Fact sheet: First State Sin&Mal Gth

Fund information
Fund name
First State Singapore & Malaysia Growth I Acc USD
Fund manager company
First State Investments (Hong
Fund type
No data available.
Fund managers
  • Alistair Thompsonsince 17/10/2002
  • Richard Jonessince 01/01/2016
Fund objective
The Fund aims to grow your investment. The Fund mainly invests in shares of companies which have the potential for long term growth and are based in or having significant operations in Singapore or Malaysia. These companies may be listed around the world. The Fund may also invest up to 20 per cent of its assets in companies that may be listed in the Asia-Pacific region other than Singapore or Malaysia.
Benchmark
No data available.
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
3.4%
1 Year rank in sector
123/175
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.
1.73%
Fund size
£52m (£55m 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.
98
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Templeton Asian Gth37.9%
TT International Asia Pac Eq33.4%
Old Mutual Pac Eq32%
Old Mutual AnEqIn31.8%
Old Mutual AnEqIn31.4%
...more in FO Equity - Asia Pacific ex Japan

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • Singapore56.5%
    Malaysia20%
    Hong Kong9.4%
    Money Market5.8%
    Thailand5.6%
  • Consumer Staples24.5%
    Financials19.2%
    Industrials15.1%
    Consumer Discretionary8%
    Telecommunications Utilities7.5%
  • Singapore Equities56.5%
    Malaysian Equities20%
    Hong Kong Equities9.4%
    Money Market5.8%
    Thai Equities5.6%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-1.8%-6.3%-0.9%3.4%-10.4%31.1%
Sector-1.8%-5%6.3%6.5%5.5%26.1%
Rank within sector82 / 184106 / 184170 / 183123 / 175148 / 15356 / 121
Quartile2nd3rd4th3rd4th2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund5.1%-17.2%3.2%5.6%40%
Sector7.2%-6.8%5.5%3.3%19.7%
Rank within sector113 / 175161 / 167112 / 15653 / 1412 / 120
Quartile3rd4th3rd2nd1st
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.
-5.52
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.
0.85
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%.
12.67
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.
6.4
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.
-0.91
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.
0.77
Price movement
52 week high53.1
52 week low43.39
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price49.24
Region
1Singapore56.5%
2Malaysia20%
3Hong Kong9.4%
4Money Market5.8%
5Thailand5.6%
6Japan1.7%
7Indonesia1%
Industry sector
1Consumer Staples24.5%
2Financials19.2%
3Industrials15.1%
4Consumer Discretionary8%
5Telecommunications Utilities7.5%
6Money Market5.8%
7Health Care5.6%
8Utilities5.2%
9Real Estate3.6%
Asset type
1Singapore Equities56.5%
2Malaysian Equities20%
3Hong Kong Equities9.4%
4Money Market5.8%
5Thai Equities5.6%
6Japanese Equities1.7%
7Indonesian Equities1%
Individual holdings
1SHENG SIONG GROUP LTD6.2%
2SINGAPORE TELECOMMUNICATIONS6.1%
3HAW PAR CORP5.1%
4GREAT EASTERN HOLDINGS4.4%
5OVERSEA-CHINESE BANKING CORP4.1%
6UNITED OVERSEAS BANK4%
7DAIRY FARM INTERNATIONAL HLDGS3.9%
8JARDINE MATHESON HLDGS3.8%
9JARDINE CYCLE & CARRIAGE3.3%
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 which have the potential for long term growth and are based in or having significant operations in Singapore or Malaysia. These companies may be listed around the world. The Fund may also invest up to 20 per cent of its assets in companies that may be listed in the Asia-Pacific region other than Singapore or Malaysia.
Benchmark
No data available.
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Alistair Thompson17/10/2002Alistair 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 Jones01/01/2016Richard 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
Reporting Fund Status, UCITS V Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Ireland, Offshore, Singapore
First State Singapore & Malaysia Growth I Acc USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,500
Min regular saving£1,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.73%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price49.24
CurrencyUSD
Price updated06/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeRJ09
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