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Martin Lau

FE fundinfo Alpha Manager
FSSA IM (First Sentier Investo, FSSA IM (First Sentier Investo, St. Jamess Place UT Group Ltd
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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 stock picking has had a material positive impact on results, which have not been particularly exposed to falling markets.
Manager profile
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.
Total return for Martin Lau
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.
 
Quartile 1
Quartile 2
Quartile 3
Quartile 4
 
 
 
 
 
11-47m
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
23-59m
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
35-71m
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
47-83m
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
59-95m
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Discrete calendar year performance : Martin Lau

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
Martin Lau 7.1 8.3 8.7 23.2 29.7 -8.3 9.3 16.4 3.1 3.4
Peer Group Composite 10.8 4.5 2.2 23.9 29.6 -1.9 9.1 15.1 -5.5 0.9
Over / Under -3.7 3.8 6.5 -0.7 0.1 -6.4 0.2 1.3 8.6 2.5
Performance vs peer group composite: Martin Lau
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
Up
Outperformed peer group composite
7 years
out of a possible 10
 
Overall markets
Up
Underperformed peer group composite
3 years
out of a possible 10
 
Rising markets
UpDown
Outperformed peer group composite
6 years
out of a possible 8
 
Falling markets
UpDown
Outperformed peer group composite
1 year
out of a possible 2
Funds currently managed
Fund Sole/Co-managed Sector Periods
First Sentier China Growth Co-managed FO Equity - China since Apr 01 2002 to present
First Sentier Hong Kong Growth Co-managed FO Equity - Asia Pacific Single Country since Apr 01 2002 to present
First Sentier Greater China Growth Co-managed FO Equity - Greater China since Oct 18 2002 to present
First Sentier Asian Equity Plus Co-managed FO Equity - Asia Pacific ex Japan since Jul 14 2003 to present
First Sentier Greater China Growth Co-managed IA China/Greater China since Dec 01 2003 to present
First Sentier Asia Pacific All Cap Co-managed FO Equity - Asia Pacific ex Japan since Oct 25 2013 to present
First Sentier Asia Focus Co-managed IA Asia Pacific Excluding Japan since Aug 24 2015 to present
First Sentier Asia All Cap Co-managed IA Asia Pacific Excluding Japan since Oct 26 2015 to present
First Sentier Japan Focus Co-managed IA Japan since Oct 26 2015 to present
First Sentier Asia Focus Co-managed FO Equity - Asia Pacific ex Japan since Jan 01 2016 to present
SJP Asia Pacific Co-managed IA Unclassified since Oct 10 2016 to present
Funds managed previously
Fund Periods
First Sentier China Focus since Jan 30 2008 to Apr 30 2020
First Sentier Asian Growth since Apr 01 2002 to Dec 31 2013
Stewart Investors Asia Pcfic and Japan Sustblty since Mar 31 2007 to Aug 30 2012
Scottish Oriental Smaller Companies since Jul 01 2015 to May 31 2017
First Sentier All China since Jan 01 2019 to Jun 30 2019
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