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First State China Focus I Acc USD

Managed by

Martin Lau

Having graduated from Cambridge University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Masters in Engineering, Martin Lau has progressed from a somewhat industrious education to Investment Fund Management and now has over 10 years experience in the industry. Born in Hong Kong in 1972, Lau started his investment career in 1995 at BZW in London as part of their risk management team. He subsequently spent six years with Invesco as a fund manager responsible for the greater China funds, Smaller Companies fund and regional portfolios. Lau currently manages a range of China and Asia funds for First State. He describes his investment style for many of the funds he runs as bottom up stock selection with strong macro overlay. He also focuses heavily on quality, growth and price. A keen badminton player, Lau also enjoys playing tennis, walking and going to the cinema.

Quanqiang Xian

Quanqiang Xian of First State Investments specialises in Chinese equities with a focus on large and mid-cap companies. Previously, he was an analyst with Orbis Investment Advisory in London, researching Chinese equities. A CFA charterholder, he started his career with the government of Singapore.


The Fund aims to grow your investment. The Fund mainly invests in shares of large and mid sized companies that are based in or have significant operations in mainland China. These companies generally have a total stock market value of at least US$1 billion.

Registered For Sale In

  1. Hong Kong
  2. Ireland
  3. Macau
  4. Taiwan
  5. United Kingdom

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