Part of our Foundation Fundlist First State Greater China Growth B GBP Acc

SEDOL: 3387432 | ISIN: GB0033874321 | MEX: CFGCGB | CITI: QI57

  • Buy 859.67 GBX

  • Sell 859.67 GBX

  • Price Change -0.64030%


Past Performance

  • 10th Dec 2013 to 10th Dec 20147.55%
  • 10th Dec 2014 to 10th Dec 20152.14%
  • 10th Dec 2015 to 10th Dec 201623.75%
  • 10th Dec 2016 to 10th Dec 201724.52%
  • 10th Dec 2017 to 10th Dec 2018-1.22%

Objectives and Approach

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.

Key Information

Inception 1st Dec 2003
Yield 0.9600%
Sector IA China/Greater China
Fund Size £433.254mn
Fund Type OEIC
Classification Accumulation


Total Ongoing Charges 
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Initial Charge 0%
AMC 1.00%

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        • Cumulative Performance

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          1.08% -3.38% -13.59% -1.22% 52.21% 67.20%

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        Important Documents

        The documents listed below are the latest versions made available to our data provider by the fund management group, but may not necessarily reflect the applicable charges that would be levied should you purchase this fund via Charles Stanley Direct. You should treat the charges and other figures shown in the 'Overview' tab as accurate.

        Fund Provider Factsheet
        The Fact Sheet is supplied on a monthly basis by the management group and provides limited information on the fund. Past performance data and a review of how the fund has performed are commonly featured.
        313,487 bytes PDF Document; last updated 31 Oct 2018
        Key Investor Information Document This document, issued by the product provider, provides key information about an investment product. The information is required by law to help potential investors understand the nature, risks, costs, potential gains and losses of the product and enable comparison with other products.
        115,534 bytes PDF Document; last updated 02 Feb 2018
        Annual Report A report published by the Fund Management Group detailing the progress of the fund during the course of the previous 12 months. The information provided includes a financial statement for the group as a whole.
        1,445,709 bytes PDF Document; last updated 31 Jul 2018
        Semi Annual Report Published periodically through the course of the financial year of the fund, the report provides an overview of the fund's performance and the prospects for the remainder of the year. Included are portfolio changes (i.e. which stocks have been bought and sold), and changes in the geographical breakdown during the course of the previous 12 months.
        615,236 bytes PDF Document; last updated 31 Jan 2018
        Prospectus This is a formal document which contains details of the funds' objectives, investment strategies, risks, performance, distribution policy, fees and expenses and, fund management style.  A fund’s prospectus must be lodged with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for authorisation.
        2,542,708 bytes PDF Document; last updated 16 Nov 2018

        Management Team

        Martin Lau Sophia Li

        Martin Lau has managed this fund for 15 years .

        Martin Lau Martin Lau is a Managing Partner of First State Stewart Asia, part of First State Investments. Martin has more than 20 years of experience in managing Asia Pacific and Greater China portfolios. He joined the FSSA 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. He is also co-manager of the Scottish Oriental Smaller Companies Trust in the UK. Martin graduated from Cambridge University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Masters degree in Engineering. He is also a CFA charterholder.

        Manager Cumulative Performance v Peer Group

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        All funds managed by Martin

        Name of Security Sole/Co Managed Since
        First State Jap Focs Co Oct 2015
        First State Asia Focus Co Aug 2015

        Sophia Li has managed this fund for 6 years and 4 months.

        Sophia  Li Sophia Li is an Analyst in the Asia Pacific/Global Emerging Markets team at First State Investments (‘FSI’). Sophia joined FSI’s Asia Pacific/Global Emerging Market team in August 2009 and provides research support to portfolio managers, with a focus on Greater China. She graduated from Harvard University with an MA in statistics in 2009 and from Fudan University, China with a BSc in statistics in 2007. Sophia has passed the 3 levels of the CFA exams as well as the 2 levels of the CAIA (Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst) exams.

        Manager Cumulative Performance v Peer Group

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        All funds managed by Sophia

        Name of Security Sole/Co Managed Since
        First State Jap Focs Co Oct 2015
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