Fact sheet: Henderson China Opportunities

Rated Fund Information
Rated Funds Group
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ASIA EQUITIES
Sector
UT China/Greater China
Fund type
OEIC
Primary aim
No data available.
Why Money Observer Rates Henderson China Opportunities

New for 2017. Blending local knowledge with objectivity

Investors in China have faced difficulties in recent years, but the country's long-term growth potential remains huge. Charlie Awdry, manager of Henderson China Opportunities, has proved one of the best at tapping into this market.

Although he buys shares on Chinese stock exchanges, he invests mainly via Hong Kong and increasingly in the US, where a lot of Chinese service companies are listed.

He looks for firms that can deliver profit growth ahead of expectations, because of either positive industry trends or company specific factors. The core of his portfolio is in companies benefiting from strong competitive positions and high barriers to market entry.

Awdry believes the bedrock of the investment case for China is the rise of consumerism. Younger people are consuming more than previous generations, and companies that are identifying this demand have real opportunities for profit growth.

In addition profits can be expected to grow. He admits faster economic growth doesn't always lead to profit growth, but it does provide some support. More generally he points out that Chinese shares are benefiting from reforms, particularly financial reforms.

Awdry is supported by local staff in Asia, who regularly visit China. He feels their expertise combined with his greater objectivity, through working at a greater geographical distance in London, make for an ideal partnership. With his cooler approach, he says he often gets opportunities to buy shares from pessimists and sell to optimists.

3 Year Performance
Fund Performance93.9%
Average of Rated Funds Group58%
Sector Performance74.2%
Fund information
Fund name
Henderson China Opportunities I Acc
Fund manager company
Henderson Global Investors Ltd
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • May Ling Weesince 30/09/2015
  • Charlie Awdrysince 11/06/2006
Accolades
Fund objective
The fund aims to provide long-term capital growth by investing in Hong Kong and Chinese company shares. The fund may invest indirectly in Hong Kong and Chinese company shares by buying securities such as American depositary receipts (ADRs).
Benchmark
  • IA China/Greater China
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
39.6%
1 Year rank in sector
4/11
Sector
UT China/Greater China
Yield
0.3%
Ongoing charge (OCF)
?A fund’s ongoing charges figure (OCF) is similar to the old-style total expense ratio. It reflects the annual charge to investors in the fund, in percentage terms, but does not include extra performance-related fees (where these are levied) or the fund’s trading expenses on its underlying investments.
0.86%
Fund size
£932m (£523m last year)
FE Risk score
?FE Risk Scores measure the riskiness of instruments relative to the FTSE 100 index of shares. Weekly volatility is measured over three years with recent behaviour counting more heavily than earlier behaviour. Cash-type investments will have scores close to zero. Funds will tend to have scores in the 0-150 range. The FTSE 100 is always scored at 100. There is no upper limit.
144
Mid price
212.9
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Baillie Gifford Greater China53%
Legg Mason IFMCChi42.2%
Threadneedle China Opps40%
Henderson China Oppos39.6%
Old Mutual Hend China opps38.6%
...more in UT China/Greater China

