本基金的投資目標是透過投資於經理認為將從經濟增長及地區發展中受惠的亞洲公司，在資產價值中達致長期資本增長。經理的政策是主要投資於已在東南亞國協會(ASEAN，Association of South-East Asian Nations) 成員國的交易所上巿或買賣及註冊成立的公司，或在該等國家擁有大部份資產或其他權益的公司的股票。ASEAN的成員國包括新加坡、泰國、菲律賓、馬來西亞、印尼及越南。
SooHai is the Head of Asia ex-China equities and co-manager of various Asia ex Japan strategies, including Barings ASEAN Frontiers Fund, Barings Asia Growth Fund, Barings Eastern Trust, Barings Korea Trust and Barings Australia Fund. SooHai joined Barings in November 2005, from Daiwa SB Investments (Singapore), where he was country specialist for Australia and Malaysia. Prior to that, he managed Thai and Malaysian equities at Singapore Telecom’s Asset Management department. SooHai graduated from Nanyang Technological University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Accountancy (First Class Hons) Degree and is a CFA charterholder.