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 01/08/2015
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
28.2%
1 Year rank in sector
73/177
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
£23m (£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.
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Templeton Asian Gth54.2%
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • China32.9%
    Korea20.7%
    Hong Kong20%
    Taiwan12.9%
    Singapore4.7%
  • Information Technology32%
    Financials22.3%
    Consumer Discretionary12.1%
    Industrials7.9%
    Telecommunications Utilities6.3%
  • Chinese Equities32.9%
    South Korean Equities20.7%
    Hong Kong Equities20%
    Taiwanese Equities12.9%
    Singapore Equities4.7%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund6%7.7%15.8%28.2%10.6%48.6%
Sector3.3%5.9%14.2%26.1%16.2%44.8%
Rank within sector18 / 18065 / 18074 / 18073 / 177106 / 15762 / 126
Quartile1st2nd2nd2nd3rd2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund18.1%3.4%-9.1%2.4%11.3%
Sector14.5%6.4%-6.8%5.5%3.3%
Rank within sector55 / 180105 / 170116 / 162116 / 15322 / 139
Quartile2nd3rd3rd4th1st
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.
-2.97
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.
1.2
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
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%.
16.18
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.
4.5
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.
-0.48
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.
0.95
Price movement
52 week high36.24
52 week low28.41
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price36.24
Region
1China32.9%
2Korea20.7%
3Hong Kong20%
4Taiwan12.9%
5Singapore4.7%
6Money Market3.6%
7Indonesia3.1%
8Thailand1.5%
9Australia0.6%
Industry sector
1Information Technology32%
2Financials22.3%
3Consumer Discretionary12.1%
4Industrials7.9%
5Telecommunications Utilities6.3%
6Real Estate6.2%
7Money Market3.6%
8Energy3.1%
9Health Care2.6%
Asset type
1Chinese Equities32.9%
2South Korean Equities20.7%
3Hong Kong Equities20%
4Taiwanese Equities12.9%
5Singapore Equities4.7%
6Money Market3.6%
7Indonesian Equities3.1%
8Thai Equities1.5%
9Australian Equities0.6%
Individual holdings
1SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO8.1%
2TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING7.1%
3TENCENT HLDGS LIMITED4.8%
4ALIBABA GROUP HLDG LTD4.4%
5CHINA CONSTRUCTION BANK3.2%
6AIA GROUP LTD2.8%
7CHINA MOBILE LTD2.5%
8FOXCONN TECHNOLOGY CO LTD2.5%
9PING AN INSURANCE(GR)CO OF CHINA2.5%
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 Veitch01/08/2015
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, Transparent for Swiss Tax, Reporting Fund Status, UCITS IV Compliant, UCITS V 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 price12.0912
CurrencyEUR
Price updated22/05/2017
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 price13.0907
CurrencyGBP
Price updated22/05/2017
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 price10.3155
CurrencySEK
Price updated22/05/2017
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 price36.2369
CurrencyUSD
Price updated22/05/2017
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 price41.4227
CurrencyUSD
Price updated22/05/2017
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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