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • China75.2%
    Hong Kong22.2%
    USA2.1%
    Money Market0.5%
    UK0%
  • Banks14%
    Technology11.8%
    Retail11.4%
    Insurance9.2%
    Travel6.7%
  • Chinese Equities75.2%
    Hong Kong Equities22.2%
    US Equities2.1%
    Money Market0.5%
    UK Equities0%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund4.6%11.6%26.4%39.6%93.9%162.5%
Sector3.6%10.8%24.3%36.7%74.2%116.7%
Rank within sector4 / 126 / 123 / 124 / 112 / 112 / 10
Quartile2nd2nd1st2nd1st1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund42.9%24.3%3.8%13.8%19.4%
Sector38.9%20.5%1.3%5.9%13.9%
Rank within sector3 / 112 / 116 / 113 / 115 / 10
Quartile2nd1st3rd2nd2nd
Risk statistics
Alpha
?Alpha is a measure of a fund's over- or under-performance by comparison to its benchmark. If the Alpha is 5, the fund has outperformed its benchmark by 5%; so the greater the Alpha, the greater the outperformance.
4.43
Beta
?Beta estimates a fund's volatility by comparison to that of its benchmark. A fund with a beta close to 1 means that the fund will move generally in line with the benchmark. Higher than 1 and the fund is more volatile than the benchmark and vice versa.
0.97
Sharpe
?This commonly-used measure calculates the level of return over and above the return of a notional risk-free investment, such as cash. The difference in returns is then divided by the fund's volatility. The resulting ratio is an indication of the amount of excess return generated per unit of risk.
1.08
Volatility
?Volatility (or standard deviation), when applied to an investment fund, expresses its risk. It shows how widely a range of returns varied from the fund's average return over a particular period. For example, if a fund had an average return of 5%, and its volatility was 15, this would mean that the range of its returns over the period had swung between +20% and -10%.
17.57
Tracking error
?This measures the standard deviation of a fund's excess returns over the returns of an index or benchmark portfolio. As such, it can be an indication of 'riskiness' in the manager's investment style. A Tracking Error below 2 suggests a passive approach. At 3 and above the the manager will be deploying a more active investment style.
3.38
Information ratio
?This is a useful risk-adjusted measure of actively managed fund performance. It is calculated by deducting the returns of the fund's benchmark from the fund's overall returns, then dividing the result by its tracking error. The higher the Information Ratio the better. It is generally considered that a figure of 0.5 reflects a good performance, 0.75 very good, and 1.00 outstanding.
1.14
R-Squared
?An indication of how closely correlated a fund is to an index or a benchmark. Values for R-Squared range between 0 and 1, with 0 indicating no correlation at all and 1 showing a perfect match. Values upwards of 0.7 suggest that the fund's behaviour is increasingly linked to its benchmark.
0.96
Price movement
52 week high214.1
52 week low146.6
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price212.9
Region
1China75.19%
2Hong Kong22.19%
3USA2.07%
4Money Market0.54%
5UK0.01%
Industry sector
1Banks13.99%
2Technology11.76%
3Retail11.36%
4Insurance9.17%
5Travel6.73%
6Automotive6.18%
7Household Goods5.41%
8Financial Services5.24%
9Oil & Gas5.2%
Asset type
1Chinese Equities75.19%
2Hong Kong Equities22.19%
3US Equities2.07%
4Money Market0.54%
5UK Equities0.01%
Individual holdings
1TENCENT HLDGS LIMITED9.42%
2ALIBABA GROUP HLDG LTD9.07%
3CHINA CONSTRUCTION BANK6.17%
4BANK OF CHINA LTD5.22%
5SANDS CHINA LTD4.72%
6AIA GROUP LTD4.19%
7HONG KONG EXCHANGES & CLEARING3.73%
8GALAXY ENTERTAINMENT GROUP3.62%
9PING AN INSURANCE(GR)CO OF CHINA3.37%
Management
Fund manager group
Janus Henderson Investors
Fund manager company
Henderson Global Investors Ltd
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
The fund aims to provide long-term capital growth by investing in Hong Kong and Chinese company shares. The fund may invest indirectly in Hong Kong and Chinese company shares by buying securities such as American depositary receipts (ADRs).
Benchmark
  • IA China/Greater China
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
May Ling Wee30/09/2015May Ling Wee joined Henderson as an investment manager in 2015, and has almost 20 years’ industry experience. Previously, she was a portfolio manager with Lloyd George Management in Hong Kong, managing Greater China and Hong Kong equities. May Ling began her investment career as a research analyst in Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein Securities, Singapore and subsequently Hong Kong. Prior to that, she was an investment analyst with Deutsche Bank, Hong Kong. May Ling holds a BCom (Economics and Finance) from the University of New South Wales, Sydney and is a CFA charterholder.
Charlie Awdry11/06/2006Charlie Awdry has more than a decade of experience investing in China equities. He joined Henderson in 2011 as part of the Gartmore acquisition where he had been a key member of the emerging markets team since 2001. Charlie assumed the role of investment manager and began managing Chinese equities in 2003. As a sector specialist he conducted research into the industrials and materials sectors for Global Emerging Markets products. After a period of working in Hong Kong in 2005 and 2006 Charlie returned to London and became the China fund manager at Gartmore in 2006. Charlie is a CFA charterholder and holds a first class BSc (Hons) degree in Geography from the University of Bristol.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS V Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Chile, United Kingdom, Peru
Henderson China Opportunities A Acc
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.72%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.77%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1491
CurrencyGBX
Price updated20/11/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeNW92
Henderson China Opportunities I Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.75%
Min single investment£3,000,000
Min regular saving£10,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.86%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.89%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price212.9
CurrencyGBX
Price updated20/11/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi code060G
Henderson China Opportunities I Acc USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£500,000
Min regular saving£10,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.09%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.07%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price21.13
CurrencyUSD
Price updated20/11/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi code0KNQ
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