Fact sheet: Baring Asia Bal

Fund information
Fund name
Baring Asia Balanced A Acc NAV USD
Fund manager company
Baring Intl Fund Mgr (Ire) Ltd
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund manager
  • Khiem Dosince 01/10/2006
Fund objective
The Baring Asia Balanced Fund is aimed specifically, but not exclusively, at meeting the investment requirements of Hong Kong based retirement schemes and its investment objective and policies have been tailored accordingly, namely, to achieve a long-term annualised real rate of return in excess of 2% per annum above Hong Kong wage inflation, when measured in Hong Kong dollar terms. Accordingly, it is the intention of the Managers that the Fund will normally include a diversified range of international equities and debt securities, generally with a significant exposure to Asian equities. Investment may also be made in cash and money market instruments where considered appropriate in light of market conditions.
Benchmark
  • HK wage inflation +2%
Investment style
Aggressive
Investment method
None
Quick stats
1 Year return
6.2%
1 Year rank in sector
46/75
Sector
FO Mixed Asset - Aggressive
Yield
-
Ongoing charge (OCF)
?A fund’s ongoing charges figure (OCF) is similar to the old-style total expense ratio. It reflects the annual charge to investors in the fund, in percentage terms, but does not include extra performance-related fees (where these are levied) or the fund’s trading expenses on its underlying investments.
1.63%
Fund size
£83m (£97m last year)
FE Risk score
?FE Risk Scores measure the riskiness of instruments relative to the FTSE 100 index of shares. Weekly volatility is measured over three years with recent behaviour counting more heavily than earlier behaviour. Cash-type investments will have scores close to zero. Funds will tend to have scores in the 0-150 range. The FTSE 100 is always scored at 100. There is no upper limit.
85
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
AIM MA30.8%
CMI Global Mixed30.3%
Capital Group GAlcL30%
Capital Group GAIGrL29.3%
HSBC Pfl Wld Seltn 527.6%
...more in FO Mixed Asset - Aggressive

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • USA21.4%
    China17.2%
    Money Market13.5%
    Europe ex UK12.2%
    Japan10.6%
  • No data available.
  • US Equities15.9%
    Chinese Equities15.8%
    Money Market13.5%
    Europe ex UK Equities11.7%
    Japanese Equities10.6%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund1.4%5.4%6.3%6.2%8.4%34.4%
Sector-0.1%5.4%6.4%7.2%12.5%38.7%
Rank within sector2 / 8233 / 8239 / 8046 / 7543 / 6035 / 48
Quartile1st2nd2nd3rd3rd3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund2.2%0.3%3.7%9.5%11.5%
Sector5.2%0%4.6%11.4%9.7%
Rank within sector59 / 7832 / 7341 / 6249 / 5719 / 52
Quartile4th2nd3rd4th2nd
Risk statistics
Alpha
?Alpha is a measure of a fund's over- or under-performance by comparison to its benchmark. If the Alpha is 5, the fund has outperformed its benchmark by 5%; so the greater the Alpha, the greater the outperformance.
-1.51
Beta
?Beta estimates a fund's volatility by comparison to that of its benchmark. A fund with a beta close to 1 means that the fund will move generally in line with the benchmark. Higher than 1 and the fund is more volatile than the benchmark and vice versa.
1.17
Sharpe
?This commonly-used measure calculates the level of return over and above the return of a notional risk-free investment, such as cash. The difference in returns is then divided by the fund's volatility. The resulting ratio is an indication of the amount of excess return generated per unit of risk.
0.1
Volatility
?Volatility (or standard deviation), when applied to an investment fund, expresses its risk. It shows how widely a range of returns varied from the fund's average return over a particular period. For example, if a fund had an average return of 5%, and its volatility was 15, this would mean that the range of its returns over the period had swung between +20% and -10%.
9.84
Tracking error
?This measures the standard deviation of a fund's excess returns over the returns of an index or benchmark portfolio. As such, it can be an indication of 'riskiness' in the manager's investment style. A Tracking Error below 2 suggests a passive approach. At 3 and above the the manager will be deploying a more active investment style.
