Fact sheet: First State Asia Opportunities

Fund information
Fund name
First State Asia Opportunities I
Fund manager company
First State Investments (Hong
Fund type
No data available.
Fund managers
  • Alistair Thompsonsince 01/01/2013
  • Richard Jonessince 01/01/2013
Fund objective
The Fund aims to grow your investment. The Fund mainly invests in shares of companies based in the Asia region (excluding Australia, New Zealand and Japan). These companies are innovative in what they make, provide or how they carry out their business. The Fund may invest in any industry.
Benchmark
  • MSCI AC Asia ex Japan
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
10.2%
1 Year rank in sector
154/179
Sector
FO Equity - Asia Pacific ex 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.
2.03%
Fund size
£36m (£32m 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.
101
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Old Mutual AnEqIn47.7%
Old Mutual Pac Eq47.6%
Old Mutual AnEqIn47.5%
TT International Asia Pac Eq46.8%
Templeton Asian Gth45.3%
...more in FO Equity - Asia Pacific ex Japan

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • Hong Kong24.7%
    India20.4%
    Taiwan15%
    Singapore11.2%
    Australia8.4%
  • Information Technology23.5%
    Consumer Staples16.9%
    Health Care13.3%
    Industrials12.7%
    Consumer Discretionary8.5%
  • Hong Kong Equities24.7%
    Indian Equities20.4%
    Taiwanese Equities15%
    Singapore Equities11.2%
    Australian Equities8.4%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund1.9%11.8%2.8%10.2%29.3%41%
Sector2.2%12.4%4.9%18.4%18.7%28.2%
Rank within sector102 / 184118 / 184116 / 184154 / 17947 / 15643 / 123
Quartile3rd3rd3rd4th2nd2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund10.1%1.1%-2.4%14.7%4%
Sector11.3%6.4%-6.8%5.5%3.3%
Rank within sector130 / 184136 / 17452 / 16521 / 15566 / 141
Quartile3rd4th2nd1st2nd
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.
4.45
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.
0.83
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.
0.41
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%.
11.7
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.
5
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.
0.73
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 high41.58
52 week low36.58
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price41.17
Region
1Hong Kong24.68%
2India20.37%
3Taiwan15.03%
4Singapore11.24%
5Australia8.44%
6Korea7.66%
7China3.21%
8Money Market3%
9Thailand2.76%
Industry sector
1Information Technology23.5%
2Consumer Staples16.9%
3Health Care13.3%
4Industrials12.7%
5Consumer Discretionary8.5%
6Materials6.5%
7Telecommunications Utilities6%
8Utilities5.2%
9Financials4.4%
Asset type
1Hong Kong Equities24.68%
2Indian Equities20.37%
3Taiwanese Equities15.03%
4Singapore Equities11.24%
5Australian Equities8.44%
6South Korean Equities7.66%
7Chinese Equities3.21%
8Money Market3%
9Thai Equities2.76%
Individual holdings
1CK HUTCHISON HLDGS LTD6.1%
2HAW PAR CORP5%
3TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING5%
4NEWCREST MINING4.9%
5DAIRY FARM INTERNATIONAL HLDGS3.7%
6HONG KONG & CHINA GAS CO3.7%
7TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES3.5%
8TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES3.5%
9INFOSYS LTD3.4%
Management
Fund manager group
First State Investments
Fund manager company
First State Investments (Hong
Fund type
No data available.
Fund objective
The Fund aims to grow your investment. The Fund mainly invests in shares of companies based in the Asia region (excluding Australia, New Zealand and Japan). These companies are innovative in what they make, provide or how they carry out their business. The Fund may invest in any industry.
Benchmark
  • MSCI AC Asia ex Japan
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Alistair Thompson01/01/2013Alistair Thompson joined First State’s Asia Pacific/ Global Emerging Markets team in January 2003 in the role of Senior Portfolio Manager for Asia Pacific Equity. Alistair plays a supporting role in the management of Global Emerging Markets product, and has specific responsibility for research on Australasian companies. Following the merger of the Edinburgh-based Asia Pacific team with the Hong Kong and Singapore Asian teams in September 2003, Alistair relocated to Singapore in December 2003. Alistair joined First State from Edinburgh Fund Managers where he worked for nine years and was Head of Asia Pacific (ex Japan). Alistair was the portfolio manager for a range of open ended funds and a leading investment trust. Prior to joining Edinburgh Fund Managers in November 1993, he worked for CIM Fund Managers where he started managing their money market funds from 1990 and their Asian funds from 1992, having joined the firm in 1989. Alistair holds a Diploma in Fund Management from the Securities Institute of London.
Richard Jones01/01/2013Richard Jones is Senior Analyst/Portfolio Manager at First State Stewart (FSS). FSS is part of First State Investments and the team manages equities in Asia Pacific, Global Emerging and other international markets. He joined the team in January 2010. He is responsible for research and stock picking with a focus on the Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) region. He graduated from the London School of Economics with a first class degree in Economics (Government).
Compliance
UCITS V Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Ireland, Offshore
First State Asia Opportunities I
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.75%
Min single investment£1,500
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.03%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price41.17
CurrencyUSD
Price updated22/03/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeRJ07
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