Martin Lau

First State Asia Focus

FUNDS CURRENTLY MANAGED

  • First State Greater China Growth
  • First State Asia Focus
  • First State Japan Focus
  • First State Asia All Cap
  • SJP Asia Pacific
  • First State China Growth
  • First State Hong Kong Growth
  • First State Greater China Growth
  • First State Asian Equity Plus
  • First State China Focus
  • First State Asia Pacific All Cap
  • First State Asia Pacific Select

FUNDS PREVIOUSLY MANAGED

  • Scottish Oriental Smaller Companies
  • First State Asian Growth
  • Stewart Investors Asia Pacific

BIOGRAPHY
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.

VERDICT
Overall, performing better than the peer group composite. Over a long track record, the manager has, period by period, consistently managed to outperform the peer group.

Good stockpicking has had a material positive impact on results, which have tended to be similar in rising and falling markets.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS
Martin Lau is an FE Alpha Manager who has maintained a consistently high alpha score over a proven track record in rising and falling markets.

KEY MEASUREMENTS OF PERFORMANCE vs. PEER GROUP COMPOSITE
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