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Ashmore Group plc

PRI reporting framework 2020

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Basic information

OO 01. Signatory category and services

01.1. Select the services and funds you offer

Select the services and funds you offer
% of asset under management (AUM) in ranges
Fund management
Fund of funds, manager of managers, sub-advised products
Total 100%

Further options (may be selected in addition to the above)

01.2. Additional information. [Optional]

Assets under management (USD billion) at 31st December 2019 (estimated)

External Debt   19.7

Local Currency 22.9

Corporate Debt  14.2

Blended Debt   26.7

Equities              5.1

Alternatives        1.6

Multi-asset          0.4

Overlay / Liquidity 7.8 

TOTAL               98.4

OO 02. Headquarters and operational countries

02.1. Select the location of your organisation’s headquarters.

United Kingdom

02.2. Indicate the number of countries in which you have offices (including your headquarters).

02.3. Indicate the approximate number of staff in your organisation in full-time equivalents (FTE).

300 FTE

02.4. Additional information. [Optional]

Headquartered in London, Ashmore also has a presence in China, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Peru, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, UAE and the United States.


OO 03. Subsidiaries that are separate PRI signatories

03.1. Indicate whether you have subsidiaries within your organisation that are also PRI signatories in their own right.

03.3. Additional information. [Optional]

OO 04. Reporting year and AUM

04.1. Indicate the year end date for your reporting year.


04.2. Indicate your total AUM at the end of your reporting year.

Include the AUM of subsidiaries, but exclude advisory/execution only assets, and exclude the assets of your PRI signatory subsidiaries that you have chosen not to report on in OO 03.2
Total AUM
trillions billions millions thousands hundreds
Assets in USD
trillions billions millions thousands hundreds

04.4. Indicate the assets which are subject to an execution and/or advisory approach. Provide this figure based on the end of your reporting year

04.5. Additional information. [Optional]

Ashmore Group plc's financial year end is 30th June. Latest AuM is as at 31st December 2019

OO 06. How would you like to disclose your asset class mix

06.1. Select how you would like to disclose your asset class mix.

Internally managed (%)
Externally managed (%)


Listed equity <10% 5 0 0
Fixed income >50% 85 0 0
Private equity 0 0 0 0
Property <10% 1 0 0
Infrastructure <10% 1 0 0
Commodities 0 0 0 0
Hedge funds 0 0 0 0
Fund of hedge funds 0 0 0 0
Forestry 0 0 0 0
Farmland 0 0 0 0
Inclusive finance 0 0 0 0
Cash 0 0 0 0
Money market instruments 0 0 0 0
Other (1), specify <10% 8 0 0
Other (2), specify 0 0 0 0

`Other (1)` specified

          Overlay / liquidity

06.2. Publish asset class mix as per attached image [Optional].

06.3. Indicate whether your organisation has any off-balance sheet assets [Optional].

06.5. Indicate whether your organisation uses fiduciary managers.

06.6. Provide contextual information on your AUM asset class split. [Optional]

Ashmore describes its eight Emerging Markets asset classes as follows:

Fixed income

External debt: Invests in debt instruments issued by sovereigns and quasi-sovereigns and denominated in foreign currencies.

Local currency: Invests in local currencies and local currency-denominated instruments issued by sovereigns, quasi-sovereigns and companies.

Corporate debt: Invests in debt instruments issued by public and private sector companies.

Blended debt: Invests in external debt, local currency and corporate debt assets, measured against tailor-made blended indices. 


Invests in equity and equity-related instruments including global, regional, country, small cap and frontier opportunities.


Invests in private equity, healthcare, infrastructure, special situations, distressed debt and real estate opportunities.

Overlay / liquidity

Separates the currency risk of an underlying asset class in order to manage it effectively and efficiently.

OO 07. Fixed income AUM breakdown (Private)

OO 08. Segregated mandates or pooled funds (Not Applicable)

OO 09. Breakdown of AUM by market

09.1. Indicate the breakdown of your organisation’s AUM by market.

0 Developed Markets
100 Emerging Markets
0 Frontier Markets
0 Other Markets
Total 100% 100%

09.2. Additional information. [Optional]

Please note that while Ashmore manages equity funds that use the MSCI Frontier Markets index as a benchmark, the firm does not necessarily subscribe to the rigid index definitions of the underlying markets. Hence, 100% of the firm's AuM is invested in Emerging Markets, as broadly defined and including 'frontier' markets.