Martin Lau, CFA


Martin Lau, CFA

Academic Background

  • Masters in Engineering, Cambridge University.

Professional Background

  • Joined First State in 2002. Fund Manager, Invesco.

Showcase Investment Fund

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Showcase Investment Fund

First State Greater China Growth Fund


Investment Strategy

Value investing using fundamental analysis




Showcase Investment Fund



£ 698,070,000



Class B


Ongoing Charges


10 Main Holdings

Holdings % of Fund
Taiwan Semiconductor ( 8.60%
Tencent 5.42%
China Merchants Bank Co., Ltd. Class H 4.27%
Zhejiang Chint Electrics Co Ltd 4.12%
Techtronic Industries Co Ltd 3.83%
AIA Group Ltd 3.83%
Midea Group Co Ltd Class A 3.67%
ENN Energy Holdings Ltd 3.43%
China Mengniu Dairy Co Ltd 3.41%
Realtek Semiconductor Corp 3.26%

Table of Returns

The table of returns below show the total, relative and relevant benchmark returns for the fund manager since they first started to manage.

as at: 30 June 2021

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Start Date

01 December 2003


Total Years


Total Returns

Total Annualised
Since Inception 1346.55% 16.41%
10 Year Return 238.9% 12.98%
5 Year Return 125.5% 17.66%

Benchmark(s) Returns

Total Annualised
Since Inception 620.10% 11.88%
10 Year Return 105.27% 7.46%
5 Year Return 110.45% 16.05%

Relative Returns

Total Annualised
Since Inception 726.45% 4.53%
10 Year Return 133.63% 5.52%
5 Year Return 15.05% 1.61%


MSCI China, Net USD

List of Funds

All equity funds managed by the fund manager

Fund Region Market Cap Focus AUM Notes
First State Greater China Growth Fund China £ 698,070,000 -
First State China Growth China £ 3,866,100,000 -
First State Hong Kong Growth Hong Kong $ 156,400,000 -
First State Asia Focus Asia £ 911,300,000 -
First State Asian Equity Plus Asia $ 4,713,100,000 -
First State Asia Pacific All Cap Asia $ 40,700,000 -
First State Asia All Cap £ 185,400,000 -
First State Japan Focus Japan £ 56,200,000 -