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First State Greater China Growth

Ranked 76 out of 144 in - Greater China over 12 months
All calculations are in USD 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.

Sophia Li

Sophia Li is a portfolio manager at First State Stewart Asia, part of First State Investments. Sophia joined the team in August 2009 and is responsible for providing stock ideas to portfolio managers, primarily in the Northern Asia markets. She is also lead manager of the First State Japan Equity Fund. Sophia holds a Masters degree in Statistics from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Fudan University. She is also a CFA charterholder.


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.

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Greater China over : 28/02/2017 - 28/02/2018

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 01/01/2018 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 40.9% 11.0% 6.9% 7.3% 10.6%
2016 2.6% -3.5% -1.4% 14.2% -5.6%
2015 -2.5% 7.3% 3.1% -18.8% 8.6%
2014 0.5% -3.8% 7.6% -3.0% 0.2%
2013 14.1% 3.2% -3.2% 6.9% 6.8%
2012 23.2% 8.6% -3.0% 8.5% 7.8%
2011 -12.9% -3.3% 4.6% -18.3% 5.4%
2010 21.5% 1.1% -3.4% 18.1% 5.4%
2009 74.4% 5.2% 32.6% 13.0% 10.7%
2008 -46.5% -9.7% -3.5% -25.3% -17.7%
2007 47.3% 5.5% 16.9% 22.7% -2.6%
2006 51.2% 13.4% -0.5% 7.8% 24.4%
2005 18.0% 6.0% 3.5% 5.1% 2.3%
2004 23.3% 13.2% -9.7% 9.0% 10.7%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

  1. Austria
  2. Belgium
  3. Canada
  4. France
  5. Germany
  6. Ireland
  7. Italy
  8. Luxembourg
  9. Netherlands
  10. Sweden
  11. Switzerland
  12. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date01/12/2003
  • Share Class size157Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB0033874107

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment1,000
  • Min. regular additional investment50


  • Annual management1.75%
  • Initial investment1.75

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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).