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First State China Growth II

Ranked 1 out of 29 in - China over 12 months
All calculations are in EUR unless stated

Managed by

Martin Lau

Having graduated from Cambridge University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Masters in Engineering, Martin Lau has progressed from a somewhat industrious education to Investment Fund Management and now has over 10 years experience in the industry. Born in Hong Kong in 1972, Lau started his investment career in 1995 at BZW in London as part of their risk management team. He subsequently spent six years with Invesco as a fund manager responsible for the greater China funds, Smaller Companies fund and regional portfolios. Lau currently manages a range of China and Asia funds for First State. He describes his investment style for many of the funds he runs as bottom up stock selection with strong macro overlay. He also focuses heavily on quality, growth and price. A keen badminton player, Lau also enjoys playing tennis, walking and going to the cinema.

Quanqiang Xian

Quanqiang Xian of First State Investments specialises in Chinese equities with a focus on large and mid-cap companies. Previously, he was an analyst with Orbis Investment Advisory in London, researching Chinese equities. A CFA charterholder, he started his career with the government of Singapore.

Objective

The Fund aims to grow your investment. The Fund mainly invests in shares of companies that are based in or have significant operations in mainland China. The shares may be and are listed in mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan the United States or a developed market around the world.

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Performance

China over : 31/05/2016 - 31/05/2017
  • Rank 1/29 Total Return
  • Rank 8/29 Standard Deviation
  • Rank 3/29 Max Drawdown

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/03/2017 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 12.5%
2016 0.0% -12.2% 0.3% 10.8% 2.5%
2015 6.7% 20.1% -0.3% -20.4% 11.9%
2014 10.5% -7.1% 6.4% 7.7% 3.8%
2013 16.0% 7.0% -3.6% 5.8% 6.2%
2012 17.2% 6.9% -0.8% 6.3% 4.0%
2011 -11.9% -6.2% -0.6% -13.0% 8.4%
2010 20.8% 8.5% 5.8% 5.3% 0.1%
2009 89.6% 13.4% 29.8% 7.4% 20.0%
2008 -51.5% -27.5% -2.9% -19.7% -14.2%
2007 57.2% 5.7% 24.1% 24.0% -3.4%
2006 62.2% 26.4% -6.4% 8.3% 26.6%
2005 33.9% 11.9% 9.3% 7.2% 2.2%
2004 10.2% 12.7% -9.5% 7.8% 0.1%
2003 74.4% 6.7% 13.2% 22.4% 18.0%
2002 -19.3% 2.4% -10.2% -12.9% 0.8%
2001 10.3% 12.6% 10.2% -32.6% 31.8%
2000 -14.2% 25.1% -12.8% -4.2% -17.9%
1999 102.6% 3.9% 59.2% -13.7% 41.9%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

  1. Hong Kong
  2. Ireland
  3. Macau
  4. Singapore
  5. Switzerland
  6. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date20/05/1992
  • Share Class size03Mn
  • Base currencyUSD
  • ISIN IE0004811224

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment1,500
  • Min. regular additional investment0

Charges

  • Annual management2.00%
  • Initial investment0

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Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in the currency and currencies indicated).