3.98
Information ratio
?This is a useful risk-adjusted measure of actively managed fund performance. It is calculated by deducting the returns of the fund's benchmark from the fund's overall returns, then dividing the result by its tracking error. The higher the Information Ratio the better. It is generally considered that a figure of 0.5 reflects a good performance, 0.75 very good, and 1.00 outstanding.
-0.2
R-Squared
?An indication of how closely correlated a fund is to an index or a benchmark. Values for R-Squared range between 0 and 1, with 0 indicating no correlation at all and 1 showing a perfect match. Values upwards of 0.7 suggest that the fund's behaviour is increasingly linked to its benchmark.
0.85
Price movement
52 week high30.79
52 week low26.51
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price30.5
Region
1USA21.4%
2China17.2%
3Money Market13.5%
4Europe ex UK12.2%
5Japan10.6%
6Asia Pacific6.5%
7Hong Kong6.5%
8UK4.7%
9Global Emerging Markets4%
Industry sector
No data available.
Asset type
1US Equities15.9%
2Chinese Equities15.8%
3Money Market13.5%
4Europe ex UK Equities11.7%
5Japanese Equities10.6%
6Hong Kong Equities6.5%
7International Equities6.4%
8US Fixed Interest5.6%
9Global Emerging Market Equities4%
Individual holdings
1BARING CHINA A NAV USD2.2%
2TENCENT HLDGS LIMITED2.1%
3BARING FRONTIER MARKETS A ACC NAV USD1.5%
4BARING CHINA BOND FUND1.4%
5CATHAY SECURITIES LTD1.2%
6AAC TECHNOLOGIES HLDGS INC1.1%
7IMAX CHINA HLDG INC1.1%
8BARING INDIA A EUR1%
9CHINA MEDICAL SYSTEM HLDGS LTD1%
Management
Fund manager group
Baring
Fund manager company
Baring Intl Fund Mgr (Ire) Ltd
Fund type
Unit Trust
Fund objective
The Baring Asia Balanced Fund is aimed specifically, but not exclusively, at meeting the investment requirements of Hong Kong based retirement schemes and its investment objective and policies have been tailored accordingly, namely, to achieve a long-term annualised real rate of return in excess of 2% per annum above Hong Kong wage inflation, when measured in Hong Kong dollar terms. Accordingly, it is the intention of the Managers that the Fund will normally include a diversified range of international equities and debt securities, generally with a significant exposure to Asian equities. Investment may also be made in cash and money market instruments where considered appropriate in light of market conditions.
Benchmark
  • HK wage inflation +2%
Investment style
Aggressive
Investment method
None
Fund manager
NameSinceBiography
Khiem Do01/10/2006Khiem is responsible for the management of a number of specific Asian portfolios and all Multi Asset portfolios for clients located in Asia. He was appointed to become a member of the Strategic Policy Group (SPG), the company’s global macro research and asset allocation team in 2006. He is a member of the SPG Economic Research, Equity Research and Asset Class Research Sub Groups. Khiem was Head of the Asia Pacific Specialist Investment Team from 1997 until 2006. Khiem joined Baring Asset Management in 1996 from Citicorp Global Asset Management in Sydney, where he was the Australian Chief Investment Officer, the chair of the Australian Asset Allocation Committee and a member of the CGAM International Asset Allocation Committee. Khiem’s prior experience includes seven years at Bankers Trust Australia and seven years at Equitilink Australia Ltd. Khiem received his BA (Hons) in Economics from Macquarie University (Australia). He was designated an Associate Member of the Securities Institute of Australia (the Australian CFA equivalent) in 1979. Khiem is fluent in Vietnamese and French.
Compliance
Non UCITS Retail Scheme
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Ireland, Offshore
Baring Asia Balanced A Acc NAV USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.63%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.5%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price30.5
CurrencyUSD
Price updated22/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeW528
Baring Asia Balanced A Inc NAV USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price29.19
CurrencyUSD
Price updated22/09/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeEAG3
Baring Asia Balanced C Acc NAV USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£5,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price27.79
CurrencyUSD
Price updated22/09/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeEAG5
Baring Asia Balanced C Inc NAV USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price27.74
CurrencyUSD
Price updated19/04/2013
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeEAG7
Baring Asia Balanced C Inc USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price27.74
Offer price27.74
Mid price-
CurrencyUSD
Price updated19/04/2013
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeEAG8
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