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China Fund

Fund launch date 31/12/2004
Fund size £15,799,099.89
Number of holdings 39
Managed by current team for 4 years
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The Fund

The Fund is managed by Ruth Chambers and aims to generate capital growth over the long term (5 years or more). The Fund invests at least 80% in shares of Chinese companies. These are companies which, at the time of purchase, are incorporated, domiciled, listed or conduct significant business in China, Hong Kong or Taiwan.

Past performance is not a guide to future performance. The value of an investment and the income generated from it can fall as well as rise and is not guaranteed. You may get back less than you originally invested.
Key Information
Manager Inception Date of Fund
08/05/2018
Class Launch Date
03/10/2012
Comparator Benchmark 1
MSCI China
Comparator Benchmark 2
IA China/Greater China
Price
Single Price
171.310p
Offer Price
-
Price Date
23/05/2022

Awards and Ratings

Citywire fund manager rating Citywire Manager Rating: A
Morningstar Sustainability rated 4 Morningstar Sustainability Rating: 4

Meet the team

Ruth manages the Liontrust China Fund and undertakes global research on the energy and utilities sectors for the team, having joined Liontrust as part of the acquisition of Neptune Investment Management in October 2019. Prior to joining Neptune, Ruth was a field engineer for Schlumberger before working as an oil & gas equity research associate for Bank of Montreal. She has a Masters Degree in Earth Sciences from Oxford University.

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Our Investment Process

The fund managers believe the key to generating outperformance is through high conviction, long-term, research-led company selection.
The Liontrust China Fund focuses on Emerging Leaders – companies that are well positioned in a fast-changing China. Importantly, given many disruptive products and business models have arisen in developed markets, their introduction and adoption rates across emerging markets are driving considerable growth at a consumer and commercial level. 
Therefore, Emerging Leaders alone have the resources and capabilities to survive and prosper given the huge levels of disruption seen across the whole economy. 
A common feature is their ability to create value for customers (either via a lower price and/or higher quality product and management that are focused on driving continuous improvement) and capture value for itself and its shareholders via a sustaining moat (such as unique assets, efficient scale, technology leadership, R&D investment and customer switching costs).
Past performance is not a guide to future performance. The value of an investment and the income generated from it can fall as well as rise and is not guaranteed. You may get back less than you originally invested.

Performance

Performance since class launch date

Discrete performance (%)

As at previous quarter 12 months ending: Mar 22 Mar 21 Mar 20 Mar 19 Mar 18
Liontrust China -27.0 36.8 -0.5 -3.6 18.9
MSCI China -29.3 29.1 -1.0 0.9 23.8
IA China/Greater China -21.5 40.9 -0.2 0.9 19.1
Quartile Ranking 3 3 2 3 3

Cumulative performance (%)

As at previous day end 1 month 3 months 6 months YTD 1 year 3 years 5 years 10 years Since Inception
Liontrust China 4.1 -11.2 -19.3 -12.3 -25.8 1.6 11.1 83.6 340.9
MSCI China 3.7 -11.9 -20.8 -13.2 -28.3 -4.8 8.6 100.7 509.7
IA China/Greater China 4.1 -9.9 -19.8 -15.1 -22.4 14.5 26.5 135.4 435.6
Quartile Ranking 1 1 2 1 2 3 3 3 -

Source: FE fundinfo as at 20/05/2022. Performance figures are shown in GBX. Total return performance figures are calculated net of costs and charges, on a bid price to bid price basis (mid to mid for OEICs) with net income (dividends) reinvested. Where applicable the quartile rank is for the primary share class within the sector. If your investment is made in a currency other than that used in the past performance calculation the return may increase or decrease as a result of currency fluctuations.

Current positioning

Top 10 Holdings (%)

TENCENT HLDGS LTD 9.34
ALIBABA GROUP HLDG LTD 8.18
JD.COM INC 4.67
CHINA CONSTRUCTION BANK CORPORATION 4.52
NETEASE INC 4.44
INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL BANK OF CHINA LIMITED 4.36
CHINA MERCHANTS BANK CO., LTD. 3.36
BYD CO LTD 3.08
CHINA MENGNIU DAIRY CO LTD 3.05
MEITUAN 2.93

Sector Breakdown (%)

Consumer Discretionary 29.95
Communications 17.71
Financials 17.48
Information Technology 7.84
Industrials 7.41
Utilities 3.95
Materials 3.85
Consumer Staples 3.84
Health Care 3.70
Real Estate 2.64
Money Market 1.58

Geographic Breakdown (%)

China
82.74
Hong Kong
9.39
Taiwan
6.27
Money Market
1.58

Source: Liontrust as at 29/04/2022.

Additional Information
Minimal initial investment
£250,000
Minimal additional investment
£0
Ex-dividend date
30 June, 31 December
Distribution date
28 February, 31 August
Sedol code
B5Q3858
ISIN code
GB00B5Q38588
Charges
Initial charge
-
Ongoing Charges Figure
0.90%
Included within the OCF is the Annual Management Charge
0.75%
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Key Risks 

Past performance is not a guide to future performance. The value of an investment and the income generated from it can fall as well as rise and is not guaranteed. You may get back less than you originally invested. The issue of units/shares in Liontrust Funds may be subject to an initial charge, which will have an impact on the realisable value of the investment, particularly in the short term. Investments should always be considered as long term.

 

Investment in the Fund involves foreign currencies and may be subject to fluctuations in value due to movements in exchange rates. The Fund may invest in emerging markets/soft currencies or in financial derivative instruments, both of which may have the effect of increasing volatility. 

 

Disclaimer

This is a marketing communication. Before making an investment, you should read the relevant Prospectus and the Key Investor Information Document (KIID), which provide full product details including investment charges and risks. These documents can be obtained, free of charge, from www.liontrust.co.uk or direct from Liontrust. Always research your own investments. If you are not a professional investor please consult a regulated financial adviser regarding the suitability of such an investment for you and your personal circumstances.

 

This should not be construed as advice for investment in any product or security mentioned, an offer to buy or sell units/shares of Funds mentioned, or a solicitation to purchase securities in any company or investment product. Examples of stocks are provided for general information only to demonstrate our investment philosophy. The investment being promoted is for units in a fund, not directly in the underlying assets. It contains information and analysis that is believed to be accurate at the time of publication, but is subject to change without notice. Whilst care has been taken in compiling the content of this document, no representation or warranty, express or implied, is made by Liontrust as to its accuracy or completeness, including for external sources (which may have been used) which have not been verified. It should not be copied, forwarded, reproduced, divulged or otherwise distributed in any form whether by way of fax, email, oral or otherwise, in whole or in part without the express and prior written consent of Liontrust.

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