Fact sheet: Matthews Asia Asia Small Cos

Fund information
Fund name
Matthews Asia Asia Small Companies I GBP
Fund manager company
Matthews Asia
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund managers
  • Lydia Sosince 30/04/2013
  • Beini Zhousince 01/04/2014
  • Kenichi Amakisince 30/04/2013
Fund objective
The Sub-Funds investment objective is to achieve long-term capital appreciation.
Benchmark
  • MSCI AC Asia ex Japan Small Cap Index
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
24.8%
1 Year rank in sector
35/178
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.
1.75%
Fund size
£79m (£73m 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.
106
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TT International Asia Pac Eq47.3%
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Old Mutual AnEqIn43.9%
Old Mutual Pac Eq42.9%
Fidelity Asn Spec Sits37.6%
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • Hong Kong & China34.8%
    Korea12.6%
    Taiwan12.4%
    India12.2%
    Indonesia7.5%
  • Industrials23.5%
    Consumer Discretionary20.8%
    Information Technology13.7%
    Health Care11.2%
    Financials11%
  • Asia Pacific Equities34.8%
    South Korean Equities12.6%
    Taiwanese Equities12.4%
    Indian Equities12.2%
    Indonesian Equities7.5%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-0.5%6.5%-1.1%24.8%36.7%-
Sector1.1%7.6%5.7%18.2%16.1%31%
Rank within sector153 / 181117 / 181174 / 18135 / 17827 / 156-
Quartile4th3rd4th1st1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund6.6%18.9%-6.5%18.1%-
Sector12.8%6.4%-6.8%5.5%3.3%
Rank within sector174 / 18123 / 17188 / 16313 / 154-
Quartile4th1st3rd1st
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.
7.81
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.
0.72
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.
0.6
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%.
13.44
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.
10.09
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.
0.59
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.
0.49
Price movement
52 week high14.13
52 week low10.52
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price13.7
Region
1Hong Kong & China34.8%
2Korea12.6%
3Taiwan12.4%
4India12.2%
5Indonesia7.5%
6Thailand4.4%
7Money Market3.4%
8Singapore3.4%
9Malaysia2.7%
Industry sector
1Industrials23.5%
2Consumer Discretionary20.8%
3Information Technology13.7%
4Health Care11.2%
5Financials11%
6Consumer Staples10.1%
7Materials5.2%
8Money Market3.4%
9Real Estate1%
Asset type
1Asia Pacific Equities34.8%
2South Korean Equities12.6%
3Taiwanese Equities12.4%
4Indian Equities12.2%
5Indonesian Equities7.5%
6Thai Equities4.4%
7Money Market3.4%
8Singapore Equities3.4%
9Malaysian Equities2.7%
Individual holdings
1VALUE PARTNERS GROUP LTD2.7%
2TONGDA GROUP HLDGS2.3%
3QINGDAO PORT INTERNATIONAL CO LTD2.2%
4CLEAR MEDIA2.1%
5VITASOY INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS2.1%
6GRUH FINANCE LTD2%
7GRUH FINANCE LTD2%
8Q TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO LTD2%
9SITC INTERNATIONAL HLDGS CO1.9%
Management
Fund manager group
Matthews Asia
Fund manager company
Matthews Asia
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund objective
The Sub-Funds investment objective is to achieve long-term capital appreciation.
Benchmark
  • MSCI AC Asia ex Japan Small Cap Index
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Lydia So30/04/2013Lydia So is a Portfolio Manager at Matthews Asia and manages the firm’s Asia Small Companies Strategy and co-manages the Asia Innovators Strategy. Prior to joining Matthews Asia in 2004 as a Research Associate, Lydia was a Portfolio Associate at RCM Capital Management. She started her investment career at Kochis Fitz Wealth Management. Lydia received a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Davis. She is fluent in Cantonese and conversational in Mandarin.
Beini Zhou01/04/2014Beini Zhou is a Portfolio Manager at Matthews Asia and manages the firm’s Asia Value Strategy, and co-manages the Asia Small Companies Strategy. Prior to joining Matthews Asia in 2013, he was a Research Analyst with Artisan Partners on the Global Value Team, responsible for covering pan-Asia stocks across all industries. Before joining Artisan in 2005, Beini spent three years as a senior product analyst at Oracle Corp. He received an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard College. He is fluent in Mandarin.
Kenichi Amaki30/04/2013Kenichi Amaki is a Portfolio Manager at Matthews Asia. He manages the firm’s Japan Strategy and co-manages the Asia Small Companies and China Small Companies Strategies. Prior to joining the firm in 2008 as a Research Analyst, he was an investment officer for a family trust based in Monaco, researching investment opportunities primarily in Japan. From 2001 to 2004, he worked on the International Pension Fund Team at Nomura Asset Management in Tokyo, Japan. Kenichi received a B.A. in Law from Keio University in Japan and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and is fluent in Japanese.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Germany, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, Offshore, Singapore, Sweden
Matthews Asia Asia Small Companies A USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£500
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.25%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.25%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price10.87
CurrencyUSD
Price updated25/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeJC2H
Matthews Asia Asia Small Companies I Acc USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£250,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.75%
Total expense ratio (TER)2%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.09
CurrencyUSD
Price updated25/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeJC2I
Matthews Asia Asia Small Companies I GBP
Initial charge-
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£500,000
Min regular saving£125,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.75%
Total expense ratio (TER)2%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price13.7
CurrencyGBP
Price updated25/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeKGMV
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