Our Asian Equity team is fortunate to interact with - and invest in - some fantastic companies in the region. These have strong management teams that can take advantage of multi-year structural growth opportunities in a region that boasts a growing and aspirational consumer class. Whilst the region continues to lag other developed markets in terms of ESG awareness and commitments, the team feels that change is being effected and things are moving in the right direction.
The team works hard to ensure the risks - from an ESG perspective - of every investment it makes are researched in a disciplined manner and properly understood as this will help to generate alpha over the longer term.
In this short video Derek Au and David Soh, Portfolio Managers, RBC Asian Equity, will discuss the misconceptions surrounding fraud and accounting risk with a particular focus on Asian equity markets, a topic that is covered in the recently-released RBC Asian Equity Annual ESG Report for 2021.