Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Ashmore Group Plc LSE:ASHM London Ordinary Share GB00B132NW22 ORD 0.01P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +2.00p +0.38% 522.00p 520.50p 521.50p 521.50p 512.50p 520.00p 954,513 16:35:00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
General Financial 285.7 191.3 22.6 23.1 3,721

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Ashmore Group PLC

16 April 2019

Ashmore Group plc

16 April 2019

THIRD QUARTER ASSETS UNDER MANAGEMENT STATEMENT

Ashmore Group plc ("Ashmore", "the Group"), the specialist Emerging Markets asset manager, announces the following update to its assets under management ("AuM") in respect of the quarter ended 31 March 2019.

Assets under management

 
                                    Actual         Estimated 
                          31 December 2018     31 March 2019   Movement 
 Theme                       (US$ billion)     (US$ billion)        (%) 
 External debt                        15.5              16.7      +7.7% 
                       -------------------  ----------------  --------- 
 Local currency                       17.5              19.1      +9.1% 
                       -------------------  ----------------  --------- 
 Corporate debt                       10.8              14.1     +30.6% 
                       -------------------  ----------------  --------- 
 Blended debt                         20.4              22.0      +7.8% 
                       -------------------  ----------------  --------- 
 Equities                              4.4               4.7      +6.8% 
                       -------------------  ----------------  --------- 
 Alternatives                          1.6               1.6          - 
                       -------------------  ----------------  --------- 
 Multi-asset                           0.4               0.5     +25.0% 
                       -------------------  ----------------  --------- 
 Overlay / liquidity                   6.1               6.6      +8.2% 
                       -------------------  ----------------  --------- 
 Total                                76.7              85.3     +11.2% 
                       -------------------  ----------------  --------- 
 

Assets under management increased by US$8.6 billion during the period, through net inflows of US$5.0 billion and positive investment performance of US$3.6 billion.

Client demand remains strong and broad-based across investment themes, with net inflows in the corporate debt, local currency, overlay/liquidity, blended debt and external debt investment themes. Institutional flows continue to be biased towards existing clients, including additional allocations to large mandates in the corporate debt and overlay/liquidity themes. There was ongoing momentum in mutual fund flows, particularly in Europe and the US, with continued interest in the short duration, local currency bond and blended debt strategies.

Absolute performance levels were highest in the blended debt and external debt themes, and despite US dollar strength in the latter part of the period, local currency and equities delivered good returns over the three months. Corporate debt and multi-asset also produced positive performance. Ashmore's relative investment performance remains strong over three and five years, and the consistent implementation of its investment processes means that one year performance versus benchmarks has, as expected, improved strongly over the quarter.

Mark Coombs, Chief Executive Officer, Ashmore Group plc, commented:

"Client activity levels picked up through the quarter following a slight pause at the end of 2018. This reflects a number of ongoing positive factors including investors' light positioning in Emerging Markets, the significant value available across a diverse range of investment themes, and slowing growth and political challenges in the developed world. The increasing diversity of Ashmore's product range enables flows to be captured at different points in the cycle. These factors, together with the delivery of strong performance across the investment themes, mean Ashmore is well-positioned for continued growth."

Ashmore's Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) is 549300U3L59WB4YI2X12.

For further information please contact:

Ashmore Group plc

Paul Measday

   Investor Relations                   +44 (0)20 3077 6278 

FTI Consulting

   Neil Doyle                               +44 (0)20 3727 1141 
   Laura Ewart                            +44 (0)20 3727 1160 

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