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A different perspective

Ride on China’s decarbonisation commitment with picks-and-shovels opportunities along the supply chain.

President Xi Jinping has pledged to peak China’s carbon emissions by 2030, then for the country to reach carbon neutrality by 2060. We believe these goals are likely to feature heavily in China’s policy planning, with the obvious beneficiaries being companies related to renewable energy sources and energy efficiency."

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Meet the manager

A short insight into how Martin Lau, Managing Partner, thinks about life and investing.

About the strategy

A behind-the-scenes look at the investment philosophy for the Greater China investment strategy.

Investment insights

China-US trade tensions: A blessing in disguise

How will US-China trade relations affect companies in the portfolio in the long term? Should it be seen as a long-term headwind or could it be beneficial for Chinese companies?

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Tightening regulation on  Chinese technology companies – should investors be worried?

What is your view on the tightening regulations on Chinese tech companies? What are the impacts on the companies in the holdings (Tencent, Alibaba, JD.com) and do you see it as a structural headwind for the sector or an accumulation opportunity?

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How we invest

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Diversified and differentiated

The broad China, Hong Kong and Taiwan universe provides diversification, while bottom-up stock selection and high active share^ differentiates our portfolios from the benchmark index.

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High conviction investments

A focused portfolio of 30 to 60 companies ensures that only the highest conviction investment ideas are included.

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Integrated ESG analysis

ESG analysis, shareholder engagement and proxy voting is fully integrated into the investment process.

Investment themes

FSSA’s Greater China (China, Hong Kong and Taiwan) and China A-Share portfolios are built company by company from the bottom up, with little regard for index positioning. We are focused on growth in an absolute return* sense and construct portfolios of high quality companies with effective management teams, long-term, sustainable growth drivers and strong financials. 

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Dominant consumer franchises

We believe dominant consumer franchises and brands should benefit from rising incomes and the premiumisation trend, and can offer good growth potential over the long term.

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High quality financials

We believe banks and high quality financials should benefit from similar drivers as consumer businesses: demographics, rising incomes and urbanisation.

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Rise in healthcare spending

China’s per capita spend on healthcare is still relatively low and has room to grow. Companies providing drugs and medical services should benefit from an increased focus on healthcare spending and wellbeing. 

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A connected and automated world

An increased focus on research and development should lead to technology champions in niche markets. Domestic component manufacturers could benefit from the trend towards localised production.

^ Active share is a measure of the percentage of stock holdings in a portfolio that differs from the benchmark
* Absolute return is the return that an asset achieves over a specified period
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