Fact sheet: StanLife Inv Asian Equities

Fund information
Fund name
Standard Life Investments Asian Equities A USD
Fund manager company
Standard Life Investments GS
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund managers
  • Alistair Veitchsince 31/07/2015
Fund objective
The fund aims to provide long term growth and is designed for investors who are looking for exposure to Asian equity markets, excluding Japan. The fund invests predominantly in the shares of companies listed on Asian stock markets and is actively managed by our investment team, who will select stocks to try to take advantage of opportunities they have identified.
Benchmark
  • MSCI AC Far East Free ex Japan Index
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
19.8%
1 Year rank in sector
96/176
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.
1.66%
Fund size
£21m (£42m 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.
124
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Templeton Asian Gth62%
Tiburon Taipan59.9%
Old Mutual AnEqIn55.6%
Old Mutual AnEqIn55.3%
Old Mutual Pac Eq54.9%
...more in FO Equity - Asia Pacific ex Japan

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • China31.5%
    Hong Kong22.9%
    Korea17.9%
    Taiwan13.1%
    Singapore4.8%
  • Information Technology30.4%
    Financials20.5%
    Consumer Discretionary14.8%
    Industrials7.3%
    Real Estate6.8%
  • Chinese Equities31.5%
    Hong Kong Equities22.9%
    South Korean Equities17.9%
    Taiwanese Equities13.1%
    Singapore Equities4.8%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund2.3%-2.2%1.4%19.8%0.3%35.5%
Sector3.1%-1.4%2.9%21.2%9.8%30.3%
Rank within sector134 / 184103 / 185109 / 18596 / 176127 / 15858 / 124
Quartile3rd3rd3rd3rd4th2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund3.3%3.4%-9.1%2.4%11.3%
Sector3.7%6.4%-6.8%5.5%3.3%
Rank within sector127 / 183111 / 175120 / 167118 / 15821 / 144
Quartile3rd3rd3rd3rd1st
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.
-2.78
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.
1.18
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%.
15.9
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.
4.59
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.
-0.6
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.
0.94
Price movement
52 week high33.93
52 week low25.47
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price31.68
Region
1China31.5%
2Hong Kong22.9%
3Korea17.9%
4Taiwan13.1%
5Singapore4.8%
6Indonesia3%
7Money Market2.7%
8Malaysia2%
9Thailand1.4%
Industry sector
1Information Technology30.4%
2Financials20.5%
3Consumer Discretionary14.8%
4Industrials7.3%
5Real Estate6.8%
6Telecommunications Utilities6.5%
7Consumer Staples2.9%
8Health Care2.8%
9Money Market2.7%
Asset type
1Chinese Equities31.5%
2Hong Kong Equities22.9%
3South Korean Equities17.9%
4Taiwanese Equities13.1%
5Singapore Equities4.8%
6Indonesian Equities3%
7Money Market2.7%
8Malaysian Equities2%
9Thai Equities1.4%
Individual holdings
1SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO7.4%
2TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING7.2%
3TENCENT HLDGS LIMITED4.3%
4CHINA CONSTRUCTION BANK3.5%
5AIA GROUP LTD2.9%
6CHINA MOBILE LTD2.8%
7ALIBABA GROUP HLDG LTD2.7%
8PING AN INSURANCE(GR)CO OF CHINA2.7%
9CHINA MERCHANTS BANK CO LTD2.3%
Management
Fund manager group
Standard Life Investments
Fund manager company
Standard Life Investments GS
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund objective
The fund aims to provide long term growth and is designed for investors who are looking for exposure to Asian equity markets, excluding Japan. The fund invests predominantly in the shares of companies listed on Asian stock markets and is actively managed by our investment team, who will select stocks to try to take advantage of opportunities they have identified.
Benchmark
  • MSCI AC Far East Free ex Japan Index
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Alistair Veitch31/07/2015
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, Transparent for Swiss Tax, Reporting Fund Status, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Switzerland, Germany, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, Offshore, Sweden
Standard Life Investments Asian Equities A EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.4%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.66%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price11.2268
CurrencyEUR
Price updated16/01/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFP5T
Standard Life Investments Asian Equities A GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.4%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.66%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price12.3484
CurrencyGBP
Price updated16/01/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFP5S
Standard Life Investments Asian Equities A HKD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.4%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.66%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price240.5337
CurrencyHKD
Price updated15/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeI269
Standard Life Investments Asian Equities A SEK
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.4%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.66%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price9.2792
CurrencySEK
Price updated16/01/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFUEA
Standard Life Investments Asian Equities A USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.4%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.66%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price31.6822
CurrencyUSD
Price updated16/01/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeEJB0
Standard Life Investments Asian Equities D HKD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.7%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.92%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price274.0632
CurrencyHKD
Price updated15/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeEPW5
Standard Life Investments Asian Equities D USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.7%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.92%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.99%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price36.1228
CurrencyUSD
Price updated16/01/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeEIY2
Standard Life Investments Asian Equities Z HKD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge-
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.22%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price210.9145
CurrencyHKD
Price updated15/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeEPW6
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