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The sub-fund will invest primarily in high yield Asian equities deriving its returns from both dividend income and capital appreciation. The sub-fund aims to provide its investors with an annual dividend yield of 5% augmented by capital gains, with an overall objective of outperforming the MSCI Asia ex-Japan TR Index over the long term. A niche value-based approach offering an additional dimension to a diversified portfolio. The sub-fund has been managed since inception by James Morton. Investors may choose from capitalisation or distribution classes (with dividends paid in January and July), denominated in USD, EUR or GBP.


Santa Lucia Asset Management

  • An investment boutique with operating companies in Asia (Singapore and Indonesia) and the UK.

  • Founded by James Morton, with investment dating back to 1994

  • Santa Lucia Asset Management seeks value in growth markets. The portfolios are underpinned by independent risk management and an experienced operational  team.

  • Santa Lucia Asset Management Pte Ltd is licensed under the Securities and Futures Act and regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore ("MAS") and is registered as an investment adviser with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission under the United States Investment Advisers Act of 1940 as amended.


James Morton

James Morton founded the business and is CIO at Santa Lucia, Singapore.  He has over 45 years experience in financial services, and over +30 in portfolio management.  He set up the Chelverton Fund, a global micro cap equity fund in April 1994.  That fund merged into Cundill International in April 2002. He has specific responsibility for two funds that are managed by Mackenzie Financial Corporation, Mackenzie Cundill Recovery and Mackenzie Cundill Emerging Markets.  The Recovery Fund won Morning Star Global Fund of the year in 2003 and 2005, and the Morning Star Canadian Investment Award for Best Global Small/Mid cap Fund for 2010.  It also won the Lipper Global Small/Mid Cap Fund of the year in 2009 and 2010. Mackenzie Cundill Emerging Markets won Lipper Emerging Markets Equities Fund of the year for 2010.  James Morton’s previous employment includes experience at Bain & Co, Arthur Young, Citicorp and Samuel Montagu.  He holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, an MA from Stanford Food Research Institute and a Law Degree from Cambridge University.

James Morton edited The Financial Times “Global Guide to Investing”, and wrote “Investing With The Grand Masters” a Pitman/FT publication, “Investing with Young Guns“  a Pearson/FT publication, and “Prince Charles Breaking the Cycle” Ebury Press.  He is also a guest commentator on CNBC, PBS, Bloomberg, London News Radio, Sky and business radio stations in the US.

Florian Weidinger 

Prior to joining SLAM, Florian served as the CEO and CIO of Hansabay Pte Ltd, a Singapore based investment management business with a focus on emerging and frontier economies. Hansabay specialised in activist engagement and special situation investing and was an early signatory to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment in Singapore. Before founding Hansabay Pte Ltd, Florian was a vice president at Lehman Brothers where he last worked for the insolvency administration, after several years with the risk arbitrage, principal investing and investment banking divisions in London. Florian sourced, managed and executed public and private investments in Europe, Africa and foremost Asia, and across the capital structure. Strategies included event-driven, long/short, long-only, distressed/credit and special situations investing. He also has held multiple board directorships across sectors, including in the public markets.  Florian holds a BSc from City University London, an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and an MS in Environment and Resources from Stanford University’s School of Earth Sciences.

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