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First State Greater China Growth Fund Class B (Accumulation) GBP

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Fund Provider First State
Fund Summary The Fund aims to grow your investment. The Fund invests in shares of companies that are based in or have significant operations in China, Hong Kong or Taiwan.
SEDOL code 3387432
ISIN GB0033874321
Fund code FTCBA
Managers Martin Lau, Sophia Li
Manager Tenure 6 years
Morningstar Category Greater China Equity
IMA Sector China/Greater China
Fund Size £514 million
Fund Type OEIC
Management Style Active
Total Expense Ratio (TER) 1.07%
Cavendish ongoing charge 0.05%
FundsNetwork Service Fee 0.20%
Minimum Initial Investment £25
Minimum Top Up £25
Minimum Monthly Investment £25
Sell Price £10.1992
Buy Price £10.1992
Price Change -0.223%
Price Date 22nd August 2019
Yield 1.25%
Dividend Frequency Semi-Annually
ISA Eligible Yes
SIPP Eligible Yes
Inception Date 1st December 2003
Fund Status OPEN
Martin Lau is a Managing Partner of First State Stewart Asia, part of First State Investments. Martin has more than 22 years of experience in managing Asia Pacific and Greater China portfolios. He joined the First State Stewart Asia team in April 2002 and is based in Hong Kong. Martin is the lead manager of a number of First State funds: the First State Asian Equity Plus Fund, the First State Asian Bridge Fund, the First State Asia Pacific All Cap Fund, the First State New Era PRC Fund, the First State China Growth Fund, the First State Greater China Growth Fund and the First State Hong Kong Growth Fund. Martin graduated from Cambridge University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Masters degree in Engineering. He is also a CFA charterholder.

3-year Mean Monthly Return: 1.442%

Annual Returns 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Fund Performance +2.01% +20.29% +32.53% -0.56% +17.62% +5.46% +21.67% -6.57% +18.10% +35.35%
Benchmark Performance
(Greater China Equity)
-6.48% +22.75% +27.10% -2.51% +19.28%
Time Period Cumulative Benchmark Performance
(Greater China Equity)
Fund Compared to Benchmark
1 day -0.22% -0.86% +0.64%
1 week 3.92% +2.56% +1.36%
1 month 0.15% -1.81% +1.96%
3 months 10.03% -1.16% +11.18%
6 months 10.35% +5.73% +4.62%
1 year 11.39% -11.57% +22.96%
3 years 51.39% +53.45% -2.06%
5 years 85.93% +74.03% +11.90%
10 years 258.92% +140.55% +118.37%
YTD 21.91% +9.93% +11.98%
Since inception 919.92% Currently unavailable Currently unavailable

Top 10 shares for this fund

Share Name Country Value
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd TWN 6.44%
Tencent Holdings Ltd CHN 5.29%
AIA Group Ltd HKG 4.42%
China Merchants Bank Co Ltd Class H CHN 4.37%
ENN Energy Holdings Ltd CHN 3.97%
China Mengniu Dairy Co Ltd CHN 3.24%
CSPC Pharmaceutical Group Ltd HKG 3.23%
Shanghai International Airport Co Ltd CHN 2.99%
Advantech Co Ltd TWN 2.98%
Midea Group Co Ltd Class A CHN 2.88%
Dividend Date Per share amount Reinvestment Price
1st August 2019 0.0998 £10.4387
1st August 2018 0.1153 £9.3936
1st August 2017 0.0976 £8.1056
1st February 2017 0.0376 £7.1633
1st August 2016 0.0739 £6.4836
3rd August 2015 0.0929 £5.5872