Unlocking China’s true potential

Your China A Share partner

The onshore equity market of the world’s second largest economy is deep and liquid. It is also dominated by sentiment-driven retail investors, making it an ideal hunting ground for active, long-term investors.

Key Benefits

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Quality focus

We have been investing in Chinese equities since 1992. Our stable, experienced on-the-ground team combines local insights with fundamental research. In doing so, the team aims to target and invest in high-quality, well-governed companies with strong balance sheets and clear competitive advantages. We also fully integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) analysis in our investment process and actively engage managements to improve corporate performance.

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High conviction portfolios

Through active stock selection, we build concentrated portfolios that tend to deviate significantly from the MSCI China A Onshore Index and have low correlation to global markets. Careful construction and rigorous risk management mean our portfolios are well equipped to provide resilience during periods of market stress. Our active approach also affords us flexibility to react quickly to investment opportunities when markets are volatile and dispersions increase.

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Structural growth opportunities

Our A-share portfolios reflect the long-term structural growth themes we see in China amid continued urbanisation and a rising middle class. We therefore anticipate increasing domestic demand for high-end food and beverages, health care, insurance and wealth management. In addition, there are areas experiencing increased demand amid changing work patterns and online activity due to Covid-19. These include cloud computing, gaming and food delivery.

Read Chinese Equities – The Guide

If you’re interested in Chinese stocks but confused by all the options, jargon and acronyms, this is the guide for you. ASI’s experts will:

  • Break down the what, how, where and why of these markets – onshore and offshore;
  • Explain how the stock markets reflect China’s changing economy and society;
  • Highlight recent events that have expanded market access and choice.
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Our ESG approach to equity investing

We believe that environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are financially material and can impact a company’s performance – either positively or negatively. Understanding ESG risks and opportunities, alongside other financial metrics, is therefore an intrinsic part of our research process.

The world is evolving rapidly in the current Covid-19 crisis and ESG factors will be more important than ever. We believe companies that take a wider view of their responsibilities, including all stakeholders – such as employees, customers and suppliers – are more likely to succeed.

We actively engage with the companies in which we invest, sharing insights and encouraging best practice where possible. We combine information from these meetings with the insights of our investment managers, ESG equity analysts and central ESG Investment team. This comprehensive approach means we can build a richer, more holistic view of each company. It also means we can consistently evaluate one company against another.

This approach is all part of our responsible stewardship of our clients’ assets – helping us mitigate risks, unlock opportunities and enhance long-term returns.

Chinese Equities: Going mainstream, going strong (Part 1)

Chinese Equities: Going mainstream, going strong (Part 2)

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