Fact sheet: GAM Star Asian Equity

Fund information
Fund name
GAM Star Asian Equity Inst Acc GBP
Fund manager company
GAM Fund Management Ltd
Fund type
OEIC
Fund manager
  • Michael Laisince 27/08/2006
Fund objective
Capital appreciation.
Benchmark
  • MSCI AC Far East ex Japan Index in USD
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
40.3%
1 Year rank in sector
-
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.
1.81%
Fund size
£45m (£22m 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.
138
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Old Mutual AnEqIn59.2%
Old Mutual Pac Eq58.9%
Old Mutual AnEqIn58.9%
TT International Asia Pac Eq53.5%
Templeton Asian Gth52.7%
...more in FO Equity - Asia Pacific ex Japan

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • China40.4%
    Korea17.3%
    Taiwan12.4%
    Hong Kong11.8%
    Thailand5.4%
  • Information Technology28.4%
    Financials20.1%
    Consumer Discretionary12.7%
    Industrials11.6%
    Materials9.9%
  • Chinese Equities40.4%
    South Korean Equities17.3%
    Taiwanese Equities12.4%
    Hong Kong Equities11.8%
    Thai Equities5.4%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund6.2%8.1%12%40.3%27%37.9%
Sector5.2%8.2%4.9%25.2%15.9%24.6%
Rank within sector------
Quartile
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund10.9%19.3%-0.8%0.3%7.8%
Sector9.2%6.4%-6.8%5.5%3.3%
Rank within sector-----
Quartile
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.
2.46
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.
1.19
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.
0.19
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%.
19.57
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.
12.09
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.
0.63
Price movement
52 week high13.8
52 week low9.6
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price13.82
Region
1China40.38%
2Korea17.33%
3Taiwan12.35%
4Hong Kong11.81%
5Thailand5.39%
6Singapore4.97%
7Indonesia3.89%
8Others3.88%
Industry sector
1Information Technology28.36%
2Financials20.05%
3Consumer Discretionary12.66%
4Industrials11.61%
5Materials9.92%
6Others6.59%
7Energy5.85%
8Real Estate4.96%
Asset type
1Chinese Equities40.38%
2South Korean Equities17.33%
3Taiwanese Equities12.35%
4Hong Kong Equities11.81%
5Thai Equities5.39%
6Singapore Equities4.97%
7Indonesian Equities3.89%
8International Equities3.88%
Individual holdings
1TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING5.5%
2TENCENT HLDGS LTD5.2%
3SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO5%
4ALIBABA.COM LTD3.5%
5GALAXY ENTERTAINMENT GROUP3.2%
6AIA GROUP LTD3.1%
7CHINA MERCHANTS BANK CO LTD2.3%
8LARGAN PRECISION CO LTD2.2%
9NAVER CORP2%
Management
Fund manager group
GAM
Fund manager company
GAM Fund Management Ltd
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
Capital appreciation.
Benchmark
  • MSCI AC Far East ex Japan Index in USD
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund manager
NameSinceBiography
Michael Lai27/08/2006Michael Lai is the Investment Director responsible for GAM's Asian funds, and is a co-manager of GAM's Pacific funds with Ben Williams. Prior to joining GAM in December 1998, Michael was senior vice president at Trust Company of the West (Asia) responsible for Asian portfolios. Prior to this, he was an investment manager at BZW Investment Management (HK). Michael holds an MSc in Econometrics from the London School of Economics and is a CFA charterholder. He is based in Hong Kong.
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, Transparent for Swiss Tax, Distributor Status, IA Recognised, Reporting Fund Status, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Macau, Netherlands, Norway, Offshore, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan - Province Of China
GAM Star Asian Equity Acc CHF
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.35%
Min single investment£13,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.81%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.82%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.4579
CurrencyCHF
Price updated23/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeG572
GAM Star Asian Equity Acc EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.35%
Min single investment£10,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.81%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.81%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price17.5393
CurrencyEUR
Price updated23/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeG570
GAM Star Asian Equity Acc GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.35%
Min single investment£6,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.81%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.81%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price2.1937
CurrencyGBP
Price updated23/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeG569
GAM Star Asian Equity Acc USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.35%
Min single investment£10,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.81%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.81%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price14.5827
CurrencyUSD
Price updated23/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeG571
GAM Star Asian Equity Inc GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.35%
Min single investment£6,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.81%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.81%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price2.1307
CurrencyGBP
Price updated23/02/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeE1X9
GAM Star Asian Equity Inst Acc GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.85%
Min single investment£12,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.81%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.37%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price13.8197
CurrencyGBP
Price updated23/02/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeJGDI
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