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Guinness Best of China Fund class X GBP ACC

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Fund Provider Guinness
Fund Summary The fund aims to increase the value of the amount you invest in it over a period of years. To do this the fund invests in the shares of a range of companies based in, or with significant business activities in China and/or Taiwan. The choice of investments is at the discretion of the Investment Manager, Guinness Asset Management Ltd. Any income the fund receives will be reinvested to grow the value of your investment. You may sell your investment on any working day in Ireland. Recommendation: this fund may not be appropriate for investors who plan to withdraw their money within five years.
SEDOL code BZ08YV7
Fund code GUBCA
Managers Edmund Harriss
Manager Tenure 4 years
Morningstar Category Greater China Equity
IMA Sector China/Greater China
Fund Size £3 million
Fund Type OEIC
Management Style Active
Total Expense Ratio (TER) 1.24%
Cavendish ongoing charge 0.05%
FundsNetwork Service Fee 0.20%
Minimum Initial Investment £25
Minimum Top Up £25
Minimum Monthly Investment £25
Sell Price £15.9592
Buy Price £15.9592
Price Change -1.3537%
Price Date 18th July 2019
Yield Currently unavailable
Dividend Frequency Semi-Annually
ISA Eligible Yes
SIPP Eligible Yes
Inception Date 15th December 2015
Fund Status OPEN
Edmund has managed Asian Funds since 1994 both from London and from Hong Kong. Edmund worked for ten years from 1993 for Guinness Flight, which became Investec after the merger in 1998. After joining the Far East Investment Desk in 1994, he served as a member of the investment team managing the China & Hong Kong Fund (now the Guinness Atkinson China & Hong Kong Fund, for US investors). He moved to Hong Kong and became the Funds lead manager in 1998. In addition, Edmund has managed the Guinness Atkinson Asia Focus Fund (for US investors) since 2003, and the Guinness Atkinson Asia Pacific Dividend Fund (for US investors) since its inception in 2006. Edmund graduated from Christ Church, University of Oxford, with a Masters degree in Management Studies and has a Bachelors degree in History from the University of York. He is also an Associate of the Society of Investment Professionals.

3-year Mean Monthly Return: 1.165%

Annual Returns 2018 2017 2016
Fund Performance -5.70% +10.31% +40.33%
Benchmark Performance
(Greater China Equity)
-1.31% +4.78% +36.07%
Time Period Cumulative Benchmark Performance
(Greater China Equity)
Fund Compared to Benchmark
1 day -1.35% -0.86% -0.49%
1 week 0.38% +2.56% -2.17%
1 month 3.94% -1.81% +5.75%
3 months -5.52% -1.16% -4.36%
6 months 11.90% +5.73% +6.17%
1 year -4.72% -11.57% +6.85%
3 years 39.23% +53.45% -14.22%
5 years Currently unavailable +74.03% Currently unavailable
10 years Currently unavailable +140.55% Currently unavailable
YTD 16.37% +9.93% +6.45%
Since inception 59.59% Currently unavailable Currently unavailable

Top 10 shares for this fund

Share Name Country Value
Li & Fung Ltd USA 3.59%
China Medical System Holdings Ltd HKG 3.50%
Qualcomm Inc USA 3.39%
China Lesso Group Holdings Ltd CHN 3.33%
New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc ADR CHN 3.20%
China Overseas Land & Investment Ltd CHN 3.17%
VTech Holdings Ltd HKG 3.15%
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd TWN 3.11%
China Construction Bank Corp Class H CHN 3.07%
Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd CHN 3.06%

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