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First State China Focus I Acc USD

Ranked 42 out of 44 in - China over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

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.

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China over : 31/12/2016 - 31/12/2017

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/12/2017 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 15.6% 8.6% -2.8% 7.9% 1.5%
2016 14.9% -7.3% 3.2% 14.0% 5.5%
2015 -11.0% 13.5% -8.4% -20.4% 7.6%
2014 1.3% -6.4% 1.5% 5.5% 1.0%
2013 15.1% 7.1% 0.1% 4.6% 2.7%
2012 16.2% 10.8% -6.2% 5.4% 6.0%
2011 -14.1% -0.3% -0.1% -15.2% 1.6%
2010 19.8% 10.1% -6.7% 10.3% 5.7%
2009 63.4% 7.4% 18.2% 12.3% 14.7%
2008 0.0% -20.0% 4.3%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
China Merchants Port Holdings Co Ltd ORD 9.82
China Telecom Corp Ltd ORD 9.36
Lenovo Group Ltd ORD 9.20
China Mengniu Dairy Co Ltd ORD 7.11
Wanhua Chemical Group Co Ltd ORD 5.03
Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co Ltd ORD 4.93
Sun Art Retail Group Ltd ORD 4.84
Great Wall Motor Co Ltd ORD 4.80
Delta Electronics Inc ORD 4.68
Li Ning Co Ltd ORD 4.67

Registered For Sale In

  1. France
  2. Germany
  3. Hong Kong
  4. Ireland
  5. Macau
  6. Switzerland
  7. Taiwan
  8. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date30/01/2008
  • Share Class size178Mn
  • Base currencyUSD
  • ISIN IE00B29SXG58

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment1,500
  • Min. regular additional investment0


  • Annual management1.50%

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Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in the currency and currencies indicated).