Fact sheet: First State China Growth

Fund information
Fund name
First State China Growth I Acc USD
Fund manager company
First State Investments (Hong
Fund type
No data available.
Fund managers
  • Xian Quanqiangsince 31/03/2007
  • Martin Lausince 31/03/2002
Fund 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.
Benchmark
  • MSCI China
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
-1.3%
1 Year rank in sector
17/29
Sector
FO Equity - China
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.
2.08%
Fund size
£3,669m (£4,415m 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.
140
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Aberdeen Gbl Chinese Equity24%
Allianz China Eq20.8%
Pictet China Index20%
Matthews Asia China16.7%
JGF-Jupiter China Select10.9%
...more in FO Equity - China

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • China71.7%
    Hong Kong15.6%
    Taiwan7.4%
    USA4.1%
    Money Market1.2%
  • Information Technology25.4%
    Consumer Discretionary22.9%
    Health Care12.9%
    Financials8.4%
    Utilities8.3%
  • Chinese Equities71.7%
    Hong Kong Equities15.6%
    Taiwanese Equities7.4%
    US Equities4.1%
    Money Market1.2%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund0.2%-3.5%8.5%-1.3%-6.8%28.8%
Sector-0.4%-2.9%9.8%0.1%10%33.3%
Rank within sector8 / 3015 / 3013 / 3017 / 2921 / 2613 / 23
Quartile2nd2nd2nd3rd4th3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund-0.4%-4%-2.8%21.4%19.3%
Sector1.1%0.9%8.4%11.5%13.5%
Rank within sector19 / 3019 / 2622 / 267 / 267 / 23
Quartile3rd3rd4th2nd2nd
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.
-5.44
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.
0.88
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.
-0.01
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%.
18.7
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.
5.75
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.
-1.01
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.
0.92
Price movement
52 week high122.81
52 week low94.96
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price117.78
Region
1China71.7%
2Hong Kong15.6%
3Taiwan7.4%
4USA4.1%
5Money Market1.2%
Industry sector
1Information Technology25.4%
2Consumer Discretionary22.9%
3Health Care12.9%
4Financials8.4%
5Utilities8.3%
6Consumer Staples7.5%
7Industrials5.4%
8Real Estate4.1%
9Energy2.6%
Asset type
1Chinese Equities71.7%
2Hong Kong Equities15.6%
3Taiwanese Equities7.4%
4US Equities4.1%
5Money Market1.2%
Individual holdings
1TENCENT HLDGS LIMITED5.7%
2MINTH GROUP4.6%
3SHENZHOU INTERNATIONAL GROUP HLDGS4.5%
4DELTA ELECTRONICS INC4.3%
5BAIDU INC4.1%
6CHINA MENGNIU DAIRY CO4.1%
7CHINA MERCHANTS BANK CO LTD4.1%
8CHINA TAIPING INSURANCE HLDGS CO4.1%
9CSPC PHARMACEUTICAL GROUP LTD4.1%
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 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.
Benchmark
  • MSCI China
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Xian Quanqiang31/03/2007Quanqiang Xian joined First State Investments in June 2006. Before that,he was Investment Analyst with Orbis Investment Advisory Limited in London, with research responsibility on Chinese equities for two and halfyears. Prior to that, he spent five years with the Asian private equity operation of the Government of Singapore Investments Corporation in Singapore and Hong Kong. Quanqiang has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree (with Firstclass Honours) from the National University of Singapore and a Master in Finance degree (with Distinction) from the London Business School. He is also a CFA charterholder.
Martin Lau31/03/2002Martin Lau is a Managing Partner of First State Stewart Asia, part of First State Investments. Martin has more than 20 years of experience in managing Asia Pacific and Greater China portfolios. He joined the FSSA team in April 2002 and is based in Hong Kong. Martin is the lead manager of a number of First State funds: the First State Asian Equity Plus Fund, the First State Asian Bridge Fund, the First State Asia Pacific All Cap Fund, the First State New Era PRC Fund, the First State China Growth Fund, the First State Greater China Growth Fund and the First State Hong Kong Growth Fund. He is also co-manager of the Scottish Oriental Smaller Companies Trust in the UK. Martin graduated from Cambridge University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Masters degree in Engineering. He is also a CFA charterholder.
Compliance
Transparent for Swiss Tax, Distributor Status, Reporting Fund Status, UCITS V Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Ireland, Offshore, Singapore
First State China Growth I Acc USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge2%
Min single investment£1,500
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.08%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.08%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price117.78
CurrencyUSD
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeCM43
First State China Growth I Dis USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge2%
Min single investment£1,500
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.09%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price110.24
CurrencyUSD
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeQ103
First State China Growth II Acc USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,500
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.26%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.26%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price180.48
CurrencyUSD
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeCM45
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