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Leading investment managers name 3 top ASX stock tips

Two leading investment managers have named three ASX shares that could be market-beaters.

The Future Generation shareholder presentations happened in Sydney earlier today.

There are two Future Generation listed investment companies (LICs), being Future Generation Investment Company Ltd (ASX: FGX) and Future Generation Global Investment Co Ltd (ASX: FGG), that invest in Australian fund managers and pay 1% of the NTA to youth charities each year instead of management fees.

Two of the participating fund managers named a few ASX stock picks at the meeting, those fund managers being Ben Griffiths from Eley Griffiths Group and Geoff Wilson from Wilson Asset Management.

Ben Griffiths

Cabcharge Australia Limited (ASX: CAB)

What may be a surprise to some readers was the choice for the taxi business. It provides dispatch, logistical and payment services for taxis. It also provides vehicle leasing, loans, insurance, smash repairs and driving training.

Over the past five years its share price has almost halved but Mr Griffiths thinks there could be better times ahead with the company heavily investing in developing its technology and its taxi app to challenge Uber.

Nearmap Ltd (ASX: NEA)

Nearmap is a leading aerial imaging business that provides frequently-updated, high-resolution photos to various entities. An example of its use is for management to check how a construction project is progressing.

Nearmap has a 25% market share in Australia but it only has a 1% market share in the US – Mr Griffiths thinks there is a lot of growth potential in this market. Nearmap is also looking at expanding into Canada.

Geoff Wilson

Austal Limited (ASX: ASB)

Aside from going for a non-ASX pick, Mr Wilson chose Austal as an Australian share option.

This is a global ship building business and defence contractor that designs, constructs and provides support for defence and commercial vessels.

Geoff Wilson said he was attracted to this business because it’s trading at only 13x earnings yet is growing at 20% per annum. It also comes with a handy unfranked dividend yield of 2.6%.

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended Nearmap Ltd. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Scott Phillips.

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