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Alistair Thompson

FE Alpha Manager
First State Investments (Hong, St. Jamess Place UT Group Ltd
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FE Trustnet verdict
Overall, performing better than the peer group composite. Over a long track record, the manager has outperformed the peer group more often than not. Good stockpicking has had a material positive impact on results, which have tended to be relatively better in a falling market.
Manager profile
Alistair Thompson joined First State’s Asia Pacific/ Global Emerging Markets team in January 2003 in the role of Senior Portfolio Manager for Asia Pacific Equity. Alistair plays a supporting role in the management of Global Emerging Markets product, and has specific responsibility for research on Australasian companies. Following the merger of the Edinburgh-based Asia Pacific team with the Hong Kong and Singapore Asian teams in September 2003, Alistair relocated to Singapore in December 2003. Alistair joined First State from Edinburgh Fund Managers where he worked for nine years and was Head of Asia Pacific (ex Japan). Alistair was the portfolio manager for a range of open ended funds and a leading investment trust. Prior to joining Edinburgh Fund Managers in November 1993, he worked for CIM Fund Managers where he started managing their money market funds from 1990 and their Asian funds from 1992, having joined the firm in 1989. Alistair holds a Diploma in Fund Management from the Securities Institute of London.
Total return for Alistair Thompson
Rolling Alpha Quartile: Discrete three year periods
Rolling Alpha Quartile shows a manager's alpha score in quartile terms, plotting his or her risk adjusted performance against all other managers in the UT & OEICs universe. The best managers are those who are consistently ranked in the first or second quartile.
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Quartile 4
Discrete calendar year performance : Alistair Thompson

Manager career performance
Discrete performance
  0-12m 12-24m 24-36m 36-48m 48-60m 60-72m 72-84m 84-96m 96-108m 108-120m
Alistair Thompson 11.1 28.5 -5.1 9.9 7.7 7.6 11.8 25.4 11.8 4.1
Peer Group Composite 20.6 30.3 -9.0 12.2 9.2 -1.3 4.1 22.1 7.7 -9.8
Over / Under -9.5 -1.8 3.9 -2.3 -1.5 8.9 7.7 3.3 4.1 13.9
Performance vs peer group composite: Alistair Thompson
How a manager matches up against their peers gives you some idea of how talented they are. Very few managers perform equally well in rising and falling markets, so knowing which type of market a manager is capable of performing well within is also important.
Overall markets
Outperformed peer group composite
6 years
out of a possible 10
Overall markets
Underperformed peer group composite
4 years
out of a possible 10
Rising markets
Outperformed peer group composite
3 years
out of a possible 7
Falling markets
Outperformed peer group composite
3 years
out of a possible 3
Funds currently managed
Fund Sole/Co-managed Sector Periods
First State Asian Growth Co-managed FO Equity - Asia Pacific ex Japan since Aug 05 1999 to present
First State Singapore & Malaysia Growth Co-managed FO Equity - Asia Pacific ex Japan since Oct 18 2002 to present
First State Asia Opportunities Co-managed FO Equity - Asia Pacific ex Japan since Jan 01 2013 to present
SJP Asia Pacific Co-managed UT Asia Pacific Including Japan since Oct 10 2016 to present
Funds managed previously
Fund Periods
Old Mutual Pacific Equity since Jun 30 2003 to Oct 14 2014
Stewart Investors Asia Pacific Leaders since Dec 01 2003 to Feb 28 2014
First State Asia Pacific Select since Mar 11 2010 to Dec 31 2015
Data provided by FE. Care has been taken to ensure that the information is correct, but FE neither warrants, represents nor guarantees the contents of information, nor does it accept any responsibility for errors, inaccuracies, omissions or any inconsistencies herein. Past performance does not predict future performance, it should not be the main or sole reason for making an investment decision. The value of investments and any income from them can fall as well as rise.

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