Fact sheet: Comgest Growth Asia

Fund information
Fund name
Comgest Growth Asia Acc USD
Fund manager company
Comgest SA
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Chantana Wardsince 03/06/2015
  • Caroline Maessince 03/06/2015
  • Caroline Maessince 07/06/2015
Fund objective
The investment objective of the Asia Fund is to create a professionally managed portfolio consisting of what, in the opinion of the Investment Manager, are high quality long-term growth companies quoted or traded on Asian or world regulated markets.
Benchmark
  • MSCI AC Asia
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
4.7%
1 Year rank in sector
13/19
Sector
FO Equity - Asia Pacific inc Japan
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.
1.53%
Fund size
£79m (£78m 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.
124
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Fidelity Pacific27.8%
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Allianz Oriental Inc23.8%
Goodhart Partners MichnriJpEq15.6%
Robeco Asia-Pacific Eq10.1%
...more in FO Equity - Asia Pacific inc Japan

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • Japan62.5%
    China18%
    Taiwan6.2%
    Korea4.3%
    India4.1%
  • Information Technology25.4%
    Industrials21.9%
    Consumer Discretionary20%
    Health Care8.2%
    Consumer Staples8.1%
  • Japanese Equities62.5%
    Chinese Equities18%
    Taiwanese Equities6.2%
    South Korean Equities4.3%
    Indian Equities4.1%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-4.6%-5.5%0.2%4.7%19.6%34.6%
Sector-0.5%-1.2%7.3%7.1%11.5%37.1%
Rank within sector18 / 2016 / 2018 / 1913 / 197 / 1513 / 15
Quartile4th4th4th3rd2nd4th
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund4.3%4.8%7.5%15.7%1.8%
Sector7.4%0.5%2.9%10.8%15%
Rank within sector15 / 1910 / 186 / 157 / 1515 / 15
Quartile4th3rd2nd2nd4th
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.
3.32
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.
0.98
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.
0.25
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%.
12.57
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.
4.55
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.
0.69
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.
0.87
Price movement
52 week high46.65
52 week low36.27
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price43.23
Region
1Japan62.53%
2China17.97%
3Taiwan6.18%
4Korea4.33%
5India4.13%
6Hong Kong2.69%
7Malaysia2.16%
Industry sector
1Information Technology25.38%
2Industrials21.92%
3Consumer Discretionary19.99%
4Health Care8.18%
5Consumer Staples8.06%
6Telecommunications Utilities6.63%
7Financials4.51%
8Others2.78%
9Utilities2.54%
Asset type
1Japanese Equities62.53%
2Chinese Equities17.97%
3Taiwanese Equities6.18%
4South Korean Equities4.33%
5Indian Equities4.13%
6Hong Kong Equities2.69%
7Malaysian Equities2.16%
Individual holdings
1TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING5.78%
2KEYENCE CORP4.56%
3NETEASE INC3.75%
4SYSMEX CORP3.53%
5SHIMANO INC3.31%
Management
Fund manager group
Comgest
Fund manager company
Comgest SA
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
The investment objective of the Asia Fund is to create a professionally managed portfolio consisting of what, in the opinion of the Investment Manager, are high quality long-term growth companies quoted or traded on Asian or world regulated markets.
Benchmark
  • MSCI AC Asia
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Chantana Ward03/06/2015Chantana Ward joined Comgest in 1998. Based in Paris, she is an Analyst and Portfolio Manager within the Japanese equity team and she travels regularly to Japan to research companies and spend time with the Tokyo-based team members. Chantana co-leads funds within Comgest’s Asia ex Japan, Asia including Japan and Japan equity strategies and has been an important contributor to the development of these strategies. Chantana holds an MSc in Finance from Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business in New York, a dual diploma with The American University of Paris.
Caroline Maes03/06/2015Caroline Maes joined Comgest’s Singapore office in 2012 before moving to Paris in 2015 where she is a Portfolio Manager and Analyst specialising in Global Emerging Markets and Asian equities. Caroline has over 10 years of investment experience and contributes to the GEM Promising Companies and Asia including Japan strategies. She started her career in 2003 as a Research Associate at Alliance Bernstein in New York before moving to the IPO department of UOB Kay Hian in Singapore in 2006. Caroline then joined CLSA in Singapore where she held the role of equity research Analyst for more than five years and won the Business Times - Starmine award for her stock recommendations. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Quantitative Economics and International Relations from Tufts University in the USA.
Caroline Maes07/06/2015Caroline Maes joined Comgest’s Singapore office in 2012 before moving to Paris in 2015 where she is a Portfolio Manager and Analyst specialising in Global Emerging Markets and Asian equities. Caroline has over 10 years of investment experience and contributes to the GEM Promising Companies and Asia including Japan strategies. She started her career in 2003 as a Research Associate at Alliance Bernstein in New York before moving to the IPO department of UOB Kay Hian in Singapore in 2006. Caroline then joined CLSA in Singapore where she held the role of equity research Analyst for more than five years and won the Business Times - Starmine award for her stock recommendations. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Quantitative Economics and International Relations from Tufts University in the USA.
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, Transparent for Swiss Tax, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Offshore, Sweden
Comgest Growth Asia Acc USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£50
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.53%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price43.23
CurrencyUSD
Price updated06/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeM1HW
Comgest Growth Asia I Acc EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£750,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.06%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price40.56
CurrencyEUR
Price updated06/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeM1HV
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