% below the sector average1.67% below the sector average

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Ashmore Group Dividends

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  Interim Final
Ex-Div 05-Mar-20 31-Oct-19
Paid 30-Mar-20 06-Dec-19
Amount 4.80p 12.10p

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Ashmore Group Key Personnel

CEO Mark Langhorn Coombs

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