Schroder Asian Total Return Investment Co PLC is a UK-based investment trust company. It seeks to provide a high rate of total return through investment in equities and equity-related securities of companies trading in the Asia-Pacific region except for Japan. The company invests in a diversified portfolio of 40-70 companies operating primarily in Asia, including Australasia but excluding Japan. It offers a degree of capital preservation through the tactical use of derivative instruments. The company focuses on investing in companies with sound balance sheets, professional management, and capital allocation policies. It may use derivatives such as listed futures, call options, long puts, OTC instruments to protect the capital value of the portfolio, efficient portfolio management.